Dunville’s Irish Whiskey is celebrating Belfast Whiskey Week with the launch of a special festival bottling of its iconic PX Cask Strength Whiskey
Boann Distillery’s and Fionnán O’Connors research leads to vintage mashbills to be showcased at Belfast Whiskey Week
Dunville’s Irish Whiskey is celebrating Belfast Whiskey Week with the launch of a special festival bottling of its iconic PX Cask Strength Whiskey
Waterford Whiskey launch their first online exclusive bottling – the Single Farm Origin: Ballyroe Edition 1.1
Irish Whiskey Association launch new campaign encouraging staycationers to Discover Ireland’s Whiskey Distilleries
Teeling Whiskey announce the release of 32-year-old single malt Irish whiskey to their award winning Vintage Reserve Collection
Cal Byrne becomes the first Irish Bartender to reach final round at Diageo World Class Bartender of the Year competition
McAllister Irish Spirits launch their Clan Colla brand of Irish whiskeys, a 19yo Single malt and an 11yo blend and also first gin, Xin Gin.
Origin Spirits announce their latest release, Currach Single Malt Irish Whiskey – Atlantic Wakame Seaweed Cask
Irish Distillers broaden their portfolio with takeover of Castle Brands Irish whiskeys including Knappogues Castle and Clontarf Irish Whiskey
The Irish and UK Trade Ministers today officially launched the Irish Whiskey Association’s inaugural Irish Whiskey Global report
The Irish and UK Trade Ministers today officially launched the Irish Whiskey Association’s inaugural Irish Whiskey Global report
The Newry based Matt D’Arcy whiskey brand is now part of the Echlinville Distillery portfolio of Irish whiskey
A new limited edition Irish whiskey release from Walsh Whiskey – The Irishman – Peated Red Ale Cask Finish
Ireland’s Master Distiller, Darryl McNally, goes Indie for the Whiskey Comeback of the Century with Limavady Irish Whiskey
A Perfect Blend – A new four-part podcast series from Irish Distillers focuses on collaboration with world leaders in their field
After an absence of two years it is great to confirm that Whiskey Live Dublin will be back in March 2022 in a new venue.
Teeling Distillery has just turned 6 years old and to celebrate their journey so far they have launched a limited edition Birthday Batch bottling
A new and exclusive whiskey membership club that showcases the whiskeys and people from Midleton Distillery,
Walsh Whiskey announce the 11th Release of Writers’ Tears Cask Strength whiskey which is limited to 6,000 bottles worldwide Listoke Distillery raffle 5% of their family business in a bid to bring their Irish Gin and Whiskey to International Markets Ever dreamt of being at the helm of a groundbreaking Irish distillery? In an industry first, one Irish distillery located in the...
Writers’ Tears whiskey to support Left Bank an international, hybrid documentary film about Four Remarkable Women who made the first publication of Ulysses possible in 1922. Church of Oak, a new Irish multi-grain distillery are looking for a Head Distiller The distillery at Ballykelly Mills, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare are seeking an ambitious and suitably qualified ‘Head Distiller’ as they commission their new distillery in the coming...
The Single Malt Shop goes live with the launch of an exclusive Redbreast 22 year old all sherry single cask Echlinville Distillery revives historic Old Comber Irish Pot Still Whiskey This new release from Echlinville Distillery is a blended pot still Irish whiskey bottled at 46% ABV, retailing at £45. The initial release is less that 1,000 bottles. Press Release from...
Roe & Co. launch D-8TE as they open up their grounds again to support local businesses to create a summer food festival.
Lough Gill Distillery has agreed new debt financing with PNC Bank for €15m, mainly to ramp up production and the laying down of Athrú whiskey. Waterford Distillery announces partnership with artist Leah Hewson for the launch of upcoming release Leading Irish visual artist, Leah Hewson, has released her latest work, but you won’t find it in a gallery or exhibition. Partnering with Waterford Distillery, Hewson... Something very rare is coming to Brown Thomas this summer The Midleton Craft Collection Whiskey Store officially opens in Brown Thomas Dublin on June 3rd. Whiskey connoisseurs and collectors, prepare to be enchanted as Dublin’s premiere department store unveils the... Bob Dylan’s Heaven’s Door Whiskey and Redbreast Irish Whiskey Announce First Ever Collaboration – The Master Blenders’ Edition A Tribute to American and Irish Artistry Knock, Knock! In a first Bob Dylan’s Heaven’s Door Whiskey and Redbreast Irish... Walsh Whiskey, has released the 2021 vintage of The Irishman Vintage Cask, a rare cask strength Irish whiskey expression. This year’s vintage is limited to 3,000 bottles worldwide, with 750 bottles (25.4 U.S. Fl. Oz./ 750 ml) assigned to the United States and 2,250... Black Irish Appoints Dalcassian Wines & Spirits as Irish Distributor Black Irish, will be distributed in Ireland by the country’s leading premium spirits distributor, Dalcassian Wines & Spirits. The exclusive deal will see the immediate expansion and rollout... The Copeland Distillery has today announced the launch of its first whiskey product, a blended whiskey called Merchant’s Quay. Its release marks the Distillery’s entry to a third spirits category having introduced a rum range in November 2020 amid the pandemic which...
All the latest news, new releases and developments in Irish whiskey. In-depth reviews, insights from our experts. Two Stacks Smoke and Mirrors Two Stacks Smoke and Mirrors is a peated stout cask Single Malt of 10% double malt and 30% triple peated malt, both matured in ex-bourbon casks, 60% triple distilled malt aged in ex-bourbon and ex-imperial stout casks. Uniquely this batch... Red Silkie Cask Strength From the people at Sliabh Liag Distillers in Carrick, County Donegal, Red Silkie plays homage to a real-life legend, one of the last Chieftains of Donegal, Red HughO’Donnell. This limited edition cask strength blend was limited to just 210... Hyde No.10 Single Cask Banyuls Finish Hyde NO.10 Single Cask is a single cask Single Malt Irish whiskey finished in a 225L Banyuls Grand Cru (a French dessert wine using red grapes from Côte Vermeille in the Pyrénées-Orientales region) cask. Only 60 bottles were... Ardfallen A triple distilled blended Irish whiskey produced by West Cork Distillers and retailing exclusively in Aldi Ireland stores nationwide. The malt fraction is both first fill Bourbon and Bodega sherry cask matured malt. Bottled at 40% ABV and retailing at... Grace O’Malley Dark Char Cask Blend Grace O’Malley Dark Char Cask Blend is a premium blend combining multiple batches of whiskey of varying age statements up to ten years. There is a high content of double distilled (40%) and triple distilled (6%) malt. Finished in... Dick Mack’s Dingle Single Malt Marsala finish Dick Mack’s Dingle Single Malt Marsala Finish is the first of future Dick Mack’s bottlings and is the only Dingle whiskey to have been aged in a Marsala cask. This 7 year old has been matured for 4 ½ years in a Bourbon... Teeling Irish Oak Finish Released as a special distillery exclusive bottling for St. Patrick’s Day this bottling showcases the impact Irish virgin oak has on their Small Batch blended whiskey. Non-chill filtered and bottled at 46% ABV, this release is available from... The Dubliner Irish Whiskey Released by Dublin Liberties Distillery and sporting a brand new look, this blended 3 year old Irish whiskey is matured exclusively in Bourbon casks. Bottled at 40% ABV and retailing at €30. Omar Fitzell Notes Nose Spirity and young. Fresh... The Station 3 year old Peated Single Malt The Station 3yr old was released by Lough Ree distillery, this is a tribute to 62 years of power generation at the station in Lanesborough and the people who worked there. A sourced Single Malt peated whiskey from the Great... Midleton Very Rare 2021 Midleton Very Rare 2021 is this years iconic and highly sought after release in the Midleton Very Rare range and is the first from newly appointed Master Distiller, Kevin O’Gorman. Individually numbered and signed this release is bottled at 40%... Blue Spot Blue Spot has been released after an absence of 56 years, Irish Distillers have joined forces with the Mitchell family to reintroduce the Blue Spot Single Pot Still back into the Spot range of whiskeys. Matured for a minimum of 7 years this cask strength... Redbreast 10 Redbreast 10 was released to celebrate the thirty years since the revival of the Redbreast brand, Irish Distillers released this limited edition 10 year old single pot still. Bottled at cask strength of 59.1% ABV and retailing at €100, Redbreast 10 was... McConnell’s 5 year old Blend McConnell’s 5yr old blend is a resurrected brand from the Belfast Distillery Company who recently secured planning permission for a distillery in Belfast. This 5 year old blend is bottled at 40% ABV and retails for about €38. Omar Fitzell... Celebrate Teeling Distillery’s 6th Birthday Join Teeling on June 12th for a live cocktail masterclass as they celebrate their distillery’s 6th Birthday. Only limited spaces are available for this Birthday Bash hosted by none other than their very own... Series of events taking place this weekend to celebrate World Whiskey Day 2021 The Irish whiskey industry in association with Drinks Ireland|Irish Whiskey chose some great ways to celebrate World Whiskey Day 2021. They are encouraging whiskey lovers to craft... Annual Redbreast Dream Cask Release is Unveiled to Celebrate World Whisky Day Redbreast Irish Whiskey, produced by Irish Distillers at Midleton Distillery in Co. Cork, has announced the release of Redbreast Dream Cask 2021 to mark World Whisky Day.... Lough Ree Distillery launch The Bridge – St Mel’s No 1 Single Malt Irish Whiskey. Lough Ree Distillery bring their latest limited edition whiskey release to the market. This one has been a long time in the works and is the result of a collaboration with... Raise a glass at home this weekend and celebrate with these three delicious Irish whiskey-based cocktails Calling all whiskey lovers! This Saturday (15th May) marks World Whiskey Day and what better way to celebrate this special spirit than with three delicious... Dingle Distillery launches first core whiskey expression, Dingle Single Malt, a milestone in the distillery’s history and a huge step forward in its growth journey. In doing so it becomes one of few Irish distilleries to produce a core single malt product made... Blacks Distillery release Blacks 18-year-old Single Malt – Irish Rum Cask Finish, the world’s first-ever Irish whiskey finished in an Irish Rum cask. Blacks found a limited amount of aged Single Malt Whiskey we knew would match up to the characteristics of... Celebrate World Whiskey Day with an Irish Whiskey Cocktail To celebrate World Whiskey Day, May 15th, Drinks Ireland|Irish Whiskey is encouraging consumers to mix it up at home by crafting their own Irish whiskey cocktail. Ahead of World Whiskey Day, William Lavelle,... Micil Distillery Micil Distillery is situated in Co. Galway. Their Story Micil Distillery is Galway’s first distillery to open its doors in over 100 years. It’s headed up by Pádraic Ó Griallais, a 6th generation distiller passionately continuing a 170 year old family... Export success for Matt D’Arcy Whiskey The revival of an old Newry whiskey brand, Matt D’Arcy, has received a significant boost as the firm has secured its first export orders in over a century. The initial distribution deals see the premium whiskey... Echlinville Distillery and The Palace Bar have collaborated for 20-year-old single malt cask strength release Echlinville Distillery and The Palace Bar announced last night at an online event, the release of the Dunville’s Green series. This marks the first in a... Athrú Whiskey today launches its Premium Cask Reserve Program as part of its journey to create a world-class single malt Irish whiskey The Cask Reserve Program offers a unique opportunity to participate in the Athrú whiskey brand and to become part of the unique... The Liberator Storehouse Special has been released by Wayward Irish Spirits, a Cask Strength version of their popular blended Whiskey, The Liberator Small Batch – Double Port Wayward Irish Spirits Founder, Maurice O’Connell explains: “Our Storehouse Specials are... Lambay Irish Whiskey Company release New Cask Strength Lambay Irish Whiskey is proud to announce the release of their fourth Single Cask Strength – Single Malt- Cask 4613 this Spring to their growing whiskey fanbase. Lambay Single Malt is a triple distilled malt... Kilbeggan releases peated Black Irish Whiskey which is an innovative, premium expression from Ireland’s oldest continuously licensed distillery refined with peated Malt for an elevated taste. Beam Suntory’s Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey celebrates the launch of Kilbeggan... Come and help us raise a toast to Jim McEwan before he takes a step back from public life. An evening of Film, stories and conversation which will take you on a journey through the life and whiskies of Jim McEwan for one final event to support Scotland’s Charity Air... Following on from the Caribbean Rum Cask Finish release of April 15th, Bushmills add The American Oak Cask Finish Single Malt to the Original Cask Finish Range. The range sees Master Blender, Helen Mulholland work with unique hand-selected barrels from around the... Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Chapter Two There are only a handful of distilleries in the world that have the ability and stock to produce something at this level. Again Midleton have demonstrated that they can compete at the Ultra luxury end of the market.... Killowen Latest Release – Signature Rum & Raisin is a vatting of single malts from Dark Rum & PX sherry casks – 5-year-old, Single Malt, 55% Killowen Dark Rum offers notes of rich molasses and tropical fruits whereas the rich PX sherry casks...
First episode in the exciting new #DiscoverIrishWhiskey podcast series will lead thought provoking debates with leading blenders of Irish whiskey.
New podcast series #DiscoverIrishWhiskey in collaboration with Drinks Ireland|Irish Whiskey Association will lead thought provoking debates with leading figures of Irish whiskey. Entries are now being accepted for Irish Whiskey Awards 2021 The 2021 Irish Whiskey Awards will take place at the Powerscourt Distillery, Co. Wicklow on Thursday 14th October. Entries are now being accepted for this year’s Irish Whiskey Awards, which will take... Irish Distillers has joined forces with Eight Degrees Brewing to create a second experimental limited edition of the beloved Jameson Crested X. Launching this month, Jameson Crested X Finished in Devil’s Ladder Belgian Tripel Barrels is the next step in an exciting... Killarney Brewing & Distilling Company launch a premium collaboration of Killarney Irish Whiskey and Imperial Stout Killarney Brewing Company, which has been producing great tasting, quality beers since 2015, has unveiled the next chapter in its evolution with the... Following on from the hugely successful launch of the Irish Whiskey App for iPhone on 17th March, Barrel Proof Ltd. are delighted to announce the Android release of the first-ever mobile app dedicated entirely to the world of Irish whiskey. Developed by a small group...
Bushmills Irish Whiskey has announced the release of the Caribbean Rum Cask Finish, the first in a series of exciting and innovative whiskeys from the new Bushmills Original Cask Finish range. Drinks Ireland|Irish Whiskey, the representative body for the Irish whiskey industry, has welcomed the news that the Liquor Control Board of Ontario will reduce levies on Irish whiskey imports by 42 per cent, while another Canadian province – Québec – is due to reduce...
As construction on their new whiskey and gin craft distillery nears completion, McAllister Distillery launch their Founders Cask Programme. Irish Whiskey Draws are putting up a bottle of 27-year-old Redbreast as the prize in aid of My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. This Foundation was set up by former Scottish International Rugby player Doddie Weir OBE. In June 2017 Doddie revealed he too was suffering from... Distilled in the heart of the Liberties district of Dublin, the award-winning Dubliner Irish Whiskey is not changing what is inside the bottle. The new logo and bottle design forgo traditional packaging in favour of an updated contemporary look and feel. Created by an...
