.the dublin liberties – oak devil

Double distilled Irish single malt blended with Irish grain whiskies, resulting in the Dublin Liberties - Oak Devil, aged for more than three years in ex-Bourbon barrels: A carved Oak Devil stood over the arched entrance to The Liberties, gleefully surveying the mayhem and mischief beyond in the quarter known as hell. Then, suddenly, the Oak Devil … Continue reading .the dublin liberties – oak devil


.the dublin liberties – copper alley

After ten years in ex-Bourbon barrels, this Irish single malt received a finish in 30 year old ex-Oloroso sherry casks. In total, 31 casks were married together in this bottling. Copper Alley is next to Christ Church Cathedral – a chance juxtaposition of the celestial and the infernal. By day, the high-born and the pious … Continue reading .the dublin liberties – copper alley

.redbreast – #redbreastdreamcask 41207

An Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey from Redbreast is always a certainty to receive a "cask driven" whiskey, starting in ex-Bourbon casks for a number of years before being recasked into ex-Sherry casks for another year or two, three before they are bottled. From cask #41207, a surprise 10cl sample at cask strength that was … Continue reading .redbreast – #redbreastdreamcask 41207

.teeling – 24yo

The Teelings are at it again. They have found a batch of Irish single malt, which has matured in ex-Bourbon casks for most of its life, before being transferred into active ex-Souternes wine barrels for some time, adding up to 24 years. Only 5.000 bottles have been filled and released. 46% abv, €300 single malt … Continue reading .teeling – 24yo

.teeling – 13yo – revival II

An Irish single malt, created from a batch of single malt Irish whiskies distilled in 2002. After having had a 12 year maturation period in ex-Bourbon casks, an extras year in ex-Calvados was awarded to the spirit. The Teeling family now has their own distillery, but was the previous owner of the Cooley distillery, producing … Continue reading .teeling – 13yo – revival II

.irish single malt – 24yo – tbwc – batch 1

An Irish single malt from #BoutiqueyWhisky twitter tasting from an unknown source. 24 years ago, in 1993, there were only 2 options, the (then) recently opened Cooley Distillery and the mass-producing plant in Midleton where, in 1966, the three remaining distilleries of that period joined forces. The hint on the label refers to the latter … Continue reading .irish single malt – 24yo – tbwc – batch 1

.teeling – small batch blended – rum cask finished

Day 22 of the Drinks by the Dram WhiskyAdvent Calendar 2015. Only 2 more days to tick off before Christmas, we make a sidestep to the middle-Americas with this Nicaraguan rum-cask finished Irish whiskey.46% abv, €35, blend, non-chill filtered, natural colourNose: Cuba Libre, sour red apples, rums soaked raisins, milk chocolate, creamy, citrus, limes, olive oil, salt, … Continue reading .teeling – small batch blended – rum cask finished

.teeling – single malt – third release

After 23 attempts, master blender Alex Chasko was satisfied with the balance of the flavours in this third release in the Premium range of Teeling expressions. Completing their full range of non aged Irish whiskeys, this release consists of a vatting of five different wine casks including ex-Sherry, ex-Port, ex-Madeira, ex-White Burgundy, ex-Cabernet Sauvignon finished Irish Malt … Continue reading .teeling – single malt – third release

.tyrconnel – single malt

40% abv, €25, single maltNose: sweet, fresh fruit, mint, raisins, apples, marshmallows, anice, liquorice, orange peelPalate: gentle, sweet, fresh fruits, apples, pears, marshmallows, later she gets sharp, white pepperFinish: medium long, fresh sour, slight bitter, white pepper, liquoriceMark: +++/++Conclusion: I like it, but... there is this slight bitter note that is bothering me. The sweet notes are a nice touch, and so … Continue reading .tyrconnel – single malt

.the wild geese – fourth centennial

abv: 43%type: blendfles: 70cl, €50,- geproefd met 5cl samplefiltratie: onbekendkaramel E150a: onbekendneus: kruidig, citrus, mandarijn, honing, bloemen, rozensmaak: suiker-zoet, vanille, vettig, fruit, peer, banaan, witte peperafdronk: pittig, droog, banaan, licht bitterscore: +++++conclusie: Zacht, zal het mooi doen bij een zoet desert of als aperitif. Voor mijn smaak iets te zoet om zomaar tussendoor te drinken. Zonder het bittertje had ze waarschijnlijk een iets hogere score gekregen..the wild … Continue reading .the wild geese – fourth centennial