Irish Whiskey

Irish Whiskey 101

The Guide To Understanding Irish Whiskey By Richard Thomas Once upon a time, Irish whiskey dominated the tastes of the world. In the late 19th Century, the small island’s 28 distilleries served a global market that regarded of Irish whiskey as the finest of its kind. Then came the rise of stiff competition from Scottish blended whisky, based on cheaper ...

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Irish Oak Coming Back To Irish Whiskey

Irish oak

By Richard Thomas Heretofore, whenever the subject of “new oak” comes up in reference to European whiskey-making, the wood in question was never from the whiskey’s country of origin. The whiskey might be Irish or Scottish, while the oak is almost invariably American, French or Spanish. But no longer. New Midleton is ready to turn the corner on that mix ...

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New Midleton Launches New Irish Oak-Finished Whiskey

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard has unveiled Midleton Dair Ghaelach, its first ever Irish whiskey to be finished in virgin Irish Oak Hogsheads. This uniquely Irish expression is the latest addition to the Midleton Single Pot Still family of whiskeys, satisfying the growing appetite among whisk(e)y lovers for discovering new and innovative styles of Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey. Midleton Dair ...

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The World’s Most Innovative Whiskey-Makers

The Top 5 Pioneers Of World Whiskey By Richard Thomas Like many industries, the world whiskey industry has numerous figures that helped nudge it along into what we see today. The big Scotch brands were created in the main by several Scottish grocers, men who invented blended Scotch as we know it. Charles Gordon turned Glenfiddich into the first single ...

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