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Tullamore Troppo – Irish Whiskey rinascimentale di Egan
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Tullamore Troppo - Egan's Irish Whiskey Egan's Irish Whiskey is an old Irish Whiskey brand from Tullamore that has been resurrected and redeveloped by the ...

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scrittori’ Tears Double Oak da Walsh Whisky
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Walsh Whiskey releases Writers' Tears Double Oak as the third expression of their Core Portfolio Writers’ Tears - Double Oak by Walsh Whiskey is a blend of ...

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1890‘S George Roe Whisky può vendere per € 12.000 A Victor Mee Aste
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Rare 1890's George Roe Whiskey joins outstanding pieces of Irish political, literary and imbibing history to feature in upcoming Irish Connections Collectors ...

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Scrittori lacrime Copper Pot Marsala Fine
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Scrittori lacrime Copper Pot Marsala Fine. Walsh Whiskey have been in touch today to tell us that they have just released a very limited edition of their ...

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Teeling Distilleria finalista Leading Tour della Distilleria Premio europeo per
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Teeling Distillery a Finalist for Europe's Leading Distillery Tour Award Teeling Whiskey Distillery. Photo © IrishWhiskey.com Teeling Whiskey Distillery ...

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Il Whisky Society irlandese
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The Irish Whiskey Society I am delighted to Welcome "Guest Blogger" Cathal Fleming to Irish Whiskey .Com to share his experiences as a member of The Irish ...

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Ardara Distillery. Nuova distilleria di whisky di Donegal.
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Ardara Distillery. Nuova distilleria di whisky di Donegal. James Doherty - Sliabh Liag Distillers e Ardara Distillery. It is always great when you hear of ...

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Il Best Single Malt Whisky nel Mondo è irlandese. Teeling 24 Riserva Vintage.
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Il Best Single Malt Whisky nel Mondo è un Irish Whiskey. Teeling 24 Malt recensione Vintage Reserve singolo. I can't believe that it is only six years ...

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Dublin Liberties Distillery. di Dublino Ultime distilleria di whisky irlandese
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Molte città e paesi in Europa hanno un Alt Stadt o sulla città vecchia. A Stoccolma, it's Gamla Stan, In Sarajevo it's Baščaršija and in Dublin, it's The ...

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Teeling Whisky Distillery Fiera dell'Artigianato Sabato 16 marzo
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I just received a note from Teeling Whiskey Distillery in Dublin to say that they are running a Craft Fair this Saturday in their Distillery in Dublin's ...

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Irish Whiskey Auctions to Feature Elusive Very Rare Midleton 1988
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Irish Whiskey Auctions to feature very rare 1988 Midleton. THE forthcoming Irish Whiskey auction will feature an elusive, very rare bottle of Midleton ...

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Irish Whiskey Day Sunday 3rd March 19 #IrishWhiskeyDay
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Share your Irish Whiskey Tasting Event with the World on 3rd March using #IrishWhiskeyDay on Social Media. Get ready for Irish Whiskey ...

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Irish Whiskey Tasting al Cairo
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Irish Whiskey Tasting in Cairo As those who follow me on social media @WhiskeyBlogger may have noticed, a few weeks ago I was invited to Cairo by ...

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Scrittori Tears Cognac Cask Finish
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Writers Tears Cognac Cask Finish I wrote a small piece a week or so ago on my main blogging site WhiskeyBlogger.com about the sudden and unexpected news of ...

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Asta di whisky irlandese, in aiuto di Zoe Murphy Appeal
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Irish Whiskey Auction in aid of Zoe Murphy Appeal Have you ever wanted to own one of the very first bottles of whiskey from a new Irish Whiskey brand or ...

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5 Insoliti regali di Natale Whiskey irlandese
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5 Unusual Irish Whiskey Christmas Presents Stuart, Che whisky vorresti consigliare come regalo di Natale Irish Whiskey per pagare il mio amico whiskey-mad, ...

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Fancy possedere un pezzo reale di Irish Whiskey Storia?
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Christmas Shopping and Whiskey Auctions My next article here will see me reccomending / suggesting some slighly unusual or quirky Irish Whiskeys as Christmas ...

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Walsh Whisky stampa The Irishman Single Malt – Caffè Stout Finitura in associazione con la Brewhouse di Dick Mack
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Walsh Whisky stampa The Irishman Single Malt - Coffee Stout Finish in Association with Dick Mack’s Brewhouse Just 240 bottles of Single Malt ...

