Tyrconnell 15 Year Old Madeira Cask Finish Irish Single Malt Whiskey – Review

*Sincere thanks to Tyrconnell and Savona Communications for the sample. Along with being a well-known resort, a popular stop for transatlantic cruise ships, and the birthplace of the inimitable Ana da Silva of the Raincoats among other things, the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira is the only place that can legally (according to the EU) produce Madeira, it's namesake … Continue reading Tyrconnell 15 Year Old Madeira Cask Finish Irish Single Malt Whiskey – Review

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Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition Irish Whiskey – Review

*Sincere thanks to Irish Distillers, Jameson, and Ketchum for the sample. For this year's St. Patrick's Day's Irish whiskey review, I thought we'd take a look at  St. Francis. Ok, perhaps more specifically, the Franciscans, the religious orders and sects that follow the teachings of St. Francis. What the hell, let's narrow it down even … Continue reading Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition Irish Whiskey – Review

Jameson’s “The Blender’s Dog” Irish Whiskey – Review

*Sincere thanks to Irish Distillers, Jameson, and Ketchum for the sample. In a distillery/whiskey production setting, the word "dog" can be used for several different things...or really just two very, very different things and then a few variations on the theme. There is, of course, the four-legged kind of dog (Canis lupus familiaris), who often … Continue reading Jameson’s “The Blender’s Dog” Irish Whiskey – Review

Prizefight Irish Whiskey – Review

*Sincere thanks to Quaker City Mercantile for the sample. With the category of Irish whiskey booming, it's no surprise that people are trying to jump in at all levels. There are a lot of non-distilling producers out there at the moment, making up new brands or reviving old ones. The interesting thing is that, relatively … Continue reading Prizefight Irish Whiskey – Review

Kilbeggan Single Grain Irish Whiskey – Review

*Sincere thanks to Kilbeggan and Savona Communications for the sample. So...Kilbeggan. Believe it or not, here we have another distillery with a long up and down history. Actually, Kilbeggan's long up and down history is one of the longest histories in all of whiskey distillery history-dom. Its history is also, as far as distillery histories … Continue reading Kilbeggan Single Grain Irish Whiskey – Review

Redbreast Sherry Finish Lustau Edition Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey – Reviewed

*Sincere thanks to Irish Distillers, Redbreast, and Ketchum for the sample. I was going to write something snappy about St. Patrick, but frankly, I've kind of had it with the guy. We can all be pretty sure that he didn't do most of the stuff he's famous for, and the stuff he actually did do certainly … Continue reading Redbreast Sherry Finish Lustau Edition Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey – Reviewed

Egan’s 10 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey – Review

Sincere thanks to SE and Nova Marketing for the sample. When one hears of an old brand being "revived," it's usually accompanied by a sharp wince and weary sigh of "haven't we heard enough of this kind of thing?" All too often, a brand's ancient history is inflated, conflated and romanticized, its current revivers claiming … Continue reading Egan’s 10 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey – Review