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The Pot Still Whiskey Blog

From reviews to advice and stories from behind the scenes, the Pot Still posts will keep you up to date in the world of whiskey. From analysis to beginners guides.
Scotch Whisky

What is peated whisky?

Peated whisky has a unique smoky flavour given off by the compounds that are released by the peat fires used to dry...

Whiskey

The Pot Still PodCask Episode 3: Clonakilty Distillery - Adam Collins

On this episode of The Pot Still PodCask, I chatted with Adam Collins, head of marketing at Clonakilty Distillery.

Regulations

Irish Whiskey Regulations Under Review

The proposal was submitted to Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine this isn't the first time that Irish...

Irish Whiskey

Teeling 13-Year-Old Single Grain Bordeaux Wine Cask

Ireland's most progressive Irish whiskey company releases its new Teeling 13-Year-Old Single Grain Bordeaux Wine Cask.

Irish Whiskey

Lambay Malt Whiskey Review

Lambay Whiskey is an independent bottler/blender. Lambay Whiskey is the collaboration of 2 families Camus and Baring...

Irish Whiskey

Athrú 6 Year Oloroso Sherry Single Cask

Athrú's second single cask release is the 6 Year Oloroso Sherry. This cask was chosen by Ollie Alcorn, the head...

Whiskey

The Pot Still PodCask Episode 2: Conor Winders - Irish Whiskey App

My second guest for The Pot Still PodCask was Conor Winders co-creator of The Irish Whiskey App. Conor and I first met...

Irish Whiskey

Whiskey Live Dublin 2022 - It's Back!!!

Whiskey Live Dublin the top whiskey event of the year and it's coming back this time to a bigger venue. The event takes...

Irish Whiskey

Teeling Releases Special Birthday Batch Bottle

Teeling Whiskey's 6th birthday, has released an extra special vatting of Dublin distilled Single Pot Still and Single...

Whiskey

The Pot Still PodCask Episode 1: Jack Higgins

My first guest for The Pot Still PodCask was Jack Higgins. Jack and I first met on virtual whiskey tastings, Instagram,...

Rye Whiskey

Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey

They don't make vast quantities of Pikesville straight rye whiskey, its cheap by all standards, but still packs full of...

American Whiskey

Old Forester Bourbon Whisky Review

Back in 1870, Old Forester bourbon whisky was first created by George Garvin Brown, the founder of the Brown-Forman...

Irish Whiskey

The Role Of A Cooper In Whiskey Making

During the times of colonialization, a Cooper was a person in charge of making casks made of wood, barrels, and other...

Irish Whiskey

What Is Single Pot Still Whiskey?

Single pot still whiskey is a style of Irish whiskey made by single distillery from a mash bill of malted and unmalted...

Bourbon Whiskey

How To Make An Old Fashioned Cocktail

An Old Fashioned Cocktail hits all those marks. I recommend starting with top ingredients, such as your favourite...

Irish Whiskey

Fercullen 18 Year Single Malt Five Elements

As you can see, this is not your average whiskey, Fercullen 18 Year Single Malt Five Elements uses two types of wood;...

Whiskey Tasting

Virtual Whiskey Tasting May

May's Virtual Whiskey Tasting is nearly upon us and this is a tasting I’ve been looking forward to for a while, getting...

Irish Whiskey

The Origin of the Miniature Bottle of Whiskey

Believe it or not, the origin of the miniature bottle of whiskey is closer than you think. In fact, if you've walked...

Alternative Investments

Irish Whiskey Cask Sold At NFT Auction

In a world's first, an Irish Whiskey Cask Sold At NFT Auction! Kinsale Spirits has sold their whiskey cask via an NFT...

Irish Whiskey

World's Best Irish Whiskey Tasting

I attended Teeling's World Best Irish Whiskey Masterclass hosted by Teeling Whiskey's Master Distiller, Alex Chasko,...

Whiskey

The Myths About Whiskey

It’s challenging enough to try to pick a whiskey that you like while trying to scan through Myths about Whiskey.

