As 2022 ends and we step forward to meet whatever 2023 might throw at us, we also mark the Water… Read more The Water Of Life’s Reflections: What We Drank In 2022
It feels like no time ago that we discussed the Irish Whiskey Technical File and the wider issues within it.… Read more Shouldn’t We Keep Poitín and Irish Whiskey Irish?
I’ve recently joined a whiskey club and visited America, which has allowed me to experience a wide range of different… Read more The Vessel- Important?
Hooray, I hear chorusing from the small-batch distillers and independent bottlers. The Irish Whiskey Association (IWA) has announced the Technical… Read more The Whiskey Technical File- Constraining or Innovating?
As a comparatively recent convert to Irish whiskey, one of the more confusing things to come to terms with has been the practice of distilleries sourcing their spirit. I initially scratched my head when trying an 18-year-old from a distillery that had only started production in 2013. So how is it that something like this can be released, and what does it mean for the consumer? Sourced whiskey seems to be a widely acknowledged but seldom discussed topic.
Treachery, gin-infused new-make and the relationship between architecture and distilling; no this isn’t a cacophony of misaligned gibberish, this was… Read more Interview with Brendan Carty, Killowen Distillery
If you want to be a blender, the key to the castle isn’t to be found in a school with curious rituals. Nor do you need a specific food science or distilling degree to blend well, although this formal training certainly won’t hold you back. Guest contributor James S shares with us some thoughts on blending from a career working at Chivas Brothers and Compass Box.
Picture the situation: you walk into any high-street supermarket and any item you come across has no indication of nutritional… Read more Honesty Is The First Chapter In The Book Of Wisdom…
Imagine the situation; a new brand has launched a whiskey that stirs the emotions of self-indulgence and excitement within. You’ve… Read more The Beginning