Saturday, October 21, 2017

Review: Redbreast 12

June 1, 2012 by  
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Redbreast 12 is the most popular expression of the “single pot still” whiskies from Midleton Distillery. The spice and pepper of this whiskey tends to make me think of cocktails that do well with a warm rye.


Review: Powers Gold Label

March 15, 2012 by  
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Hugely popular in Ireland, Powers Gold Label mix of pure pot still whiskey and grain whiskey stands with other better known brands as a very affordable Irish whiskey.


Review: Kilbeggan

March 13, 2012 by  
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The Kilbeggan distillery is one of the oldest distilleries in Ireland, and fairly recently (2007) celebrated it’s 250th birthday with a return to whiskey production, after a 50 year hiatus. A perfectly reasonable Irish whiskey at a very kind price, this whiskey is well suited for cocktails designed with Irish or Canadian whiskies in mind.


Review: Redbreast 15

February 23, 2012 by  
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Redbreast 15 is a single pot still whiskey, sweet, with a silky feel despite the warm and peppery flavor. It’s a wonderful whiskey that I enjoy sipping during the winter months.


Irish Whiskey Legends With Paul Pacault

August 2, 2011 by  
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There are few surviving distilleries in Ireland. But it’s one of the fastest growing spirits categories in the world. Why is that? Paul Pacault guided us through some history and tastings to help us understand.


Michael Collins 10 Year Old Single Malt

April 7, 2011 by  
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Fitting the rebel fervor of their namesake, Michael Collins proudly states that it is made by the Cooley distillery: the last independent distillery in the Republic of Ireland.