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Tullamore kakhulu – Egan sika Irish Whiskey Renaissance
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Tullamore kakhulu - 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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abalobi’ Tears Double Oak ngu 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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1890Ka- George Roe Whisky ingase idayiswe ngamaRandi € 12,000 Ngezinye Victor Mee Auctions
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Ezingavamile 1890 George Roe Whisky ijoyina izingcezu esivelele Irish zezombusazwe, literary and imbibing history to feature in upcoming Irish Connections Collectors ...

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Abalobi Izinyembezi yethusi Embizeni Marsala Qeda
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Abalobi Izinyembezi yethusi Embizeni Marsala Qeda. 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 Distillery kowamanqamu ngoba Oholela Distillery Tour Award yaseYurophu
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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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Irish Whiskey Umphakathi
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Irish Whiskey Umphakathi Engijabulayo Siyakwamukela "Guest-Blogger" Cathal Fleming to Irish Whiskey .Com to share his experiences as a member of The Irish ...

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Ardara Distillery. Donegal Okusha Whisky Distillery.
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Ardara Distillery. Donegal Okusha Whisky Distillery. James Doherty - Sliabh Liag Distillers futhi Ardara Distillery. It is always great when you hear of ...

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The Best Single Malt Whisky World kuyinto Irish. Teeling 24 Reserve Vintage.
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The Best Single Malt Whisky World kuyinto Whisky Irish. Teeling 24 Vintage Reserve Single Malt ukubuyekeza. I can't believe that it is only six years ...

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Dublin nenkululeko Distillery. Dublin sika Best Irish Whiskey Distillery
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emadolobheni nase madolobhaneni amaningi amadolobha e-Europe une-Alt Stadt noma Old Town. In Stockholm, kungcono Old Town, ESarajevo kungcono Baščaršija futhi ekhatsi Dublin, it's The ...

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Teeling Whisky Distillery Craft Fair ngoMgqibelo 16 Mashi
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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 ukuba Faka Ingafinyeleleki Ezingavamile kakhulu Midleton 1988
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Irish Whiskey Auctions ukufaka ivelakancane 1988 Midleton. THE kungafiki Irish Whiskey endalini izoba i kuyivelakancane, ibhodlela ezingavamile kakhulu Midleton ...

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Irish Whiskey Day ngeSonto 3rd Mashi 19 #IrishWhiskeyDay
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Yabelana Izinkundla yakho Irish Whiskey zokuhlolwa kanye Umhlaba ngoMashi 3rd usebenzisa #IrishWhiskeyDay ku Social Media. Get ready for Irish Whiskey ...

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Irish Whiskey zokuhlolwa e 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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Abalobi Tears Cognac Cask Qeda
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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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Irish Whiskey Auction e Umsizile Zoe Murphy Isikhalazo
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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 UKwenza iZinto ngeNdlela eNgakajayeleki Irish Whiskey Christmas Izipho
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5 Unusual Irish Whiskey Christmas Presents Stuart, Yini whiskeys ingabe reccomend njengoba Irish Whiskey Christmas Presents ukuthenga ngoba umngani wami nogologo elihlanyiswa, ...

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Fancy ukufuya Piece Kwangempela Irish Whiskey Umlando?
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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 Ukukhishwa I Irishman Single Malt – Coffee ezinkulu Qeda e Ukuhlotshaniswa Brewhouse Dick Mack sika
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Walsh Whisky Ukukhishwa I Irishman Single Malt - Coffee Stout Finish in Association with Dick Mack’s Brewhouse Just 240 bottles of Single Malt ...

