Archive For The “Irish Whiskey” Category

Two 27 Year Old Irish Single Cask – Whisky Agency TWE Exclusives (46.8% and 51.3%)

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Two 27 Year Old Irish Single Cask – Whisky Agency TWE Exclusives (46.8% and 51.3%)

The third day at the Whisky Show is the trade day, and us whisky bloggers were invited to a liquid breakfast by Billy. At the breakfast, we were informed that The Whisky Exchange itself will now be seeking to be more active in bottling independent bottlings. We tasted three bottlings, a 27 year old 1990…

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Teeling 24 Year Old – 1991 Sauternes Finish (46%)

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Teeling 24 Year Old – 1991 Sauternes Finish (46%)

After a somewhat extended holiday vacation (the first half of it forced by a cold, the second by a winter vacation in New York City), we’re back in business. Happy new year to one and all, may 2017 be all that you wish for. I’m just going to come out and say it: I’ve had…

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Redbreast 21 – More Irish than a Leprechaun

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Redbreast 21 – More Irish than a Leprechaun

Saint Patrick is the fourth century saint who brought Christianity to Ireland, using the shamrock to explain the trinity and driving all snakes off the island. We’ll complete the Redbreast core trinity today, and move on to a very promising sample I received from Douglas Laing, with a story all to its own. The Redbreast 21…

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Redbreast 15 – The Best Single Pot Still

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Redbreast 15 – The Best Single Pot Still

We’re in the midst of a flight of Irish whiskey, having so far tasted the very surprising Jameson Caskmates (reviewed here) and the Redbreast 12 (reviewed here). The 15 year old is, in my opinion, the best of the age stated Redbreast expressions, and is much more harmonious than the 12. It was initially released…

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Redbreast 12 – As Irish as They Get

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Redbreast 12 – As Irish as They Get

Who invented whisky is a question that will probably forever be contested between the Irish and the Scots. There is, however, no contesting the fact that while the Irish whiskey industry led the field during the 18th and 19th centuries, to the point of being able to choose a different spelling for the product, yet…

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A Short Flight to Ireland – Jameson’s Caskmates

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A Short Flight to Ireland – Jameson’s Caskmates

I have to start off this series of reviews of Irish whiskey with a confession: I’m not a big fan of triple distilled whiskey. This is not snobbery, I just find that the third distillation adds a certain musty note that I find rather disagreeable (yes, also in most Auchentoshan expressions). Yet, in a category with so…

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