Category Archives: – Irish Whiskey

Writer’s Tears, Mizunara Cask Finish, 55%

To continue with the Saint Patrick’s Day celebration I decided to try my part of the bottle-share of this Writer’s Tears release. I don’t have too much experience with the brand, but I do remember having a previous cask strength … Continue reading

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Redbreast 21 (2019 release), 46%

As far as excuses to have a drink go, it being Saint Patrick’s Day is a very good one. Of course, that meant I had to have some Irish whiskey. Luckily, I have some lying around. Interestingly, I remembered the … Continue reading

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Lichtburg, 15 year old Single Malt Irish Whiskey, 2005-2020, Armagnac Cask 2003, 57.5% – Rolf Kaspar

Of course, this an independent Irish whiskey without it stating from which distillery it comes. There’s a bit too much other information on the label though. It’s called Lichtburg for some arbitrary reason. It’s also labeled both as ‘Marika Single … Continue reading

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Waterford Bannow Island and Ballykilcavan

Waterford has been sometime coming. The entire production of the distillery, and the three years wait until the whisky was released was broadcasted through various social media channels, magazines and other media on a level that is unheard of. Normally … Continue reading

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Paddy 10 year old, 40%, 1960s

Yet another ancient whiskey from MvZ. I tried this one a little while ago but with the massive backlog of tasting notes (at least a hundred…) I’m just randomly picking what to review at this point. Paddy is a brand … Continue reading

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Irish Single Malt, 1991-2015, 54.9% – Daily Dram

While it looks like I’m publishing the same whiskey twice, this is actually a different cask, with a different ABV. Also, this is not a sherry cask like the previous post. It is, however, the same bottler, the same age … Continue reading

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Irish Single Malt, 1991-2015, 54.6% – Daily Dram

Around 2015 there was a massive hype around older Irish single malts, twenty-ish years old for most of them, that has since more or less subsided. All of them were of unknown provenance, although with them being distilled around 1990 … Continue reading

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Green Spot, Château Léoville Barton, 46%

I just had this sample last week and I think I’ve been sitting on it for little over two years when I got it from MvtZ at 2017’s Whiskybase Gathering. When I had it, I didn’t bother to look it … Continue reading

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Irish Single Malt Whiskey, 1991-2016, 49.5% – The Perfect Dram (TWA)

Let’s try again. Normally, as ‘loyal readers’ might know, I find Irish single malt with an age like this hit-and-miss at best. Generally they’ve got a massive dollop of chemical sweetness not unlike the plastic bag supermarket wine gums come … Continue reading

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Knappogue Castle NAS, Early fifties, 92 proof

This is a bit of a weird one, and it was a rather expensive one. A few years ago Stefan van der Boog, known from Passie voor Whisky bought a bottle of very old Knappogue Castle from a collection. Based on … Continue reading

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