Irish Whiskey

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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Writer’s Tears Irish Whiskey Review

Writer's Tears Whiskey

By Richard Thomas Rating: B- The concept of “pot still whiskey” is often misunderstood outside of Ireland, with many thinking it refers to the still itself. Instead, “pot still” is a mashbill style stemming from one of the British crown’s attempts to collect more taxes from the Irish whiskey industry. Reckoning that the best way to collect taxes on whiskey ...

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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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