Irish Whiskey

Dublin’s Old Jameson To Get A Facelift

By Richard Thomas The Old Jameson Distillery in Dublin’s Smithfield district is slated for an €11 million redevelopment project by their owners, Irish Distillers (part of Pernod Ricard). For almost twenty years, the Old Jameson Distillery had served as not just the major, but also the sole whiskey-themed tourist attraction in Dublin. When the building was reopened in 1997, it ...

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Canadian Company Invests €3.5m In Glendalough

By Richard Thomas Mark Anthony Brands, a Canadian firm engaged in the production and distribution of wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks in North America, has invested €3.5 million in Glendalough, one of Ireland’s new small distilleries, in exchange for an undisclosed stake in the distillery. Glendalough was set up five years ago by Barry Gallagher and Brian Fagan. The ...

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Jameson Lively Irish Whiskey Review

Jameson Lively

By Richard Thomas Rating: B- One of the early steps in Jameson’s recent comprehensive brand shake-up was introducing a line of Travel Retail only whiskeys, their first, in October 2015. This was the Deconstructed Series, consisting of Lively, Bold and Round, each emphasizing a different aspect of what goes into Jameson. Lively takes on the grain whiskey aspect. Like all ...

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Teeling Single Barrel Carcavelos Finish Irish Whiskey Review

Teeling Single Barrel Malt Whiskey

By Kurt Maitland Rating: B The Teeling family has a long history in Irish Whiskey. Walter Teeling was the first to get into the Dublin whiskey business, by starting a distillery in 1782. The Cooley Distillery (home of Kilbeggan, Greenore, Connemara, the Tyrconnell, and 2 Gingers) was founded by John Teeling in 1987, when he converted an old potato alcohol ...

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Jameson Crested Irish Whiskey Review

Jameson Crested

By Richard Thomas Rating: B Even before the big brand and packaging relaunch in June, Jameson was already engaged in shaking up its lineup. The biggest early signpost was taking Crested Ten and turning it into Jameson Crested. As with Small Batch becoming Select Reserve “Black” and now Jameson Black Barrel, the classic Crested Ten evolved into Jameson Crested in ...

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