Irish Distillers has unveiled a new Method & Madness single pot still Irish whiskey finished in virgin Mulberry Wood.
Exploring the world of Irish whiskey across 8 modules, this online whiskey course will boost your appreciation of all things uisce beatha.
Belfast City Council has granted planning permission to the Belfast Distillery Company to build a £15m distillery at Crumlin Road Gaol.
The Connacht Whiskey Company (CWC) is delighted to announce that it has appointed Bevella as its sole distributor in Ireland.
Leading Irish Whiskey producer, Walsh Whiskey appoints Berry Bros. & Rudd Brands as it’s Exclusive Distributor in the United Kingdom.
Dunville’s Irish Whiskey is expanding its core range with the release of Dunville’s 1808 which is a blend of malt, grain & pot still whiskey. Ballykeefe Distillery has announced the release of its first Pot Still whiskey. The distillery, which was built in 2016 and began production in 2017, is releasing for sale 350 bottles at Cask Strength and 700 bottles at 46% ABV drawn from seven casks of the premier... A new online campaign to showcase the depth and diversity within Irish whiskey has been launched by Drinks Ireland|Irish Whiskey. Content includes a series of videos, online guides and downloadable guides which are available on their website. Drinks Ireland|Irish... The Echlinville Distillery (Kircubbin, Co. Down) has announced a new distribution agreement with Hi-Spirits Ireland. The deal will see an increased presence for Echlinville’s premium whiskeys and gins across the Irish market. Echlinville is home to award winning... Micil Distillery has laid down Irish whiskey in Galway for the first time in over 100 years Micil is now adding Irish whiskey to its existing Poitín and gin portfolio. Today they issued the following press release: To celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, Micil... Irish whiskey to get it’s first dedicated mobile app A welcome new contribution to the Irish whiskey community is set to be released by Barrel Proof Limited on St. Patrick’s Day. The mobile app is initially set to be released for Apple devices...
In celebration of 30 years since the resurrection of the iconic Redbreast brand, Irish Distillers have announced the release of a Limited Edition Pot Still Irish whiskey, Redbreast 10.
Teeling Whiskey is releasing a special Distillery Exclusive bottling this St. Patrick’s Day, focusing on the unique impact Irish Virgin Oak has on their Small Batch Teeling Whiskey.
Grace O’Malley Irish Spirits unveils a limited edition, premium release, the award-winning Grace O’Malley Dark Char Cask Irish Whiskey
As part of their Market Insights series, the Irish Whiskey Association will tomorrow host a webinar focusing on an introduction to East African markets
Ina first for Ireland, W.D. O’Connell Whiskey launches a new cask share opportunity enabling enthusiasts to purchase a share of a cask.
New Single Origin Farm releases from Waterford Distillery. Two for worldwide release and five national exclusives.
Teeling launch third bottling in their Renaissance Single Malt Series, an 18-Year-Old Single Malt finished in ex-Muscat wine casks.
Collection of long-lost Irish whiskey recipes unearthed by a historian, has been brought back to life the first time in almost a century.
Killowen Distillery launches a limited edition (192 sets only will be released) premium series of poitín made up of five unique bottlings, aptly named Cuige.
The Waterford Whisky podcast will be hosted alongside Barry Chandler it will be a deep-dive into into everything about terroir in whisky.
Master Distiller Kevin O’Gorman becomes the third signatory of the 2021 release of the iconic Midleton Very Rare collection
After many years of contention, academic research conducted by Waterford Distillery, Oregon State University and Teagasc conclude that terroir does influence the flavour of whiskey/whisky.
Two Stacks Irish Whiskey, with their modern take on independent bottling, release an unusual peated single malt Irish whiskey.
World’s leader in Irish whiskey shows resilience as Irish Distillers have today announced their six month results ending December 31 2020Blake’s of the Hollow We visited one of Ireland’s landmark Victorian bars and got to chat with owner Pat Blake. Blake’s of the Hollow is one of the locations in Ireland to have of the 10 intricately carved doors, each of which displays a scene from...
HYDE Irish Whiskey launches service to allow trade customers to create their own customisable single cask, Single Malt, Irish whiskey finish
Drinks Ireland|Irish Whiskey, is tomorrow launching a series of Market Insights webinars as part of their ‘The Knowledge Still’ programme.
HYDE Irish Whiskey launches service to allow trade customers to create their own customisable single cask, Single Malt, Irish whiskey finish
Walsh Whiskey Awards 3rd Annual Bursary to Institute of Technology Carlow Brewing & Distilling Student Stephen Foster.
D’Arcy’s Old Irish Whiskey, has enjoyed a spectacular return after a century with launch retail sales topping £100,000 over the Christmas trading period.
This Monday 25th January marks Irish Coffee Day 2021 – a celebration of this timeless and classic whiskey warmer that always goes down a treat on a cold evening!
Walsh Whiskey further strengthen their presence in Eastern Europe with new distributors and a new Commercial Manager for the regions.
The Water of Life – A Whisky Film produced by Blacksmith + Jones launches with a unique virtual online celebration of Scotch Whisky
Teeling Whiskey release the second in the Wonder of Wood series – a 15 year old single malt finished in Cherry wood.
On this weeks Words on Whiskey we’re delighted to be joined by Conor Ryan, Global Spirits Brand Ambassador at Pearse Lyons Distillery. Whiskey, as a Component in Recipes Seáneen Sullivan A text popped up on my phone: ‘Do you think we will be back for asparagus season?’ It was from one of the young chefs I work with . He had recent ly graduated to working the pass, having started on the... Opinions – Russia Alexey Pyatnitskikh More and more people are learning traditional Irish dance. There are many fans of Irish folk music. Weeks of Irish cinema regularly sell out. And every year the number of people participating in the celebration of St....
The fourth and final release in the award-winning Brabazon Series from Teeling is a 13yo Single Malt finished in a Carcavelos cask.
The seventh and final release in the Bonded Experimental Series from Killowen Distillery, a blended Irish whiskey finished in Hungarian oak
Irish whiskey producers exporting to the US can now export 700ml bottles rather than have to create 750ml sized bottles.
Join us on our visit to one of Ireland’s smallest distilleries, Killowen Distillery, our featured distillery in Issue 10 of Irish Whiskey Magazine. Founder Brendan Carty gives us a tour and shares his philosophy on Irish whiskey and what he is aiming to achieve.
W.D. O’Connell Whiskey launches a new cask strength release and second release of peated series Bill Phill
Roe & Co. Irish Whiskey has teamed up with Guinness Open Gate Brewery to release a new whiskey exclusively available at the distillery
Echlinville Distillery release oldest expression of Dunville’s with a new limited cask strength bottling from the Single Cask Series.
Bushmills adds oldest expression to the Causeway Collection with a 30-year-old Single Malt cask strength Irish whiskey
Sliabh Liag Distillers to celebrate two Donegal Legends with their latest release, the Legendary Red Silkie Irish whiskey
New distillery, Hinch, which launched this autumn, releases rare exclusive 18-year-old single malt finished in wine casks
Independent Limerick bottlers Thomond Gate Whiskey announce two new limited edition Irish whiskey releases for Christmas
Wonderful collaboration between Irish Whiskey Magazine and artist Dannielle Simpson to come up with a very special cover for issue 10
Craft Cocktails publication beautifully links the Irish spirit and the wonderful world of cocktails and mixology Grace O’Malley Rum Cask Finish A blend of double distilled malt (40%) and triple distilled malt (6%) and grain whiskeys finished in rum casks from Jamaica and Barbados. Bottled at 42% ABV and on sale with a RRP of €65. Omar Fitzell Notes Nose Really soft a first, the... Dark Silkie This is a peated blend with at its core a triple distilled peated single malt which ismatured in sherry casks. This single malt is peated to 55ppm (parts per million) which after the triple distillation results in a phenol level around 22ppm. This is... Lambay Cask Strength Part of the single cask programme which is limited to 20 casks worldwide. This is atriple distilled malt whiskey, bourbon cask matured and finished in cognac casks close to Lambay island’s shoreline housed in the Sea Cask Room. All casks expect... Matt D’arcy’s 17yo Rum Cask A limited release of 343 individually numbered bottles from a single cask. This 17year old single malt is finished in a rum cask and bottled at 46% ABV. RRP €265. Omar Fitzell Notes Nose The rum influence take poll position here along with... Currach Founders Cask A single malt Irish whiskey which is the first to be finished in Atlantic kombu seaweed charred casks. The Founders Single Cask of 240 hand-filled and hand numbered bottles are drawn from the very first cask and bottled at cask strength of 60%... Bill Phil Batch 1 Part of the Peated Series from W.D.O’Connell merchants this is a limited release of 600 bottles. A non-aged statement peated single malt aged exclusively in first-fill ex-bourbon casks and bottled at 47.5% ABV. RRP €65. Omar Fitzell Notes Nose Fresh,... Dunville’s 18 Year Old Palo Cortado Finish Cask 1203 One of two new 18 year old single malts finished in rare Palo Cortado sherry casks.This one is limited to just 313 individually numbered bottles. Cask 1203 is bottled at55% ABV. RRP €249. Omar Fitzell Notes Nose... Killowen 10yo Tequila Finish This the third expression of the Experimental Bonded Series from Killowen Distillery. A sourced 10 year old blended whiskey finished in Mexican Tequila casks. Non-chill filtered and no colouring. Bottled at 55.4% ABV. Only 388 50cl bottles... Teeling Brabazon 3 This limited edition (10,000 bottles) is a single malt aged for 14 years in a combination of ex-bourbon casks followed by a finishing period of three years in Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks from a family-owned winery in the Jerez region of Spain.... Liberator A Wayward Spirits vatting of ex-bourbon cask single malts from two distilleries aged between 4 and 5 years. The younger whiskey was then finished in an ex-tawny port cask for 9 months, then blended, proofed and bottled in the bonded storehouse on the estate.... Writers’ Tears Seaweed IPA Cask Finish This single cask limited edition is a Writers’ Tears – Copper Pot, triple-distilled, blend of single pot still and single malt whiskeys and laid down for 14 months to finish in a cask infused with the flavour of an 8% IPA beer... Velvet Cap A 50:50 blend of malt and grain whiskey which are mixed and left to marry in a rotation of ex-rye barrels which were filled with whiskey, then stout. Bottled at 40% ABV and selling at RRP of €39.95. Omar Fitzell Notes Nose Toffee sweetness along with some... Redbreast 27 This 27 year old expression is the latest addition to the Redbreast permanentportfolio. This single pot still gives brings added complexity as it includes whiskeymatured in Ruby Port casks as well as first and second fill bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks.... Spade and Bushel Amarone A single malt which has firstly been matured in bourbon casks for four years before being finished for a year in Amarone wine casks from the Veneto region of Italy. Limited to 1,400 individually numbered bottles and bottled at 45% ABV. RRP...
Irish Whiskey Association have released a comprehensive report on the contribution of Irish whiskey to the Irish economy over the last decade
All the latest news, new releases and developments in Irish whiskey. In-depth reviews, insights from our experts.
Following their world first release earlier this year, Origin Spirits have launched the second in the Currach single malt Irish whiskey series
D8 Beers are founded on the idea that good beer, made by good people will bring good to others. Hence D8 Beers charity release.
Irish publicans encouraged to join legal challenge against insurance companies through new Save Irish Pubs campaign.
Outstanding contributions to whiskey industry recognised by Drinks Ireland|Irish Whiskey at biennial awards Chairman’s Awards.
Teeling launch 14-year-old Single Malt finished in Amburana cask as the first in a new series ‘Wonders of Wood’
Dunville’s Irish Whiskey unveils third PX Cask Strength release. A single malt Irish whiskey bottled at cask strength from a single cask.
Black Bush Stories is back with whiskey, hot sauce and cocktail masterclasses in collaboration with Cork-based hot sauce specialists, Rebel Chilli
Killowen 10 yo Bonded Experimental Series reaches the penultimate release with an oatmeal imperial stout cask release
The Dublin Liberties Distillery unveils Founders cask programme which offers Irish whiskey casks at a very competitive price
Powerscourt Distillery unveils a limited edition, Fercullen 18-year-old single malt Irish whiskey of “Five Elements”
Irish Distillers has once again joined forces with the Mitchell family to unveil its reimagined Blue Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey.
The Irish Drink Shop delivers the very best of Irish and international drinks along with the unusual and innovative directly to your door
Seasonal Gifts will be available from J.J. Corry’s new online boutique and in selected stores, the J.J. Corry Gifting Collection
10th Release of the super-premium Writers’ Tears Cask Strength whiskey is limited to 3,000 bottles worldwide
Sexton Irish Whiskey has teamed up with BAFTA nominated and BIMA award-winning Irish comedian Michael Legge to launch a new podcast series, Bedtime Stories for the Nocturnal
Writers’ Tears from Walsh Whiskey gets a subtle redesign, but the iconic brand (and whiskey) remains intact.
Dingle Distillery release their fourth Single Pot Still Irish whiskey
James J. Fox have collaborated with Irish Distillers to Launch an exclusive Midleton Very Rare 1998 Single Cask Pot Still Irish Whiskey
Roe & Co launch their second installment of the Cask Strength Series with a single malt Irish whiskey fully matured in Port casks
A collaboration between cousins Sam and Johnny Neill has leads to Gelston’s Pot Still Irish whiskey finished in Pinot Noir casks.
CraftCocktails.ie is a new range, new brand and new website offering premium bottled cocktails for nationwide delivery.
Dingle Distillery launches Descendants cask programme giving Irish whiskey lovers a rare chance to invest in a cask to call their own.
Walsh Whiskey have announced the release of their latest limited edition of the Irishman Founder’s Reserve Single Malt Irish whiskey
Bushmills launch The Causeway Collection – a selection of premium limited edition cask strength Irish whiskeys
Wayward Irish Spirits have released two new Irish whiskeys – a double Port finish and a small batch cask strength Crolly Distillery Crolly Distillery is situated in Co Donegal. Their Story Crolly Distillery became the 34th operational distillery in Ireland on 8th October 2020. The distillery is located in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht and has been supported by Údarás...
Irish Distillers has unveiled the eagerly awaited Midleton Very Rare 2020, a unique parting gift from former Master Distiller Brian Nation.
The latest verification process is still relatively new and is a positive step in ensuring protection and quality for Irish Whiskey.
The Echlinville Distillery in Kircubbin is to invest over £9million and create 36 new jobs as it expands its facilities in the Ards Peninsula.
Crolly Distillery located in Crolly, County Donegal becomes the 34th operational GI Irish whiskey distillery Clonakilty Distillery has announced a Whiskey Charity Auction where they will be auctioning off two bottles of their renowned Imperial Stout Trooper Cask Finish, which was created by once again joining forces with the New England Brewing Company, Connecticut. In...
