A Cask Strength Update

It would appear I’ve been a bit quiet here on Cask Strength Communications for the past number of months, although that wouldn’t be quite true. As many of my readers will know this website was created as a result of my unemployment due to Covid19, 7 months on, 1 cancelled Wedding date, Lockdown no.2 underwayContinue reading “A Cask Strength Update”

Killowen Peated alongside Two, Two Stacks

There’s nothing quite like enjoying a whiskey straight from the cask in the presence of the distiller, in the distilleries warehouses or a small rackhouse such as the one pictured. They’ll tell you how they have tried create something new, or traditional, or historical, or something true to their story. You’ll be drawn in andContinue reading “Killowen Peated alongside Two, Two Stacks”

Pearse Lyons ‘Marriage of Malt’, Blended Malt Distillery Exclusive Review

Throughout the lock-down period in Ireland when I had only been temporarily laid-off rather than fully terminated as I am now, I began working on an Irish Whiskey education project. (‘terminated’ sounds so sinister doesn’t it, reminds me of Arnold Schwarzenegger, although unlike him it doesn’t look like ‘I’ll be back’ anytime soon, to workContinue reading “Pearse Lyons ‘Marriage of Malt’, Blended Malt Distillery Exclusive Review”

Irish Hospitality Heroes: Protecting Irish Pubs

Anyone who knows me personally will know that my passion and knowledge for Irish Whiskey is only matched by my passion and knowledge of Irish Pubs. I’ve spent an incredible amount of time in Irish pubs over the past decade, both in a professional capacity and as a loyal customer to many venues across theContinue reading “Irish Hospitality Heroes: Protecting Irish Pubs”

A New Age for Pot Still?

Friday April 11th, the Kilbeggan Distilling Co. TalkDram Tasting, was the event that really put the conversation of what can and what can’t be considered ‘Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey’ back firmly in my mind. And, in the weeks that followed there’s been several instances where the topic has popped up online, adding further fuelContinue reading “A New Age for Pot Still?”

Inspiration for a Cask Strength Blog

Hi folks, I wanted to kick off this blog by giving you an insight into the reasons why I feel there is room for me to share my insights on the Irish Whiskey Industry with you all. And, why I feel the need to add to the ever increasing array of Irish Whiskey bloggers thereContinue reading “Inspiration for a Cask Strength Blog”