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Midleton Molto rari / Bot.2016 Blended Whiskey irlandese
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70cl / 40% - Il 2016 edizione di Midleton Molto rari, selezionati dal maestro distillatore, Brian Nazione. La miscela di punta di più grande distilleria d'Irlanda ...
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Irish Single Malt 2001 / 16 Anni / Whisky Agency
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70cl / 48.5% / The Whisky Agency - Made in 2001 at a mystery distillery in Ireland, this 16-year-old whiskey was bottled in 2018 by German bottler ...
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Irish Single Malt 1989 / 29 Anni / Daily Dram Irish Whisky
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70cl / 48.6% / The Nectar - This Irish single malt whiskey was made in 1989 at a mystery distillery and bottled 29 years later by Belgian bottler The ...
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Irish Single Malt XO / Whisky Agency Irish Single Malt Whiskey
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70cl / 53% / The Whisky Agency - This Irish single malt whiskey was bottled by German bottler The Whisky Agency in celebration of the 2017 Maltstock ...
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JJ Corry The Battalion
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JJ Corry The Battalion

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50cl / 41% - This blended Irish whiskey from JJ Corry has been finished in ex-mezcal and ex-Tequila casks for seven months. Named for the Batallion ...
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John Jameson 7 Anni / Bot.1960s
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John Jameson 7 Anni / Bot.1960s

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75cl / 43% - A beautiful looking bottle of Jameson's three star whiskey, released back in the 1960s. It's proudly marked with an age statement, ...
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Old Bushmills White Label / Bot.1930’s Irish Single Malt Whiskey
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75cl / 43% - A very old bottling of Bushmills White label from the 1930s.
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Connemara Peated Irish Whiskey Sample Irish Single Malt Whiskey
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3cl / 40% / La misura perfetta - A superb peated Irish malt from Cooley, Connemara is a great alternative whisky for Islay fans.
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Jameson 12 Year Old Sample / Distiller’s Selection
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3cl / 43% / La misura perfetta - A Perfect Measure sample of Jameson's 12 Year Old Distiller's Selection, usually only available from the distillery ...
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vecchio Comber 30 Year Old Sample / 1980s Release
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3cl / 40% / La misura perfetta - A Perfect Measure sample of rare of Old Comber 30 Year Old Pure Pot Still, released in the 1980s. This is one of ...
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Teeling 1991 / 24 Year Old Irish Single Malt Whisky
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70cl / 46% / Distilleria Imbottigliamento - distillata in 1991, questo 24-year-old whisky dalla Teeling è stato affinato in botti di bourbon inizialmente prima di essere ...
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Powers Gold Label Irish Whiskey Blended Irish Whiskey
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70cl / 43.2% - The best-selling whiskey in the Republic of Ireland, Power's Gold Label has a spicy potstill character and is aged between 5 e 6 ...
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Bushmills Red Bush Blended Whiskey irlandese
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70cl / 40% - Bushmills is a very traditional distillery and its rare to see a new expression - this was the first to appear for almost five years! ...
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Teeling 15 Anni / La rinascita Vol IV / Muscat Finish
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70cl / 46% / Distilleria Imbottigliamento - Volume IV in serie La rinascita del Teeling è un whisky 15 anni. Matured initially in ex-bourbon barrels before ...
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Tullamore Dew 18 Anni Single Malt Irish Whiskey
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70cl / 41.3% - A limited edition of fewer than 2500 bottles from Tullamore DEW, made up of 18-year-old whiskey that was finished in a complex ...
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Midleton Molto rari / Bot.2015 Blended Whiskey irlandese
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70cl / 40% - Il 2015 edizione di Midleton Molto rari, selezionati dal maestro distillatore, Brian Nazione. La miscela di punta di più grande distilleria d'Irlanda ...
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Dingle Triple Batch distillata 4 Irish Single Malt Whisky
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70cl / 46.5% / Distilleria Imbottigliamento - The fourth batch of Dingle's limited-edition Triple Distilled single malt Irish whiskey is a marriage of ...
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Midleton Molto rari / Bot.2014 Blended Irish Whiskey
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70cl / 40% - Il 2014 edizione di Midleton Molto rari. The first to be selected by new Master Distiller, Brian Nazione. The flagship blend from ...
Browsing All Comments By: Stuart McNamara
  1. Hi Brian, Garret and Michael, Many thanks for your interesting feedback which seems to support my theory?
    The good news as you can see from my latest blog post yesterday https://irishwhiskey.com/irish-whiskey-renaissance/ is that some bars and restaurant owners in Ireland (and particularly in Galway) are identifying and exploiting the opportunities in the global resurgence of Irish whiskey.
    The Parknasilla example is not new to me. My own family are regular guests there and were told by a staff member a few years ago that as many of their guests are American, the bar is full of high end Scotch as that is what the guests know and want. So the hotels play safe and just give them what they want by creating an American bar in Ireland. The hotels will tell me that they will stock premium Irish Whiskey when the guests demand it, but if the guest don’t always know enough about Irish whiskey, they won’t look for it. It’s chicken and egg stuff
    But imagine if high end hotels such as Parknasilla created a simpleIrish Whiskey Listbased on our Irish Whiskey Pooka Scale at https://irishwhiskey.com/pooka-scale/. Straight away, you have something very high end and very Irish to add value to your guests experience. We are further developing the Pooka Scale project as an Irish Whiskey education tool in coming weeks. My plan is to develop a simple info-graphic that can be used to explain Irish whiskey forms, styles and structure to Irish whiskey beginners be they bar staff, tourists or even new whiskey drinkers.
    If our tourism guests are introduced for the first time to Irish Whiskey while on holiday, they’ll buy more in airport duty free and before you know it we have a new life time Irish Whiskey convert!
    Thanks again for the great comments and feedback and welcome to IrishWhiskey.com!

