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Here you can find out whats been going on in the Irish whiskey industry and see what we have been getting up to as The Whiskey Experts. If you want to know any more – please get in touch.

NEWS

Here you can find all the whiskey news that is coming out of Ireland. We will tell you whats been going on in the Irish whiskey industry and see what we have been getting up to as The Whiskey Experts. If you want to know any more information about our weekly whiskey news – please get in touch.

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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Andrew

The Whiskey Experts

 

 

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Irish Whiskey Weekly News – October 4 – 2018

This week our Irish Whiskey Weekly News features articles on the worlds most expensive bottle of whiskey ever sold at auction and Irelands  first whiskey auction site is to launch on October 13th.

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

 

Irish Whiskey Weekly News - Irish Whiskey Auction

Bottle of world’s most valuable whisky sells for €950,000

A bottle of Scotch whisky, thought to be the world’s most valuable, has been sold for just over €950,000. The bottle of The Macallan Valerio Adami fetched a record £848,750 (€954,500) at auction at Bonhams in Edinburgh on Wednesday.Described by experts as “the Holy Grail of whisky”, it attracted attention from some of the world’s most serious collectors.

The buyer was a private collector from Asia who bid by phone, auctioneer Bonhams said. The whisky is officially described as a 60-year-old, having been created in 1926 and bottled in 1986. The firm sold one of 12 other bottles with a label by the Italian artist Adami in May this year for £814,091.

 

Irish Whiskey Weekly News - Whiskey Auction

Ireland’s first ever whiskey auction is looking for your old bottles

Ireland’s first ever whiskey auction is looking for your old bottles of the hard stuff – to turn them into liquid cash. A new venture by Dundalk businessman Anthony Sheehy will see the country’s first ever online whiskey auction take place later this month. The site will be selling off a treasure trove of the national tipple on October 12 in the first sale of its kind to be staged here.

Among the lots is a €40,000 collection of Middleton Rare dating from 1984 to 2017 belonging to a collector. There is the first collection of Dingle whiskey and a 1969 Middleton which is one of just 300 bottles of its vintage in the world and worth in the region of €4,000. But Anthony is keen to alert regular potential sellers that they may have some hidden treasure at the back of their drinks cabinets and kitchen presses.

 

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Andrew

The Whiskey Experts

 

 

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Irish Whiskey Weekly News – September 11 – 2018

This week our Irish whiskey weekly news features articles on an Teeling selling their first bottle of single pot still for over €10,000, Slane Distillery fills its first barrel and Jameson release a new addition to their range with added coffee.

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

 

Teeling’s first pot still sells for over €10,000

Irish Whiskey Weekly News - September 11 - 2018 - Teeling

With the ending of the Teeling Single Pot Still auction on September, Teeling has had another first in the industry. They have produced the first pot still liquid in Dublin in over 45 years. Their very first bottle sold for over €10,000 on the Whisky Auctioneer site yesterday.

The arrival of Teeling Single Pot Still, the first Dublin distillate from the Teeling Distillery, is a landmark occasion for Ireland’s industry and in particular for Dublin. Dublin and its distilleries were at the forefront of the previous golden era for Irish whiskey in the 19th century and it was a very dark day when during the 1970s these last remaining distilleries closed their doors. The opening of the Teeling Distillery in 2015 marked a new chapter in the history of Dublin distilling, firmly putting Dublin and Teeling at the forefront of a new wave of distilleries, that are driving a new golden era.

 

Slane Distillery fills first barrel

Irish Whiskey Weekly News - September 11 - 2018 - Slane Whiskey

Filling the first barrel with new make spirit is one of the most important milestones of a new distillery. The Irish Slane Distillery, County Meath, now celebrated this event and proudly prepared the first barrels for their maturation time.

Construction of Slane Distillery started in autumn 2015. The American company Brown-Forman invested $50 million on this project which is their first construction of a new distillery outside the US. Brown-Forman entered into a partnership with the Conyngham Family who owns the Slane Castle estate, situated in the heart of the Boyne Valley, 30 miles north of Dublin, since 1703. The distillery has been placed into the historic steadings of the castle.

The new spirit for the first barrels of Slane Distillery was produced from barley that was grown here on the Slane Castle Estate, cultivated by the Conyngham Family. According to the newest press release the annual production is planned to be 600.000 cases (5.4 mio litres of alcohol). In addition to three pot stills there is also a column still in use: Slane Distillery will produce malt as well as grain and pot still whiskey.

Jameson Cold Brew combines whiskey and coffee

Irish Whiskey Weekly News - September 11 - 2018 - Jameson Cold Brew Whiskey

Jameson Cold Brew combines triple-distilled Jameson Irish whisky with cold brew coffee extract, which is made from 100% Fairtrade Arabica beans from Colombia and Brazil. Created in response to growing demand for coffee-driven cocktails such as the Espresso Martini, the expression is said to have a “bold coffee taste balanced with charred wood on the palate and a warming mouthfeel on the finish”.

Bottled at 35% abv, Jameson Cold Brew will be available to purchase in limited quantities from the Jameson Distillery Bow St, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Dublin Airport from September at an RRP of €28.50 (US$33). Brendan Buckley, strategy, innovation and prestige director at Irish Distillers, said: “Over the past 10 years, we have seen the continued rise in popularity of both Irish whisky and craft coffee culture, and while the two are no strangers in the glass we wanted to modernise this iconic duo.

“Jameson Cold Brew combines the best of both worlds in a new and refreshing way and we are confident that Irish whisky and coffee fans alike will enjoy the taste experience it offers.”

 

Thanks again for reading our Irish Whiskey Weekly News.

 

 

Andrew

The Whiskey Experts

 

 

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