Jameson 18 Year Old Bow Street Cask Strength was launched earlier this year to much excitement; this whiskey is a rare release and is bottled only once per year, at cask strength. It is a unique blend of rare pot still and grain Irish whiskeys produced at the Midleton distillery. These whiskey’s were aged in a mix of sherry and bourbon barrels. They were married in the Midleton distillery in county cork before their final finishing of at least 6 months in fresh Bourbon barrels at the Jameson Distillery Bow Street in Dublin.[Read more…] about Jameson 18 Year Old Bow Street Cask Strength Whiskey Review
The Whistler range of single malt whiskey’s was christened as such, as Patrick Cooney owner of Boann distillery is always whistling around the distillery and his family who work with him thought it would be a nice note to reflect this hobby in the first range of whiskey’s. The Whistler single malts stand out due to the careful selection of quality oloroso sherry casks used for finishing.[Read more…] about The Whistler 7 Year Old Cask Strength – Whiskey Review
They Say it is The Real Capital of Ireland and This Time it IS!
The Jameson Caskmates is a collaboration between Jameson and Cork’s Franciscan Well brewery. Barrels used for Jameson whiskey were taken to the Franciscan Well Brewery to age their craft stout in. Once used they were sent back to the distillery where Jameson whiskey was put in and spent a period of time soaking up those wonderful stout flavours.[Read more…] about Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition Whiskey Review
Red Breast 16 Sonny Molly’s Launch
On the 15th of November 2018, Sonny Mollys pub in Galway city released their unique single cask, sixteen year old RedBreast. A world first as no other pub had ever released a collaboration with Red Breast. The story behind the whiskey is quite sweet, Sonny Molly who is their name sake was a charismatic man who at the end of each evening, sat down with a glass of his beloved Red Breast whiskey.[Read more…] about Sonny Molloys RedBreast 16 Year Old Whiskey Review
What is The POWERS Quarter?
The POWERS Quarter is the celebration of one of Dublin’s best loved Irish Whiskeys. Power’s Whiskey was born in Dublin and is still it’s home, what you will discover is it’s rich history around the streets and bars that grew up alongside the Distillery. Along the route this Whiskey Trail takes you on a stroll through some of Dublin’s most iconic landmarks, including John’s Lane Distillery, the Liberties and Dublin Castle.[Read more…] about POWERS Quarter – Whiskey Trail
They say taste is linked to memory and a single aroma can bring you back in time. Sitting here by the fire jotting down my notes on the flavour profile of this beautiful whiskey, straight away I’m transported back in time to my first tasting of this island aged whiskey. I was lucky enough to be invited to the official launch which took place in Dublin Bay out on the Irish Sea in full view of the majestic Lambay Island. The sea was rough that day, with the salty aroma from the sea spray in the air, this all added to the drama, the flavor and the excitement.
I was lucky enough to be invited to visit the Island this summer which was a dream come true. Having grown up in Portmarnock, North County Dublin, I have gazed out at this beautiful Island which has always been shrouded in mystery, wonder and beauty. On a second occasion I got to not only visit the island but see the seacask rooms where they are the whiskey, folllowing this I helped organsie Fingal Rowing Clubs “Lambay Rowing Challenge” which sees open water rowing crews circumnavigate Lambay Island, starting and finishing at Rush Sailing Club in Rogerstown Estuary. A mere distance of only 19km, not for the faint of heart.
Alexander Baring and his family hail from this peculiar paradise of Lambay Island, a mere three miles off the coast of Dublin. Lambay Island is a veritable odyssey of oddities, home to a herd of grazing cattle, an improbability of puffins and an even more improbable troupe of red-necked wallabies.
Lambay Single Malt Review
This single malt is a beautifully smooth yet complex whiskey. The whiskey is triple distilled and finished in French oak cognac casks from the legendary Camus family. Carefully selected casks have been exposed to the sea air and the maritime winds on Lambay Island. Due to its maturation on the island of Lambay only three miles from Dublin, the climate imparts subtle notes of salt, iodine and seaweed. This smooth single malt is a hit with The Whiskey Trail crew.
As soon as you pick up the glass those cognac tones pop beautifully. Floral notes and ripe bananas add intrigue to this unique whiskey. Add the light maritime breeze it appears to magically have and you have a layered yet complicated whiskey. On the palate the Camus cognac appears once again in quite an elegant manner. With the notes from the nose mingling gently with hints of coconut and wild Irish berries it leaves quite the poetic and lingering tone on the palate. This is a whiskey with glorious nose and palate. The long lingering length is also quite sublime, a must for an whiskey and cognac fans alike. Check out the story behind this delicious whiskey here.
Nose – Malt, green fruit, floral, ripe bananas.
Palate – Buttery malt, shortbread, Coconut and tropical dried berries/fruits
Finish – Long lasting malt with lingering sweetness and green fruits
Where to drink Lambay Irish Whiskey
Bowe’s Pub situated just a stone’s throw away from the famous Trinity College. It is a little hidden, half way down Fleet Street, with a dark red front and large clock sticking out from the wall, indicating to all it’s time for a dram.
By Paul Kavanagh
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Teeling Spirit Of Dublin Poitín
This is a unique Irish spirit that was distilled in Dublin city, in the Teeling Distillery. It is a triple distilled blend of malted and unmalted barley. It is referred to as a spirit, new make, because it has not been aged in wood for three years. In Ireland it is legally required to be aged in wood for three years in order to be considered a whiskey.[Read more…] about Teeling Poitín Spirit Of Dublin Whiskey Review