Irish Whiskey Review - The Definitive Guide to all things Whisky, Scotch, Bourbon NOT just Irish!
By Marty & Justin
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Irish Whiskey Review - The Definitive Guide to all things Whisky, Scotch, Bourbon NOT just Irish!Mar 10, 2021
Beara Bitter Mary O'Sullivan
Transportation Whiskey founder Johnny Halton on Irish Whiskey Review
Pot Still Whisky from Australia, Tasmanian Hunter Island Whisky co-founder Damian Mackey
Kira Kamateras Distiller at Teeling Distillery
Berry Brothers and Rudd Wine Merchants of Pall Mall London since 1698 Joseph Whittaker Global Brand Ambassador
The Whiskey Rebellion the war that nearly ended the American Dream with Michael Robinson from the Bradford House
Coronation Special with HM The King when he was HRH The Prince of Wales
Kennet Pans the birthplace of Whiskey & Whisky Stein, Haig & Jameson with Brian Frew on the Forth of Firth near Alloa/Stirling in Scotland
The Devil's Cask Unmasked or how to steal the Angel's Share with Jeremy Grunewald
John Lamond Masterclass at Clackmannanshire Whisky Festival in Alloa Town Hall
Master of Malt
mobile: +44 (7767) 635791
Whisky Man of the Year 2011 AND 2012
Best Spirits Course 2017: The Scotch Whisky Trail Certificate Course
International Whisky Educator of the Year 2021
When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
Clackmannanshire Whisky Festival Alloa Town Hall Firday 31st March & Sat 1st April
Ahascragh Distillery home of Clan Colla Whiskey
Peter Lavery partner in Titanic Distillers ahead of the opening plus Damien Rafferty Master Distiller
How Whiskey Auctions Work with Anthony from Irish Whiskey Auctions
Marty makes a welcome return and the Government makes a U turn on whisky taxation
Blakes of the Hollow Redbreast All Sherry Cask Single Pot Still Billy Leighton 21YO Special Edition
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society - John McCheyne Master Brand Ambassador chats with Marty & Justin on Irish Whiskey Review
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS), founded in Edinburgh in 1983, is a membership organisation which bottles and sells single cask, single malt whisky. It purchases individual casks from more than 170 malt whisky distilleries in Scotland and throughout the world, bottles them and retails directly to its members. It also runs three private members' rooms in the UK and in several international locations.
The origins of the Society lie in Phillip "Pip" Hills' travels around the Scottish Highlands in the late 1970s, during which he sampled several whiskies drawn straight from the cask.
Hills was so affected by what he tasted that, in 1978, he persuaded several acquaintances to share in the cost of a cask from the Glenfarclas distillery. Over time, the group of friends expanded to become a small syndicate and more casks were purchased, bottled and distributed to subscribing members.
Coinciding with the decision to open membership to the wider public in 1983, the Society purchased its first property, The Vaults, in Leith; a building, whose vaulted wine cellars reputedly stretch back to the 12th century.
The Society created a set of members' rooms there.
In 1996, the Society launched a share scheme for its members, the proceeds from which were invested in the purchase of a London venue.
2004 saw the Society open a second venue in Edinburgh – a Georgian townhouse on Queen Street. In the same year, the Society was acquired by Glenmorangie plc.
To mark the 25th anniversary of its foundation, the Society redesigned its bottles, to include more information and a full tasting note on the front of the bottle.
In 2015, the Society was sold back to private investors from Glenmorangie plc (now under the ownership of LVMH).
In June 2021, the private owners floated the holding company The Artisanal Spirits Company plc on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange.
Poitín Now – The world’s first and only Poitín Conference and Tasting event Francis Leavey Chats to Marty & Justin on Irish Whiskey Review LIVE
Poitín Now – The world’s first and only Poitín Conference and Tasting event.
Taking place in The Complex venue in Dublin City centre on the 18 th and 19 th November 2022.
that quickly summarizes story.
DUBLIN, 12 September 2022— Poitín Now marks a watershed moment in the Irish Spirits
industry. For too long, Poitín, despite being our National Spirit, has been largely ignored
despite being legal to distill for sale in Ireland since 1997.
