Irish Whiskey

Dublin’s New Whiskey Museum

By Richard Thomas Although they account for only 6% of global whiskey sales today, the Irish were once the world’s top whiskey producers, and during their 19th Century heyday the center of this dominant industry was Dublin. Hand in hand with the revival of interest in Ireland’s native spirit has come the desire to return the whiskey business to the ...

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Teeling Single Malt Irish Whiskey Review

Teeling Single Malt

Updated March 14, 2016 By Richard Thomas Average Rating: B+ Even as Teeling opened their distillery this year, taking their first step in transiting from bottler to full-on, all in-house distiller, the company continued to expand their line of Irish whiskeys. Last month they added one more to the collection in the form of the Teeling Single Malt. Teeling has ...

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Jose Cuervo To Buy Bushmills

By Richard Thomas British drinks giant Diageo confirmed yesterday that they were in the process of selling Bushmills, the Northern Irish whiskey company, to Mexican tequila giant Jose Cuervo as part of a swap deal. In exchange for giving up Bushmills, Diageo would receive sole ownership of Don Julio tequila plus a cash payment. Diageo announced only last week that ...

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Top 5 Irish Whiskey Myths

Jameson Select Reserve Small Batch Whiskey

By Richard Thomas Irish whiskey remains a boom sector. Sales continue to grow, and new expressions come out and new distilleries open regularly. If anything, its momentum is accelerating. Yet despite the surging popularity, half-truths and falsehoods about Irish whiskey abound. Setting the record straight means puncturing the five biggest myths about Irish whiskey. 1. Irish whiskey comes in two ...

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Irish Distillers Unveil Midleton Very Rare Pearl Edition

The Midleton Distillery has unveiled Midleton Very Rare 30th Anniversary Pearl Edition; an exclusive, limited edition created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the expression heralded by many whisk(e)y experts as the pinnacle of Irish whiskey. An exemplar of the Midleton Very Rare style, Pearl Edition is the result of a collaboration between Master Distiller, Brian Nation, and Barry Crockett, ...

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