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”

The Waterford Distillery Single Farm Origin: A Trio about Terroir

Before we start, this is a relatively lengthy whisky review, I don’t think there is any other way to approach these whiskies for the first time. Part of the enjoyment is in attempting to understand the project which the Waterford Distillery are undertaking and in coming to the realization that this is no ordinary distillery.Continue reading “The Waterford Distillery Single Farm Origin: A Trio about Terroir”

Velvet Cap Irish Whiskey Review

The Blackwater Distillery’s return to independent bottling after a relatively lackluster attempt with the Retronaut 17 year Old release, (lackluster only in that the market had been flooded with similarly aged and priced independent Single Malt’s all from the same source) a decent whiskey but expensive and at a price-point where it was never reallyContinue reading “Velvet Cap Irish Whiskey Review”

Connacht Distillery Trio Review

Throughout the Covid-19 lockdown I have been lucky enough to take part in several TalkDram tastings and have posted a lot more regularly across Social Media, and of course I had the time to develop this website. This period has also led to some supreme acts of kindness from several whiskey companies in sending meContinue reading “Connacht Distillery Trio Review”

Kilbeggan Small Batch Rye & Kilbeggan Single Pot Still

Kilbeggan Small Batch Rye 43%abv €55.00 The first product to be released from production at Kilbeggan Distillery since it ceased distilling in the early 1950’s. The mash-bill was taken from ledgers of Whiskeys which would have been produced in the mid 1800’s, containing 30% Rye, with a mixture of malted and un-malted barley. The whiskeyContinue reading “Kilbeggan Small Batch Rye & Kilbeggan Single Pot Still”