In recent years a growing number of Irish distilleries have taken Poitín to a whole new level
and are now producing what can only be described as world class spirits.
Now it’s time to put this uniquely Irish spirit centre stage and Poitín Now aims to do just
that over the coming years. It’s time for Poitín to take it’s place on bar shelves and in glasses
across the world.
The Conference and Tasting Event will bring distillers, cocktail producers, bars, and industry
experts under the same roof for the first time. Expect delicious drinks, lively discussion and
debate as we bring Poitín to you as has never been done before.
Come join us in November and allow us to introduce you to a whole new world of Irish
Meet the distillers and learn what goes into making quality Poitín
Sample a diverse range of Poitín from across the island of Ireland
Taste exceptional Poitín based cocktails
Bar hosted by Bar 1661, recently voted bar of the year 2022
Purchase exclusive Poitín releases
World’s largest Poitín collection on display
Live Final of the Mad March Hare Poitín Cocktail final
“The time is now for Poitín. An event like this wouldn’t have been possible 5 or 10 years ago
as the depth of quality in the category wasn’t there. Now, in 2022, there is an increasing
number of distillers producing high quality Poitín as well as recent releases of bottled and
Ready To Drink (RTD) Poitín cocktails. To top it off, Bar 1661in Dublin, specialists in Poitín
cocktails, recently won Bar of the Year 2022. Poitín is coming out of the shadows.”
Francis Leavey (Founder of Poitin Now)
About Poitín Now
Poitín Now recognises the potential for this spirit category to expand year on year. Rich in
Irish tradition and heritage it represents the next big growth area for the the Irish drinks
Twitter: @poitinnow Instagram: @poitinnow Facebook: @poitinnow
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot GOLF Marty has been visiting the Royal & Ancient in Saint Andrews Scotland the home of Golf
Belfast Whiskey Week Launch 2022 took place at the Angel & Two Bibles with Chocolate Manor pairing Milk/Dark with Copeland plus Method in Madness Mulberry Cask Irish Whiskey
Joe Magowan Prestige Irish Whiskey Developer Brand Ambassador Dillon Bass
Nine Rivers Distillery in China - Stephen Alexander chats to Marty & Justin from Irish Whiskey Review
Joseph Magowan Irish Whiskey Ambassador from Dillon Bass on Powers X Series of events in Belfast
Powers Irish Whiskey is teaming up with some of Northern Ireland’s best artisans to host a series of
immersive whiskey influenced events and experiences this May to celebrate World Whiskey Day.
The Powers X event series will showcase a variety of local artisan brands and producers at a series of
intimate events and at-home experiences.
Whether you’re a whiskey lover, foodie, coffee buff, plant addict, or into crafts, there’s something on the
programme to suit every taste.
Promising to ‘level up your whiskey knowledge’ whilst giving people a taste of the best of local artisan
produce and experiences, the events will appeal to whiskey enthusiasts but also to those that want to try
The programme kicks off on Wednesday 11 May with an intimate event with Lucid Coffee Roasters, where
founder and local coffee expert Stephen Houston will join forces with Powers Irish Whiskey Ambassador, Joe
Magowan to reveal how to make the perfect Irish coffee.
The diverse events programme runs through to World Whiskey Day (21 May) and beyond. Other events
include a whiskey and cheese tasting experience with Mike’s Fancy Cheese; a chocolate and whiskey tasting
and tour at NearyNógs’ factory in the Mournes; a whiskey and beer tasting evening with Bullhouse Beer Co;
a whiskey and wood workshop with Justin Wood in Bangor; a plants and crafts workshop with Wild Thing in
Donaghadee, a whiskey dinner at Deer’s Head plus an at-home artisan whiskey tasting experience on World
Whiskey Day itself (21 May).
