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Cheers to Lost Irish

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Cheers to Lost Irish

Congratulations to the folks from the Lost Irish whiskey brand.  Launched in the USA in early 2022, this unique sourced blend consists of all three Irish whiskey styles aged in casks from six continents.  Look for it in your local retail stores.  It is hard to miss the eye-catching bottle.  Apparently, many of you have "found" Lost Irish based on USA sale projections. Lost Irish whiskey has found a land of golden opportunity in America Tim Herlihy and some of the team behind Lost Irish September 04 2022 Tim Herlihy, the co-founder of whiskey brand Lost Irish, is raising a...

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IWSA Acquires First Irish Distillery Cask

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IWSA Acquires First Irish Distillery Cask

We are excited to announce the acquisition of our first IWSA cask from the Powerscourt Distillery in County Wicklow. The ex-Bourbon cask was filled with triple distilled single malt on January 16, 2019 at 64.1% abv. It was the first cask filled in 2019 as part of the distillery's Cask Membership Programme.  Having aged for greater than three years at this point, it is officially whiskey; however, it must be aged for a minimum ten years as part of the cask program.  If bottled at 10 years at 46% abv it should yield ~300 bottles.  The Powerscourt Distillery opened in...

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Former Belfast Jail to Finally Become New Distillery

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Former Belfast Jail to Finally Become New Distillery

For several years, a new distillery has been discussed and planned for a former jail in Belfast.  With a recent investment announced in the past month, those plans appear to be closer to reality.  Congratulations to Belfast Distillery Company! Irish Whiskey Brand Invests $27 Million to Open New Distillery, Visitor Center David MorrowAug 5th, 2022, 12:52 pm Belfast Distillery Company will open a distillery and visitor center in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo: McConnell’s Irish Whiskey/Instagram) Belfast Distillery Company, which owns Irish whiskey brand McConnell’s, has invested £22.3 million ($26.9 million) to open a McConnell’s distillery and visitor center in Northern...

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Is Whiskey the New SuperFood?

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Is Whiskey the New SuperFood?

Is Whiskey the new superfood?  Superfoods "claim to confer health benefits resulting from an exceptional nutrient density."  This is primarily a marketing concept as many dietitians and health scientists dispute the term.  At the IWSA we do not question science (or marketing), particularly when it encourages responsible drinking of whiskey.  Just remember this list next time you pour your favorite Irish Whiskey.  10 Health Benefits of Whisky Joel Hauer, Founder & whisky sommelier  18 Aug 2022     Like anything great in life, whisky should be enjoyed in moderation. However, you might be surprised to know that whisky is more than...

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New Midleton Distillery Planned

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New Midleton Distillery Planned

Irish Distillers plans second Midleton distillery 06 SEPTEMBER 2022 By Nicola Carruthers   Pernod Ricard’s Irish Distillers arm will invest €250 million (US$248.8m) to build a new carbon-neutral whiskey distillery in Midleton, County Cork. Irish Distillers is planning to open a new distillery connected to its existing Midleton Distillery The new site will help Irish Distillers meet demand for its whiskey and enable it to increase future production capacity. It will be located on a 55-acre site adjacent to the company’s Midleton Distillery. The site will produce Irish whiskey brands including Jameson, Powers, Redbreast, Midleton Very Rare, Spot, and Method and...

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