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The Whiskey Experts - Irish Whiskey News - Aug 15 - 2019

Irish Whiskey News – Aug 15 – 2019


This week our Irish Whiskey News features articles on South Africa offering protection for Irish whiskey and Redbreast 12 winning the 2019 World Whisky Trophy.

So let’s see what’s happening this week in our Irish whiskey news.

Irish Whiskey News - Aug 15 - 2019 - Irish Whiskey South Africa

South Africa agrees to protect Irish whiskey

Irish whiskey has been granted legal protection in South Africa, the category’s seventh-largest market by volume. According to the trade body the Irish Whiskey Association (IWA), the registration will give the industry a greater ability to combat fakes. It follows the IWA’s success in securing a certification mark for Irish whiskey in Australia in February this year.

In South Africa, 4.43 million bottles of Irish whiskey were sold in 2017 – an increase of 4.5% on the previous year. “The registration of Irish whiskey as a certification mark in South Africa is another major achievement in our efforts to protect the integrity of Irish whiskey worldwide,” said Carleen Madigan, IWA’s legal advisor. “Legal protection in such an important market forms the solid foundation on which the industry’s success is built. This will ensure Irish whiskey maximises its potential and maintains its growth trajectory.

“This year, the Irish whiskey industry has trebled its investment in the protection work of the IWA. “This has enabled us to significantly expand our remit in securing the recognition and protection for Irish whiskeys in important export markets, like South Africa and Australia.” Irish whiskey is protected in 46 countries globally, with more applications pending.

Irish Whiskey News - Aug 15 - 2019 - Redbreast Whiskey

Redbreast Takes Home World Whisky Trophy

Redbreast 12-Year-Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey has taken home the World Whisky Trophy at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). The competition awarded Redbreast 12 Year Old with its highest honour across Irish, American and Japanese whiskeys after it scored an impressive 98 points. Also honoured were Midleton Very Rare Barry Crockett Legacy and Jameson Cooper’s Croze, with 98 points.

Success at the IWSC parallels stand-out performances for the Midleton portfolio at the Beverage Testing Institute, with both Jameson Bow Street 18 Years Cask Strength and Redbreast 21-Year-Old receiving platinum medals, the BTI’s most prestigious award. Irish Distillers also took home 27 medals out of the 67 medals on offer at The Irish Whiskey Masters, with 16 gold medals and 7 Masters awarded across the range.

Commenting on the recent accolades, Billy Leighton, Redbreast Master Blender at Midleton Distillery, said: “We are thrilled to see more fantastic results at such prestigious global spirits tasting competitions. It is great to see the Redbreast range flourish as it continues to excite consumers with its exemplary single pot still Irish whiskey style. These awards are truly a testament to the craftsmen at Midleton Distillery who assist me in blending the finest Irish whiskeys in the world, and we look forward to seeing what the future holds!”

 

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Andrew

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The Whiskey Experts - Irish Whiskey News - Aug 8 - 2019

Irish Whiskey News – Aug 8 – 2019


This week our Irish Whiskey News features articles on how science is catching fake single malts and The Dingle Celt rare Irish whiskey goes to auction.

So let’s see what’s happening this week in our Irish whiskey news.

Irish Whiskey News - Aug 8 - 2019 - Fake Whiskey

Scientists develop ‘artificial tongue’ to detect fake whiskeys

Being palmed off with a young whisky when expecting an 18-year-old single malt can be a glass-half-empty moment. But now scientists have developed an “artificial tongue” that might make such skulduggery a thing of the past. The team, based in Scotland, say their device can be used to tell apart a host of single malts – a move they say might help in the fight against counterfeit products.

“You could train your particular ‘tongue’ to know what one of these whiskies ‘tasted’ like, so that when the fake stuff came along it could identify it and when the real stuff came along it could confirm that it was the real stuff,” said Dr Alasdair Clark, the lead author of the research from the University of Glasgow.

Irish Whiskey News - Aug 8 - 2019 - Dingle Celt

Celtic Whiskey Releases Extremely Rare ‘The Dingle Celt’

August 5th will mark the launch of Celtic Whiskey’s latest brand ‘The Dingle Celt’. This follows the success of their award-winning Celtic Cask Independent bottlings, one of Ireland’s most awarded whiskey brands. The Dingle Celt is an extremely rare bottling from a single cask at Dingle Distillery, which has been triple distilled and fully aged in a 50-litre Caratelli Chestnut Cask that previously matured Vin Santo dessert wine from Altesino, one of the finest wineries in Tuscany.

The single malt was distilled at the Dingle Distillery on May 23, 2015, and bottled at cask strength on December 6, 2018, this whiskey is limited to 18 bottles. Chestnut wood is more porous than oak and experiences much more evaporation, hence the small size of the bottling. Commenting on the high degree of evaporation, what the industry refers to as the “angel’s share,” Ally Alpine, the Managing Director of Celtic Whiskey, observed that, “there must have been some very happy angels around that particular cask.”

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Andrew

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The Whiskey Experts - Irish Whiskey News - Aug 1st - 2019

Irish Whiskey News – Aug 1 – 2019


This week our Irish Whiskey News features articles on Boann Distillery and Whiskey & Wealth Club cask offer and how 3 Dublin Whiskey attractions are top of the list on Tripadvisor.

So let’s see what’s happening this week in our Irish whiskey news.

Irish Whiskey News - Aug 1 - 2019 - Whiskey & Wealth Club

Boann Distillery partner with Whiskey & Wealth Club to introduce a cask investment option

Boann Distillery welcomed whiskey investors from all over the world last Saturday to their state of the art whiskey distillery in Co. Westmeath, for a once in a lifetime Irish whiskey offer. They have teamed up with Whiskey & Wealth Club to let people invest in casks of Irish whiskey. Eager investors have the option of buying Single Malt or Single Pot Still direct from the distillery at wholesale prices. 

This is the first time that anyone has been able to invest in Irish whiskey in this way and opens up the market to many interesting investment options. Boann distillery just welcomed Micheal Walsh formerly of Dingle Distillery to their distilling team and they will be ready to start distilling in late autumn.

Irish Whiskey News - Aug 1 - 2019 - Whiskey Attractions

3 Irish Whiskey attractions top Dublin’s Tripadvisor list

Dublin has many amazing attractions but according to Tripadvisor – 3 of the best are Irish Whiskey attractions. Out of 11 attractions reviewed 3 were whiskey attractions. Let’s start at number 6 and see why they were picked.

Teeling Whiskey Distillery – No.6 on the list

Whiskey fans have a choice of distilleries visit in the city these days, but that’s a very recent development. In 2015, Teeling was the first new distillery to open in the city for 125 years. A working plant in the heart of the Liberties, it’s a real insight into small-scale production in the 21 century.

Jameson Distillery – No.2 on the list

Jameson’s production moved to Midleton in Cork during the 1970s, but the Bow Street distillery in Smithfield remains as a visitor centre. You can learn about the history of the company, how whiskey is distilled and then enjoy a tasting session that lets you compare Jameson with its Scotch and bourbon rivals

Irish Whiskey Museum – No.1 on the list

Top of the pops is another destination for whiskey lovers. As we’ve seen, the city has a number of distilleries to choose from, but the Irish Whiskey Museum is an independent, one-stop-shop for anyone who enjoys a tipple. Learn all about uisce beatha and its place in Irish history, and round it off with a tantalising tasting session that lets you compare several different brands.

 

Thanks again for reading our Irish Whiskey News.

Andrew

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