I’d heard that tasting events are great! They afford you an opportunity to try so many different types of whiskey that you ordinarily wouldn’t be buying. Be that cause they’re rare, more expensive than your average dram, or maybe even one you’ve never really be drawn to but now it’s there on the table in … Continue reading Tasting events are great!
It’s Friday evening, the phone goes beep. It’s a message from Jamie Cotter, which reads ‘How do you feel about getting on a coach to Belfast for 5pm-7pm Monday?’ This is quickly followed by ‘Dingle tasting with their head distiller?’ Well the answer to that one is fairly simple, in fairness. Yes please! This is … Continue reading Seven hour round trip to Belfast
Hello again and welcome back to Dave's Irish Whiskey! My topic of discussion today is Jameson Select Reserve Small Batch. This is my first post within the 'drinking' category of the blog and hopefully first of many. Please bear in mind that I don't have the cultured palate of many out there and I'm learning … Continue reading Jameson Select Reserve Small Batch
Dublin - Belfast - Dublin - Gorey - Dublin 550km's for one bottle of Powers! Back when I started collecting Irish Whiskey, that makes it sound like it was 40 years ago.... I'll start again.... Back in September, after I purchased the first bottle of Irish Whiskey for my collection, a 15 Year Old Powers … Continue reading I drove 550km for a bottle!
It's a Wednesday afternoon, it's roughly 2 degrees outside, the kids are having a sleepover in Nana and Grandad's, my wife is pampering herself in a Spa and I find myself sitting in front of a fire, a gas one, but a fire all the same, in Druids Glen Resort with a glass of 12 … Continue reading I think I’ll start collecting Whiskey
Hi, So you're all very welcome to Dave's Irish Whiskey Blog. I thought I'd use my first post to set out exactly how I see this blog going so people understand from the outset. The most important thing for me is that readers understand that I'm totally new to this fabulous world. On this blog … Continue reading Intro and purpose of blog.