Waterford Whisky have today announced the release of Ireland’s first certified organic Irish whiskey of the modern age. The Irish Whiskey Association has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure legal protection for Irish whiskey resulting in 85% of global Irish whiskey sales is now subject to legal protection. Drinks Ireland|Irish Whiskey Association has successfully...
Teeling Whiskey unveils Blackpitts, a peated single malt Irish whiskey. Blackpitts is their second Dublin distillery release. Limerick-based independent Irish whiskey bottler Sailor’s Home has entered the Irish whiskey market with the release of three expressions. Cian Quilty (Founder and Managing Director) has availed of the expertise of Dr Jack O’Shea to blend the three new... Located in the heart of Dublin’s buzzing Liberties district, the Roe & Co Distillery have offered up their home to local Dublin restaurants, no longer in a position to welcome customers through their restaurant doors, under current restrictions. Roe & Co, a... A new Irish whiskey release this week is an 18-year-old single malt Irish whiskey finished in Palo Cortado sherry cask Bottled at Cask Strength 54% ABV Limited release of 318 bottles from a single cask RRP of £199. On sale from tomorrow evening. Press release as...
An Irish whiskey release from Connacht Whiskey will be a 14-year-old single malt finished in Marsala wine barrels.
William Grant & Sons plans to upgrade its Tullamore D.E.W. visitor experience with the existing visitor centre expected to close Clonakilty Distillery have collaborated with a number of US breweries to create a range of bespoke limited-edition cask finished whiskeys which are predominantly for sale in the American market. This series hits America’s shores from the end of September. However for... Last year Irish Whiskey Magazine acquired sole distribution rights in Ireland to Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible. Given the revelations over the past few days we have ceased this distribution arrangement and upon learning of the content immediately removed the...
With so much enthusiasm for Irish whiskey we’ve selected what we feel are the best Irish whiskey blogs. There are bound to be ones that we’ve missed so please do share your thoughts. The third in the Legacy Reserve series from Egan’s has been released. A single malt Irish whiskey aged for 17 years in ex-Bourbon casks and finished in French Cadillac AOC casks. Bottled at 46% ABV and retailing for €170. Limited release of 1,000 bottles....
It’s been a great few days for Sliabh Liag Distillery, Co. Donegal. In addition to a successful crowdfunding campaign to complete a new distillery, Sliabh Liag also released their first cask strength Irish whis Lambay Irish Whiskey Company has today added Lambay Malt Whiskey to their portfolio. Lambay Whiskey’s blended malt Irish whiskey is the fourth in the Lambay Whiskey portfolio. This addition is created with a minimum of three variants of high-quality Irish single malt... Despite a tough year, Irish whiskey tourism is looking to the future with the opening today of a new visitor experience at The Shed Distillery in Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim. This takes to 20 the number of Irish whiskey distillery visitor experiences on the island of... Celtic Whiskey, are delighted to launch the first small batch of ‘The Celt Irish Whiskey’ independently bottled through the Celtic Whiskey Shop. The Celt Irish Whiskey “An Chéad Bhlás” or “First Taste” is a single malt finished in sherry casks from an unspecified... Launching this month, Jameson Crested Finished in Black Ball Metric Stout Barrels is the next step in an exciting collaboration between Irish Distillers and its Co. Cork neighbour, Eight Degrees, who last year celebrated eight years of adventurous craft beer brewing... Win the Second Bottling of the Renaissance Single Malt Series from Teeling Whiskey Teeling Whiskey today announced the release of the second bottling in the Renaissance Singe Malt series and issued the following press release. Teeling Whiskey, Ireland’s leading... Waterford Whisky has announced four new Single Farm Origin releases destined for markets in Europe and Asia. This comes just days after we reported about the releases destined for America. The four releases are all bottled at 50% ABV and without colouring,... For all those Irish whiskey lovers in the US that have been hearing about Waterford Whisky, their wait is over. As of October they will have the opportunity to see what all the talk is about. At the beginning of October there will be three unique Single Farm Origin... Irish Distillers today announced results for the 2019/2020 financial year (ending 30th June). The result from Irish Distillers show the impact of COVID-19 and the resulting uncertainty in markets in the latter half of the financial year, while also demonstrating...
It’s been a great few days for Sliabh Liag Distillery, Co. Donegal. In addition to a successful crowdfunding campaign to complete a new distillery, Sliabh Liag also released their first cask strength Irish whis Jameson Whiskey, produced by Irish Distillers in Midleton Distillery, has launched a Grow Your Own Cocktail web series to promote local sourcing, collaboration and discovery among bartenders and local producers around the world. Last year, the Jameson team brought... Chat with Ned and Megan of Waterford Distillery Just before the pandemic broke in Ireland we had the opportunity to visit Waterford Distillery and have a tour and chat with Megan and Ned about their roles, the distillery and upcoming...
The Castle Off Licence is a family owned independent off-licence business trading in Tralee, Co. Kerry since 1978. Carry Out Killarney Carry Out Killarney is situated in Co. Kerry. Their Story Carry Out Killarney stock a wide selection of wines, spirits, liqueurs and beers with options to suit every taste bud and wallet. Carry Out is one of Ireland’s leading specialist off licence... Killowen distillery has released the fifth in their 10-year-old Bonded Experimental Series, a rare ‘One Cask’ release with a Pinot Noir Burgundy cask finish and bottled at 56% ABV cask strength. Official press release and tasting notes Integrity Bottling... BAR 1661, in association with Bán Poitín, is rebranding 25 of its signature serve craft cocktails from the ‘Belfast Coﬀee’ to the ‘Beirut Coﬀee’ in support of a bar aﬀected by the blast in the Lebanese capital. Full proceeds from the sale of the bottled cocktails will... Following on from their previous three releases W.D. O’Connell Whiskey Merchants are launching the next stage of their product development with their Peated Series Bill Phil, and the PX Series 18-year-old getting the cask strength treatment. First presented to the... Sliabh Liag has enjoyed considerable success with their two whiskey releases, The Silkie and The Legendary Dark Silkie, as well as success with their An Dúlamán Irish Maritime Gin. They have shown incredible fortitude, patience and persistence to finally obtain... Tipperary Distillery Tipperary Distillery is situated in Co. Tipperary. Their Story Situated in the beautiful and bountiful setting of the Golden Vale in Ireland, Tipperary Distillery was founded in March 2016. The unique location combined with the knowledge and... Thomas Connolly Thomas Connolly is situated in Co. Sligo. Their Story Thomas Connolly’s pub was first licensed in 1861. There’s a great account of Connolly’s in the book The Irish Pub, by James Fennell and Turtle Bunbury. Connolly’s storied... Wayward Irish Spirits releases batch 2 of ‘The Liberator Malt Whiskey in Tawny Port Finish’ Irish whiskey and announces the Autumn release of ‘The Liberator Small Batch: Double Port Finish’ Blend. They have issued the following press release: Wayward Irish... McAllister Distillery McAllister Distillery is situated in Co. Galway. Their Story McAllister Distillers Ltd. has announced plans for a new whiskey distillery at Ahascragh, County Galway. Planning applications were submitted August 10th to Galway County Council with... McAllister Distillers Ltd. has announced plans for a new whiskey distillery at Ahascragh, County Galway. Planning applications were submitted August 10th to Galway County Council with the hope that production can begin mid 2022. The complex will produce various...
Roe & Co Distillery reopens for the first time since March. Roe & Co have adapted their experience to ensure they can welcome people back.
Teeling Whiskey been awarded the top rated Irish Whiskey for its 28yo Single Malt at the 2020 International Wine & Spirits CompetitionConor McQuaid talks to Irish Whiskey Magazine In this series of three interviews we talk with CEO of Irish Distillers, Conor McQuaid about the markets for growth of Irish whiskey. We also discuss the Irish whiskey sector and their significant influence on it. We chat...Clonakilty Distillery – Distillery insight We continue our exploration of the distilleries of Ireland. In issue 8 our featured distillery is Clonakilty Distillery, one of the newest distilleries to open in Ireland. Situated in Clonakilty, County Cork and a must visit...Launch of Dunville’s VR 18 Year Old Single Malt The unveiling of the new Dunville’s VR 18-Year-Old Single Malt Port Mourant Rum Finish. We talk with Jarlath Watson of Echlinville Distillery and get the story behind this stunning release. We also get to reveal what’s...
Celtic Whiskey Shop are very disappointed to have to announce that Whiskey Live Dublin 2020 has been cancelled.
Teeling Whiskey has released the oldest in its award-winning limited release Vintage Reserve Collection – the Teeling 37-Year-Old Irish Single Malt.
This triple distilled blended Irish whiskey was conceived to honour the history of and the people behind the birth of the 1916 Proclamation. The spirit has been matured in bourbon casks and includes a touch of sherry finished malt to give a rounded, toasted finish.
We look at Irish whiskey tourism. We visit Echlinville Distillery, Co. Down. We visit Galway and Kilkenny and take part in their whiskey trails.
What’s the life of a brand ambassador like? We visit Slane Distillery. Charlie Roche continues his research of old distilleries with Dublin City Distillery.
Fionnán O’Connor continues his 7 Sips series. Miren Somers looks at the influence of casks on flavour. Eric Ryan looks at Dair Ghaelach.
We feature Dingle Distillery, talk to Distillery Manager at Walsh Distillery, Lisa Ryan. Kieran Keane gives a view of bartending from Jameson.
We chat with Mark Reynier of Waterford Distillery. Trevor Harris explains Biodynamic farming. Eric Ryan looks into Cork’s patent stills.
We stay in one of the worlds top hotels, Ashford Castle. We visit a historic whiskey tour of Dublin with some amazing stops along the way.
Exclusive interview with CEO of Irish Distillers, Conor McQuaid. We visit Clonakilty Distillery. Staying in Cork we visit Cask cocktail bar.
We feature Powerscourt Distillery. We fly to France and see how Camus make fine cognacs and see how Lambay Island whiskey use their casks.
Irish Distillers, producer of some of the world’s best-loved Irish whiskeys, today announced the appointment of Kevin O’Gorman as the new Master Distiller at Midleton Distillery.
Killowen Distillery have announced their fourth release in the 10-year-old blend of the Bonded Experimental series. A peat Islay cask finish. 398 50cl bottles, cask strength, non-chill filtered, no colouring, 10-year-old blend bottled at 55.4% ABV.
Connacht Whiskey Company, a distiller of Irish whiskey and innovative Irish spirits located in Ballina, County Mayo, today announced the appointment of Killian O’Sullivan as its Commercial Director.
This month, Global drinks company William Grant & Sons celebrates 10 years since the company bought Tullamore Dew whiskey. William Grant & Sons Inc own multiple world-famous brands including; Hendrick’s Gin, Sailor Jerry and Glenfiddich Whisky
Midleton, June 22nd, 2020 – Irish Distillers, producer of some of the world’s best-loved Irish whiskeys, today announced the appointment of Katherine Condon as Distiller at Midleton Distillery.
Teeling Whiskey today celebrates the 5th anniversary of the opening of its Teeling Whiskey Distillery to visitors. Opened in 2015 it was the first new distillery in Dublin for over 125 years and started the revival of Dublin whiskey production.
Walsh Whiskey has released the 2020 vintage of The Irishman Vintage Cask, a rare cask strength Irish whiskey expression. This year’s vintage is limited to 3,500 bottles worldwide, with 750 assigned to the United States.
