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Irish Whiskey

Kilbeggan Single Grain Irish Whiskey Review

Kilbeggan Single Grain Irish Whiskey Review

Ireland’s Kilbeggan Distillery has no shortage of history. Founded in 1757, it’s recognized as the Emerald Island’s oldest licensed distillery. Its recent history, however, is filled with stops and starts. American prohibition and general economic depression led to its closure, and then, after a series of sales, the brand was…read more →

The Tyrconnell 16 Year Irish Whiskey Review

The Tyrconnell 16 Year Irish Whiskey Review

The Tyrconnell, an Irish whiskey that takes its name from a racing horse, has been at it since 1876. A scant 140 years later, they decided to release a limited edition 16 year. Like the classic Tyrconnell, a single malt that features no age statement, Tyrconnell 16 is made in…read more →

The Pogues Irish Whiskey Review

The Pogues Irish Whiskey Review

You might know The Pogues as a Celtic punk band that was big in the ’80s and ’90s. But now, you can know the Pogues as whiskey people, because they’ve just released The Pogues Irish Whiskey. Having consumed their share of whiskey over the years, the band was involved in…read more →

Clontarf 1014 Irish Whiskey Review

Clontarf 1014 Irish Whiskey Review

Clontarf 1014 Irish Whiskey is named for a battle that took place in the year 1014 in Clontarf, near Dublin, in which an Irish king defeated an army of Vikings. It was a gruesome fight, but fortunately for us, it inspired this easy drinking whiskey. Formerly known as Clontarf Classic…read more →

Teeling Single Malt Irish Whiskey Review

Teeling Single Malt Irish Whiskey Review

After reviving the historic whiskey brand in 2011, the Teeling Whiskey Co. became the first new distillery in Dublin in 125 years. And since then they’ve quickly established themselves as a real contender in the Irish whiskey market. We reviewed Teeling Small Batch last year, and now it’s onto the…read more →

Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey Review

Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey Review

Teeling Irish Whiskey dates back to 1782, when a Teeling ancestor began distilling whiskey in Dublin. And though it didn’t operate continuously since then, that’s a fine pedigree on which to hang your hat. So the brand was revived in 2011, when a couple of enterprising Teeling brothers started the…read more →

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

St. Patrick’s Day is more than just leprechaun’s and green beer. It’s also about whiskey. Lots of whiskey. So this year, put down that beer and pick up a good St. Patrick’s Day cocktail. Here, we’ve got three. First up: a delightful whiskey smash recipe courtesy of Yellowtail Sunset in…read more →

Yellow Spot Irish Whiskey Review

Yellow Spot Irish Whiskey Review

Yellow Spot Irish Whiskey is now available in the US market, which should excite fans of its sibling whiskey, Green Spot. The single pot still whiskey is matured in a combination of American bourbon, Spanish sherry and Spanish Malaga casks. And unlike the Green Spot, which doesn’t specify its age,…read more →

New Irish Whiskeys for St. Patrick’s Day

New Irish Whiskeys for St. Patrick’s Day

With St. Patrick’s Day on Monday (and weekend festivities starting… now), your consumption of Irish spirits is bound to increase. So first, let’s remind ourselves why we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. And then let’s take a look at three new Irish whiskeys that have arrived just in time for the…read more →

Concannon Irish Whiskey Review

Concannon Irish Whiskey Review

Recently, we here at Cocktail Enthusiast HQ came to the realization that we don’t drink enough Irish Whiskey. Taking such matters seriously, we finished the remaining dregs of our Jameson Black Barrel and set out to procure a new bottle. That bottle: Concannon Irish Whiskey, a moderately-priced dram that, for…read more →

Jameson Black Barrel Irish Whiskey Review

Jameson Black Barrel Irish Whiskey Review

In the Jameson Irish Whiskey lineup, Black Barrel falls between the standard, ubiquitous Jameson and the 12 year old special reserve. Black Barrel was first introduced in 2011, and it’s composed of a high proportion of Irish pot still whiskey and a rare small batch grain whiskey. This blend is…read more →

Knappogue Castle Releases 16 Year Twin Wood Irish Whiskey

Knappogue Castle Releases 16 Year Twin Wood Irish Whiskey

More news from Knappogue Castle. Just last month we told you about the release of their 14 year Twin Wood, and now, the brand’s announced the release of their 16 Year Twin Wood Irish Whiskey. This latest expression is aged for 14 years and three months in ex-bourbon casks. From…read more →

Knappogue Castle Twin Wood 14 Year Irish Whiskey Review

Knappogue Castle Twin Wood 14 Year Irish Whiskey Review

Last month, Knappogue Castle announced the release of its new 14 Year Old Twin Wood Irish Whiskey. The new single malt whiskey derives its Twin Wood name from the fact that it’s a combination of whiskeys aged in bourbon barrels and Oloroso Sherry casks. However, while previous Twin Wood expressions…read more →

Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey Review

Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey Review

Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey traces its roots back to 1757 and the founding of the Old Kilbeggan Distillery. That’s more than 250 years. For some perspective, in 1757 the British Empire was just establishing itself in India. America was a collection of 13 scrappy colonies. And the French populace wouldn’t revolt…read more →

Kellan Irish Whiskey Review

Kellan Irish Whiskey Review

Kellan Irish Whiskey is a blend of malt and grain whiskeys. It is double distilled and then aged more than four years in used bourbon casks. Kellan is produced at the Cooley Distillery, one of only three distilleries in Ireland, and the only independent distillery in the country. Kellan Irish Whiskey…read more →