Tag Archives: Irish Whiskey

West Cork 12 Year Old Sherry Cask Finish Irish Whiskey Review

West Cork 12 Year Old Irish Single Malt

By Randall H. Borkus Rating: B+ West Cork Distillery was founded in 2003 by three lifelong friends; Denis McCarthy, Ger McCarthy and John O’Connell in Union Hall, West Cork, Ireland. Ger and Denis McCarthy had long histories as deep sea trawler men and O’Connell was a scientist focusing on research and development for the food and beverage industries. Inspired by ...

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The Changed Rules Of World Single Malts

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How The Rise Of American And World Malts Have Changed The Fundamentals By Richard Thomas Until the advent of the World Whisk(e)y Boom, malt whisky has been a pretty stable category. The overwhelming majority of malts were made either in Scotland or in countries pursuing their own variants of the Scottish model (most notably Japan), a fact best signified by ...

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A New Pair Of The Irishman Marsala Cask Finish Whiskeys Coming

Walsh Whiskey Distillery has released two, new, very limited edition, super-premium expressions from The Irishman range. Both were finished in handpicked Marsala wine ‘hogshead’ casks from the Florio winery in Sicily which is owned by Walsh Whiskey Distillery’s strategic partner Illva Saronno. Hogshead casks are larger than standard whiskey casks, however with evaporation accounting for the ‘Angel’s Share’, just 2,970 ...

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Dublin Liberties Oak Devil Irish Whiskey Review

Dublin Oak Devil Irish Whiskey

By Emma Briones Rating: B- In July 2015, Quintessential Brands launched a new Irish whiskey: The Dublin Liberties Oak Devil. The whiskey takes its name from the past of The Liberties area in Dublin, where the company acquired an urban distillery project, then known as the Dublin Whiskey Company. In the 1700s, The Liberties was known as “Hell” due to ...

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