Irish Distillers, producer of some of the world’s best-loved Irish whiskeys, today announced the appointment of Kevin O’Gorman as the new Master Distiller at Midleton Distillery. From Blackwater Distillery comes Velvet Cap. A sourced 50-50 blend using ex-rye barrels which were also filled with Irish stout. Join in on the official release tonight with That’s Dram Good and Barry Chandler on the Blackwater Distillery Facebook page. Looking... Egan’s Centenary A limited edition (5,995 bottles) blend of single malt and single grain Irish whiskey that was initially matured in ex-Bourbon casks before being finished in XO Cognac French Limousin oak casks. Bottled at 46% ABV and RRP of €100. Omar Fitzell Notes... Blacks 12yo Single Malt This sourced whiskey from Blacks of Kinsale is a 12 year old single malt. This first release is limited to 618 bottles and is bottled non-chill filtered at 46% ABV. RRP is about €89 if you can still find it. Omar Fitzell Notes Nose Very fresh.... Gelston’s Single Malt A four to five year old single malt matured in ex-bourbon casks. Bottled at 40% ABV and RRP of €34. Omar Fitzell Notes Nose One of the most unusual noses of any Irish whiskey I’ve had. The easiest way to describe it is Christmas cake mixture... Glendalough Pot Still A young pot still Irish whiskey first matured in ex-Bourbon barrels for three tears and then matured in an Irish oak cask for up to a year. This particular one is from cask 2 of tree 5. Bottled at 43% ABV and RRP of €55. Omar Fitzell Notes Nose... Method and Madness Cherry Wood A single pot still from the Midleton distillery aged in ex-Bourbon barrels and Sherry casks before being finished in nine wild cherry wood casks sourced from France. The porous nature of this wood is extremely difficult to work with.... Hinch Peated Single Malt This peated single malt whiskey from Hinch is triple distilled and matured in Bourbon casks. Hinch just announced plans to open a distillery near Belfast in summer 2020. Bottled at 43% ABV and RRP of approximately of €40. Omar Fitzell Notes... Writers’ Tears Mizunara A travel retail exclusive, this limited edition from Walsh Whiskey is first aged in American oak Bourbon barrels before being finished for nine months in two extremely rare Japanese Mizunara oak barrels. Bottled at cask strength of 55% ABV and... Dunvilles PX 12 Year Old Cask Strength A close relation to the award-winning Dunvilles PX 12 this limited release cask strength single malt is finished in Pedro Ximenez casks. Bottled at 57% ABV with an RRP of €125. Omar Fitzell Notes Nose So much going on with this.... Midleton Very Rare 2019 The 36th iteration of the cult vintage series. Matured exclusively in lightly-charred ex-Bourbon American oak barrels for between 13 and 34 years. A blend of single grain and single pot still. Bottled at 40% ABV with an RRP of €180. Omar... Pearse 5 year Blend A 5 year old blend of grain and malt whiskey which has been matured exclusively in Bourbon barrels. Non-chill filtered and non-coloured. Bottled at 43% ABV and RRP of €43. Omar Fitzell Notes Nose: Very light but pleasant nose. Very floral... Powers John’s Lane Single Pot Still This multi-award winning Single Pot Still has been matured for at least 12 years in ex-Bourbon casks and some elements of sherry casks finishing. Non-chill filtered and bottled at 46% ABV and priced around €65. Omar Fitzell Notes... Clonakilty Single Batch Blend Double Gold winner at the San Francisco Spirits Competition 2019, this is a blend of 8 year old grain and 10 year old single malt finished in ex-Bourbon casks. Bottled at 43.6%, non-chill filtered and naturally coloured. RRP €51. Omar... Liberties Murder Lane A 13 year old triple-distilled single malt which has been matured in ex-Bourbon barrels and then finished in Hungarian Tokaj wine casks. Bottled at 46% and selling at an RRP of €160. Omar Fitzell Notes Nose: Vanilla immediately to the fore.... Kinahans Kasc Project Blend This blended Irish whiskey is matured in hybrid casks, each cask being made from 5 different types of tree: Portuguese Oak, American Oak, French Oak, Hungarian Oak and Chestnut. Bottled at 43% ABV. and RRP of €50. Omar Fitzell Notes Nose:... Hyde no.7 1893 Bodega Sherry Single Malt Limited to 5,000 bottles, this triple distilled single malt has been aged for six years exclusively in ex-Oloroso Hogshead casks from Cadiz in South West Spain. Non-chill filtered and bottled at 46% ABV and priced around €59.... Fercullen 10yo Single Grain This single grain Irish whiskey has been matured for 10 years in American White Oak ex-bourbon barrels and then recasked to mature in fresh bourbon barrels. Bottled at 46% ABV and retailing at €55. Omar Fitzell Notes Nose: Sweet nuttiness... Tyrconnell 16yo Oloroso and Moscatel Single Malt A limited release from the Kilbeggan Distilling Company, this single malt has been aged for 16 years in American White Oak ex-bourbon barrels and then further matured in wine casks from the Andalucia region of Southern... Writers’ Tears Double Oak A new addition from Walsh Whiskey to the Writers’ Tears portfolio. This is a blend of two whiskey styles aged in two types of wood – American and French Oak. Triple-distilled, non-chill filtered and bottled at 46% ABV and retailing at... Redbreast Dream Cask 20yo PX A limited release of 924 50cl bottles, this is composed of four different single pot still whiskeys aging from 20 to 33 years from the Midleton distillery which were married in a single Pedro Ximénez (PX) cask. Available to members of the... HYDE No.6 1938 An 18 year old triple distilled Single Malt with 8 year old Single Grain which were both originally aged in flame charred American Bourbon barrels and then married together for a further 9 months of finishing in Spanish, Vintage, toasted, Oloroso sherry... RedBreast Sonny Molloy’s Single Cask 16yo The first ever partnership between Redbreast Whiskey and a bar. This 16 year old Redbreast Pot Still was selected by Sonny Molloy’s Irish Whiskey Bar of Galway. Aged in a 500 litre Spanish oak sherry cask yielding 570 bottles... Adare Manor Very Rare Single Cask A collaboration between two powerhouse luxury brands, Midleton Very Rare and Adare Manor. The single cask single Pot Still Irish whiskey was laid down to mature in an American bourbon barrel in January 1995 making this a 23 year old.... Powers Garavans Single Cask A Powers single cask release for the multi-award winning Garavans Bar in Galway. The cask yielded just 252 bottles of 15 year old Single Pot Still. Bottled at 46% ABV and retailing for €250. Omar Fitzell Notes Nose: Ooo that nose. That... Irishman Single Malt Coffee Stout Finish A collaboration between Walsh Whiskey and Dick Mack’s Pub in Dingle. The limited run from the single cask yielded just 240 bottles. The barrel originally held Irish whiskey before being filled with a coffee stout from Dick... Fercullen 14yo Single Malt Part of the first three releases under the Fercullen brand. This 14 year Single Malt has been matured exclusively in ex-Bourbon barrels by Master Distiller at Powerscourt Distillery, Noel Sweeney. Bottled at 46% ABV and RRP of €90. Omar... Liberties Copper Alley 10yo Single Malt Second in the Dublin Liberties series this 10 year old Single Malt was initially aged in ex-American bourbon oak before being finished for around 6 months in 30 year old Oloroso sherry casks. Just 31 sherry casks were chosen for... Mitchells Red Spot The Mitchell family in close collaboration with Midleton Distillery have, after 50 years of absence, reintroduced Red Spot back into much admired Spot family. This is a triple-distilled, Single Pot Still Irish whiskey that has been matured for a... Teeling Single Pot Still Batch 1 The first Dublin distilled Single Pot Still to come out of the city in over 40 years and the first release from the stills of Teeling Distillery. 50% unmalted barley and 50% malted barley which has been triple distilled and matured in... Dingle Single Pot Still Batch 2 The second Pot Still release from Dingle Distillery. Drawn from 70% bourbon casks, 15% from Pedro Ximénez sherry casks and the remaining 15% from Oloroso sherry casks. Limited to 2,900 bottles, bottled at 46.5% ABV and expect to pay... Dunvilles 12yo Single Malt PX Cask Older sibling to the award winning 10 year old, this 12 year old single malt from Echlinville Distillery is finished in Pedro Ximinez sherry casks. Bottled at 46% and non-chill filtered. RRP €89.00. Omar Fitzell Notes Nose: Very... RedBreast 21 Year Old Single Pot Still This multi award-winning single pot still Irish whiskey from the Midleton distillery is aged for 21 years in a combination of ex-Bourbon and 1st fill Oloroso sherry casks. Bottled at 46% ABV and non-chill filtered. €185. Omar... Knappogue Castle 21yo Single Malt This limited-edition single malt Irish whiskey is a marriage of 21 and 23 year old single malts and is limited to just 1,200 bottles. It is bottled at 46% ABV and non-chill filtered. Available through travel retail at €180 duty paid.... Teeling Blend Chestnut Finish This distillery-only release is a blend of malt and grain whiskeys, aged between 4 – 6 years, which has been finished in chestnut casks for 6 – 12 months that once held PX brandy. Bottled at 46% ABV and non-chill filtered.... Tullamore Dew 18 Year Old Single Malt This award-winning single malt has been aged in ex-bourbon casks and then finished in a combination of Oloroso, Port and Madeira casks for at least 6 months. Bottled at 46% ABV and non-chill filtered. Originally sold exclusively... Bushmills Distillery exclusive Acacia Wood 2008 This distillery-only 10 year old single malt was first matured in in charred bourbon barrels and toasted sherry casks before being finished for over a year in Acacia wood barrels sourced from France. Bottled at 47% ABV,... Irishman Founders Reserve Caribbean Cask Finish This limited release blend of single malt and single pot still (about 70:30) whiskeys has been triple distilled and after maturing in American oak bourbon barrels has been finished for 6 months in Chairman’s Reserve rum... Method & Madness SPS Hungarian Oak A 6 to 8 year old light pot still (matured in Bourbon first fill barrels) is finished for 11 months in the virgin Hungarian casks. The oak itself is Quercus Patrae from the Zemplén Mountains. Bottled at 46% ABV and non-chill... Irish Whiskey Society 10yo Single Malt Carcavelos Finish A special bottling in collaboration with Teeling Distillery to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Irish Whiskey Society. A single malt finished in Carcavelos cask. Bottled at cask strength of 57.6% ABV and... Lambay Single Malt This triple distilled single malt is wholly finished in oak cognac casks from the French cognac house of Camus. Partly matured on Lambay Island where the casks been exposed to the sea air and maritime winds. Bottled at 40% ABV and non-chill... Pearse Lyons 5yo Single Malt The first release from Pearse Lyons Distillery to be fully produced in their own copper pot stills. Limited to just 4,000 bottles each individually numbered. Non-coloured and RRP €76.95. Omar Fitzell Notes Nose: Very light. Loads of malt... Teeling Revival No.5 The fifth and final release in the Revival series. Unlike previous releases which were limited to 10,000 bottles, this has a release of 15,000. Consists of 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish whiskey initially matured in Bourbon barrels and then given... Dunvilles Three Crowns Peated The third release of the Dunville and Co. whiskey range from Echlinville. Believed to be only Ireland’s second peated whiskey. Bottled at 43.5% ABN. RRP €57. Greg Dillon Notes Nose: Light peat notes, lots of vanilla and appley notes... Retronaut The first release out of Blackwater Distillery. A sourced 17 year old double distilled single malt. 100% ex-bourbon aged and bottled at 46% ABV. The first bottling was released to celebrate work commencing on the building of their new whisky distillery in... The Dead Rabbit A collaboration between world-renowned Irish Whiskey Master Distiller Darryl McNally of The Dublin Liberties Distillery and Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry, co-founders of the award-winning Dead Rabbit Grocery Grog bar. The 44% ABV whiskey is a unique... Lambay Blend One of the 2 initial releases from Lambay (the other being a single malt), this is a blend of malted barley and grain whiskey, is triple distilled, and matured in ex-bourbon barrels. Finished in a Camus cognac cask for approximately 4 months. Lambay... Teeling The Revival IV This fourth in the Revival series from Teeling was awarded the prestigiousBest Irish Whiskey Overall in this years Irish Whiskey Awards. This Single MaltIrish whiskey has been matured for 14 years initially in Bourbon barrels and then finished... Midleton Very Rare 2017 This 2017 release from the iconic Very Rare series from Irish Distillers gets a significant packaging makeover and new bottle design. Composed of single pot still of up to 26 years old and single grain up to 32 years old. Bottled at 40% ABV and... JJ Corry The Gael This first release from independent whiskey blender Chapel Gate is a 60% Malt 40% Grain blend which was awarded Gold medal at the 2017 Irish Whiskey Awards. The first batch is a release of 7,500 bottles. ABV 46% and RRP of €80. Greg Dillon Notes... Green Spot Chateau Montelena This new release takes the standard Green Spot Single Pot Still and is then finished for 12 months in Zinfandel wine casks, from Chateau Montelena in Napa Valley, California. Bottled at 46% ABV and selling for a RRP of €70. Greg Dillon... West Cork Distillery Bog Oak This new release from the new Glengarriff Series is a Single Malt which is matured in Sherry casks before being finished for about 6 months in casks charred using bog oak fuel source obtained from the Glengarriff Forest. Limited to 4,800... Writers Tears Cask Strength 2017 An annual release from Walsh Distillery since 2011, this 2017 release gets a packaging facelift. A cask strength vatting of Single Pot Still and SingleMalt, limited to only 5,280 bottles, each individually signed and... Dingle Pot Still Batch 1 The first Single Pot Still release outside of Irish Distillers for many years, this 50% malted, 50% unmalted triple distilled Pot Still is matured exclusively in Pedro Ximenez casks. Bottled at 46.5% ABV. RRP €90. Greg Dillon Notes Nose:... DWD Heritage Edition Launched by independent bottler Whiskey Distillery Company Ltd. in Octoberthis year, this revives the famous Dublin Whiskey Distillery brand which fellsilent over 70 years ago. This blend is bottled at ABV of 40% and carries a RRP of €48. Greg... Method & Madness Single Malt The new Method and Madness range from Irish Distillers showcases innovation in the Irish whiskey sector. This single malt is initially matured in ex-Bourbon barrels and is part finished in French Limousin oak casks. Bottled at 46% ABV... Prizefight A whiskey brand based on telling the incredible stories of the Irish who came to America and became the greatest fighters of their day. A blend distilled by West Cork Distillers and unusually finished in American rye barrels. Bottled at 43% A.B.V. RRP of... Teeling Brabazon Vol 1 The first in a new series of limited edition single malts, entitled the Brabazon bottling. The name is derived from the Brabazon family who presided over the Liberties area of Dublin from the 16th to 19th century. Limited to 12,500 bottles.... Bushmills Steamship Collection Port Cask Bushmills second release in the Steamship Collection inspired by theextraordinary voyages of the SS Bushmills steamship. This travel retailexclusive is a triple-distilled single malt and has been fully matured in ruby port... Hyde 1916 A single grain whiskey from independent bottlers Hibernia Distillers.Matured for over 6 years in flame charred, first fill, ex-bourbon casks fromKentucky in the USA. Bottled at 46% ABV with an RRP of €47.99. Greg Dillon Notes Nose: Fresh, maybe even smoky... Pearse Distillers Choice One of four new releases from the new Pearse brand. This is a blend of Irish grain and malt whiskeys ranging in age from 4 to 9 years, predominantly fromCooley but also contains some malt whiskey from their own stills. Bottled at42% ABV and a... Slane Triple Casked A blended Irish whiskey aged in three varieties of casks: Virgin American oakand seasoned bourbon casks from the Brown-Forman cooperages, and Oloroso sherry casks from of Jerez in Spain. Bottled at 40% ABV and a fantastic RRP of €33. Greg Dillon... Teeling Revival 3 The beautifully presented third release in the Revival range from Teeling, this is a 14 year