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Whisky / whiskey amongst other ramblings!!
Whisky / whiskey amongst other ramblings!!

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Redbreast "Dream Cask" - Review
On Saturday 20th May 2017 Redbreast Irish Whiskey treated 100 fans to a very special tasting to coincide with the celebration of World Whisky Day. The tasting was a sample of single pot still Irish whiskey drawn from a cask chosen by Midleton master blender...
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Jameson Distillery Bow Street - A jewel in Dublin's tourism crown
Back in 1780, when the Jameson Distillery Bow Street was first established, I'm sure John Jameson himself would never have believed how the building would look now. Throughout it's 200 plus years history the Jameson Distillery has been through many ups and ...
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Powers Whiskey at the Irish Whiskey Academy
Towards the end of 2016 I was lucky enough to be invited to assist in judging a social media competition hosted by Powers Whiskey Northern Ireland.  The "Whiskey Wisdom Distilled Challenge" focussed on bringing together bars from across Northern Ireland, th...
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Dingle - Single Malt - Batch No.1 - Review
For years Irish whiskey has been relying exclusively on three main distilleries to produce a range of spirits to sell the world over and help build the now rejuvenated reputation of Irish whiskey.  These distilleries are obviously Midleton, Bushmills and Co...
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Midleton - Very Rare 2016 - Review
Time flies when you're having fun!!  It seems like only yesterday that I was sitting myself down to enjoy a sample of the Midleton Very Rare 2014, the first to be bottled under the watchful eye of Master Distiller Brian Nation. Fast forward to the present d...
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West Cork - 12 year old Port Cask Finish - Review
Having first started in 2003, West Cork Distillers are a company I have heard different stories about without actually ever getting a chance to try any of their whiskeys.  I was therefore only too happy when I recently got the chance to get a couple of samp...
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Teeling - Revival Volume II - Review
Well over a year ago Irish whiskey lovers were treated to something special from the Teeling Whiskey Company as they released their first ever "Revival" bottling.  This first release was a 15 year old single malt, matured exclusively in rum casks, and was i...
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Dunville's - Three Crowns - Review
"Until recently the only place you could find a bottle of Three Crowns was at auction.  Now, we’re reviving this great whiskey to bring its flavour to a new generation." Bold words indeed, but these are the words that greet you on the Echlinville webpage de...
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Redbreast - Lustau - Review
Well, here we go again.  Another year and another new release from those people behind Redbreast. Over the last few years, compared to the other established Irish distilleries, namely Bushmills and Cooley, we have been treated to a number of new offerings c...
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Echlinville - Port Morant Rum Finish - Preview / Review - 1 year on
Last year I brought you all a preview / review of something very special that Echlinville Distillery are currently working on.  This was their single malt that is currently being finished in a Port Morant rum casks.  For anyone wishing to see the original u...
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