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Mad March Hare Poitin Review

Mad March Hare Poitin Review

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!

Celtic Cask Ocht Review

Celtic Cask Ocht Review

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 Review

Celtic Cask Cuig Deag Review

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 Review

Jameson Cooper’s Croze Review

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 Review

Celtic Cask Ceathair Deag Review

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 Review

Bushmills Distillery Reserve Review

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!

1985 Midleton Very Rare Review

1985 Midleton Very Rare Review

1985 Midleton Very Rare is the first year the Very Rare made an appearance. The brain child of Master Distiller Barry Crockett, the MIdleton Very Rare has been the leading premium release from the Midleton distillery until a few years ago when the Single Pot Still limited releases started hitting the market. Though when it… Continue!

Redbreast Mano A Lamh Review

Redbreast Mano A Lamh Review

Redbreast Mano A Lamh is a first for Redbreast in several ways. For starters it’s the first NAS release they’ve ever released. It’s also the first time they’ve used 100% sherry barrels in a release. This whiskey was a special release so it’s not available anymore unfortunately, but they do tend to show up in… Continue!

Tullamore DEW Cider Cask Review

Tullamore DEW Cider Cask Review

Tullamore DEW Cider Cask is Tullamore’s travel retail offering which, thanks to a friend, I was able to try and I have to say… it’s quite good. It’s not going to blow your mind, but compared to the regular Tullamore it has a bit more to offer… as it should. In Tullamore’s Words: Tullamore DEW… Continue!

West Cork Barrel Proof Review

West Cork Barrel Proof Review

West Cork Barrel Proof is the culmination of 2/3 of my theory about blended Irish whiskey. I’ve long theorized that if Irish blends were delivered at a higher proof, non chill-filtered and allowed to “marry” for a longer period of time than individually aged it would turn the whiskey into something that far surpassed what… Continue!

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