User Deals: Stuart McNamara
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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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Midleton Ezingavamile kakhulu / Bot.2018
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70cl / 40% - Midleton Ezingavamile kakhulu 2018 is a marriage of specially-selected casks of pot still and single grain Irish whiskeys, all of which were aged ...
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Gelston sika 26 Unyaka Old Irish Single Malt Whisky
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70cl / 54.2% / Distillery bottling - A revived name from the annals of Irish whiskey, Gelston's lives again and this 26-year-old whiskey suggests ...
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Sadler’s Peaky Blinder Irish Whiskey Blended Irish Whiskey
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70cl / 40% - An Irish whiskey created by Sadler's Ales in Birmingham to accompany its Peaky Blinder beer. Harking back to Brum's colourful 1920s' ...
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Cooley 13 Umnyaka owodwa 2003 Exclusive Malts 10th Anniversary
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13 Umnyaka owodwa 2003 vintage Irish single malt whiskey distilled at a secret distillery in Ireland (just off the R173 regional road on the Cooley ...
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Connemara 12 Unyaka Old Peated Irish Whiskey Irish Single Malt Whisky
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70cl / 40% - The oldest expression in the Connemara range, this fine 12 Year Old peated Irish single malt from the Cooley distillery has won several ...
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Clontarf Classic Blend Blended Irish Whiskey
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70cl / 40% - A ezihlangene nogologo Irish, Clontarf Classic wadalwa eyisidalwa 100% okusanhlamvu nogologo kusukela Cooley, but these days the product has a very small ...
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Irish Whiskey Izikhangiso – Commercial Seller
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Just €10 a month (30 days) for up to twelve (12) advertising listings on Irish Whiskey Ads .com. This is probably the best package for a ...
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Irish Whiskey Izikhangiso – Private Seller
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Just €5 a month for up to two advertising listings on Irish Whiskey Ads .com. This is probably the best package for a Private Whiskey Seller.
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Redbreast 1998 / 19 Umnyaka owodwa / Lustau Qeda / LMDW Cellar
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70cl / 55.7% / Distillery bottling - A single-cask Redbreast 19 Year Old bottled for La Maison du Whisky. Finished in a first-fill sherry butt from ...
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Teeling the Revival Vol IV Sample / 15 Umnyaka owodwa
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3cl / 46% / I Kala Perfect - Volume IV is a 15-year-old whiskey matured initially in ex-bourbon barrels before being finished for the final year ...
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Teeling Brabazon Bottling Sample Irish Single Malt Whiskey
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3cl / 49.5% / I Kala Perfect - Teeling Brabazon Bottling is a combination of 5% whisky from 2001, 5% kusukela 2002 futhi 30% each from 2005, 2007 futhi ...
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Knappogue Castle 16 Year Old Twin Wood (43%) Irish Single Malt Whisky
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70cl / 43% - Produced from triple-distilled barley from Bushmills in Northern Ireland, this was aged initially in bourbon barrels before being ...
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Dunville’s Three Crowns Peated Whiskey Blended Irish Whiskey
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70cl / 43.5% - Duneville's Three Crowns Peated Irish whiskey is a sweet, fruity and gently smoky blend. Aromas of butterscotch, milk chocolate and ...
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Legacy Egan sika Reserve 15 Unyaka Old Irish Single Malt Whisky
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70cl / 46% / Egan's - A smooth, sweet Irish single malt whiskey from Egan's, matured for 15 years in a handful of specially-selected ex-bourbon ...
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Dunville’s 12 Umnyaka owodwa / PX Cask Single Malt Irish Whiskey
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70cl / 46% - Dunville's 12 Year Old has ben aged in Pedro-Ximenez casks and bottled at Echlinville Distillery. The result is a sweet and lightly ...
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Writers Tears Copper Pot & 2 Glasses Gift Pack Blended Irish Whiskey
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70cl / 40% - A gift pack containing a bottle of Writers Tears Copper Pot and a pair of glasses. A combination of pure pot still and malt whiskeys ...
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Egan’s Vintage Grain Irish Single Grain Whiskey
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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 simple “Irish ohlwini Whisky” based on our Irish Whiskey Pooka Scale at https://irishwhiskey.com/pooka-scale/. Ngokuthe gqo, 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!

    Ozithobayo, 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.

    Ozithobayo,

    Stuart

  3. Sawubona “Irish 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.”Isikhathi sokugcina ukuthi Irish Whiskey akhule onjalo kwakuyiNkosi ekuqa- nekhulu le-19 nelesi-20 leminyaka. Kodwa ke zonke liphahlazeka ngasekuqaleni kwawo-1900. Esinye sezizathu iphahlazeka kwaba ukwethulwa Ukwenqatshelwa eMelika”.

    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 article “Isikhathi sokugcina ukuthi Irish Whiskey akhule onjalo kwakuyiNkosi ekuqa- nekhulu le-19 nelesi-20 leminyaka. Kodwa ke zonke liphahlazeka ngasekuqaleni kwawo-1900”.

    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!

    Ozithobayo,

    Stuart

  4. Umfundi eyed ukhozi uye ikhombe ukuthi ngenkathi Jameson 18 Iminyaka Bow Street Cask Amandla is bevalela ngesikhathi 55.3% ABV, izithombe olunikezwe yi cindezela ithimba labo ukukhombisa ibhodlela nge ilebula ekhombisa 54.5% ABV.

    Jameson isikuqinisekisile kimi ukuthi 55.3% ABV uyisihluthulelo lesifanele. Ngiyajabula nangokuthi ukuthi amabhodlela obala emcimbini kwethulwa nazo ngendlela efanele ifakwe ilebuli ngesikhathi 55.3% ABV. Jameson baye Wathembisa ukuthi uzobuya kimi imfihlakalo ilebula nenkanyiso encane!

