Teeling Single Malt Irish Whiskey – Review

*Many thanks to the Baddish Group for the sample. As one lands on St. Patrick's day and nears the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, one relishes the chance to guzzle sip some Irish whiskey and delve into a little more Irish history. As St. Patrick's Day has become something of a bloated, grotesque, commercialized … Continue reading Teeling Single Malt Irish Whiskey – Review

Whiskey on Ice 2016 Update…

Back in October of last year, I wrote a quick post mentioning that the date was set and tickets were on sale for the 2016 edition of Whiskey On Ice. Back then, April seemed so far away, I felt a little silly for even looking that far ahead. Now, here we are a month away … Continue reading Whiskey on Ice 2016 Update…

Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey – Review

*Many thanks to the Baddish Group for the sample. In 1972, Irish whiskey pretty much hit rock bottom. Bushmills had just been absorbed into Irish Distillers, thereby giving the company control of both distilleries (New Middleton and Old Bushmills) on the island. At the time, Irish whiskey was reportedly selling barely 500,000 cases a year … Continue reading Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey – Review

Connemara Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey

*Thank you to the good folks at Gemini Spirits & Wine for the sample! I can't hear "Connemara" and not think back 11 years ago to a family trip through Ireland and a fateful, death-defying horse-drawn trip through the Gap of Dunloe. Ok, fateful and death-defying might be pitching it a bit strong, maybe cramped and … Continue reading Connemara Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey – Review

Apparently, big things are happening at the Kilbeggan Distillery. Owned today by the proudly independent Irish distiller Cooley, Kilbeggan claims to be the oldest distillery in the world, being founded and officially recognized back in 1757.  It functioned through a few ownership changes until failing sales forced its closure in 1957. Cooley resurrected the Kilbeggan … Continue reading Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey – Review

Cooley, Malt Advocate’s Distillery of the Year

I was excited to see Malt Advocate's John Hansell announce Cooley as their Distillery of the Year.  Though I've not tasted nearly enough, I've always loved Irish Whiskey (Red Breast 12 yr. Old being a huge favorite) and recently thought it was too bad that Ireland's few distilleries were not making the same kind of … Continue reading Cooley, Malt Advocate’s Distillery of the Year