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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.

Thanks again for reading our Irish Whiskey News.

Andrew

The Whiskey Experts

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Irish Whiskey Weekly News – Mar 19 – 2018

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

The Whiskey Experts

 

 

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