Irish Whiskey

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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Powers John’s Lane 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey Review

Powers John's Lane 12 YO

By Richard Thomas Rating: B Behind the surging popularity of Irish whiskey is Jamesons, but behind that is New Midleton distillery staking its claim to fame as the house that preserved single pot still whiskey for future generations. With that in mind, it shouldn’t be surprising that Midleton has not only single pot still whiskey lines, such as the Spots, ...

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Connemara Single Malt Irish Whiskey Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: B- The classic zinger about Connemara is “So you like this Irish whiskey that is peated, a single malt, and double distilled? So what you are really saying is you like scotch?” As the axiom goes, also a classic, “It’s funny because it’s true.” It’s the peated part in particular that makes it so. Double distillation ...

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IWA Announces Ambitious Strategy For Irish Whiskey Growth

By Richard Thomas Simon Coveney, Ireland’s Agriculture and Defense Minister, will launch the Irish Whiskey Association’s “Vision for Irish Whiskey” at an event this evening in the Old Jameson Distillery, Smithfield. This new document, “Irish Whiskey Strategy,” sets out the Irish whiskey industry’s future and outlines a strategy to ensure continued growth in the sector. The Irish Whiskey Strategy document ...

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