Jameson Caskmates Kelso Pale Ale Edition, like the Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition, is the typical Jameson Irish Whiskey that’s been finished in a craft beer barrel. in this case it’s the KelSo Pale Ale from the KelSo Beer Co. who, in 2014, obtained 6 casks previously used to age Jameson to age their IPA in.… Continue!
Bushmills Single Cask is the way Bushmills should be experienced; non-chill filtered and bottled above 80 proof. Now I’m not saying that every single Bushmills needs to be bottled at cask strength, but seriously… how amazing would the Bushmills 21, Bushmills 16 and Bushmills 10 be if they were delivered at over 46% and non-chill… Continue!
Finest Irish Single Malt 22 Years is an independently bottled Irish Whiskey from The Whiskey Exchange. It was initially launched at their 2015 Whisky Show, gathering a rather positive response at the show. Being 22 years old and a single malt I feel like this one came from Cooley because, once again, it doesn’t taste… Continue!
Connemara Cask Strength is the younger, buffer, version of the Connemara 12 year. Peated, Irish, non-chill filtered and bottled at cask strength it has all the makings to be a tremendous whiskey… but it isn’t. It tastes and smells like a rough and tumble distant cousin of something from Islay and that’s because it is.… Continue!
Redbreast All Sherry Irish Whiskey is what you get when you take some of that excellent triple distilled Redbreast Single Pot Still whiskey and age it in first-fill sherry casks. This is the kind of whiskey I’ve been wondering about for years, the kind of experimentation and trend bucking execution I’ve been dying to see… Continue!
Wild Geese 4th Centennial is a blended Irish Whiskey that’s supposedly sourced from Cooley and is a fairly standard release as far as Irish Whiskey goes. I didn’t really find anything particularly exceptional about what was in the bottle and as far as I can tell, due to lack of documentation on the site, it’s… Continue!
The Wild Geese Single Malt is a single malt Irish Whiskey that’s supposedly sourced from the Cooley Distillery. Is it actually sourced from there? Who knows.. maybe, maybe not. Though in the end does it REALLY matter so long as they’re honest about not distilling it and delivery a whiskey that’s worth its price? I… Continue!
Knappogue Castle 1951 36 years is a Pure Pot Still (now called Single Pot Still) whiskey that was distilled in 1951 at the original Tullamore Distillery. We’ve covered a lot of whiskeys from dead Scotch and Bourbon distilleries here on TWJ, but this is the first time a dead Irish distillery has been covered and… Continue!
If The Nectar Of The Daily Drams 26 Years Irish Single Malt was made at Cooley then it comes from the distillery’s very first year in operation. The only other option for 1987 distilled Irish Single Malt is Bushmills and doesn’t contain any of the the flavors or aromas I’m used to finding in Bushmills.… Continue!
The Pogues has long been one of my favorite bands and after reading the press-release about West Cork Distillers putting out a Pogues Irish Whiskey to honor the legendary band I was immediately interested. I waited and watched and the day this whiskey arrived in Los Angeles I snapped up a bottle… and then set… Continue!