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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.

 

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Andrew

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Irish Whiskey News – July 26 – 2019


This week our Irish Whiskey News features articles on a rare bottle of Irish whiskey going to auction for nearly €10,000 and proposed Monasterevin Distillery is hit with more planning delays.

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

Irish Whiskey News - July 25 - 2019 - Rare Irish whiskey

‘Extremely rare’ Irish whiskey to sell for up to €10,000 at auction

An extremely rare bottle of old Irish whiskey is expected to go under the hammer for up to €10,000 at auction next week. The 1880s bottle of Cassidy & Co Monasterevin was matured by the Cassidy family, who made whiskey at their Co Kildare mill from 1784 until 1921. In recent years, the Ballykelly Mill has been restored by businessman Paddy McKillen, who plans to open a distillery and visitor centre on the site and revive Monasterevin’s heritage of producing fine whiskey.

The item is set to go for auction at Victor Mee Auctions in Cavan on July 31, with an estimate of between €5,000 and €10,000. The hand-blown, unopened bottle, is one of only two known such bottles – the other is housed in the Irish Whiskey Museum. The whiskey has been described by the auction house as the star lot in the Clermont Collection Rare Advertising, Pub Memorabilia and Architectural Fittings sale, which will take place over two days from July 30-31.

Irish Whiskey News - July 25 - 2019 - Monsterevin Distillery

Council seeks more information on Monasterevin distillery

Kildare Co Council has sought further information on a proposed €50m whiskey distillery and visitor centre near Monasterevin in which U2 frontman Bono is involved as a part-investor. Plans were originally submitted on September 10th last year for the large-scale development at Ballykelly outside the town.

The imposing seven-storey Malthouse was originally built around 1800 and was refurbished in the 1940s. The distillery would also feature a roof garden and viewing area on the protected mill building. The total floor area of the planned distillery and visitor centre is 5,051.4 square metres. The development will involve the demolition of several buildings such as sheds on the existing site. The venture is being promoted by a Dublin-based company called Jewelfield Ltd which has links to multi-millionaire businessman and property developer Paddy McKillen.

One of the investors is Bono but it’s not known if he has personally visited the site of the proposed development, which is located on the L 1002 road out of Monasterevin. Irish whiskey is in big demand internationally as Irish operators currently sell millions of cases every year. Experts believe the sector is in a strong position to surpass its 2020 target of 12m cases.

 

 

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Andrew

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The Whiskey Experts - Irish Whiskey News July 18 - 2019

Irish Whiskey News – July 18 – 2019


This week our Irish Whiskey News features articles on Killowen distillery releasing its first gin and poitín and Jameson release a triple cask variant.

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

Irish Whiskey News - July 18 - 2019 - Killowen

Killowen Distillery releases their first Gin and Poitin

Killowen Distillery will be releasing its first small batch Gin and Poitin today. The bottles will be available to order directly online across 31 countries, including the USA through Irishmalts.com. Focusing on centuries of gin making in Ireland, Killowen Distillery place seasonal botanicals to the fore, many of which are handpicked from the immediate locality. The result is an unusual gin celebrating its maritime and highland environment within the Mourne Mountains.

Killowen’s unique distillation methods include flame fed stills, worm tub condensation and unique pot stills moulded on Irish whiskey stills of old. The Mash Bills (whiskey recipes) are reflective of Irish whiskey from a time when Irish whiskey was the drink of choice throughout the world.

Killowen’s poitín encapsulates these historical disciplines of our native spirit to create a truly superior spirit fitting of the word poitín. It hits the nose with the scent of grass and pine cones. The tongue can taste the oatmeal and vanilla. The spices can be felt in the swallow.

 

Irish Whiskey News - July 18 - 2019 - Jameson Triple

 New Jameson adds Third Cask Type To Mix

Fans of Jameson Irish Whiskey generally know that this well-loved brand is triple distilled and blended from a combination of whiskies drawn from ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. Those that make this whiskey are now looking to shake things up a bit with the introduction of a third cask type into the maturation process.

The new Jameson Triple Triple, according to those behind it, has been triple distilled and blended from a combination of ex-bourbon and sherry casks with the addition of hand-selected casks that have been seasoned with fortified wine from Malaga. The Malaga cask contribution is said to add “notes of citrus, orchard fruits and spice resulting in a whiskey that has a subtle sweetness and an extra drop of smoothness.”

“At Jameson, we’ve known that good things come in threes ever since John Jameson set up his distillery on Bow Street in Dublin and introduced the world to triple-distilled Jameson Irish Whiskey,” said Billy Leighton, Master Blender at Midleton Distillery, in a prepared statement. “Jameson Triple Triple is no exception to this rule. Our single pot still and single grain Irish whiskeys have been further enhanced through triple cask maturation to create an exciting new taste experience.”

Thanks again for reading our Irish Whiskey News.

Andrew

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