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

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The Quiet Man Traditional Irish Whiskey – Review

*Sincere thanks to Common Ground PR and Luxco for the sample When I first heard the name of this relatively new Irish Whiskey, I immediately thought of the Graham Greene book, The Quiet Man. Then, not quite as immediately, I thought, that doesn't sound right. And indeed it is not. Turns out I was conflating Greene's … Continue reading The Quiet Man Traditional Irish Whiskey – Review

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