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

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

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

Green Spot Irish Whiskey, circa 2010 – Review

*Thanks to DD of Whisky Party for the sample! Nearly 14 years ago, on a memorable trip to Ireland, my family and I were introduced to Redbreast by a heroic concierge at the Mercer Hotel in Dublin. We had been drinking Bushmill's Black Bush, which, to be fair, was met with tacit approval, but our … Continue reading Green Spot Irish Whiskey, circa 2010 – Review