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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 News – March 28 – 2019

This week our Irish Whiskey News features articles on the release of an ultrarare Midleton Very Rare and the Irish Whiskey Museum and Teeling Distillery receive €200,000 in Failte Ireland funding. 

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

 

Irish Whiskey News - March 27 - 2019 - Searsons Bar

New Midleton Very Rare Whiskey Announced with Eye Watering Price Tag

One of Ireland’s most prominent publicans and owner of nine of Dublin’s finest pubs, Charlie Chawke, has recently purchased a Single Cask of Midleton Very Rare. Hand selected especially for Charlie Chawke by Irish Distillers in Midleton Distillery, this exclusive Single Cask is only available in Searsons on Baggot Street, Dublin 4 and online in the coming weeks.

A historic Dublin pub forever known as a meeting point for business networking and match days, Searsons has a dedicated whiskey bar boasting an extensive range, including an impressive collection of Midleton Very Rare. Charlie Chawke has been an avid collector of Midleton Very Rare and his collection, which takes pride of place in Searsons on Baggot Street, includes every vintage since 1984. The most significant addition to his collection is this specially selected Single Cask; a 28-year-old whiskey matured in a first fill bourbon barrel, which was distilled in 1990 in the Midleton Distillery in Co. Cork.

 

Irish Whiskey News - March 27 - 2019 - Teeling Whiskey

Fáilte Ireland Announces Over €1.75m In Funding For 11 Dublin Visitor Attraction

Fáilte Ireland has announced that just over €1.75 million will be invested in 11 Dublin visitor attractions through its ‘Dublin’s Surprising Stories Grants Scheme’. The announcement was made on Tuesday March 26 at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum by the minister for finance and public expenditure and reform Paschal Donohoe. Successful applicants include the Irish Whiskey Museum and the Teeling Distillery

The funding is part of Fáilte Ireland’s strategy to ensure continued growth and sustainability in the tourism industry and to support the development of world-class visitor attractions in the Dublin region. The investment will be used for the improvement of physical interpretation such as foreign language provision, video, interpretive panels and interactive technology, and is also designed to encourage attractions to extend the opening hours.


 

 

 

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Irish Whiskey News – March 21 – 2019

This week our Irish Whiskey News features articles on Cape Clear Distillery looking for shareholders to invest and Dingle Distillery release 30,000 bottles of their fourth single malt.

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

 

Irish Whiskey News - March 21 - 2019 - Cape Clear Whiskey

New Cape Clear whiskey distillery seeking shareholders

The first distillery to be built on an Irish island in modern times is nearing completion and those behind it have already trademarked the gin and whiskey it will produce. The distillery is being financed and built by islanders on Cape Clear in an effort to boost the local economy — but they are also inviting shareholders to come on board.

They dug into their own pockets after an investor pulled out due to a very lengthy, costly, difficult, but ultimately successful planning process. Efforts to get another investor failed and a decision were made to develop the project themselves. Cape Clear Co-op stepped into the gap along with a number of the 130-strong island population. Séamus Ó Drisceoil, who is a spokesman for the project, said they have been developing it on a step-by-step basis. “In doing so, we expect to keep development costs to a minimum by using local skills and investment, re-purposing buildings and materials where possible and finding every possible way to reduce cost and create value,”.

 

 Irish Whiskey News - March 21 - 2019 - Dingle Whiskey

Dingle Distillery unveils fourth single malt

Ireland’s The Dingle Whiskey Distillery has unveiled its fourth single malt whiskey, which is limited to just 2,000 bottles in the UK. A marriage of bourbon, sherry and port casks, Batch No 4 Single Malt (46.5% ABV), is described as a “full-flavoured yet harmoniously balanced mix of creamy vanilla sweetness from the American oak casks, combined beautifully with dried fruit flavours of apricot and sultanas from the fortified wine casks”.

The latest single malt expression marks an “impressive increase in production”, following the third release, of which just 2,000 bottles were produced. Of the 30,000 bottles of Batch No 4 Single Malt produced, 2,000 bottles will be distributed to the UK. A further 500 bottles of a cask strength variant will be available exclusively in the UK and Ireland. Elliot Hughes, a partner at The Dingle Whiskey Distillery, said: “The unveiling of Batch No 4 is particularly exciting as it’s a whiskey married in our three main cask types; bourbon, sherry (Both Pedro Jimenez and Oloroso) as well as port.

 

 

 

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Irish Whiskey News – March 14 – 2019

This week our Irish Whiskey News features articles on Pot Still Whiskeys ‘restrictive’ regulations and we get to find out what it’s like to be an Irish whiskey brand ambassador.

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

Irish Whiskey News - March 14 - 2019 - Redbreast 21

Irish Pot Still Laws ‘Too Restrictive’

The rules on how to make pot still Irish whiskey should be changed because they are too tightly drawn and have no historical precedent, according to Blackwater distillery CEO Peter Mulryan. The technical file, which legally outlines the production process and was accepted by the EU in 2014, dictates that pot still Irish whiskey should contain at least 30% each of malted and unmalted barley, plus up to 5% of other cereals, such as oats and rye.

But Mulryan said he had been unable to find any historical mash bill in Ireland that complied with the rules, with distillers in the early 20th century incorporating up to 20% of other grains alongside malted and unmalted barley. He claimed the definition was pushed through by the industry’s dominant player, Jameson owner Irish Distillers, to protect its single pot still whiskeys, including Redbreast and Green Spot, and to prevent future pot still Irish whiskeys from deviating too far from their recipes.

 

Irish Whiskey News - March 14 - 2019 - Michael Carr

Meet the Brand Ambassador for Powers Whiskey – Micheal Carr

Ever wondered what it’s like to share your love and knowledge of Irish whiskey for a living? Michael Carr, Brand Ambassador for Powers Irish Whiskey, tells us everything we want to know. The owner of the first bar where I worked had a strong interest in the story of whiskey and he passed it on to me. Over the years I started reading and visiting all the Irish distilleries I could find.

When Dublin Airport was opening the Irish Whiskey Collection in Terminal 2 in 2010 I was approached to join their team. There I got to see first-hand the renaissance of our national spirit. From there I joined the Irish Distillers brand development team focusing on promoting all our brands. At this stage, the history and quality of Powers had captured my attention.

 

 

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Andrew

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