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[10 Dec 2015 | No Comment | ]
Hyde 10 Year Old No. 1 Presidents Cask [Irish] Whiskey

So, another Irish whisky has arrived, named “Hyde” and sold by the  ‘Hibernia’ Distillers Company. They are actually setting up a distillery based in Cork , but this whisky was sourced from another distillery (most likely Cooley).  There is not a lot of info about the “Hibernia” company as their site is still under construction.
The Hyde 10 Year Old “No. …

Bordeaux, Headline, Irish, Middelton, Wine Finish »

[13 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]
Green Spot Château Léoville-Barton – Review

An Irish whisky finished in a Saint Julien appellation in Bordeaux wine? I admit it does sound a bit far fetched, but this is what we’re about to taste today.  If you’re not a wine buff, some information about Léoville Barton : It is set in the heart of the Saint Julien appellation in Bordeaux, one of the most revered …

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[9 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]
And today : Whiskey – Redbreast 12 cask strength

It’s September and it’s still pretty hectic around here. Today was dusty (Mars like), and hot and humid as you can imagine in HELL. I was thinking about which whisky I should have and after a beer, or so decided to review the Redbreast 12 CS. This bottle has been sitting around for a few months, having opened it for …

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[20 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
Irish single malt 2003 [Whisky Fassle] , 10 yo

So, an undisclosed single cask from an Irish distillery distilled 2003 and bottled 2014, making it 10 yo, bottled by Whisky Fassle. Sounds intriguing doesn’t it? Not much else is provided : aged in a Hogshead. Is this a young Bushmills? might very well be… We tasted this as part of a Mini Irish flight (along with Red Breast 12 …

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[22 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
The new Teeling Whiskey–single malt – Review

A quick break from the Blind Tasting shenanigans, with a new product from one of the more interesting Irish whisky makes out there : Teeling. Really liked their line of products, and this one is the newest addition to the core range:
Teeling Single Malt consists of aged Malt whiskey up to 23 years (the whisky is a NAS)  old that …

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[2 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Quick Dram : Teeling Small Batch

I’ve been meaning to post these tasting notes before, but never got to it. Today i walked into my local liqour shop in search of something quite different (I always check the whisky shelves to see if there is something new), and I saw this whisky and the grain version on the shelf. I was very surprised and quite content …

Headline, Irish, Single Grain, Tasting Notes, Teeling »

[6 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
Teeling  Single Grain Whiskey

After tasting the aged offerings from Teeling whiskey (namely the 21, 26 and 30), it’s time to get more realistic, and try the more affordable releases. Surely, not many can afford the more expensive stuff, but surely the two younger offerings are budget friendly drams. the first of the two I am going to visit is the single Grain. Grain …

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[26 Jun 2014 | One Comment | ]
Teeling Whiskey Platinum Vintage Reserve 30

We’ve arrived at the oldest available Irish whiskey on the market (as far as I know).
In contrast to the other Teeling bottlings this has been exclusively matured in ex-Bourbon casks for the entire 30 years. It is non-chilfiltered and bottled at 46%.
The malt for this was double distilled at a distillery more famous for its triple distilled single malts.Just 250 …

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[25 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | ]
Teeling Whiskey Gold Reserve , 26 yo (White Burgundy finish)

We continue our journey through the Teeling range with an older expression. This whiskey was double distilled (at a distillery which usually triple distils its whiskey) in the year of 1987 then it was aged in ex-bourbon barrels , and finally it was transferred into old white burgundy barrels for finishing. I must comment that white wine finishes are not …

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[24 Mar 2014 | 3 Comments | ]
Tasting four Jameson expressions on St. Patrick’s Day : #JamesonWhiskey

St. Patrick’s day, what else can you do? Wear green? and drink Irish whiskey, right? what better than drink some whisky with whiskey/whisky mates from all over the world? well, nothing. I was extremely happy to be invited to this twitter tasting of four Jameson expressions by Steve Rush of the whisky wire, and get to taste maybe one of …