  5. Thanks very much, Patrick. Now you have two great whiskey brands to celebrate and enjoy from Tullamore! Ozithobayo, 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! Ozithobayo, Stuart

  7. Sawubona,

    Nice to meet you futhi siyabonga okokufaka. Ngaya kuvulwa omusha distillery amabele Tullamore ngesonto eledlule kanye ngibuza ukuthi ukusetshenziswa Grain Irish. Ngatshelwa ukuthi ngokuvamile, kokubili lwemithombo nokusanhlamvu Distilleries e Tullamore zisebenzisa Irish esezikhulile okusanhlamvu kuzo ezimbili ezihlukene Irish okusanhlamvu abahlinzeki.

    Isizathu ukuthi musa umemeze ngalokhu ukuthi nazo babe ingxenye yesithathu amabele umphakeli etholakalayo ngokufunwa abangakwazi uzozinakekela okusanhlamvu ngaphandle Ireland. Baqhubeka lo mphakeli zigciniwe uma ukuhluleka inhlekelele ohlangothini abaphakeli babo Irish.

    Nakuba Ngithanda umbono yokusanhlamvu Irish iyasetshenziswa nogologo Irish, Mina ngokwami ​​musa ukubhalisela “Terroir” ukumaketha sebekulungele ukukhushulelwa abanye Distilleries entsha ngasekupheleni. Yize kungaba umehluko lobhacile ukunambitheka kanye ukunambitheka phakathi izinhlobo ezahlukene noma zamagciwane sebhali ngesinye ubhiya, ngesikhathi lesi ubhiya noma ukugeza iye distilled izikhathi ezimbili noma ezintathu, yimuphi umehluko asalile kuyoba ngomzuzu. Umehluko ezibangelwa ezifanayo okusanhlamvu izinhlobo isikhule e Cork kuqhathaniswa Tullamore, ake Cork wedwa kuqhathaniswa Montana uzoba mncane uma ngabe zikhona ngaso sonke ziphuzo zazihluzwa ezilandelayo.

    Ngisho noma Terroir zazibaluleke, bekungeke yini kube ukuqondana omkhulu uma amasimu lapho kwenzeke ukuba eduze distillery nje kwenzeka ukukhiqiza kangcono okusanhlamvu enongiwe kunanoma kwenye indawo e-Ireland!

    Umehluko ngewayini liwukuthi njengazo, kodwa ngokwezinga elithile ezinkulu nakakhulu kunamanzi ubhiya, amagilebhisi kunomthelela ingxenye enkulu ukunambitheka kanye nekhwalithi elihlobene ne umkhiqizo osuphelile. Yilokho futhi kungani Distilleries zakhelwe eduze nemithombo yamanzi nokusatshalaliswa amanethiwekhi (imigwaqo, imiselekazi njll) kuyilapho wineries zitholakala eduze noma izivini.

    Ngakho, umbono wami siqu ukuthi ngenkathi kuwumqondo omuhle ukuthi Irish nogologo distillery shoka umnotho wabo wasekhaya ngokusebenzisa okusanhlamvu Irish, kungcono nje umqondo nice yizicukuthwane. Lonke inganekwane yokusanhlamvu “terroir” e nogologo is nje ukuthengisa inkulumo. Ukuze uthole umbono ezimele kule ukubona lokhu kwakamuva Scottish Malt Whisky Umphakathi sihloko ku Whisky Grain Terroir.

    Ozithobayo,

    Stuart

  8. Hi John, Nice ukuzwa kuwe!

    Yiqiniso wena ngobuchwepheshe efanele lapho iveza ukuthi kunezinhlobo eziningi Scotch whiskeys ukuthi kukhona un-peated.

    Ngicabanga abafundi abaningi (kuhlanganise Wabasaqalayo isihloko kuhloswe) ngabe, ngaqaphela ukuthi ngangingenzi kuphela ukhuluma ngani peated scotch whiskeys esihlokweni.

    Malting Un-peated ngabe kuqala ubambile emathafeni asethuthukile eScotland ngabe Ngelulelé phezu kwekhulunyaka njengoba ezokuthutha (imigwaqo emikhulu nojantshi bezitimela) ingqalasizinda athuthukile kuze ezinkangala.

    Ngizobuya ukukhothamela nalabo abanolwazi kakhudlwana Scotch Whisky umkhakha kunesami, + kodwa ingqondo yami ukuthi namuhla, eziningi peated Scotch whiskeys ungase uthonywe essence kunokuba ezimnandi zakudala usuphelelwe Turf intuthu.

    Siyabonga futhi bahlanganyele!!

    Ozithobayo,

    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 “Whisky Irish” contains Indian whiskey, it will have interesting implications. Ngolwazi ezinalo, 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! Ozithobayo, Stuart

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