Irish Whiskey Reviews

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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Athru Keshcorran

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Athru Keshcorran

This is a fabulous Irish Whiskey.  I wanted to get that out of the way up front before I blather on about peripheral things.  Those who have read prior reviews I've done may know that I like to review whiskey in the context of where I was or who I was drinking with and describe it within a story.  Those who prefer technical tasting notes can certainly find that information on the internet so I don't try to replicate "expert" opinions or those with more nuanced taste. This review will be a little different from previous due to COVID and...

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Glendalough 13 and 7 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey

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Glendalough 13 and 7 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
The Glendalough valley and village is an amazing and beautiful place. Its natural beauty, teaming with stunning landscapes and crystal-clear lakes is a sight to behold. Nestled amid the think, green Wicklow National Forrest, and only about an hour south of Dublin, but it may as well be a million miles away. An Irish treasure indeed.

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Powers Johns Lane

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Powers Johns Lane

Game changer.  This is how I would simply describe IDL’s release of Powers John’s Lane in early 2011.  Prior to its release, the single pot still whiskey drinking world was limited to Greenspot and Redbreast.  (Oh, the suffering!)  As good as these 2 whiskeys are, the release of Powers John’s Lane was a watershed moment for Irish whiskey.  With this release, IDL not only hearkened drinkers back to single pot still’s heyday but expanded the range of what single pot still whiskey could be.

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