Insights and opinions on all aspects of Irish whiskey.
Blake'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 Game of Thrones. We were joined by Irish Whiskey Ambassador Joe Magowan and together we got to share some great single cask Irish whiskeys from Blake's of the Hollow including their own Powers Single Pot Still bottling.
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.
The Independent Bottling category in Irish whiskey is vast, at times filled with controversy and ignorance on some parts, but there’s no doubt that it is through this practice that we have seen some Ireland’s very best whiskey releases. Mark McLaughlin will bring us on a journey over three pieces which will cover the significance of Independent Bottling to Irish whiskey as a whole. This will only be the beginning as we will explore specific brands, issues and successes in Independently...
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 releases.
Conor 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 about also the premiumisation of Irish whiskey and diversification within their portfolio and the significant influence they have in the market and discuss any sense of responsibility to protect and develop the Irish whiskey sector.
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 on the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way. We tour the beautiful distillery and sit down with Founder Michael Scully and Head Distiller Paul Corbett to learn more about their entry into the exciting Irish whiskey market.
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 inside this beautiful presentation box. A few nice surprises and so much to explore.