The new Roe & Co distillery is located close to where the old Thomas street distillery used to be, re-purposing the old Guinness Power House. I was one of the lucky few who got invited to the grand opening, which blew my mind. This new Irish distillery is very unique, stylish and atmospheric. WIth it’s name is etched in Irish Whiskey history.[Read more…] about Roe & Co Curators series 0.1 Whiskey Review
Poitin is The Spirit of Ireland
A uniquely Irish spirit etched in the very fabric of Irish society and folklore. If you’ve never heard of poitín before, you are not on your own. Also known as poteen (pronounced potcheen), this clear spirit has been called many things over the years and is the inspiration in the origin of moonshine, it’s younger cousin in the United States.[Read more…] about Top 10 Irish Poitins aka Moonshine
This is quite a unique and special single pot still whiskey. Thanks to our Irish regulations our whiskey has to be aged in wood; making no one wood specific to us, hence the ability to play around. This is the main mantra for the Method and Madness range. This pot still is finished in chestnut casks sourced from the Isére region in France.[Read more…] about Method & Madness Single Pot Still In Chestnut Whiskey Review
Maurice and Jonathan Egan have done it again. Not only have they managed to revive Egan’s Irish Whiskey, they have brought it from strength to strength. Last year they released a higher end offering known as Legacy Reserve 1 that was aged for 15 years. Now the Reserve is back, a year older and with a unique finishing time in ex-French wine casks.[Read more…] about Egan’s Legacy Reserve 2 Whiskey Review
The Ryan’s have been whiskey people for six generations. One generation or another has worked in some part of the whiskey business. By the early twentieth century the course was set for the Ryan family, to source, finish and bottle their very own whiskey. Today this twelve year old single malt is one of the many carefully selected whiskey’s the Ryan family have chosen; this endeavour has been led by Eunan Ryan, whilst other members of the family take care of working the family pub in Beggars Bush.[Read more…] about Jack Ryan 12 Year Old Single Malt – Whiskey Review
The Redbreast Lustau Edition is a unique collaboration between Midleton Distillery in County Cork and Bodegas Lustau in Jerez, Spain. Due to its immense popularity this expression has become part of the core range.
The nose is juicy yet complex. Delightful sherry notes sing out with the apricot tones which mingle quite nicely with the aromas of fresh figs, almonds and toasted oak with a lick of liquorice.[Read more…] about Redbreast Lustau Edition – Whiskey Review