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The Whiskey Experts - Irish Whiskey News Nov 28 - 2018

Irish Whiskey News – November 28 – 2018

This week our Irish Whiskey News features articles on Dingle releasing its fifth offering from the Co.Kerry distillery and Mitchell & Sons release Red Spot whiskey after a 50 years hiatus.

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

 

Irish Whiskey News - November 28 - 2018 - Dingle Distillery

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Whiskey maker Dingle grows single pot still offering

The Irish distillery unveiled the expression at Whiskey Live Dublin over the weekend. It is the fifth spirit released by the distillery and follows Dingle’s inaugural single pot still Irish whiskey, launched in 2017. Elliot Hughes, partner at the Dingle Distillery, said: “The release of our first single pot still whiskey proved we are still committed to exercising our pioneering spirit to fuel the Irish whiskey revolution, paving the way for a new wave of pot stills that appear to be following suit.

“Our first single pot still sold out within a matter of days, creating much anticipation for our second. We anticipate this release will be just as popular, if not more so, given our loyal customers and whiskey enthusiasts have been waiting the best part of a year to experience the second single pot still release from the Dingle Distillery.” The new whiskey, which has an abv of 46.5%, has been aged in a combination of Bourbon casks (70%), oloroso Sherry casks (15%) and PX Sherry casks (15%). Only 2,900 bottles have been released with an RRP of €90 (£80/US$100).

 

Irish Whiskey News - November 28 - 2018 - Red Spot

Irish Distillery Brings Red Spot Whiskey Back to Life 50 Years After Its Discontinuation

If you ever wanted to go back in time and check out the whiskey offerings of yore, you can now cross one off your list and you don’t even need a flux capacitor. Mitchell & Son, with some help from Irish Distillers, has brought back the Red Spot Whiskey after its discontinuation about 50 years ago.

The distillery breathing new life into the Spot Whiskeys is the Midleton Distillery, the largest distillery in Ireland which also produces *drumroll* Jameson whiskey. Midleton follows an old recipe from Mitchell & Son to create a triple-distilled single pot Irish whiskey. To become Red Spot, this whiskey is matured for at least 15 years in a combination of American Bourbon, Spanish sherry, and Sicilian Marsala wine casks.

“Pouring over old recipe books, ledgers and archive material has provided us with the tools to tell the story of Red Spot in a new, yet authentic way — and at almost 100 years since it was crafted for the first time, by my great-grandfather Robert Mitchell, this is a whiskey homecoming for the ages,” said Jonathan Mitchell, director and current “son” of Mitchell & Son, in a statement.

 

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The Whiskey Experts - Irish Whiskey News Nov 21 - 2018

Irish Whiskey News – November 21 – 2018

Irish Whiskey News – November 21 – 2018

This week our Irish Whiskey News features articles on the industrys fight to keep up with demand and the rise of Tullamore Dew sales.

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

Whiskey connoisseurs call the shots at Dublin Castle

It is hard to keep up with all the new whiskey brands and new releases by established distillers. A walk around specialist suppliers such as the Celtic Whiskey Shop or L Mulligan in Dublin, or the shops at the airport, can leave your head spinning.

It’s not practical to buy a bottle of everything, of course, but you could visit a good whiskey bar with a couple of friends and sip your way through a few. Perhaps the best option, though, is to attend the Whiskey Live tasting event at Dublin Castle next weekend.

Not every distillery will be attending the show, but there will be more than you can possibly visit, so do plan ahead. My own plan is to focus solely on trying new whiskies. Foremost among them will be Red Spot 15-year-old Pot Still, re-released this week by Mitchell & Son and priced at €115.

Irish whiskey distillery Waterford hires terroir agronomist

As part of her role, O’Reilly will help to oversee and manage the distillery’s relationships with its barley growers. In addition, she will continue the company’s research into flavour differences observed in whiskies produced from barley grown in different regions, using data obtained from 71 different farms. O’Reilly began her career at Minch Malt (part of Boortmalt maltsters) before joining agricultural specialists Glanbia.

Waterford Distillery CEO Mark Reynier commented: “Terroir, provenance and traceability may be trendy buzzwords frequently bandied about by marketing men, but to us they actually mean something. “Heretical as it may seem, we can show that a whisky’s flavour can indeed be influenced by where its barley is grown.

“While large distillers understandably are reluctant to accept this inconvenience, we find it both compelling and intriguing. Grace’s appointment is a kind of ‘putting money where our mouth is’ thing.”

O’Reilly added: “From the beginning, I really enjoyed collaborating with the team at Waterford Distillery and I’m thrilled to be joining at this exciting stage.

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Irish Whiskey Weekly News – October 10 – 2018

This week our Irish Whiskey Weekly News features articles on an the wolrdsbest whiskey according to Jum Murrays Whiskey Bible and also the worlds most expenisive bottle is on its way to auction.

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

 

Irish Whiskey Weekly News - October 10 - 2018 - Worlds best whiskey

The 2019 World Whisky Of The Year Is American

Part of the highly anticipated annual Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, this year’s winner is the William Larue Weller. Each year sees the release of four expressions in the collection, including the Eagle Rare 17-year-old, Sazerac Rye 18-year-old, William Larue Weller, Thomas H. Hardy Rye, and George T. Stagg. Each release comes from a different batch, as the blend varies depending on the casks.

The winner here is a wheated bourbon distilled in 2005 and released in the fall of 2017. Named after a distiller who is said to be the first to replace rye with wheat in the mash bill, this year’s William Larue Weller is soft and smooth bursting with notes of caramel, marshmallows, and vanilla. Pepper and spice enter on the palate and the sweetness from the nose continues into a long finish. Sadly, this release has already sold out.

 

Irish Whiskey Weekly News - October 10 - 2018 - Worlds most expensive whiskey

Worlds first £1 million whiskey features Irish artist

An extremely rare bottle of The Macallan dubbed ‘the Holy Grail of whisky’ could become the first to sell at auction for £1million.

On 28 and 29 November 2018, Christie’s Finest & Rarest Wines & Spirits auction in London will be led by the most collectable single malt produced in the 20th century; The Macallan 1926 60-Year-Old presented in a unique bottle painted by the Irish artist Michael Dillon. Considered the ‘Holy Grail’ for collectors, it is poised to set a new world auction record for a bottle of whisky.

Several other rare Macallans have sold at auction recently, but The Macallan 60-Year-Old 1926 takes this rarity to new heights for collectors as it is is the only bottle of this ultra-rare elixir to be hand-painted by Dillon. Tim Triptree MW, Christie’s International Director of Wine, said: ‘Over the past five years we have seen sell-through rates for whisky offerings increase by over 20% and in recent years, along with the consistent interest from US and European collectors, clients from Asia have been highly active in the whisky market.

 

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