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Irish Whiskey Special Tasting by The Whisky Jack (Event)

Irish Whiskey Special Tasting at Kittel's by The Whisky Jack (Kilbeggan Roe & Co Tyrconnell Tullamore DEW Irish Diamonds Connemara)

Gearoid O’Callaghan, who runs The Whisky Jack, and I first got to know each other through Instagram, where the cheerful Irishman commented on a whisky photo of mine. We stayed in contact ever since, but although we both live in the same city, we never actually got to meet (more…)

Irish Diamonds 2005 Small Batch No. 03 by Alambic Classique (Review)

Irish Diamonds 2005 Small Batch No. 03 by Alambic Classique Collection (Single Malt Whiskey Ireland Wine Cask Tasting Notes)

“Gummi Bears, bouncing here and there and everywhere…” This is not only the chorus of an 80s TV show I loved to watch when I was a child, but it is also the first thing that came to my mind when I opened my bottle of this beautiful Irish Whiskey (more…)

Whic.de releases free E-Book on Irish Whiskey (News)

Irish Whiskey - Whiskey Von Der Grünen Insel by Whic.de (E-Book Free Download Pot Still Irland Kostenlos)

Headquartered in Munich and stocking over 1,700 whisk(e)y-related items, Whic.de is currently one of the fasted growing online whisk(e)y retailers in Germany. While their main business does certainly lie in selling the water of life, they are also very eager to educate their customers (more…)

News From Eire – Tasting at Der Zigarrenmacher (Event)

News From Eire - Tasting at Der Zigarrenmacher (Irish Whiskey Event Hamburg Altona Pot Still Drams)

A few months ago I got to know Stefan Bohn when he hosted an Arran tasting at this year’s Hamburg-based whisky fair Hanse Spirit. Shortly after, I found out that he also offers regular tastings in a much cosier environment, namely Der Zigarrenmacher in Hamburg-Altona. This month, Stefan welcomed a wee round of eight guests to a tasting focusing on Irish Whiskey. The gathering took place in a small and very homely room, where water, bread and chocolate were readily prepared for everyone. Upon entering the cigar shop that we had to pass in order to reach the tasting room, we were also free to pick a cigar of our fancy from the full assortment. (more…)

Hyde No. 5 Burgundy Cask Finish (Review)

Hyde No5 Burgundy Cask Finish (Irish Single Grain Whiskey Ireland Dram BarleyMania)

Irish whiskey was out of fashion for a long time. During these hard years many distilleries and brands disappeared from the market for good. But nowadays the Irish whiskey industry is alive again and new distilleries from all over the country have begun to make names for themselves. (more…)

West Cork 12yo Sherry Cask (Review)

West Cork 12yo Sherry Cask (Irish Single Malt Whiskey Finish Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

I first stumbled across West Cork Distillers when I was looking for not-yet-discovered treasures in the world of whisk(e)y in some online shops. I ordered a bottle of their limited edition Cask Collection series with a rum finish. I really enjoyed it and so the bottle was emptied way too fast. (more…)

Bushmills 1608 Anniversary Edition (Review)

Bushmills 1608 Anniversary Edition (Blended Irish Crystal Malt Grain Whiskey Dram Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

Having received its license to distil “uisce beatha” from King James I in 1608, Bushmills prides itself to be the “world’s oldest whiskey distillery”. After unfavourable circumstances forced the whiskey makers to operate out of the shadows for quite some time, (more…)