old Single Malt initially matured in ex-Bourbon casks followed by a finishing in regional French aperitif ex-Pineau Des Charentes casks. Bottled at 46% ABV... Knappogue Castle 14 Year Old This Castle Brands release was named as the Irish Whiskey of the Year at the 2016 Irish Whiskey Awards. This is a 14 year old Single Malt we assume to be from Bushmills stock. The ‘twin wood refers to the use of ex-Bourbon and Oloroso... Irishman 12 Year old A 12 year old triple distilled Single Malt matured exclusively in ex-Bourbon casks. Limited to an annual release of just 6,000 bottles. Bottled at 43% ABV and with a RRP of €65. John Moriarty Notes Nose: Initially very earthy, umami almost, a... Tyrconnell 16 year old With new design packaging this is a Cooley distillery double distilled Single Malt fully matured in ex-Bourbon casks bottled at 46% ABV with a RRP of €95. John Moriarty Notes Nose: Very fresh, perfumed fruits including peaches and soft fleshy... The Silkie The first release from the newly formed Sliabh Liag distillery in Co. Donegal. A blended whiskey bottled at 40% ABV and retailing at a RRP of €47. John Moriarty Notes Nose: Oodles of ripe green apples, butterscotch surrounds the fruitiness with a gentle hug... Teeling Revival two This “second Coming” is a 13 year old single malt initially matured for about 12 years in ex-bourbon casks. It was then finished for a further 12 months inan ex-Calvados, French apple brandy, cask. It has then been bottled at 46% ABV and without... Redbreast Lustau Edition Redbreast Lustau is a single pot still Irish whiskey that has been finished in hand selected, first-fill sherry butts, with the aim of celebrating the iconicsherry influence found throughout the redbreast range. Redbreast Lustau has been... West Cork 12 year old port cask finish The company has been on the go since 2003 and in 2013 they moved their distillery into larger premises based in Skibbereen, West Cork. This whiskey has had a short finish in a port cask before being bottled at 43% ABV. John... Connacht Whiskey Company Ltd release 5-year-old single malt Amarone expression. Matured in Bourbon casks for four years and finished for a further year in Amarone wine casks from the Veneto region of Italy. Bottled at 45% ABV and retailing for €49.99. More details and... Waterford Distillery today issued a press release detailing the much-anticipated news of three upcoming releases which will be made available from the end of June. Details are available here: Single Farm Origin ——– THE PRECISION OF PLACE The first... Introducing Redbreast Dream Cask Ruby Port Edition A limited edition whiskey released to celebrate World Whisky Day 2020 Today, Redbreast Whiskey, which is produced by Irish Distillers at its world-renowned Midleton Distillery in Cork, announced the release of its... Seaweed Inspired Labour of Love Brings Writers’ Tears for Chosen Few Unique Cask Strength Bottling finished in Dick Mack’s Seaweed IPA Yields 306 Bottles Walsh Whiskey has released the second in a series of collaborative experiments with the legendary Dick... Teeling marks World Whiskey Day with two new single malts Teeling Whiskey will be launching two new expressions of its award winning range of Single Malt whiskeys to honour this year’s World Whisky Day. These releases reaffirm Teeling Whiskey’s continued dedication to... The Echlinville Distillery is expanding its award winning Dunville’s Irish Whiskey portfolio with the release of two new 18 year old single malts finished in rare Palo Cortado sherry casks. The duo of Dunville’s 18 Year Old Palo Cortado Sherry Cask Finish Whiskeys are... Kyteler’s Inn Kyteler’s Inn is situated in Co. Kilkenny. Their Story Kytelers Inn is located in the heart of Kilkenny City, the medieval home of Dame Alice Kyteler, a suspected Witch! This original stone building was established in 1324 and pre-dates the... Grace’s Grace’s pub is situated in Co. Kildare. Their Story Grace’s Pub Naas was established in 1998 by the Grace family. Recently renovated, this traditional family-owned pub is now a stylish, contemporary over 21’s late bar, famous for its... The Tanyard Bar The Tanyard Bar is situated in Co. Cork. Their Story The Tanyard is a newly established venue in the heart of Skibbereen. Consisting of a sports bar, live events, whiskey and gin menus and a large range of local and international beers. Its the perfect... The Merchant Bar The Merchant Bar is situated in Co. Antrim. Their Story The Merchant Hotel in Belfast City is located in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter, surrounded by Belfast’s best bars and restaurants and close to the city’s shopping areas and transport... Madden’s Madden’s is situated in Co. Antrim. Their Story Maddens bar, found behind Castle Court shopping centre, is a Traditional Irish bar with some of the best Traditional Music to be found anywhere in the city. Nestled close to St. Mary’s and Bank... Lowry’s Music & Whiskey Bar Lowry’s Music & Whiskey Bar is situated in Co. Galway. Their Story Located in the centre of the bustling town of Clifden in Connemara, Lowry’s Bar Clifden is an Iconic Irish pub, famous throughout Connemara, Galway and... The Norseman The Norseman is situated in Co. Dublin. Their Story The Norseman building as a watering hole dates back to the 1500’s when it was known as the Wooden Man Tavern due to a wooden Viking figure on the corner of the street. James Monks owned the establishment... McCann’s Bar McCann’s Bar is situated in Co. Dublin. Their Story The pub was built in 1759 and now is operating as McCann’s Bar and is officially the closest bar to Guinness’s Brewery / St. James’s Gate. The Irish public house has an... 37 Dawson Street 37 Dawson Street is situated in Co. Dublin. Their Story 37 Dawson Street is a modern styled bar in the heart of St Stephens Green area of Dublin. It as opulent and quirky whiskey bar and restaurant with cocktails and modern food, plus whiskey tasting... The Temple Bar Pub The Temple Bar Pub is situated in Co. Dublin. Their Story Since 1840 this quintessential Dublin pub has dispensed renowned hospitality and traditions of excellence to generations of Dubliners and visitors alike. Today The Temple Bar is famous across... John Kavanagh “Gravediggers” John Kavanagh “Gravediggers” is situated in Co. Dublin. Their Story John Kavanagh “Gravediggers” got its nickname because it’s built into the wall of Glasnevin Cemetery and gravediggers used to come in for a few scoops after a hard night’s... The Airport View Hotel The Airport View Hotel is situated in Co. Dublin. Their Story The Airport View Hotel has one of the best whiskey rooms in Dublin with many rare bottles lining the custom shelves of this beautiful bar. Surrounded by fields, the hotel lies 4.2 km... Jasmine Bar Jasmine Bar at Brooks Hotel is situated in Co. Dublin. Their Story Jasmine Bar, voted one of the ‘Great Whisky Bars of the World’ by Whisky Magazine and part of the Whiskey Trail of Ireland, offers the opportunity to relax and enjoy one of a hundred... The Merrion Hotel The Merrion Hotel is situated in Co. Dublin. Their Story The Merrion, located in the heart of Dublin city centre, is the capital’s most luxurious five star hotel, and a proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World. The 142-bedroom and suite hotel... Darkey Kelly’s Darkey Kelly’s is situated in Co. Dublin. Their Story Darkey Kelley’s bar has over 100 premium Irish whiskeys to enjoy in one of the best known pubs in Dublin for traditional Irish music. They are in one of the oldest parts of Dublin... Bison Bar Bison Bar is situated in Co. Dublin. Their Story The Bison Bar is situated along the side river liffey in Dublin city. It is a whiskey bar with the emphasis on cocktails and enjoying the atmosphere of the young crowd that frequent the place. Why not enjoy a... Blacks Distillery Blacks Distillery is situated in Co. Cork. Their Story Sam and Maudeline Black are a husband and wife team who started their brewing company Blacks Brewery in 2013. This venture/obsession first began many years ago when Maudeline gave Sam a beer... The Dingle Pub The Dingle Pub is situated in Co. Kerry. Their Story With a bar and restaurant, The Dingle Pub B&B is in the heart of Dingle and has a great selection of Irish whiskey to enjoy. Host to live Irish music it is just 700 m from Dingle harbour. Renowned... John Benny’s Pub John Benny’s Pub is situated in Co. Kerry. Their Story Located opposite the pier in Dingle Town, John Benny Moriarty’s is a superb place to eat and be entertained. Your hosts, John & Éilís, are well known traditional Irish... Paul Geaney’s Bar Paul Geaney’s Bar is situated in Co. Kerry. Their Story For over 25 years, Paul Geaneys family-run bar has been providing quality food, drink and entertainment for the local community and tourists alike. Ideally located on Main Street in... Green’s Bar Green’s Bar is situated in Co. Galway. Their Story While Green’s Bar opposite the old port in Kinvara is a very typical traditional Irish Pub, its stand-out feature must be the shelves in the bar groaning under the weight of the astounding... J. & K. Walsh J. & K. Walsh Victorian Spirit Grocer is situated in Co. Wexford. Their Story This fully preserved and original Victorian Family Grocers & Bar located in the heart of Waterford City was established in 1899 and remains unchanged since then.... Cronin’s Pub Cronin’s Pub is situated in Co. Cork. Their Story The history of Cronin’s Pub goes back to when it was part of the former Kennefick’s Hotel in 1970. It actually opened as a hotel by the Kenneifck family in 1892. It is now a renowned seafood... Davy Mac’s Bar Davy Mac’s Bar is situated in Co. Waterford. Their Story Davy Macs is a traditional Irish pub with a modern twist. The exterior of Davy Macs is designed to resemble a traditional Irish cottage while the interior is like you have stepped back... The Sky & The Ground The Sky & The Ground is situated in Co. Wexford. Their Story The Sky And The Ground is a traditional pub with plenty of character and a lively atmosphere on Wexford’s South Main Street. They have a hundred plus whiskeys and sixty gins on... The Brewery Tap The Brewery Tap is situated in Co. Offaly. Their Story “The Tap” as it’s known locally, is renowned for its hospitality to all who come through its doors. Located in the business and social heart of the town, the pub is frequented by tourists, business... O’Lochlainns Bar O’Lochlainns Bar is situated in Co. Clare. Their Story O’Loclainn’s is recognised by travel and food writers as someplace special, an unforgettable traditional pub, where occasionally there might be traditional music played on fiddles and... Bank Bar Bank Bar is situated in Co. Dublin. Their Story The Bank Bar and Restaurant opened in May 2003 and is located on College Green in the heart of Dublin. They have an extensive collection of Irish whiskey in one of the most unique bars in Dublin. In the 17th and... Martin’s Pub Martin’s Pub is situated in Co. Louth. Their Story The Cooley Whiskey Visitor Centre is located in Martin’s Bar at Riverstown on the Cooley Peninsula, just one hundred meters from the Cooley Whiskey Distillery. The Cooley Distillery... Sean’s Bar Sean’s Bar is situated in Co. Westmeath. Their Story When you walk into Sean’s Bar in Athlone, the oldest pub in Ireland, you join the uncountable number of visitors who have been stopping here for a drink, a chat and maybe a bit of music... Blakes of the Hollow Blakes of the Hollow is situated in Co. Fermanagh. Their Story Renowned for its traditional Irish heritage, Blakes of the Hollow Is one of the most famous and well recognised Victorian pubs in Ireland. It is a must see attraction which has graced... Bittles Bar Bittles Bar is situated in Co. Antrim. Their Story Bittles Bar is bar located near Victoria Square in central Belfast. It one of Belfast’s more curious pubs being ‘flat-iron’ in shape (see Flatiron Building in New York). It was built in... The Duke of York The Duke of York is situated in Co. Antrim. Their Story Nestled along a narrow, cobbled alleyway in the historic Half Bap area, The Duke offers a traditional Belfast welcome of craic, music and humour in contrast to the modern, fashionable... An Síbín An Síbín is situated in Co. Antrim. Their Story An Síbín may make you feel like you’ve returned to your Irish childhood, as behind the bar are shelves of classic Irish snacks and sweets—from containers of Clove Rock to boxes of Cornflakes. What’s more,... McHugh’s Bar McHugh’s Bar is situated in Co. Antrim. Their Story McHughs Bar is ‘by far the oldest building to have survived in Belfast’… Built between 1710 and 1715’ Today the main bar at McHugh’s offers a homely feel with open fires and local music... Crown Liquor Saloon Crown Liquor Saloon is situated in Co. Antrim. Their Story Built in 1826, the Crown recalls a lavish baroque style that you don’t normally see in bars. It’s probably the most beautiful pub you’ll ever see. Try get here early and... The Welcome Inn The Welcome Inn is situated in Co. Cork. Their Story The Welcome Inn is one of the oldest and last remaining traditional pubs in Cork. This old traditional Cork bar has been serving whiskey since 1845 A.D. and our highly experienced, friendly staff... Malt Lane Whiskey Bar Malt Lane Whiskey Bar is situated in Co. Cork. Their Story Malt Lane is part of the Folkhouse Kinsale which specialises in Irish Whiskey and is a member of “The Irish Whiskey Trail”. There is always whiskey tasting boards available... The Oliver Plunkett The Oliver Plunkett is situated in Co. Cork. Their Story The Oliver Plunkett is a traditional Irish Pub, located on Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork City. This late bar is Cork’s home of the finest traditional music. The Oliver Plunkett is a go-to... The Shelbourne Bar The Shelbourne Bar is situated in Co. Cork. Their Story The Shelbourne Bar is a sophisticated Irish pub in Cork City with an authentic traditional atmosphere. Nestled in the heart of The Victorian Quarter of Cork City since 1895, it is renowned for... Old Town Whiskey Bar Old Town Whiskey Bar is situated in Co. Cork. Their Story The Old Town Whiskey Bar at Bodega – the grand dame in Cork’s Old Town, Ireland’s largest whiskey bar housed in one of the countries most beautiful buildings. They hold regular whiskey...
The Friend at Hand is located in the heart of Belfast and has one of Ireland’s best collection of rare Irish whiskeys and memorabilia Burren Distillery Burren Distillery is situated in Co. Clare. Their Story Burren Distillers began producing Whiskey in 2019. Their master distiller Jack O’Shea creates a premium product, distilled using locally grown barley, floor-malted at the distillery. The water... Tastings – Issue 1 – Dunvilles 3 Crowns After winning ‘best Irish single Malt (12 years and under)’ at the recent Irish Whiskey awards with their Dunvilles PX release let’s see how this follow-upfares. Bottled at 43.5%. John Moriarty Notes ose: A gentle...
The Wine Centre is a specialist off licence based in the heart of Kilkenny city, in the South East of Ireland.
Celtic Whiskey Shop have the largest range of Irish whiskey for sales and some of the most knowledgeable staff in the county.
Located in heart of Dublin’s Temple Bar, this micro shop has an amazing selection of whiskeys including their own bottlings.
This famous family run store are the name behind the highly respected Spot range of pot still Irish whiskey.
Unfortunately this store is no longer open but they are conducting some fabulous online tastings and their online store remains open
James Fox Whiskey & Cigar Shop is across the road from Trinity College and is one of the most elegant whiskey shops in Ireland.
Coopers Off Licence in Cahir, Co. Tipperary offers a large selection of craft beers, wines, spirits and liqueurs from around the world.
Located in Killarney, Co. Kerry, this is Ireland’s largest whiskey collection, with over 1,200 whiskeys from Ireland and beyond. Bradleys Off Licence Bradleys Off Licence is situated in Co. Cork. Their Story Bradleys Off Licence is a family business since 1850, Bradley’s is somewhat of a Cork institution, currently run by the 4th generation in the person of Michael Creedon. They have an...
Baggot Street Wines originally opened as a wine shop but now stock over 200 brands of Whiskey with focus on Irish whiskey Gortinore Distillers & Co Gortinore Distillers & Co is situated in Co. Waterford. Their Story Gortinore Distillery is being built in an ex woollen mill on the banks of the River Mahon. It started life in 1850s famine struck Ireland as a woollen mill providing...
