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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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

The Quiet Man 8 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey – Review

*Sincere thanks to Common Ground PR and Luxco for the sample According to the Irish food and drinks organization, Bord Bia, Irish Whiskey exports increased by 8% in 2016. Exports are projected to double by 2020, which, seeing as 2020 will be another presidential election year here in the embarrassing old U.S. of A., and we'll … Continue reading The Quiet Man 8 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey – Review

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