Ever since I developed my interest in Irish whiskey I've always thought about how one day I'd like to purchase a cask. There is something very romantic in my eyes, about having your own cask sitting in a warehouse, slowly extracting all those wonderful flavours. Life will go on at a frantic pace outside the warehouse … Continue reading I purchased my own Cask!
Great news from the guys at Teeling Whiskey this afternoon, as they announce that they've filled Cask No. 10,000 with their own distillate! You can read the full press release below: Award Winning Teeling Whiskey Fills 10,000th Cask of Dublin Distilled Whiskey Landmark coincides with the launch of its new Dublin distilled Teeling … Continue reading Teeling Whiskey: 10,000 not out….
On the 21st of January I wrote my first ever blog post Here and wrote about how I had decided to start collecting Irish Whiskey and how my first purchase was a Celtic Whiskey Store, Powers Single Cask No. 284. Fast forward to the 8th of November, I find myself driving West, destination Galway, more precisely Garavan's Bar for the launch … Continue reading Garavan’s Bar Powers Single Cask launch night
Some of you may be starting to notice a common theme running through my blogs. That of the Powers brand. All of my Collecting blogs to date have been Powers related and I've also taken part in, and blogged about, Powers Tweet Tasting in the past. So it will not come as any surprise that … Continue reading Powers John’s Lane
Back on January 21st in my first post Here I outlined how I had decided to purchase my first bottle of Irish Whiskey for the purposes of collecting, and how after browsing through the fine collection at the Celtic Whiskey Store on Dawson Street, Dublin 2, I decided to purchase a bottle of 16 Year … Continue reading My quest for Powers 69915 & 69934.
Time for a tasting and what a tasting it is! Redbreast 12 Year Old is fabulous. It’s as simple as that. It’s a multi award winning whiskey and is widely regarded as one of the best examples of Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey. Redbreast 12 Year Old generally retails for around €60 but … Continue reading Redbreast 12 Year Old
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