Irish Whiskey

Green Spot Chateau Leoville Barton Irish Whiskey Review

Green Spot Chateau Leoville Barton

By Richard Thomas Rating: A- While helping me with European oak in Monday’s feature on types of whiskey wood, New Midleton’s Master of Maturation Kevin O’Gorman brought the latest Green Spot single pot still whiskey, this one using a Bordeaux wine cask finish, into the conversation. Midleton only recently embraced the idea of putting finishes (secondary maturation) onto their whiskeys, ...

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Is Irish Poitin Here To Stay?

Irish poitins

By Richard Thomas Irish whiskey is booming, with sales rising by double-digit numbers in recent years and interest sparking a new wave of small and mid-sized Irish distillery projects. Just as with a similar whiskey boom in the United States, that combination of whiskey-imbibing being cool again and a thriving craft distillery scene has brought what was once an illicit ...

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The Pogues Launch Own Whiskey Brand

By Richard Thomas Legendary Celt-punk band The Pogues have joined the trend of celebrities releasing their own whiskey label and launched an Irish whiskey named simply “The Pogues.” Made by West Cork Distillers in collaboration with the band, the Irish whiskey is a half-and-half blend of malt and grain whiskey. With 50% malt in the bottle, The Pogues Irish whiskey ...

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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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