Teeling 23 Years Single Malt is a distillery exclusive whiskey. I’ve never been, but I got this sample from a very generous friend who has and as you can see from the photo it was a wonderful red hue to it which means one thing… sherry. Specifically this Teeling 23 Years Single Malt has been… Continue!
Trying things like this 1990s Bushmills Black Bush is a treat. Beyond just being a snapshot into what the Bushmills of old was like it’s a snapshot into what whiskey drinkers were enjoying before I truly discovered whiskey. Back in the late 90s the extent of my whiskey consumption was shots of Jack, Jim and… Continue!
Jameson Caskmates Angel City is the latest in the Jameson Caskmates series and is available only in Los Angeles. While this particular whiskey is unique to the LA market it’s not wholly unique in its arrival. Jameson has partnered up with other breweries in other major cities to collaborate and release unique versions of this… Continue!
I have no idea how theJohn L. Sullivan Irish Bourbon label ever passed the TTB (ok, yes, we all do), but I find it amusing. They simultaneously got away with a technically illegal label while giving transparency into what’s in the bottle: a blend of Bourbon and Irish Single Malt. In John L. Sullivan’s Words:… Continue!
Mad March Hare Poitin is the latest extension of Ireland’s native spirit which was re-legalised in 1997 after being illegal for over 300 years (1661). If you’re not familiar with poitin it’s essentially Irish moonshine. It’s an un-aged spirit that people would drink straight off the still and like American moonshine it enjoys a long… Continue!
The Celtic Cask Ocht is the eight independent release by the Celtic Whiskey shop. It’s only the third of theirs I’ve tried, but it’s hard for me to imagine that they’ve done anything better than this. You’ll see what I mean when we get to the Celtic Cask Ocht review, but I feel like they’ve… Continue!
Celtic Cask Cuig Deag is another fantastic indie creation, made using sourced whiskey, by the folks at the Celtic Whiskey Shop. For this, their 15th creation, they sourced some whiskey from an undisclosed location. Though like with the Celtic Cask Ceathair Deag they left us enough clues to figure out where it came from. In… Continue!
Jameson Cooper’s Croze is one of Jameson’s latest releases and its creation comes in part from their head Copper. If you’re not familiar with the job of a Copper it’s essentially the guy who makes, or in this case re-assembles, the barrels and casks for whiskey to be aged in. Coopers do make barrels and… Continue!
Celtic Cask Ceathair Deag is a private bottling, of an Irish single malt, by the Celtic Whiskey Shop. Though like all of the releases, at least the ones I’ve had, they didn’t just grab something off of the shelf and bottle it. No they did an extensive finishing on the whiskey, this time in a… Continue!
Bushmills Distillery Reserve is a special 12-year-old release that’s only available at the Bushmill’s Distillery itself. It’s a single malt and the majority of the casks used to make this release are sourced from ex-Sherry casks withe ex-Bourbon casks playing a minor role. We tried this whiskey at a private whiskey tasting and normally the… Continue!