Here we find ourselves drinking Slane Irish Whiskey in October. Normally I save all my Irish whiskey for March, but I figured it would be fun to break with tradition a bit since this is a non-traditional Irish whiskey. I’m still going to attempt to do a whole month of Irish Whiskey in a few… Continue!
Redbreast Lustau is the latest release from Redbreast and it brings with it something new and different. Aged for a total of 10 years it’s the youngest release of the Redbreast line, yet it’s not something to sneeze at because one full year of that aging happens in a sherry cask. In Midleton’s Words: Redbreast… Continue!
Writer’s Tears Irish Whiskey is a brilliant whiskey… I just wish that it was fuller and richer and they messed with it less. A combination of rich, buttery, fruity and copper Irish Single Malt and Single Pot Still whiskey it’s a thing of beauty. Truly, it is… or at least it could be. In Walsh… Continue!
West Cork Single Malt 10 Years is the culmination of nearly 14 years of work by the folks at West Cork… which makes me both happy and sad. Happy to have a new, well aged, Irish single malt on the market makes me quite happy. Having it delivered at a neutered 40% and chill-filtered does… Continue!
West Cork Bourbon Cask Irish Whiskey hails from the massively interesting West Cork distillery. A young distillery that got its start almost 14 years ago and has been slowly putting out more and more impressive releases. They’re a home-grown operation that brings something a bit new to the Irish whiskey game… transparency. In West Cork’s… Continue!
When it comes to just regular old blended Irish Whiskey Tullamore DEW is one of the better options and one of my favorites to keep around the house for mixing and even sipping now and then. It has a heavier feel to it than many blends (Irish or Scottish) and carries with it a nice sense of… Continue!
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!