Category Archives: – Irish Whiskey

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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Irish Single Malt Whiskey, 1990-2017, 27yo, 51.3% – The Whisky Agency for The Whisky Exchange

I guess that’s the longest title I’ve ever used on my blog… Anyway, with the current popularity of Irish whiskeys from the late eighties to mid-nineties, it’s no surprise to see these popping up here and there. I also realize … Continue reading

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Just short of greatness

You know that feeling when you are tasting a very, very good whisky, but somehow it just doesn’t cross the magical 90-point threshold? You realize that you’re tasting whisky that’s way above average, but you can’t shake the feeling you … Continue reading

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Uisge Beatha Taigh, 13 year old Irish Whiskey, 2001-2014, 60% – Jurgen’s Whiskyhuis

Uisge Beatha Taigh is a brand created by Jurgen van de Wiele of Jurgen’s Whiskyhuis in Belgium. I’ve met the guy a couple of times, both as a guest on the Whiskyfair in Germany, or manning a stall at various … Continue reading

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