Archive: 2020/11

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Teeling Wonders of Wood: Amburana Cask

The very first in our series of Wonder of Wood bottlings. A 14 year old single malt aged initially in bourbon barrels and then in virgin Amburana Brazilian hardwood. Challenging the conception of traditional whiskey flavours, this unique Irish whiskey has a striking carrot cake flavour to it with hints of vanilla, cardamom and walnut.

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5 tips to help you identify flavors in whiskey

Have you ever read tasting notes, or sat down with another whiskey drinker who just pulls these tasting notes out of the whiskey, that you feel they must be making it up? I felt that way a few years back when I started drinking whiskey. "There's no way you're tasting those flavors, it's just a burn smell and a prickle down the throat!". Little did I know about whiskey palates, or even food palates if I'm honest.

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Two Stacks - The Final Two

Continuing the contemporary revival in the age-old tradition of Independent bonding, blending and bottling, the team at Ireland Craft Beverages are releasing The Blenders Cut – Sauternes Cask Strength and The Blenders Cut – Barbados Rum Cask Strength – this will be the final two bottlings in their limited-edition Blenders Cut.

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Spade and Bushel 10 year old Single Malt

Mayo, Maigh Eo, Plain of the yew trees. A place of solitude and retreat for many people, and a popular destination for tourists to get a sense of 'real' Ireland. Something that will only become more popular with Joe Bidens recent election to the office of the President of the United States, who discovered in 2016 that his great-great grandfather on his fathers side emigrated from Knockmore, Co Mayo.

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Killowen Bonded Experimental Series: Oatmeal Imperial Stout Cask

Killowen are launching their 6th edition of the Bonded Experimental Series. To date we’ve been treated to Jamaican Dark Rum , Txakolina Acacia Basque , Mezcal Tequilla, Peated Islay and Pinot Noir . Each of these have been totally different and interesting whiskeys, and this one sounds no different.

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Blue Spot makes a return after 56 years

Key DetailsWhiskey Name: Blue Spot (Cask Strength)Distillery: Midleton DistilleryABV: 58.7%Age: 7 yr oldType: Irish Single Pot StillWebsite: https://mitchellandson.com/collections/frontpage/products/b

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Writers Tears Cask Strength 2020 Release

Key DetailsWhiskey Name: Writers’ Tears Cask Strength 2020Distillery: Walsh WhiskeyABV: 54.5%Age: NASType: Blended SPS and SMWebsite: http://www.walshwhiskey.com/order/writers-tears/?country=DEPrice:

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Writers Tears Announce brand redesign

Writers’ Tears, one of the Irish whiskeys that has symbolised the category’s global renaissance in the last two decades, has revealed a suite of exciting enhancements to its iconic bottle, label and p

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Teeling x Umbrella London Ginger Beer Cask

Key DetailsWhiskey Name: Teeling x Umbrella London Collaboration Ginger Beer CaskDistillery: Teeling DistilleryABV: 46%Age: NASType: Blended WhiskeyWebsite: https://teelingdistillery.com/product/teeli