    Cordiali saluti, Stuart

  2. Thank you very much for that clarification. I have tried to contact you without success. I’d be delighted to offer Parknasilla Resort and Spa a free VIP Listing on our new IrishWhiskeyWay.com Irish Whiskey Tourism site which will be launched in coming weeks. If interested, please see http://IrishWhiskey.com/VIP for application form and my contact details.

    Cordiali saluti,

    Stuart

  3. HiIrish Whiskey Expert”,

    I’m not sure from your comments if you have actually read my article properly? But if you have, you seem to have missed the point completely.

    From the opening of my article.The last time that Irish Whiskey experienced such growth was at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. But then it all crashed in the early 1900’s. One of the reasons it crashed was the introduction of Prohibition in America”.

    This is not meant to be a history of the travails of the Irish Whiskey industry. Rather, it is a quick study on the effect of one or two bad apples spoiling a barrel. I’m talking about why bootlegging affected the Irish whiskey industry more than the Scotch or Bourbon industryduring prohibition years”. Of course I know about the effect of the Coffey Still. I am after all a whiskey writer. I have written elsewhere in recent years of the Coffey Still and Temperance movements in Ireland.

    The point I am making here and which most of my readers (including your Tullamore DEW colleagues) have understood judging from feedback on social media tonight, is that there are valuable lessons to be learned from the early 1900’s to the 30’s when the good name of Irish Whiskey suffered severe damage because of the actions of those producing poor quality or imitation whiskey under an Irish Whiskey banner.

    I am saying that it is important for all of us who care about Irish whiskey to protect it’s good name. Your own company IDL (You registered here with a Pernod-Ricard email address) is to the forefront of this as I have seen at first hand from my visits to Midleton. I have reflected this in many other articles on your distillery and my reviews of many of your products.

    In terms of scolding me in person withmore research required”, perhaps the following may be worth reflecting on.
    Despite all the challenges facing the Irish Whiskey industry there was still a worldwide demand for quality Irish Pot Still whiskey and by 1900 the amount of whiskey distilled in Ireland quadrupled.” – This quote is from your own IDL publication on Irish Whiskey History. It also supports my opening statement in the articleThe last time that Irish Whiskey experienced such growth was at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. But then it all crashed in the early 1900’s”.

    This hardly supports youadvisingme thatIrish whiskey was long dead before prohibition”. In fact Irish whiskey was more popular in the US than Scotch pre-prohibition and particularly on the Irish influenced East Coast (Boston and New York).

    As fora war with the British Empirepre-dating prohibition. Prohibition which commenced in 1920 was repealed in 1933. The Anglo Irish Trade war only really started then in 1933 following the second Irish election in two years.

    While I welcome comments of any kind here on IrishWhiskey.com, I am always disappointed when someone’s first instinct is to attack and denigrate the messenger by making loose and unsustainable accusations themselves of sloppy work by others. I am particularly disappointed that in doing so, you claim to be representing IDL. Perhaps you were having a bad evening? Or are you actually with Irish Distillers. I have my suspicions and will be checking.

