Irish Whiskey

Bushmills Irish Honey Liqueur Review

Bushmills Irish Honey

By Richard Thomas Rating: C- Bushmills, the storied Northern Irish distillery that Diageo recently traded to the Mexicans, took some of their massive stock a few years back and used it to get into the trendy sector of flavored whiskeys and honey-whiskey liqueurs. Since honey is one of the flavors that can appear in whiskey, especially those based on malted ...

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Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey Review

Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey

By Richard Thomas Rating: C Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey is named for the famed Kilbeggan Distillery, which dates back to 1757 and was revived by John Teeling and the Cooley Distillery in 2007. The distillery is so venerable that some point to it, and not Bushmills, as the oldest standing distillery in Ireland. Some observers rest their case for that on ...

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Whiskey History: Aeneas Coffey

By Richard Thomas Even among whiskey enthusiasts, surprisingly few know the name “Aeneas Coffey,” the Irish inventor who could be described as the Thomas Edison of the industry. Sometimes this is even the case when Coffey’s landmark contribution is referred to under his own name, and despite the fact that most of the world’s whiskey industry is heavily dependent upon ...

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Tullamore Dew’s New Distillery

Tullamore Dew distillery

By Richard Thomas Coming hand in hand with booming Irish whiskey sales is the rapid expansion of new distilleries, both in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Yet amid all the new projects only one represents a true reversal of the mid-20th Century consolidation of the Irish whiskey industry, and that was the September launch of Tullamore Dew’s distillery. ...

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