Whiskey Tasting

How You Should Drink Whiskey

This is my advice on how to drink whiskey, but at the end of the day, drink whiskey whatever way you want, as long as...

Irish Whiskey

Bushmills 10 Year Single Malt Whiskey Review

Bushmills 10 year single malt is one of Bushmills’ core offerings and is keenly priced when compared to many whiskies...

Bourbon Whiskey

Michter's Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey

The Michter's small batch bourbon is made in small batches of just a couple of dozen barrels or less and is part of the...

Irish Whiskey

Bushmills Caribbean Rum Cask Finish

The Bushmills Caribbean Rum Cask Finish is the first in the lineup of their new series, the Bushmills Original Cask...

Japanese Whisky

Hibiki Japanese Harmony Whisky Review

Hibiki Japanese Harmony is a multi-layered whisky. It pours as a bright amber, with notes of citrus, honey, lychee,...

American Whiskey

Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey

Blanton's is highly regarded by bourbon drinkers and has collected numerous awards, and it deserves every one of them...

Irish Whiskey

An Púca Small Batch Irish Whiskey

An Púca is an old Irish folklore Faerie that appears at night and enjoys creating mischief. The meaning of An Púca is...

Irish Whiskey

Boann Distillery Wins World's Best Award

Boann Distillery, best known for 'The Whistler' range have just picked up the prestigious award for “World’s Best New...

Regulations

Japanese Whisky's New Regulations

The main reason for these Japanese Whisky's New Regulations is aimed at curbing the spread of products labeled as...

Single Malt

Brenne Single Malt Whisky

Brenne Single Malt Whiskey launched in 2012 by Allison Parc, collaborating with a French distiller in Cognac, Brenne...

Irish Whiskey

Redbreast Ten Year Old Irish Whiskey

Redbreast Ten Year Old Irish Whiskey is the latest release by Irish Distillers of Midleton Distillery, Co.Cork,...

Single Malt

What is single malt whiskey?

What is single malt whiskey? The confusion lies around the word 'Single'. Effectively it means that the grain used must...

Lyre's Spirits

Lyre's American Malt Non-Alcoholic

Lyre's American Malt Non-Alcoholic is a good attempt into an untouched market of 'non-alcoholic whiskey'. For those...

Laphroaig

Laphroaig Brodir Port Wood Finish Review

Laphroaig Brodir is matured in ex-bourbon casks and then transferred over, for an unspecified finishing period, into...

Irish Whiskey

Best Irish Whiskeys for Christmas 2020

The Best Irish Whiskeys in 2020: Our Review of the Best of Irish Whiskey. What defines the best Irish Whiskeys? We look...

American Whiskey

Gentleman Jack - Jack Daniel's Review

Gentleman Jack is not a 'bourbon', though you'll hear it being called that regularly. Gentleman Jack is a 'Tennessee...

Irish Whiskey

Teeling Amburana Cask - 14 Year Single Malt

The Teeling Amburana Single Cask is a 14-year-old single malt aged initially in bourbon barrels and then in virgin...

Irish Whiskey

Athrú Annacoona Single Malt Whiskey

Athrú Annacoona is a 14-year-old single malt Irish whiskey, with a copper-amber autumnal colour, influenced from the...

Irish Whiskey

Irish Distillers brings back Blue Spot whiskey

Blue Spot, which was discontinued, rejoins the Spot family, back among the Green Spots, Yellow Spot, and Red Spot in...

American Whiskey

Bulleit Bourbon Whiskey Review

Bulleit Bourbon has no age statement, the whiskey is said to be 6 to 8 years old, which is vintage in bourbon terms.

Whiskey Tasting

Virtual Whiskey Tasting

We cater our Virtual Whiskey Tastings for groups, privately, no minimum numbers apply, or you can join our monthly...

Irish Whiskey

Bushmills Black Bush

Bushmills offer a range of single malts, blends, and the Bush range but it's probably worth paying a little extra for...

Irish Whiskey

Teeling Ginger Beer Cask Collaboration

Teeling Ginger Beer Cask, have partnered with Umbrella Brewing, by hand-selecting casks of their finest Ginger Beer to...

