Irish Whiskey Reviews

Two Stacks Blenders Cut Cask Strength Irish Whiskey

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Two Stacks Blenders Cut Cask Strength Irish Whiskey

Two Stacks was founded in 2020 by Shane McCarthy, Liam Brogan, and Donal McLynn who have many years in the beverage industry globally. As a brand, Two Stacks is probably most famous for their Dram in a Can, and they pride themselves on being independent bottlers and bonders. Two Stacks source their whiskey from a number of distilleries in Ireland and take great pride in transparency. In 2022 they opened their own bonding, blending, and bottling facility and if their first couple of years are anything to go by the future is bright at Two Stacks.  In that spirit of transparency, we know that their...

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The Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey

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The Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey

The Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey was released in the US in late 2018, a short time before it was released in Ireland. In its early days on the market there was some mystery about its origins but it's now generally accepted that it's a whiskey crafted at Bushmills. There is no age statement on the whiskey but The Sexton website states that Master Blender Alex Thomas (of Bushmills) has "perfected a shorter 4 year aging process" and that the whiskey is triple distilled and aged in Oloroso Sherry butts. The Sexton stands out on the shelf thanks to its packaging with a hexagonal...

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Jameson Black Barrel

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Jameson Black Barrel
Jameson Black Barrel, which was launched in 2011, is part of the ever-growing range of Irish whiskeys sold under the Jameson label.

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Redbreast 12 Year Old

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Redbreast 12 Year Old
Redbreast 12yo along with Green Spot are often the first experience that many people have with Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey.

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Irish Peated Whiskey Making a Comeback

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Irish Peated Whiskey Making a Comeback

Peat:  Calming and warming when used in a fire; Polarizing and idolizing when used to make whiskey.  Long associated with famed Scotch whiskies, peated whiskies are making a comeback in Ireland.  This review will focus on three different peated Irish whiskies:  Connemara Turf Mor, Teeling BlackPitts, and W.D. O'Connell Bill Phil.  While not quite a Peated whiskey For Dummies, this review is not intended for those intending on being buried on the island of Islay.  This review is meant to familiarize with the previous and current state of peated whiskey within Ireland and ease Irish whiskey drinkers into this popular...

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