Hinch Distillery, located in the grounds of the Killaney Estate, Ballynahinch Co Down distilled it’s first spirit on 4th November 2021 Irish Whitetail Distillery Irish Whitetail Distillery is situated in Co. Donegal. Their Story Irish Whitetail Distillery was created with a vision of combining the best of the areas past, with the best of the future, to create a truly unique product to be experienced.... Lough Ree Distillery Lough Ree Distillery is situated in Co. Longford. Their Story Lough Ree Distillery is located in a beautiful Georgian building just 50m from Lanesborough’s historic, 1,000-year-old bridge over the mighty River Shannon, with views over Lough Ree.... Nephin Distillery Nephin Distillery is situated in Co. Mayo. Their Story Nephin Distillery is situated in Co. Mayo and is planning on distilling whiskey and wants to rejuvenate the village of Lahardane. Physically, the project will restore 2 buildings that face onto... Old Carrick Mill Old Carrick Mill is situated in Co. Monaghan. Their Story Old Carrick Mill is an artisan distillery, operated from an old flour mill dating back over two centuries and lies quietly nestled into the rugged landscape of Ireland’s ancient east in... Skellig Six18 Skellig Six18 is situated in Co. Kerry. Their Story Skellig Six18 is situated in Co. Kerry and is placed among the rugged Skellig Coast landscape. A place of beauty for the people of Uíbh Ráthach to work in and be proud of, and an experience for the... Sliabh Liag Distillers Sliabh Liag Distillers is situated in Co. Donegal. Their Story The Ardara Distillery will make Irish whiskey in both Single Malt and iconic Pot Still variants, highly differentiated and reflecting the authentic style in which Donegal whiskey was... Cape Clear Distillery Cape Clear Distillery is situated in Co. Cork. Their Story Cape Clear Island Distillery was developed by members of the Cape Clear island community, who through Comharchumann Chléire Teo achieved full planning permission in 2016; at that point,... Wayward Irish Distillery Wayward Irish Distillery is situated in Co. Kerry. Their Story Wayward Irish Distillery is working towards becoming Ireland’s most beautifully situated Premium Single Estate Grain to Glass Distillery with a Visitor Centre. The journey... We received the following announcement from the organisers of the Irish Whiskey Awards – The Celtic Whiskey Shop I hope you are keeping well at this time. I just wanted to send you a quick email to update you on the 2020 Irish Whiskey Awards. Unfortunately, we... Tigh Neachtain Tigh Neachtain is situated in the heart of Galway city. Their Story Tigh Neachtain prides themselves on having one of the most extensive whiskey collections in the west of Ireland. They stock a broad range of Irish and Scotch whiskeys and we are... The Rag Trader The Rag Trader is situated in the heart of Dublin city. Their Story The Rag Trader is situated in the old linen industry area of Dublin. It is a modern take on an old whiskey bar and has a great selection of Irish whiskey. You can enjoy your whiskey in... The Palace Bar The Palace Bar is situated in the heart of Dublin city. Their Story The Palace Bar has been serving Dublin whiskey since 1823 and is still going strong. One of the first bars in Dublin to bottle its own whiskey, they now have 7 releases under their... The Long Hall The Long Hall is situated in the heart of Dublin city. Their Story The Long Hall is situated on historic George’s Street. The bar has been here serving thirsty customers for over 250 years. It is styled in Victorian elegance and has an old-world charm... The King’s Head The Kings Head is situated in the heart of Galway city. Their Story The Kings Head is over 800 years old and gets its name from its historic links to the execution of King Charles 1st in 1649. The 400-year-old Fireplace, medieval windows and walls give... The Dáil Bar The Dáil Bar is situated in the heart of Galway city. Their Story The Dáil Bar, located at the junction of Cross Street and Middle Street is a focal point for the locals and tourists of Galway to gather over a drink and discuss the day’s events, hence the... The Bankers Bar The Bankers Bar is situated in the heart of Dublin city. Their Story The Bankers Bar is tucked down a side street off Dame street and has a distinctive red exterior. Walk inside and you will be met with cases and cases of rare Irish whiskey lining the... Temple Bar Tasting Room Temple Bar Tasting Room is situated in the heart of Dublin city. Their Story The Temple Bar Whiskey Tasting Room is situated in the heart of Temple Bar. The whiskey bar is just to the side of the main bar which is always full to the brim with... Taylor’s Bar Taylor’s Bar is situated in the heart of Galway city. Their Story Taylor’s Bar is laden with a range of Irish whiskeys and the bar staff at Taylor’s are known for their warm hospitality & whiskey knowledge and they will be delighted to assist... Sonny Molloys Sonny Molloys is situated in the heart of Galway city. Their Story Sonny Molloys is one of the only bars in the world to display the complete Midleton Very Rare collection, a sight to be seen for any whiskey drinker. It also has its own Redbreast Single... Searsons Searsons is situated in the heart of Georgian Dublin city Their Story Searsons is a little out from Dublin city centre but it is worth the walk over into Georgian Dublin. It has one the best whiskey collections in Dublin and has even released its own whiskey... Peruke & Periwig Peruke & Periwig is situated in the heart of Dublin city Their Story Peruke & Periwig is situated beside The Celtic Whiskey Shop on Dawson Street and would make the perfect spot to try an Irish whiskey after buying a bottle or two from... Paris Texas Paris Texas is situated in the heart of Kilkenny. Their Story Paris Texas stands out from what you might expect from a whiskey bar. From the warmth of a rare Irish whiskey (and the stove) in our whiskey bar to the range of Irish and continental beers and... O’Connell’s O’Connell’s is situated in the heart of Galway. Their Story O’Connells was established in 1862 and it was once a grocery and small bar but has been solely a pub since the 1970s. The interior includes tiled floors, antique lighting, stained... McCambridge’s McCambridge’s is situated in the heart of Galway. Their Story McCambridge’s has been providing high-quality retail artisan food and wine for over 4 generations They specialise in whiskey and their award-winning Off-Licence carries the widest range... Matt the Miller’s Matt the Miller’s is situated in the heart of medieval Kilkenny Their Story Matt the Miller’s is situated beside the River Nore and is popular with families, tourists and locals alike, this pub offers outstanding service by the friendly staff... Left Bank The Left Bank bar is situated in the heart of medieval Kilkenny Their Story Left Bank is a former Bank of Ireland branch, it was constructed in 1870 to a design by Sandham Symes. Left Bank boasts a wide range of Irish Premium Whiskeys from 12-year-old... Lanigan’s Lanigan’s is situated in the heart of medieval Kilkenny Their Story Lanigan’s is brimming with shelves of the finest Irish Whiskeys and It now also boasts a fantastic selection of over 60 Whiskeys with selections such as the Midleton, Jameson... Langtons Langtons Grocer is situated in on the vibrant John St. in the heart of medieval Kilkenny Their Story Langtons was established in 1938 and is still family-owned and run. Situated on the vibrant John St. in the heart of medieval Kilkenny and on the site of the... L.Mulligan Grocer L.Mulligan Grocer is situated in Stoneybatter, a suburb just outside Dublin. Their Story L.Mulligan Grocer is situated in Stoneybatter, a suburb just outside Dublin. The bar has a great selection of Irish whiskey and knowledgeable staff. One of the... Hibernian Bar The Hibernian Bar is situated in the heart of Kilkenny city. Their Story The Hibernian Bar carries over 150 whiskeys and the list keeps growing every day. Sit back and relax near the open fire with your Irish whiskey in hand and enjoy the soft background... Garvey’s Garvey’s Inn is situated in the heart of Galway city. Their Story Garveys Inn is within a 2-minute walk of the Bus & Train station and is one of the first places to drop in to enjoy an Irish whiskey when you arrive into Galway. You can sit by the... Garavan’s Garavan’s Bar is situated in the heart of Galway city. Their Story Garavan’s was established by Charles Garavan in 1937, it was originally a Spirit Grocery, which combined a public house with a grocery shop. Irish Whiskey has been synonymous with... Freeney’s Freeney’s Bar is situated in the heart of Galway city. Their Story Freeney’s is a great place to get away from the crowds. Stocking a wide range of whiskey Freeney’s is one of the original Galway whiskey bars with a bar counter partitioned in an old... Dylan Whisky Bar Dylan Whisky Bar is situated in the heart of Kilkenny city. Their Story The Dylan Whisky Bar in Kilkenny is an old Victorian style bar that specialises in fine whiskies. Their whiskey library now contains over 250 of the worlds finest whiskies, 40... Dingle Whiskey Bar The Dingle Whiskey Bar is situated beside Trinity College in Dublin city. Their Story The Dingle Whiskey Bar is situated beside Trinity College and is the first place you should visit when trying whiskey in Dublin. They have a stellar whiskey... Dick Mack’s Pub Dick Mack’s pub is situated in the heart of Dingle in Co. Kerry. Their Story Dick Mack’s Pub retains its old-world charm that has attracted both locals and visitors alike since 1899. Inside you’ll find a wall of whiskey on one side and a working... Celtic Whiskey Bar Celtic Whiskey Bar is situated in the heart of Killarney in Co. Kerry. Their Story Celtic Whiskey Bar is home to Ireland’s largest whiskey collection, with over 1200 whiskeys from Ireland and beyond; as well as a range of over 60 Irish craft gins,... Brewery Corner Brewery Corner is situated in the medieval city of Kilkenny. Their Story Brewery Corner is Kilkenny’s first Craft Beer Bar. There’s also great music at Brewery Corner with live bands and DJs in this unique venue. Winner of Craft Beer Bar of the Year in... Bowes Whiskey Bar Bowes Whiskey Bar is tucked away down a side street, right across from the Temple Bar area of Dublin. Their Story Bowes Whiskey Bar is tucked away down a side street, right across from the Temple Bar area of Dublin. Walk inside and you are... Blake’s Bar Blake’s Bar is situated in the great whiskey city of Galway. Their Story Blake’s Bar has a proud association with the historical Persse’s Whiskey distillery which was located nearby. Persse’s Galway Whiskey hit the headlines back in 2002 when... Billy Byrnes Billy Byrnes Pub is situated near the train station in Kilkenny city. Their Story Billy Byrnes Pub Kilkenny is a family run traditional Irish bar located just around the corner from the train and bus station in the heart of Medieval Kilkenny City and is... Against The Grain Against The Grain resides on Camden street which is a short walk from Dublin city centre. Their Story Against The Grain resides on Camden street which is a short walk from Dublin city centre. When you enter the bar you will notice a vast range of... 9 Below 9 Below is situated close to the entrance to Stephens Green in Dublin. Their Story 9 Below is hidden down some stairs across from St Stephen’s Green. The bar is a one of a kind whiskey venue that has a charm all to itself. It hosts one of the most exclusive... The release is comprised of a blend of four and ten year old grain whiskeys from different Irish distilleries married together. The Hanson is bottled at 46% abv without any artificial colouring or chill-filtration. It will be available to purchase from IrishMalts.com... Lough Mask Distillery Lough Mask Distillery is situated in Co. Mayo. Their Story The Lough Mask Distillery opened in 2018 in an old restored factory in Co, Mayo. The distillery uses a combination of four-pot stills that are used for single malt, gin and vodka... West Cork Distillers West Cork Distillers is situated in the south of Ireland in Co.Cork. Their Story West Cork Distillers was formed in 2003 by childhood friends, John O’Connell, Ger McCarthy and Denis McCarthy. They operate out of a 12.5 acre site on Marsh Road,... Waterford Distillery Waterford Distillery was built in the shell of the old Guinness brewery in Co. Waterford. Their Story Waterford Distillery was built in the shell of the old Guinness brewery in Co. Waterford. The distillery is experimenting with the terroir of... Tullamore Distillery The Tullamore Distillery is situated in Co.Offaly in the centre of Ireland. Their Story The old Tullamore Distillery was originally established in 1829 and became famous for its Tullamore Dew brand. The old distillery closed in 1954 and lay... The Shed Distillery The Shed Distillery is situated in Co.Leitrim in the south west of Ireland. Their Story The Shed Distillery in Co. Leitrim was founded in 2013 by P.J Rigney who has worked in the industry for over 30 years including being on the team that... Teeling Whiskey Distillery Teeling Whiskey Distillery is situated in the Liberties are of Dublin city. Their Story Teeling Distillery was opened in 2015 and was the first new distillery to make their home in The Liberties in more than 125 years. They are distilling... Slane Distillery Slane Distillery is situated in the beautiful Boyne valley area in Co. Meath. Their Story Slane Distillery in Co. Meath was built in the 250-year-old stables and grain stores. The distillery is owned by Brown-Forman Corporation, in partnership with... Royal Oak Distillery The Royal Oak Distillery is situated on a private estate in Co.Carlow. Their Story The Royal Oak Distillery is located on a private estate in Carlow and distils single malt and single grain whiskey. Visitors can experience a fully guided,... Roe & Co Distillery Roe & Co Distillery is situated in the Liberties area of Dublin. Their Story Roe & Co Distillery is located in a refurbished building which formerly housed the power station of the Guinness Brewery, the distillery sits alongside the... Rademon Estate Distillery Rademon Estate Distillery is situated in Co.Down in Northern Ireland. Their Story Rademon Estate Distillery was founded in 2012 originally as a gin distillery. The distillery started to lay down its casks of whiskey in 2015. The distillery is... Powerscourt Distillery The Powerscourt Distillery is situated in the Wicklow mountains Their Story The Powerscourt Distillery is situated in the Wicklow mountains and opened in 2019. The distillery was built in the Old Millhouse and was built using local granite. The... Pearse Lyons Distillery The Pearse Lyons Distillery is located in the area of Dublin known as the Liberties. Their Story The Pearse Lyons Distillery is located in the area of Dublin known as the Liberties. The area is rich in whiskey history and the distillery was... Midleton Distillery Midleton Distillery is situated about 20 miles from Cork city in the south of Ireland. Their Story Midleton Distillery is situated about 20 miles from Cork city and opened in 1975 on the grounds of the famous Old Midleton Distillery. It is home to... Lough Gill Distillery Lough Gill Distillery is situated in a unique location in Co. Sligo in the West of Ireland. Their Story Lough Gill Distillery is situated in a unique location in Co. Sligo in the west of Ireland. An area surrounded by history, folklore and... Killowen Distillery Killowen Distillery is situated beside the Mourne Mountains of County Down. Their Story Killowen Distillery is situated beside the Mourne Mountains of County Down. It is one of Ireland’s smallest distilleries and is hoping to bring back some... Kilbeggan Distillery Kilbeggan Distillery is situated in the central Irish county of Westmeath. Their Story Kilbeggan Distillery was founded in 1757 and closed its doors in 1953. After a colossal community-led restoration effort the distillery was ready to start... Great Northern Distillery The Great Northern Distillery is situated in the city of Dundalk, Co. Louth Their Story The Great Northern Distillery was founded on the site of the former Great Northern Brewery in Dundalk. Founded by John Teeling in 2015 it is one of the... Glendalough Distillery Glendalough Distillery is situated in the beautiful valley of Glendalough in Co.Wicklow Their Story The Glendalough Distillery was founded in 2011 and was one of the first craft whiskey distilleries. The distillery makes single malt, grain and... Echlinville Distillery The Echlinville Distillery is situated in Co.Down Their Story The Echlinville Distillery became Northern Ireland’s first licensed distillery in over 125 years distilling its first spirit in 2013. They have revived the Dunville’s whiskey brand... Dublin Liberties Distillery The Dublin Liberties Distillery is situated in the heart of the Liberties area of Dublin Their Story The Dublin Liberties Distillery was opened in 2019 in a beautifully renovated 400-year-old mill building in the heart of the Liberties area... Dingle Distillery The Dingle Whiskey Distillery is located on the outskirts of Dingle in the southwest of Ireland. Their Story The Dingle Whiskey Distillery was established in 2012. The distillery is located in a converted sawmill in Milltown on the outskirts of... Copeland Distillery The Copeland Distillery is situated in Co. Down Their Story The Copeland Distillery moved from their home in Saintfield to their new Distillery in Donaghadee, Co Down in June 2019. It is a 6,500 square-foot site that houses