Category Archive: Irish

Apr 16

Bushmills 16 Year Old Irish Whiskey – Review

Bushmills 16 Year Old Irish Whiskey

Bushmills 16 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey 80 Proof Price Point: $70 – $80 for 750 ML Distiller: The Old Bushmills Distillery Background Single malt Irish whiskeys are, apparently, on the rise.  Tullamore Dew has one (reviewed here), the new player Hyde has one (reviewed here), and several others sourced from major distilleries have them, as well. …

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Nov 14

Hyde 10 Year Old Irish Whiskey – Review

Hyde 10 Year Old Irish Whiskey

Hyde 10 Year Old No. 1 Presidents Cask Single Malt Irish Whiskey 92 Proof Price Point: $75 – $85 for 750 ML Distiller: Hibernia Distillers Background I have noticed a trend in whiskey.  Not unlike the craft brewing craze, distillers of whiskey have begun trying things that probably would have been frowned upon a few short years …

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Apr 04

Tullamore Dew 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey – Review

Tullamore Dew Special Reserve Triple Distilled 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey 80 Proof Price Point: $40 – $50 for 750 ML Distiller: Tullamore Dew Company Ltd.   Background Last year, I reviewed Tullamore Dew 10 Year Old Single Malt, a major step-up from the standard Tullamore Dew, and an excellent Irish whiskey.  Today I am reviewing Tullamore …

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Feb 07

Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey – Review

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Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey 92 Proof Price Point: $35 – $45 for 750 ML Distiller: The Teeling Whiskey Co.   Background Irish whisky typically is not my forte.  For a long time, my perception of whiskey from the Emerald Isle has been simple and accommodating.  I’ve written before that most Irish whiskeys seem well-liked because most novice …

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Jul 26

Knappogue Castle 16 Year Old Irish Whiskey – Review

Knappogue Castle 16 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey 80 Proof Price Point: $85 – $95 for 750 ML Distiller: Unknown   Background The fourth and final whiskey I am reviewing as part of Castle Brands’ sample portfolio is Knappogue Castle 16 Year Old.  In case you missed previous posts, I have already reviewed Clontarf 1014, …

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Jul 12

Knappogue Castle 14 Year Old Irish Whiskey – Review

Knappogue Castle 14 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey 92 Proof Price Point: $45 – $55 for 750 ML Distiller: Unknown   Background If you have kept up with my blog in the last several weeks, you will notice that I have been reviewing whiskeys sent to me by Castle Brands.  Four weeks ago, I reviewed …

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Jun 28

Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey – Review

Knappogue 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey

Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey 80 Proof Price Point: $35 – $45 for 750 ML Distiller: Unknown   Background Two weeks ago I reviewed Clontarf 1014, an Irish whiskey that was sent to me by Castle Brands to review.  This week, I’m stepping it up and trying their single malt Irish, Knappogue …

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Jun 14

Clontarf 1014 Irish Whiskey – Review

Clontarf 1014 Irish Whiskey

Clontarf 1014 Triple Distilled Irish Whiskey 80 Proof Price Point: $15 – $25 for 750 ML Distiller: Unknown   Background 99% of my reviews are from bottles that I purchased on my own.  However, I am always open to trying new whiskeys and reviewing them honestly on this blog, even if they are given to …

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Mar 22

Tullamore Dew 10 Year Old Irish Whiskey – Review

Tullamore Dew 10 Year Old Irish Whiskey

Tullamore Dew 10 Year Old Four Cask Finish Single Malt Irish Whiskey 80 Proof Price Point: $35 – $45 for 750 ML Distiller: Tullamore Dew Company Ltd.   Background This past Monday was St. Patrick’s Day, a day in which many people of Irish heritage (and many without a drop of Irish blood in their …

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Aug 24

Redbreast 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey – Review

Redbreast 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey

Redbreast 12 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey 80 Proof Price Point: $45 – $55 for 750 ML Distiller: Midleton Distillery   Background I was recently having dinner at a country club (no, I’m not a member; it was a work function).  Before dinner, a few of us went to the bar and ordered …

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