Japanese Whisky

Nikka From The Barrel Review

For those who have never tried a Japanese whisky, you could do a lot worse than start with a Nikka From The Barrel.

Japanese Whisky

White Oak Akashi Blended Whisky

Akashi White Oak Blended Whisky has been the subject of some controversy. This is due to regulations around additives...

Irish Whiskey

Writers Tears Copper Pot Whiskey

Writers Tears Copper Pot Whiskey has an unusual, unique mix of pure pot still and Irish single malt. The company claim...

Irish Whiskey

Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey

Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey is playing their part in the renaissance of Irish distilling and, in fact, claims to be the...

Irish Whiskey

Redbreast 12 Cask Strength

I've always been a big fan of the standard Redbreast 12 Year, it is undoubtedly one of the great Irish pot still...

Irish Whiskey

Powers John's Lane Release

Powers John's Lane Release is a true pot still whiskey. It's had a huge impact on the international market, with forums...

Irish Whiskey

Barry Crockett Legacy Single Pot Still Whiskey

Barry Crockett Legacy Single Pot Still Whiskey is bottled and released at 46% and non-chill filtered, with no age...

Irish Whiskey

Connemara Peated Single Malt

Connemara Peated Single Malt is inspired by the 18th-century art of drying malting barley over peat fires, a distinct...

American Whiskey

Maker's Mark Maker's 46

Maker's Mark Maker's 46 is top-shelf whisky, aged inside barrels with French oak staves. This process creates bold...

Irish Whiskey

Irish Whiskey Styles

There are a number of Irish whiskey styles, but firstly, for whiskey to earn the title of 'Irish Whiskey' there are a...

Scotch Whisky

Bruichladdich The Organic 2010

The Bruichladdich Organic 2010 is made of organic barley from Mid Coul Farms in Inverness, Scotland, becoming high-tech...

Irish Whiskey

Teeling Blackpitts Peated Single Malt Whiskey

Teeling Blackpitts Peated Single Malt Whiskey is released today from the Dublin Distillery and continues their approach...

Japanese Whisky

Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky

Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky is not a Japanese Bourbon or even Japanese Corn Whiskey. This is quite something...else....

Irish Whiskey

Clonakilty collaborates with unique US Breweries

A brewing collaboration, Clonakilty Distillery has teamed up with 4 US breweries to create a range of bespoke...

American Whiskey

Willett Straight Rye Whiskey

Willett Straight Rye Whiskey shows its strengths by hiding its proof well, being spicy by not too spicy, and having a...

Irish Whiskey

Red Earl Irish Whiskey Release

Kinsale Spirit Company has just released the 'Red Earl Irish Whiskey' which is to commemorate the great Irish hero Red...

Whiskey Tasting

The Pot Still - World Whiskey Tasting

Our World Whiskey Tasting, we enjoyed a tutored tasting of a range of world whiskey, by whiskey drinker, Craig Ellis,...

Irish Whiskey

Waterford Whisky Single Farm Origin

The first releases from Waterford Whisky Distillery, Single Farm Origin series, single malt Irish whisky using barley...

Irish Whiskey

Midleton Distillery Appoints A New Distiller

Katherine Condon is responsible for the brewing to distillation process ensuring quality new pot and grain distillates...

Irish Whiskey

Teeling Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

Teeling Whiskey celebrates the 5th anniversary of the opening of its Teeling Whiskey Distillery to visitors, opened...

Irish Whiskey

Velvet Cap Release - Waterford Distillery

The Velvet Cap brand has been revived by Blackwater Distillery in County Waterford. Velvet caps were traditionally worn...

American Whiskey

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey Legacy Edition

Jack Daniel’s is known for being a well-crafted, smooth sippin’ Tennessee Whiskey. You don’t last for over 150 years if...

Irish Whiskey

What is World Whiskey Day?

Celebrating a day of all things Whiskey related, World Whiskey Day brings everyone together to enjoy and sample...

