Browsing Posts in: Irish Whiskey

Midleton Dair Ghaelach – if you go down to the woods today…

3 Comments on Midleton Dair Ghaelach – if you go down to the woods today…

Irish Oak

Whisky drinkers are well versed in the effect the choice of cask has on the spirit. American oak (usually ex-bourbon) adds notes of vanilla and toffee, while Spanish sherry casks deliver rich, nutty, fruit and…

Continue reading »

Whisky vs whiskey – the differences explained

44 Comments on Whisky vs whiskey – the differences explained

Whisky or Whiskey?

Ever wondered why distillers can’t agree on one basic thing: how to spell the liquid they make? Take a look at your drinks cupboard now, and it’s likely there’ll be at least one bottle with…

Continue reading »

St Patrick’s Day experiment – a DIY Irish cream recipe

5 Comments on St Patrick’s Day experiment – a DIY Irish cream recipe

Irish Cream

St Patrick’s Day is upon us. I will be hiding in my flat tonight, avoiding streets thronged with green-clad drinkers throwing Guinness at each other as they swap foam shamrock hats and look for the…

Continue reading »

Irish Distillers tasting – rock the vote

9 Comments on Irish Distillers tasting – rock the vote

Billy Leighton

‘The public gets what the public wants’ sang Paul Weller in 1980’s Going Underground. We agree, so at our latest tasting at Vinopolis we gave our customers a chance to choose a special Irish whiskey…

Continue reading »

Malt of the Month – Bushmills 1608

7 Comments on Malt of the Month – Bushmills 1608

Bushmills 1608

For drinks fans, March has three big days: Mother’s Day: a time for buying your mum something tasty St Patrick’s Day: a time for focusing on tasty things from the Emerald Isle my birthday: a…

Continue reading »

Teeling Single Malt – the spirit returns to Dublin

10 Comments on Teeling Single Malt – the spirit returns to Dublin

Teeling Single Malt

Since The Teeling Whiskey Company started releasing bottlings in early 2013, they’ve been gradually building up their range. Starting with their rum-finished Teeling Small Batch blend and Poitin, they moved on to the Cabernet-Sauvignon-finished Single…

Continue reading »

Merry Christmas from The Whisky Exchange

6 Comments on Merry Christmas from The Whisky Exchange

Merry Christmas!

After 12 months of sensible, serious whisky chat, we thought it was time for the TWE blog team to let our hair down – although, judging by the pic, we might struggle with that one….

Continue reading »

The Science and Commerce of Whisky – a book review

11 Comments on The Science and Commerce of Whisky – a book review

The Science and Commerce of Whisky

While there are numerous books about whisky, there are surprisingly few about how to make it, and even fewer about how the whisky industry itself looks at whisky as a thing to be sold. There…

Continue reading »

Whisky: The Manual, by Dave Broom

6 Comments on Whisky: The Manual, by Dave Broom

Whisky: The Manual

This time last year I was busy sorting out classes for the 2013 Whisky Show, and in my search for interesting ideas, a slightly fuzzy-haired, glazed-eyed version of Tim Forbes (formerly of this parish) told…

Continue reading »

Irish Coffee Done Properly with Teeling Irish Whiskey

12 Comments on Irish Coffee Done Properly with Teeling Irish Whiskey

Other than whisky (And beer. And vermouth. And noodles. And Lego) one of the biggest loves of my life is coffee. I have a hand grinder that I imported from Japan (well, bought from a…

Continue reading »

2013 – The TWEBlog review of the year

7 Comments on 2013 – The TWEBlog review of the year

2013 in review

There seems to be a long running tradition across the internets of writing round-up posts at the beginning of the year. I’ve not yet done so and am starting to feel left out, so here’s…

Continue reading »

Fine Spirits and Whisky Advent Calendar

No Comments on Fine Spirits and Whisky Advent Calendar

Fine Spirits and Whisky Advent Calendar

We’ve been quietly cooking something up for the last few months and today we can reveal our work to the world – The Whisky Exchange Fine Spirits and Whisky Advent Calendar. It’s a fairly simple…

Continue reading »

Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2014

8 Comments on Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2014

Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2014

Another year, another burst of whisky-related discussion and outrage on the internets – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2014 is out. Over 4500 whiskies, along with Jim’s tasting notes and scores, packed into one pocket sized…

Continue reading »

Tasting Notes: Redbreast 21 Year Old

12 Comments on Tasting Notes: Redbreast 21 Year Old

Red Breast 21

It’s a matter of record that I’m a huge fan of Irish Distillers, as evidenced by all manner of embarrassing fanboy gushing across the virtual pages of this blog.  I was obviously over the moon,…

Continue reading »

TWE Whisky Show 2013: The Report

9 Comments on TWE Whisky Show 2013: The Report

Phew! The Whisky Show is finally over for another year.  This was our biggest and best Show yet, with dozens of exhibitors serving over 500 different spirits (not all of them were whisky…) in an…

Continue reading »
Showing page
1 of 3
Scroll To Top