Irish Whiskey Reviews

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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2 Gingers Irish Whiskey

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2 Gingers Irish Whiskey
With the volume of new whiskeys hitting the market on a monthly basis these days, companies try to differentiate through marketing, creating a story, and/or truly having a unique product.  Back in 2011, the latest Irish whiskey renaissance was in its early stage.  Trying to break in to the whiskey market was more challenging and required more than just a good product.  2 Gingers succeeded with a combination of product quality, clever marketing, and a unique distribution channel.

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Jameson Crested 10

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Jameson Crested 10
I’m often asked my opinion on what the best whiskey is for certain occasions or best choice as a gift.  It dawned on me recently that I often come up with the same recommendation.  While pot still varieties are always a good choice, for those visiting Ireland or requesting a traveler bring a bottle back for them, I usually recommend Jameson Crested Ten.

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