The whiskey making industry has been abuzz with speculation about the next ground-breaking innovation (no terroir pun intended…). From tinkering… Read more Beauty and the Yeast – Killowen Triail Fermentation: Experimentation Frustration? Or Innovation Continuation?
Killowen and Blackwater’s A Dó Poitín
Is there anything poitín can’t do right now? We’ve covered it extensively on the Water of Life in the past,… Read more Killowen and Blackwater’s A Dó Poitín
Killowen Belgrove Oat Whiskey with a Rum & Raisin Finish
Disclosure: As stated, the bottle that informed this article was provided to the Water of Life team by Killowen free… Read more Killowen Belgrove Oat Whiskey with a Rum & Raisin Finish
Killowen make Irish Whiskey history with the release of Cask 001 and 002
They say that anniversaries come around at a break-neck speed, but it’s almost like the opposite is true for Irish… Read more Killowen make Irish Whiskey history with the release of Cask 001 and 002
Killowen Bonded International Series – Belgrove Oat & Belgrove Rye 3 Year-old Whiskeys from Tasmania
It’s no secret we’re big fans of Killowen here at The Water of Life. With the news that they would… Read more Killowen Bonded International Series – Belgrove Oat & Belgrove Rye 3 Year-old Whiskeys from Tasmania
Killowen Bulcán Irish Poitín Pinot Noir Rested
Brendan Carty, the driving force behind Killowen distillery, has branded 2022 “The Year of Poitín”. Killowen has been releasing a variety of poitíns to make sure 2022 can live up to that title, including the Bulcán Part 1 and 2 in April. Dave has already reviewed Part 1, but I’ve now got my hands on the Bulcán Part 2, so it’s time to see what the other half of this release is like.
Killowen Bulcán – Dead and Buried
The drinks market is becoming more and more contested and congested, competition is rife, and consumers expect value for money… Read more Killowen Bulcán – Dead and Buried
Killowen Experimental Horizontal
Killowen came on the scene in late 2019 and produced the ‘experimental series’ from 2020: a range of seven different… Read more Killowen Experimental Horizontal
The Whiskey Technical File- Constraining or Innovating?
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?
Interview with Brendan Carty, Killowen Distillery
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