Irish Whiskey

Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy Irish Whiskey Review

Midleton Barry Crockett

By Richard Thomas Rating: A- When Irish Distillers attach the name of their distillery, “Midleton,” to a whiskey, you know they mean business. Midleton Very Rare, for example, is almost the byword in super premium Irish whiskeys, while Midleton Dair Ghaelich is the showcase for the revival of maturation in new Irish oak. It therefore shouldn’t be surprising that when ...

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Redbreast 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey

Redbreast 12YO

By Richard Thomas Rating: B When Barry Crockett retired as Master Distiller for Irish Distillers in 2013 after 47 years with the company, his principal legacy was preserving the distinctly Irish style of pot still whiskey. Yet it was not until relatively modern times, albeit still under Crockett’s tenure, that the same Cork County distillery that has Jameson as its ...

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Teeling Whiskey Company Opens Distillery

John and Jack Teeling

First Distillery To Operate In Dublin In 125 Years The Teeling Whiskey Company (TWC) today officially opened its brand new distillery and visitor centre in The Liberties, Dublin. The €10 million distillery is the first in Dublin in over 125 years and the only fully operational distillery in the city at present. As well as a fully functioning distillery, there ...

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Green Spot Adds A Wine-Finished Pot Still Whiskey

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard has unveiled the first ever Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey to be finished in Bordeaux wine casks, Green Spot ChâteauLéoville Barton. The new release adds an innovative, new dimension to the classic Green Spot expression, which is already renowned among whiskey lovers for its exceptional quality. Set in the heart of the Saint Julien appellation in ...

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Brown-Forman Buys Slane Castle

By Richard Thomas Brown-Forman, the American drinks corporation that owns Jack Daniel’s and Woodford Reserve, announced yesterday that it had bought Irish whiskey brand Slane Castle and would invest $50 million in building Slane Castle’s planned distillery. Slane Castle, based at and named for the property that hosts a famed concert venue, was one of the independent Irish bottlers left ...

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