their copper still and... Cooley Distillery Cooley Distillery is an Irish whiskey distillery, located on the Cooley Peninsula in County Louth, Ireland. Their Story Cooley Distillery is an Irish whiskey distillery, located on the Cooley Peninsula in County Louth, Ireland, converted in 1987 from... Clonakilty Distillery Clonakilty Distillery is located in the southwest of Ireland in Co. Cork. Their Story Clonakilty Distillery founders, the Scully family, have farmed by this coastal land for eight successive generations. A commitment to both heritage and... Connacht Distillery The Connacht Distillery sits on the banks of the beautiful River Moy in Ballina, County Mayo. Their Story The Connacht Distillery sits on the banks of the beautiful River Moy where the river widens into the Moy Estuary in Ballina, County Mayo. ... Bushmills Distillery The Bushmills distillery is situated in Co.Antrim. Their Story In 1608 The Old Bushmills Distillery received its license to distil “aqua vitae” from King James but the distillery itself wasn’t opened until 1784 and has changed hands over 5 times... Boann Distillery The Boann Distillery is located in Drogheda, Co. Meath in the heart of the Boyne Valley. Their Story The Boann Distillery is located in Drogheda, Co. Meath in the heart of the Boyne Valley. It will be distilling single malt and pot still whiskey,... Blackwater Distillery Blackwater Distillery is situated on the banks of the Blackwater River, just outside Cappoquin in beautiful West Waterford. Their Story Blackwater Distillery is situated on the banks of the Blackwater River, just outside Cappoquin in beautiful... Ballykeefe Distillery Ballykeefe Distillery is situated in the heartland of Ireland, adjacent to its medieval capital, Kilkenny city. Their Story Ballykeefe Distillery is situated in the heartland of Ireland, adjacent to its medieval capital, Kilkenny city. It is... Achill Island Distillery The Achill Island Distillery is also known as the Drioglann Oileán Acla or the Irish American Trading Company is located on Achill Island off the coast of Mayo. Their Story Achill Island Distillery began distilling at the end of July 2019 and... 57 The Headline 57 The Headline is situated in the The Liberties of Dublin city. Their Story 57 The Headline is mainly known as a craft beer bar, but that shouldn’t stop you visiting. They have the best whiskey selection in this area of Dublin and are only a... Tastings – Issue 1 – Midleton Very Rare 2016 First launched in 1984 the Midleton Very rare is a yearly release of 50exceptional casks that have been handpicked by the Master distiller and blended together to showcase all that the distillery has to offer.... Bushmills Irish Whiskey announced the return of Black Bush Stories in 2020, with a series of interactive Instagram events in April and May. Each event will explore a key theme and celebrate an individual and their craft, while providing the opportunity for audiences... As Asia is the first region to emerge from the COVID-Lockdown period, Walsh Whiskey’s brands – Writers’ Tears and The Irishman – are in pole position to expand following the recent appointments of several new distribution partners. For two decades the... Killowen Distillery launch their third bonded experimental series.’ This third release is a Tequila Cask finished, Small batch (388 bottles), non-chill filtered, no colouring, 10 year old blend bottled at cask strength of 55.4% ABV. The previous releases were a... J.J. Corry Irish Whiskey announce crowd sourced blend, ‘The Lock In’ Social distancing – try crowd funding Irish Whiskey Bonder J.J. Corry Irish Whiskey have announced that they will be opening up their blending process through a new online Crowd Sourced... Jameson Whiskey launches online platform to support global bar community Another great resource for bartenders with this initiative from Jameson Whiskey The world’s favourite Irish whiskey has launched an online platform to support, inspire and engage the... Looking for some online bar training during this difficult time? Get yourself certified with an online bartender course, FREE! As a whiskey enthusiast, I really enjoyed taking this online course and seeing how it fits into the whole bartending and cocktail scene... Charles Maclean Visits Dingle October 11th 2019 saw Scottish whisky legend, author and Keeper of the Quaich, Charles MacLean, take time out from his very busy schedule to visit Dingle October 11th 2019 saw Scottish whisky legend, author and Keeper of the Quaich,... 1661 Cocktail Bar Tucked into a little corner just off Capel Street in the up-and-coming part of North Dublin you’ll find Bar 1661. The bar itself is warm and dark, that kind of warm darkness that only cold Irish nights bring out. There’s no TV, no blasting... A Highland Fling Have any of us ever wondered just what a whiskey festival would look like at its inception? For those of us who have ever visited any festival which has been up and running for a period of time, by and large, everything seems to be going... Conor McQuaid – First Year Arguably the most influential role in the Irish whiskey sector and one year on from being appointed CEO and Chairman at Irish Distillers (IDL), we met with Conor McQuaid in their headquarters in Ballsbridge, Dublin. IWM:... Haven in Crosshaven In our series of Great Whiskey Bars, we travel to Crosshaven, County Cork, a quaint village on the south bank of the Owenabue estuary just thirty minutes drive from Cork city centre. It’s here in this village with a population of about 2,500... Pearl Diver – part two of three The Insights of an Enthusiastic Whiskey Collector Welcome to this, the second article in this series about the fascinating world of whiskey collecting. In the first article, we debated the contentious topic of buying whiskey for... An Irishman’s guide to Islay For many it is the Mecca of whisky, a place of pilgrimage which produces smokey spirit unlike any other. Fanatics flock from far and wide to visit its rocky shores and windswept peat bogs, in the hope of imbibing their favourite... Innovation in the category 2018 has been a busy year for the Irish whiskey industry and many exciting things have happened since my last column. The annual Whiskey Live was held in Dublin Castle showcasing many new brands and products, the new Red Spot whiskey... Biodynamic Farming At a time when the world is looking for sustainable, green and environmentally sound production, farming is at the very core of this movement. In fact, as we have featured before, Bord Bia is promoting sustainable attractiveness worldwide through... Peated Irish Whiskey Peated whiskey is the most exciting and under-appreciated opportunity in the Irish whiskey industry at the moment. A rather large statement, you might think, but allow me to explain why. The first peated whisky I ever tasted was the formidable... As clear as crystal Enfant terrible or one of the new innovative standard bearers of the Irish whiskey industry? Mark Reynier’s characteristic bluntness and ability to ruffle feathers both in Scotland and now here in Ireland have set him apart from his... Have you heard that one? Irish whiskey is booming at the moment. Visitor numbers to distilleries are up, sales are up, and our national spirit is going from strength to strength. That’s all great news, and long may it continue. So, let’s take a look at what makes... Kieran Keane In the first of our new mini-series, we learn what it’s like to be on the other side of the bar and get an insight from the bartender’s perspective. To kick off the series we met with Kieran Keane to discuss how he got into the Irish whiskey industry and... Cork’s patent still’s THE UNTOLD STORY (PART1) You may not recognise the term “Patent Still”. This technology is far more recognisable when referred to as a Column still, Coffey still or Continuous still. Utilizing industrial revolution era technology,... Of the land With so much in the news of late highlighting provenance, terroir, grain prices and the introduction of new crops into the Irish whiskey fold, we spoke with Bobby Miller, head of the Irish Grain Growers group. It was fascinating to get his views, to hear... Cask Influence Miren Somers explores the role cask influence plays on whiskeys flavour We’ve covered the ingredients and spirit styles, so now it’ s time to talk about my favourite part in the whiskey production process: maturation! If I could have any job in whiskey... Teeling Whiskey releases Charity Bottling in support of front line heroes Just 300 specially labelled and numbered bottles available Teeling Whiskey, Ireland’s leading progressive Irish whiskey, is releasing a special charity bottling of their Distillery Exclusive... Mixology For this issue’s look at Irish whiskey cocktails, we met with Richard Linden, Director of the Dublin Bar Academy. He says “We founded the Dublin Bar Academy in 2012 to give young and aspiring bartenders the training they need to step behind any bar in... Seven Sips – Sip 1 The first of instalment of our Seven Sips series tracing the changing flavours of Irish whiskey down the centuries Mixologist Chris Hennessy, whiskey writer Fionnán O’Connor, and witch-hunting bishop Richard Ledred discuss the tastes of Irish... Single Grain Whiskey Having previously reviewed pot still and malt whiskeys, it seems appropriate to concentrate on grain whiskeys for this article. In Ireland, grain whiskey is usually used as an enhancing component of blends, rather than as a single product... Tea, shrubs or old Irish whiskey? The Freemans Journal “Dublin Trade Report” of October 18th, 1847, detailing the current market prices for sugar, tallow, tar, palm oil, timber, fruit, rum, rice, whiskey, tea and cocoa shells. Readers were informed that the... Slane Distillery As the completion of the much anticipated Slane Distillery draws nearer, we were kindly given the opportunity to tour the grounds and granted an interview with Co-Founder Alex Conyngham. Slane Distillery is set to open at the end of August.... Dick Mack’s As we continue our series on great whiskey bars, Peter White chats with Finn MacDonnell and discusses the history and magic behind this this multi-award winning bar in Dingle, Co. Kerry.egal Definition of Irish Whiskey & its Misconceptions... A Tale of Two Cities Craft Distilling in Dublin & New York We know the process well. The milled grain is mashed and then fermented over a period of days. The resulting wash is then distilled to a rarefied state, only to be barrelled up in order to... Myths and Misconceptions Legal Definition of Irish Whiskey & its Misconceptions Irish whiskey is going through a new renaissance as consumers all over the world re-discover what the category has to offer. Thankfully the category has enough... A New Generation of Irish Whiskey Mixed Drinks Thanks to two Belfast boys, Irish whiskey takes its rightful place in the cocktail pantheon Irish whiskey is experiencing a resurgence around the world, as more and more whiskey drinkers, learn of its unique... Palace Pride As part of our series on great whiskey bars, we visit the Palace Bar in Dublin and talk to owner Willie Aherne about his pub and his love of Irish whiskey It’s a bright Thursday lunchtime as I make my way down Dublin’s Fleet Street and through the... Midleton’s Rare Silent Distillery Collection Release As rare as hen’s teeth, Midleton’s Rare Silent Distillery Collection, released less than a month ago, is already a sought-after find with bottle prices surpassing their original £32,000 (€35,000) RRP. Described as... Another Irish distillery steps up to the mark So proud to be part of this amazing whiskey community. Clonakilty Distillery has just announced that they are going to start manufacturing hand sanitizers. CEO Michael Scully said, “our main priority is public service, and... Free Digital Issue of Irish Whiskey Magazine We want to help in anyway we can So St Patrick’s day is over but we continue in our own small way to offer something for all those feeling isolated as a result of the Corona Virus Outbreak we are making issue 9 of the... Origin Spirits Ireland makers of Kalak Single Malt Vodka and Ornabrak Single Malt Gin have today announced the release of Currach Single Malt Irish Whiskey In a world’s first Currach Single Malt Irish Whiskey is finished in seaweed charred casks. The... The impact of Covid-19 on the Irish whiskey sector What are your thoughts and opinions It’s not always rosy in the Irish whiskey sector and obviously this is not an easy topic to cover and we do not wish to exploit it or be insensitive. What we care most about... Following on from the successful launch of Ireland’s first triple-distilled peated single malt whiskey in over half a century at Whiskey Live 2019, W.D. O’Connell Whiskey Merchants are launching the next release in their Peated Series, Bill Phil Batch 01. Bill Phil... Cooraclare, Co. Clare, Ireland, March 8th, 2020 – Ireland’s first modern Whiskey Bonder has announced the launch of ‘The Whiskey Thief’, a 100-bottle release to celebrate International Women’s Day 2020. This new release has been developed in collaboration with Irish... For over 25 years, the IFWG Food Awards have celebrated indigenous producers who help maintain Ireland’s outstanding reputation in food and drink. The IFWG Awards are unique, as no one can enter themselves or their product into the awards and no company knows it has... Irish Distillers have released Redbreast 27 Year Old, the oldest permanent expression in the Redbreast series. Redbreast 27 Year Old includes whiskey matured in ruby port barrels from Portugal’s Douro Valley. The ruby port barrels impart fleshy fruit characteristics... The Echlinville Distillery is expanding its award-winning Dunville’s Irish Whiskey portfolio with the release of a Cask Strength expression of its iconic 12-year-old Single Malt. Dunville’s PX 12-Year-Old Cask Strength Single Malt Irish Whiskey is finished in Pedro... Lambay Irish Whiskey now offers an exclusive cask program for whiskey fans and aficionados alike. Their craft is about the combination of centuries-old Irish whiskey making techniques and five generations of French cognac blending and maturation expertise. Lambay... Thursday, 13th of February 2020: Irish Distillers, producer of some of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has today announced strong growth across its portfolio in the first half of the year. Jameson sold 4.6 million cases (+9%) in the first... Irish whiskey industry welcomes European Parliament vote to approve EU Vietnam Free Trade Agreement 45% tariff on Irish whiskey in Vietnam abolished – Drinks Ireland|Irish Whiskey has welcomed the passing of the EU Vietnam Free Trade Agreement by the European... Killowen Distiiler release second 10-year-old blend of Bonded Experimental series release on Tuesday 11th February. This is a Txakolina Acacia Cask finished, Small batch (490 bottles), cask strength, non-chill filtered, No colouring, 10-year-old blend with... Dunville’s Irish Whiskey has won an impressive haul of five accolades at the prestigious World Whiskies Awards. The Echlinville Distillery (Kircubbin, Co. Down) are custodians of the iconic Dunville’s Irish Whiskey brand, which swept the board at the esteemed awards... Teeling Whiskey, Ireland’s leading progressive Irish whiskey is proud to announce that it has been honoured as World’s Best Irish Single Malt in two categories after the first round of judging at the 2020 World Whiskeys Awards for its 30-Year-Old Single Malt and...Lambay Island may be barely three miles off the east coast of Ireland, but it retains an air of inaccessible mystery. When WB Yeats visited the island in the 1880s, he compared his experience to landing on a remote South Seas island for the first time. Now, Lambay is... Jameson Irish Whiskey, the world’s favourite Irish whiskey, has unveiled its much-anticipated limited-edition bottle, designed by well-known Dublin-based designer and illustrator Hephee (Stephen Heffernan), marking the start of the brand’s global St Patrick’s Day... Teeling Whiskey has announced that its Visitor Centre, at its distillery in Newmarket in the Liberties area of Dublin City, has won ‘Best Visit’ in Ireland at the CIE Awards last night in Dublin. The CIE awards are presented based on feedback received from customers... Over one million people visited Irish whiskey distilleries and brand homes last year, the first time visitor numbers have exceeded the one-million mark. That’s according to Drinks Ireland | Irish Whiskey Association, which released statistics today (21.01.20) on how... Powers Irish Whiskey, which is made by Irish Distillers in Midleton Distillery, has unveiled a bold new bottle design for its range of premium Irish whiskeys. Debuting on core expression Powers Gold Label in the USA from March 2020, the dynamic new look is set to... Wonderful to have Nick Ryan from Thomond Gate Irish Whiskey in visiting today with the results of the fascinating project he has worked on. The hard work, research and thought that has gone into the release of Batch 1 Cask 1 Thomond Gate Irish Whiskey has been... Irish Whiskey Magazine reaches sole distribution agreement with Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded sole distribution rights for the internationally acclaimed and best selling annual Whisky Bible. For us, it is a... Whiskey drinkers are in for an absolute treat as Sonny Molloy’s Irish Whiskey Bar, located in the heart of Galway city has released ‘The Prestige Platter’ which is arguably the most expensive Irish whiskey platter ever created in the world. Available at the special... Teeling