Single Malt

Teeling 28 Year Old Single Malt

Teeling has just announced a special release Teeling 28-Year-Old. The award-winning Teeling 24 Years released with an...

American Whiskey

Knob Creek Rye Whiskey

Bottled at the same proof as the standard Knob Creek Bourbon, Knob Creek Rye is the only standard ongoing rye product...

Irish Whiskey

Clonakilty Port Cask Finish

The latest release from Clonakilty Distillery, Co.Cork. The Clonakilty Port Cask Finish is the first of the Cask...

Irish Whiskey

Natterjack Irish Whiskey

Named for the only toad native to Ireland, Natterjack Irish Whiskey is the first release from Gortinore Distillers and...

Irish Whiskey

Yellow Spot 12 Year

The pot still content Yellow Spot 12 Year Irish Whiskey is medium weight, similar to Green Spot. Ex-bourbon, sherry...

Bourbon Whiskey

Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey

The original single barrel bourbons, Blanton's Single Barrel is from one of America's most popular producers, first...

Bourbon Whiskey

Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey

Eagle Rare 10 Bourbon Whiskey is crafted and aged less than 10 years. Each barrel is discriminately selected, offering...

Irish Whiskey

Currach Single Malt Irish Whiskey

An inspiring new whiskey, using seaweed charred cask, comes Currach Single Malt Irish Whiskey, a first for Irish...

Aberfeldy

Aberfeldy 12 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Launched in 1999, Aberfeldy 12 Year is produced at a distillery that is 1 of 2 single malt distilleries that Dewar's...

Irish Whiskey

Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach Knockrath Forest

Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach is a range of Single Pot Still Irish whiskeys from the Midleton Distillery meaning,...

Chivas Regal

Chivas Regal 12 Year Old Scotch

Chivas Regal was created in 1909 by the then owners of Chivas Brothers (neither of them family members) with a view to...

Macallan

The Macallan 12 Years Old Sherry Oak

The Macallan 12 Years Old Sherry Oak is aged in 100 percent sherry-seasoned oak casks with a contrasting European Oak...

Scotch Whisky

Scotch Whisky Targeted By ‘Damaging’ US Tariffs

Scotch whisky is the UK’s largest drink export, with the US accounting for 22% of its total global value. The industry...

Laphroaig

Laphroaig PX Cask Single Malt

The Laphroaig PX Cask is a travel retail exclusive for around €110. That’s not cheap for what is a No Age Statement...

Irish Whiskey

Fercullen 10 Year Old Single Grain

Fercullen 10 Year Old Single Grain Irish Whiskey is created from Cooley distilled grain whiskey, distilled by Noel...

Irish Whiskey

Teeling 24 Year Old Single Malt

Part of Teeling's new high end of the range of Vintage Reserve Collection, Teeling 24 Year Old Single Malt Irish...

Irish Whiskey

Teeling Single Pot Still Whiskey

Teeling Single Pot Still Whiskey kicks off the phoenix rising from the ashes. During the 19th century, known as the...

How To Guide

How to make an Irish Coffee?

The Irish Coffee was created in1943 by Joe Sheridan, a chef at Foynes Port near Limerick. The Irish Coffee was made to...

Irish Whiskey

Slane Irish Whiskey

Slane Irish Whiskey has come to the market nearly two years after Brown-Forman announced the purchase of Slane Castle...

Irish Whiskey

Redbreast 12 Year Old

Redbreast 12 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey is distilled at the Midleton Distillery using copper pot stills...

Irish Whiskey

Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey

Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey is named by the famous Kilbeggan Distillery, which dates back to 1757 and was revived by John...

Single Malt

Stranahan's Sherry Cask Single Malt Whiskey

Released November 2017, the Stranahan's Sherry Cask bottling is the fourth whiskey released from Stranahan's following...

Irish Whiskey

Tipperary Watershed Single Malt Irish Whiskey Boutique Selection

Tipperary Watershed Single Malt Irish Whiskey Boutique Selection is, for now, a sourced and limited release whiskey....