Irish Whiskey

John Teeling Set To Start New Distillery

Drinks giant Diageo and the Irish Whiskey Company (IWC) have jointly announced that they have entered into an agreement in principal concerning the future ownership of the Great Northern Brewery site, Dundalk. IWC is majority owned by the Teeling Family and run by John Teeling, founder of the Cooley Distillery. Jim Finn and David Hynes, formerly Cooley Distillery directors, are ...

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Teeling Poitin Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: B In Ireland, poitin has the same meaning as moonshine in the United States, and just as there are those who say moonshine isn’t exactly whiskey, some say poitin isn’t exactly whiskey either. Despite all that, in the United States a throng of small distillers have gotten into the business of turning out (legal) moonshine and ...

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Teeling Vintage Reserve 21 Year Old Irish Whiskey Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: A- Teeling Whiskey Company is a new player, so new that it’s whiskey is sourced rather than made by the company itself. That isn’t necessarily a knock for Teeling, since the man at the helm is former Cooley honcho Jack Teeling. Even so, nothing highlights Teeling’s novelty and lack of a distillery to call it’s own ...

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Teeling Irish Whiskey Review

Teeling Irish Whiskey

Updated March 14, 2016 By Richard Thomas Average Rating: B- Irish whiskey is the narrowest of the traditional whiskey regions, and one of the narrowest in general. Until recently, almost all whiskey production in Ireland was limited to just three distilleries: New Midleton (Jameson, etc.); Cooley; Old Bushmills. Once upon a time, all of Ireland’s many whiskey brands were either ...

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Concannon Irish Whiskey Review

By Jake Emen Rating: C+ Concannon is an Irish whiskey of the sort you likely haven’t tried before – produced by an American vineyard, Concannon Vineyard, which is based in Livermore, California. Concannon vineyard has strong Irish ties, though, as the first successful American winery founded by an Irish immigrant, James Concannon, who came over stateside in 1865. Four generations ...

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