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Tyrconnell Irish Single Malt Review

Tyrconnell Irish Single Malt Review

Tyrconnell Irish Single Malt is a no age statement Irish Whiskey owned by the Kilbeggan Distilling Company who owns the oldest distillery in Ireland, but they do not produce this whiskey there. The only whiskey they make at Kilbeggan is the whiskey of the same name. The whiskey for this brand comes from the Cooley…

Tullamore Dew 10 year Review

Tullamore Dew 10 year Review

Tullamore DEW 10 year Irish Single malt is a whiskey that’s been aged in bourbon, oloroso sherry, port and madeira casks which give it the rich, raisiny, dark and fruity notes that permeate the dram from start to finish. It’s this unique 4 wood approach to an Irish single malt that sets it apart from…

Connemara 12 yr Peated Review

Connemara 12 yr Peated Review

Connemara 12 yr Peated Irish Single Malt is the only peated Irish Whiskey on the market today and it was created by the Kilbeggan Distilling Co., and is distilled at the Cooley distillery like all of their other products besides their namesake. In a nutshell, it’s an irish Whiskey that’s been given the Islay treatment….

Midleton Very Rare Review

Midleton Very Rare Review

Midleton Very Rare is a blended Irish Whiskey and, coming from Midleton, is basically a high-end Jameon. Think of it like the Johnny Walker Blue in the line up, only it tastes much, much, better than Johhny Blue does in my opinion. It has a high quantity of Single Pot Still whiskey in it which…

Yellow Spot Irish Whiskey Review

Yellow Spot Irish Whiskey Review

Yellow Spot Irish Whiskey is a 12 year old version of the Green Spot which is mighty tasty on it’s own, but the extra age isn’t the only thing separating the Yellow from the Green. Like the Green Spot, Yellow Spot is aged in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. However, unlike the Green, Yellow Spot contains…

Green Spot Irish Whiskey Review

Green Spot Irish Whiskey Review

Green Spot Irish Whiskey is a single pot still whiskey that’s aged for 7-10 years which would make it a 7 year whiskey (you always use the lowest aged whiskey in a bottle), but Midleton decided to leave it as a No Age Statement (NAS) whiskey. Which is odd to me because they disclose the…

The Irishman Original Clan Irish Whiskey Review

The Irishman Original Clan Irish Whiskey Review

The Irishman Original Clan Irish Whiskey was created by a Mr. Bernard Walsh who took a some barrels of triple distilled Irish Single Malt (Bushmills I’m thinking) and blended it together with some Single Pot Still whiskey (Midleton would my guess) at a ratio of 70 / 30. What this means is that you get…

Bushmills 1608 Review

Bushmills 1608 Review

The Bushmills 1608 was created to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the license to distill that was given to Sir Thomas Phillips in Antrim (where Bushmills is) by King James the 1st in 1608. While the actual Old Bushmills Distillery Company wasn’t formed until 1784 because of it’s ties to the original license they still…

A Gaggle of Glenfarclas: A Malt Nuts Tasting

A Gaggle of Glenfarclas: A Malt Nuts Tasting

Earlier this week the Malt Nuts gathered to celebrate and explore the amazing Speyside distillery known as Glenfarclas. As usual we gathered at a gracious host’s house and there was tasty food, great conversation and, as always, fantastic whisky! A big thanks to our host for the space and the spread, he’s a real mensch…

Bushmills 21 years Irish Single Malt Review

Bushmills 21 years Irish Single Malt Review

Bushmills 21 years Irish Single Malt is not only old enough to order itself at a bar, but it tastes amazing. I remember the first time I tried it I was floored and every time I’ve gone back to it over the years I’ve consistently been impressed. It is now, and has been for about…

Bushmills 16 years Irish Single Malt Review

Bushmills 16 years Irish Single Malt Review

Bushmills 16 years Irish Single Malt is some crazy good stuff. First they start out by triple distilling their traditional Irish Single Malt (as always). Then they take some of the whiskey and put it in ex-bourbon barrels and the rest the put in ex-sherry barrels. Then, after both have aged for at least 16…

Bushmills 10 years Irish Single Malt Review

Bushmills 10 years Irish Single Malt Review

The Bushmills 10 years Irish Single Malt is where Bushmills goes from good to exciting. Matured almost exclusively in ex-bourbon casks this is a single malt that is on par with many of it’s Scottish cousins. The triple distillation and lower proof does make it a bit lighter than many comparable Scottish Single Malts, but…

Bushmills Black Bush Review

Bushmills Black Bush Review

Bushmills Black Bush is a blended Irish Whiskey, but it’s not the same thing as most Scottish blends. For starters the malt is aged for up to seven years in a combination of oloroso sherry and bourbon casks. The second, and biggest difference, is that it’s 80% malt. Compare this to most Scottish blends which…

Bushmills White Label Review

Bushmills White Label Review

Bushmills white label is the flagship whiskey for the 407 year old distillery. Founded in 1608 the distillery is currently in the process of transferring from Diageo to Casa Cuervo as a result of a deal Diageo made in 2014. What this ultimately means for the brand is yet to be seen, but who knows……

K&L Old Particular Exclusive Single Casks – Spring 2015

K&L Old Particular Exclusive Single Casks – Spring 2015

Old Particular is a whisky brand that isn’t readily available in the USA and, at least at the moment, K&L is the only one carrying it. The Old Particular brand belongs to Douglas Laing and is a series of single cask selections which “is a ‘particularly’ sought after range of individually-selected Malts from all over…