Jarlath Watson from Dunvilles Showcases the new Friend at Hand Oloroso & PX Sherry Cask Finish Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Carol Quinn Archivist at Jameson Irish Distillers delves into the archives with Marty & Justin
OCEANWAYS Submarine that will be able to deliver Whisky with boss Dhruv Boruah
Bespoke Whisky & Gin Bottle Lamps and Lamp Shades
Neils Hug Foundation Suicide Prevention & Awareness in Clackmannanshire & West Lothian
If you see Sid tell him you heard about VCL Vintners Whisky Investments on Irish Whiskey Review
Kings Inch Single Malt Whisky from Glasgow with Jack talking to Marty & Justin at Clackmannanshire Whisky Festival
Cairns Scotch Whisky Liqueur - George Cairns chats to Marty at Clackmannanshire Whisky Festival
Is there really anything such as a SMOOTH Whisky, we get to that After Carl from the Whiskey Companion goes thru the auctions
Live from the Culloden Hotel we talk Smooth after the Whiskey Companion
Tim Mckee · Brand Development Manager at The Copeland Distillery
Felipe Schrieberg chats about his Whisky Tasting supporting Polish Humanitarian Action benefiting Ukrainian refugees in Poland fleeing unjustified Russian War against the Ukraine
Join award-winning whisky writer Felipe Schrieberg and Whisky Exchange drinks ambassador Billy Abbott as they lead you through a specially curated selection of whiskies sent to you by whisky box subscription service The Dram Team, featuring 6 excellent tipples. The special online tasting will be benefiting Ukrainian refugees in Poland. All profits from the tasting will be going to the excellent organisation Polish Humanitarian Action who are helping the growing number of people fleeing violence in Ukraine. Hosted on the Virtual Whisky Masterclass Facebook page (www.facebook.com/virtualwhiskymasterclass), Felipe and Billy will teach you techniques to train your nose and palate whilst having some fun along the way. They will also be taking and answering whisky questions throughout the tasting. Whats Included: 5 x Whisky drams (5x25ml): - Lakes Distillery The One Sherry - Glenturret 12 Year Old - Compass Box Spice Tree - Glen Scotia Victoriana - Jura Sevenwood 1 x Premium Scotch Whisky miniature (1x10ml): - Royal Brackla 18 Find out more about Felipe at www.felipeschrieberg.com Find out more about Billy at www.billyabbott.co.uk T&Cs (PLEASE READ): - This event is only available for residents on the United Kingdom mainland. - Sales will close one week ahead of the tasting, so we can ensure your whisky arrives on time. Please email email@example.com as soon as possible with your ticket information, plus your name (forename & surname), so we can send the booking form we need to fill to arrange your delivery on time for the tasting. We need this to send you your whisky! - We will email a reminder about the tasting the day before it takes place. - Your whisky pack will likely arrive the week of the tasting, but it will possibly arrive earlier than that. - This event is only suitable for participants 18 years old and over. - Email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Loughlea Distilling Company's David Ferguson chats to Whisky Guru Marty McAuley
Irish Whiskey Merchants Connor Diamond on their Inaugural Auction
Sláinte: “A Celebration of Irish Whiskey” in Chicago
Clackmannanshire’s Whisky Festival, Alloa Town Hall, Scotland, Saturday 2 April – Sunday 3 April 2022
SlanjEvents is delighted to introduce Clackmannanshire’s Whisky Festival, taking place at Alloa Town Hall, Saturday 2 April – Sunday 3 April 2022.
With a unique three-pronged approach focussing on Whisky, Heritage, and Wellness, the inaugural festival will not only showcase Scotland’s best drams, but will also celebrate the long and esteemed history of whisky production in the Clackmannanshire area, and will offer a platform too, allowing us to work with our mental health charity partners to promote the support available in the hope that we can reduce male suicides in the local area.
The festival will take place over three exhibitor packed sessions. Session 1 on Saturday 2 April 2022 at 12:00, session 2 later that day beginning at 17:00, and session 3 on Sunday 3 April 2022 beginning at 13:00. Attendees will receive a special commemorative glass and will have the opportunity to sample and hear from a variety of whisky producers. A curated selection of exclusive masterclasses will also take place at each session and are not to be missed.
Attendees will have the chance to access exclusive event-only discounts and purchase offers, as well as limited-edition bottlings. With all the whisky activities, as well as an interactive whisky exhibition, coopering display, and much, much more, Clackmannanshire’s Whisky Festival is guaranteed to be a unique and memorable event. So don’t delay, grab your buddies and get your tickets online today.
For information about exhibiting at Clackmannanshire’s Whisky Festival, please contact the festival team by email email@example.com or telephone 01259 207408.