    I’m now going to open a new bottle of Yellow Spot!

    Cordiali saluti,

    Stuart

  4. An eagle eyed reader has spotted that while the Jameson 18 Years Bow Street Cask Strength is bottled at 55.3% ABV, the photos supplied by their press team show a bottle with a label indicating 54.5% ABV.

    Jameson have confirmed to me that 55.3% ABV is the correct figure. I am also happy that the bottles on display at the launch event were also correctly labeled at 55.3% ABV. Jameson have promised to come back to me on the mystery of the lesser label!

  5. Grazie mille, Patrick. Ora avete due grandi marche di whisky per celebrare e godere da Tullamore! Cordiali saluti, Stuart

  6. Thanks Patrick!! Let’s see if a Drop or two of the D.E.W. make our Irish Whiskey Collection shortlist nest week! Cordiali saluti, Stuart

  7. Hi,

    Nice to meet you and thanks for the input. I attended the opening of the new grain distillery in Tullamore last week and I inquired about the use of Irish Grain. I was informed that in general, both the malt and grain distilleries in Tullamore use Irish grown grain sourced from two separate Irish grain suppliers.

    The reason that they don’t shout about this is that they also have a third grain supplier available on demand who can supply them with grain from outside Ireland. They keep this supplier in reserve in case of a catastrophic failure on the side of their Irish suppliers.

    While I like the idea of Irish grain being used in Irish whiskey, I myself do not subscribe to theTerroirmarketing being promoted by some new distilleries of late. While there may be subtle differences in taste and flavour between different types or strains of barley in beer, by the time this beer or wash has been distilled two or three times, any residual differential will be minute. The differences attributable to identical grain types grown in Cork versus Tullamore, let alone Cork versus Montana will be negligible if they exist at all following distillation.

    Even if Terroir were important, wouldn’t it be a huge coincidence if the fields which happen to be close to the distillery just happened to produce better flavoured grain than elsewhere in Ireland!

    The difference with wine is that like, but to an even greater extent than beer, the grape contributes a significant part of the flavour and quality associated with the finished product. That’s also why distilleries are built near water sources and distribution networks (roads, canals etc) whereas wineries are located near or in vineyards.

    Così, my own opinion is that while it is a nice idea that an Irish whiskey distillery would support their local economy by using Irish grain, it’s just a nice and noble idea. The whole myth of grainterroirin whiskey is just marketing talk. For an independent view on this see this recent Scottish Malt Whisky Society article on Whisky Grain Terroir.

    Cordiali saluti,

    Stuart

  8. Ciao John, Carino sentirlo da te!

    Naturalmente siete tecnicamente corretta nel sottolineare che ci sono molti Scotch whisky che sono non-torbato.

    Credo maggior parte dei lettori (compresi i principianti l'articolo è rivolto a) avrebbe capito che stavo solo parlando di Scotch whisky torbato in questo articolo.

    malto torbato Un-avrebbe prima preso piede nelle pianure industrializzate della Scozia e sarebbe sparsi sulla fine del secolo come il trasporto (stradale e ferroviario) infrastruttura sviluppata anche fino agli altopiani.

    Mi inchino a quelli con una maggiore conoscenza del settore Scotch Whisky di miniera, ma la mia comprensione è che oggi, molti degli Scotch whisky torbato può essere influenzata da essenza, piuttosto che buon fumo vecchio tappeto erboso stile.

    Grazie ancora per l'adesione in!!

    Cordiali saluti,

    Stuart

  9. Hi Martin, Thanks for the kind comments.

    From the Moscow Times a few weeks ago. http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article.php?id=525436 . In this article titledAs Alcohol Prices Soar, Russians Turn to Imitation Whiskeys and Rums”, Rowsons Reserve is described as aWhiskey based drink”! Is it Irish Whiskey or awhiskey based drink”?

    This link http://eng.winestyle.ru/products/Rowson-s-Reserve-700.html from one of their suppliers in Russia seems to imply that the Russian Rowsons Reserve is 100% Irish whiskey and is different from the Indian version?

    If this “Irish Whiskey” contains Indian whiskey, it will have interesting implications. As far as I know, Diageo are still members of the IWA even since offloading all of their Irish Whiskey interests when they sold Bushmills to Jose Cuerva in Mexico earlier this year. If it’s awhiskey based drinkrather than a whiskey, there will be confusion.

    Reports such as these which show history repeating itself are what prompted me to write this article. Thanks for highlighting! Cordiali saluti, Stuart

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