Whiskey, Ireland’s leading progressive Irish whiskey producer, is proud to unveil the first bottling of “The Renaissance”, a new limited edition series of unique Irish Single Malts. The new series is crafted to celebrate the true global Renaissance of Teeling,... Irish Distillers, the producer of some of the world’s most enjoyed whiskeys, has taken home the World Whiskey Producer of the Year trophy at the International Wine and Spirits Competition, following a prestigious ceremony in London last night. Irish Distillers scooped... For the second year in a row Jameson Distillery Bow St. has been named the World’s Leading Distillery Tour at the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA). The awards acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence in global travel and tourism. The finalist list included... Third Pot Still Release from The Dingle Distillery This small release single pot still Irish whiskey has come into being through the marriage of bourbon and port casks. It is also the first release overseen by newly appointed Master Distiller Graham Coull (previously... I’ve recently turned 50, if I wasn’t already a cynic, I am now. I’m not easily impressed by what some may call smoke and mirrors, big extravaganzas and bells and whistles. Not easily. And I know a lot of people will wonder how I can comment on this... The Irish Whiskey industry welcomes historic EU-China agreement on protection of geographical indications. Drinks Ireland | Irish Whiskey Association has welcomed the new EU-China agreement on protection of geographical indications (GI). The agreement, which was under... Drinks Ireland | Irish Whiskey Association has successfully secured legal protection in Taiwan, by registering Irish whiskey as a Certification Trademark in both English and Chinese. The registration of the Certification Trademark will give consumers in Taiwan greater... In the heart of West Cork lies the vibrant and colourful heritage town of Clonakilty, population of around five thousand. Being part of the well-renowned Wild Atlantic Way, the town is famous for its artisan food and drink, its festivals and friendly atmosphere. Its... In Italy, it is nice to see the peoples were the only distilled spirit at home. A reaction when you mention Ireland. It is as if there is a magical connection between the two nations, a sort of thread that binds us, maybe because, in the past century, we have both... In our series of Great Whiskey Bars, we travel to Crosshaven, County Cork, a quaint village on the south bank of the Owenabue estuary just thirty minutes drive from Cork city centre. It’s here in this village with a population of about 2,500 inhabitants that we visit... Uniquely Irish The topic of Pot Still, in particular the cereal grains used to create this beloved expression of Irish Whiskey, is providing some passionate debate of late. At whiskey events around the country when history or provenance of Pot Still is referenced a... Arguably the most influential role in the Irish whiskey sector and one year on from being appointed CEO and Chairman at Irish Distillers (IDL), we met with Conor McQuaid in their headquarters in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Conor, can you give us a little bit about your... Words by Miren Somers. Last November I moved to London and due to the limited availability of Irish whiskey, I have been drinking a lot of Scotch! This is because the Irish whiskey category over here is mainly made up of three key players; Jameson, Bushmills and... Part 1 of 3 | Words by Eric Ryan. Strangely, for a northerly country that is quite the great banqueting hall, at Tara, and noted how damp and cloudy, a vibrant wine drinking tradition has existed in Ireland for over two millennia. A further oddity is that Irish... The cocktail scene in Ireland has seen dramatic developments over the last number of years, particularly in the high-end sector. It’s no longer just Ice Teas, Margaritas and Black Russians. There is now a vast array of original cocktails and fresh takes on old... Words by Joseph v Micallef The revival of the Irish whiskey industry has been driven in large part by the tremendous expansion of its sales to the US market. In 2002, sales to wholesalers of Irish whiskey in the US were just $74 million, approximately 434,000 9-liter... Another addition to the ever-growing list of Irish distilleries has been made with the opening of the Roe & Co. Urban Distillery and Visitor Experience, located in heart of the Liberties of Dublin in the former Guinness Power Station which had officially closed in... Irish Distillers have added two new and experimental, limited edition Irish whiskeys to its Method and Madness range; Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Finished in Wild Cherry Wood and Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Finished in Acacia Wood. The whiskeys represent the... The Echlinville Distillery (County Down, Northern Ireland) has unveiled its highly anticipated award-winning Dunville’s VR 18 Year Old Port Mourant Rum Finish Single Malt Irish Whiskey. This cask strength (57% abv) limited release is from the first of eight incredibly... Irish Distillers announced the launch of its first podcast series, ‘A Story of Irish Whiskey’. Produced by Last Cast Media, the five-part series is a story of coming together, sharing, conquering markets and how three families, competitors for generations, united to... Walsh Whiskey has released Writers’ Tears Copper Pot Japanese Cask Finish Irish whiskey in time for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. The new and very limited expression of his celebrated super-premium whiskey is a global Travel Retail exclusive in association with Aer... Teeling Whiskey has claimed the award for World’s Best Irish Single Malt for its 24-Year-Old Single Malt, 21 years and older, along with the prize for World’s Best Irish Single Malt, no age statement, for its Teeling Whiskey Brabazon Single Malt (Series 2). Teeling... Sliabh Liag Distillers have been given the go ahead to start work on their new distillery, with planning permission having now been signed off. This move starts off their ambitious plan to bring whiskey distilling back to Donegal for the first time in 177 years, with... On 10th September, at the Jameson Distillery, Bow Street, Dublin, the Irish Whiskey Association (IWA) launched a new Irish whiskey tourism initiative. The IrishWhiskey360° brand, website and social media platforms were launched by Minister for Agriculture, Food and... Ireland’s Whiskey Guide is a new guide to the whiskey distilleries of Ireland by Kate Amber. This book is a part travel guide, and part historical insight. This comprehensive Travel and Whiskey guide provides lively facts and anecdotes about the history of Irish... A very ambitious project was initiated some years ago by two Mullingar businessmen to satisfy the major shortfall of Whiskey Maturation facilities to cater to the ever-expanding growth of Irish Whiskey on the Island of Ireland. Project spokesman Alan Wright, Chairman... With so much interest in Irish whiskey and with Waterford currently having two distilleries, Waterford Distillery and Blackwater Distillery, it only seemed fitting that there should be a local whiskey society. As anyone involved in organising any society, putting that... 7th November 2018, Blackwater Distillery becomes the 21st operational distillery on the island of Ireland. The new distillery in Ballyduff, near Lismore in Co. Waterford has commenced distillation and will produce Single Malt and Pot Still Irish whiskey. The... The Powerscourt Distillery officially launched on 5th December 2018, thus becoming the 22nd operational distillery on the island. The distillery is set upon the magnificent grounds of the Powerscourt Estate in Enniskerry, County Wicklow. The distillery’s three... 20th February 2019, The Dublin Liberties Distillery opened its doors for the first time for a special preview evening ahead of its official public opening on Monday, 25th of February. Showcasing the results of two years of construction, guests on the evening enjoyed a... Gortinore Distillers & Co., a company founded by Aidan Mehigan (CEO) and Lisa Mehigan (CMO), officially launched Natterjack Irish Whiskey on 21st February in Dublin. Aidan, a successful trader in the City of London, has moved back to Ireland with plans to set up a... A €10 million, state of the art distillery in Clonakilty, West Cork, has created 35 new jobs and is expected to attract 35,000 visitors annually. Clonakilty Distillery was officially opened by Tánaiste, Simon Coveney TD, on March 4 and it’s been dubbed as a huge boost... In 2018, the Pearse Lyons Distillery released its first limited edition Whiskey; Pearse five-year-old Single Malt Irish Whiskey. This was the first new five-year-old age statement Irish Whiskey to be produced from a new distillery in 25 years. Following on from the... After an absence of over fifty years, Irish Distillers and the Mitchell & Son family of wine merchants have reintroduced Red Spot back to the Spot family of Irish whiskey. Red Spot is a triple-distilled, single pot still Irish whiskey that has been matured for a... The Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey, created by with one of the world’s few female Master Blenders, Alex Thomas, was launched in one of Dublin’s oldest venues, Smock Alley Theatre to a decadent reception in the Banquet Hall. Four bars served seven different... OCTOBER 17th 2019: Emerging and established Irish whiskey producers and bars were honoured this evening at the 2019 Irish Whiskey Awards which took place at the Dingle Distillery in Co.Kerry. The evening commenced with a tour of the distillery and drinks reception... Crowned overall Irish Whiskey of the Year at the annual event, the accolade tops off what has been a fantastic year for The Irishman 17-Year-Old Single Malt. It was also named Best Irish Single Cask Whiskey at the Irish Whiskey Awards on top of taking home a Masters... Irish Distillers, makers of some of the world’s most enjoyed whiskeys, has unveiled the eagerly awaited Midleton Very Rare 2019, alongside the launch of the ‘1825 Room’, an online members’ programme for discerning whiskey lovers to delve further into the pinnacle of... After much anticipation, this long-awaited Irish whiskey is released. This evening in Belfast, The Echlinville Distillery (County Down, Northern Ireland) has unveiled its highly anticipated award-winning Dunville’s VR 18 Year Old Port Mourant Rum Finish Single Malt... Irish Distillers, the producer of some of the world’s best known and successful Irish whiskeys, has announced that its award-winning Bow St. Experience is going on tour. From September 2019, the experience will activate in Lisbon, Portugal. Jameson has created a... IrishWhiskey360° unveiled – the new brand and home for Irish whiskey tourism. Minister Michael Creed launches new Irish whiskey tourism brand and website to coincide with Taste the Island food and drink tourism campaign Visitors to Irish whiskey distilleries and... On Tuesday 3rd September Irish Distillers released two new releases in their experimental Method and Madness portfolio. The new releases exemplify the continuous innovation in the Irish whiskey category down in Midleton, Co. Cork. Both releases are Single Pot Still... The Kentucky Distillers’ Association has honoured the late Dr Pearse Lyons by inducting him into the prestigious Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame. The award was presented to Dr Lyons wife Deirdre and their son Mark at their induction ceremony this September. The annual... The Irish Spirits Association (ISA) have issued their second industry and market sector report, The Irish Spirits Report 2017. The report details not only the Irish whiskey sector but also provides insights into other spirits such as gin and vodka. The ISA along with... Renowned Mixed Martial Artist (MMA) Conor McGregor has, through the company he founded Eire Born Spirits, launched Proper No. Twelve to the Irish and US markets. Conor enjoys a massive social following and it will be interesting to see how the power of the McGregor... Jameson Irish Whiskey, produced by Irish Distillers in Midleton Distillery, is piloting a new and innovative take on the classic combination of Irish whiskey and coffee; Jameson Cold Brew. Jameson Cold Brew was released in limited quantities in September in Ireland in... Whiskey collecting, both as an interest and as a means of investment, has seen tremendous activity in the last few years. One source of collectables has been through online auction sites. However, until now, Irish collectors were faced with having to deal with... Intrepid Spirits have launched a very limited release of Egan’s 15-year-old single malt. Independently sourced, this single malt is matured exclusively in American bourbon casks. This release is limited to just 1,000 bottles. The Egan family set about resurrecting... Irish Distillers have unveiled the 2018 vintage of Midleton Very Rare. The 35th edition in the renowned and highly collectable range, first unveiled in 1984, is a masterfully blended Irish whiskey, crafted at the Midleton Distillery, Co. Cork, by Master Distiller... Knappogue Castle has launched the highly anticipated 21-year-old expression of their single malt Irish whiskey. With only 1,400 bottles, the Knappogue Castle 21 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey is a very limited special release. This 21-Year-Old Single Malt is a... The Powerscourt Distillery has unveiled three new Irish whiskeys under the brand name Fercullen; Fercullen 14-Year Old Single Malt Whiskey, Fercullen 10-Year-Old Single Grain Whiskey and Fercullen Premium Blend Irish Whiskey. Released by award-winning Master Distiller... Teeling Whiskey released their first 100 bottles of Teeling Whiskey Celebratory Single Pot Still at auction in partnership with Whisky Auctioneer. The auction ran from the 31st of August until the 10th of September, with all profits raised being donated to charitable... The importance of the travel retail industry as a contributor to Irish whiskey sales was an impressive 659,000 9-Litre cases in 2017. Aiming to increase this, The Loop in Terminal 2, Dublin Airport, operated by Aer Rianta International (ARI), has undergone a major... Irish Distillers Results Year ending 30 June 2019 Jameson is the No. 1 Irish whiskey in the world with sales of 7.7 million cases and volume growth +6% Irish Distillers prestige range experienced +25% volume growth, led by Redbreast (+24%) and Spot range (+40%)... Walsh Whiskey Releases 11th Edition of The Irishman Vintage Cask 11th Release of rare, super-premium cask strength (54% ABV) whiskey limited to just 2,346 bottles worldwide. Walsh Whiskey has released the 2019 vintage of The Irishman Vintage Cask, a rare cask strength... Wexford, 19th August 2019: Irish Distillers, Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of some of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, today donated the records from the Power family’s Oylegate estate to Wexford County Archive.... The rumours amongst Irish whiskey enthusiasts have been well-founded as Irish Distillers launched the Redbreast Dream Cask through its online members’ club, The Birdhouse, on World Whisky Day (Saturday 19th May). All 816 bottles were all snapped up within 2 hours!... Pearse Lyons Distillery is set to release their first whiskey which is from back when Alltech distilled at the Carlow Brewing Company. The release is scheduled for mid-June this year. There will in fact be 2 releases; 1,000 bottles released at cask strength of 59.3%... Revival Volume 5 was officially launched on 25th April in Chapter One Restaurant, Dublin, and is the final release in the series. The launch celebrated the release by pairing each in the series with a wonderful dish created to bring out the best in each. The fifth... The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey is a collaboration between world-renowned Irish Whiskey Master Distiller Darryl McNally of The Dublin Liberties Distillery and Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry, co-founders of The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog bar. The Dead Rabbit Grocery... On April 25th, Jameson announced the release of Jameson 18 Cask Strength which finishes its maturation in Dublin’s only live Maturation housed in the Jameson Distillery Bow Street, hence returning part of the production process to the brand’s original home in... Since 2011 Walsh Whiskey Distillery have being releasing their much-acclaimed cask strength edition of Writers’ Tears. The 2018 vintage of Writers’ Tears Cask Strength whiskey has been launched at an exclusive event hosted by the Aviators Whiskey Society in Kealys pub... Ode to Whisky (Óid don Uisce Beatha Ir. gaelige) (Tha Bhuidh air an Uisge Bheadach Sc. gaidhlig) is a studio album recorded entirely in Kirkcudbright, Galloway, Scotland. It is a musical celebration of the water of life. Just as whiskies vary from the fine Highlands... Lambay Irish Whiskey Company officially launched April 11th in the seaside harbour town of Howth, Co. Dublin. Placing themselves firmly amongst friends and locals within the community of North County Dublin, Lambay Whiskey is choosing a different route to market. “Our... On May 11th, 2018, Irish Distiller announced that had acquired Eight Degrees Brewing. The size of the deal remains undisclosed but will see Eight Degrees Brewing providing a long-term beer supply to support the continued global growth of JamesonCaskmates. Earlier this...