Wayward Irish Spirits - Sir Maurice O'Connell on the Liberator Whiskey from Lakeview Estate, Killarney, Ireland
Inspited by our land and the many generations before us and their sometimes wayward attitude, Wayward Irish Spirits is working towards becoming Ireland’s most beautifully situated premium Single Estate, grain to glass, distillery. We are located outside Killarney at the Lakeview Estate, our family’s home of 900 years. Unusually, we grow our own barley here that is distilled for us into Lakeview Single Estate Whiskey, launching in 2022. Distilling onsite follows in 2024.
Alongside this, The Liberator Irish Whiskey is our range of Whiskeys sourced as young spirit from 6 of Ireland’s finest distilleries. We mature these further in the Estate’s unique microclimate, then finish and blend them in small batches to create unique flavourful Whiskeys. We carefully source and fill only the finest and freshest casks connecting with our family history for our 300 year old stone bonded Storehouse ‘The House of Contentment’. This is our modern take on the old Irish tradition of Whiskey Bonding – before the advent of big brands, merchants would refill emptied wine, port and sherry barrels with spirit from their local distillery to provide ‘house Whiskeys’ for their customers.
Our first releases are Ireland’s first vatted malt Whiskey which we’ve finished in really fresh Tawny Port casks – The Liberator Malt in Tawny Port and a lighter characterful premium blend, The Liberator Small Batch. Every year we have some Liberator Storehouse Specials – these are very small releases of interesting Whiskeys from our Storehouse and can be trials for new products, single cask releases or cask strength versions. All are gently cut over many weeks, not chill filtered or coloured or otherwise messed with.
The Liberator celebrates the legacy of our forebear Daniel O’Connell, the original campaigner for human rights, regardless of race, gender or religion and often hailed as the greatest ever Irishman, after whom many streets, bridges and buildings throughout Ireland is named. His passionate oratory and insistence on peaceful protest mobilised millions to ensure Irish voices were heard for the first time. From a noble family of traders and warriors, poets and smugglers, this determination to do things our own way informs everything we do.
Scotch Whisky Association - Graeme Littlejohn, Director of Strategy and Communications #SupportScotch
The Scotch World's Dirk Ebener has his finger on the pulse of Whisky
Sun City Distillery El Paso Texas
New Scottish Dunphail Distillery's Matt McKay from NOT Bimber talks to us
Craig Black from Black Bottle on the Sonic Seasoning Taste Experiment
David Stirk's book on Campbeltown detailing the rise and fall of the whisky capital of the world is reviewed by Marty & Justin on Irish Whiskey Review
Campbeltown was once the whisky capital of the world with 29 distilleries operating simultaneously in 1835. How had this remote fishing port and royal burgh become the epicentre of Scotland's greatest export? David Stirk reveals all in this engaging and well illustrated insight into the people who were the movers and shakers behind this huge industry. The origins lie in illicit distilling which was prevalent all over Kintyre in the late 18th century. Many women were involved in this business which made many ordinary folk very wealthy and out of these origins, the legal trade was established in 1817 with Campbeltown Distillery being the first of many. Over the course of the next two decades every street and corner in the burgh had a distillery or brewery built on it. The names were redolent of Kintyre history and placenames: Kinloch, Caledonian, Dalaruan, Lochhead, Longrow, Meadowburn, Burnside, Kintyre, Rieclachan, Union, Argyll, Glenramskill, Highland, Springbank and Albyn, to name only some. It is no idle boast that Campbeltown was the Victorian whisky capital of the world and just as great schemes rise, so do they fall. Ultimately the town's prosperity waned with the Great War, the depression, prohibition in the USA and the failure of local coal seams. Now only Springbank, Glen Scotia and Glen Gyle remain in production, solitary reminders of the once great whisky days of this Royal Burgh.
Minimum Alcohol Pricing is Introduced in the Republic of Ireland and its causing ructions
Rob Arnold on Terroir of Whiskey
Texas Whiskey Festival - Jake Clements
Whiskey Sommelier | Co-Founder & CEO
Tickets to the 5th Annual Texas Whiskey Festival are now on SALE!
The dates are May 13th and 14th at Star Hill Ranch (outside of Austin.)
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