This week our Irish Whiskey Weekly News features articles on 10 Reasons to Visit Dublin (That Have Nothing to Do With St. Patrick’s Day), 8 world class bartenders give their view on Irish whiskey and Mark Reynier of Waterford Distillery talks to James Robertson about Biodynamics in whiskey.

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

 

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10 Reasons to Visit Dublin (That Have Nothing to Do With St. Patrick’s Day)

In Ireland, you can’t get more than a few blocks down a street without passing in front of a bar or pub. If this were the 19th century and you were walking through the Liberties section of Dublin, you’d be hard-pressed to find a building that wasn’t a bar, pub, or distillery, since this was the epicentre of Irish whiskey-making for decades prior to its collapse in the early 20th century.

But, with distilling making a return to Dublin in the form of Teeling Distillery (which offer extremely informative tours that are topped off with an excellent tasting) — the first new distillery in the city in 150 years — Irish whiskey is once again heading to the fore of the brown liquor world. When in Dublin, check out Dublin Whiskey Tours for a short, powerhouse pub crawl from one ideal whiskey purveyor to another with a little bit of fun history thrown in.

 

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8 Decorated Barkeeps on their favourite Irish Whiskey

Tomorrow, let’s be adults. Put down the green beer. Irish Car Bombs … really think about the name there, fella.

And don’t call it “St. Patty’s Day” (Patty is short for Patricia; Paddy is Patrick). Instead, get to know Irish whiskey — properly.

Once the most popular spirit in the world, Irish whiskey is making a serious comeback … and deserves more love than the occasional shot of Jameson.Herein, bartenders from the best whiskey bars in the world give us their picks for the best Irish whiskey labels, along with a few simple cocktail recipes you can make at home.

 

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Swapping Islay Distillery for Irish Whiskey

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Mark Reynier, currently the CEO of the Waterford Distillery in Ireland. Most of us recall him as the previous owner of Bruichladdich on Islay and how he and his team made that Distillery a household name within whisky circles.

Mark bought the old Waterford Brewery from Diageo back in 2014, it was where Guinness was made and so the buildings were easily converted into a single malt distillery. Distillation started in January 2016 and already over a million litres of spirit are now maturing in French and American oak casks.

 

Thanks again for reading our Irish Whiskey Weekly News.

 

 

Andrew

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