Craft collaboration Jameson ‘caskmates’ goes global

JAMESON CASKMATES 700MLJameson has announced the global release of Jameson Caskmates, following a successful limited run in Ireland last year. Created by the Midleton Distillery in collaboration with micro-brewer, Franciscan Well Brewery in Cork, Jameson Caskmates offers a new taste experience that will satisfy the appetite of whiskey enthusiasts, Jameson drinkers and craft beer fans.

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Wemyss Twitter Tasting: A delight for the inner-spirit

Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 9.00.34 AMOn the night of September the 23rd, there was a real whisky happening on Twitter. From around the world people were ready to do some serious nosing and tasting, including me.

This time it was Wemyss’s turn.The range of whisky that came with the package was stunning. Just for this evening I used the NEAT glass for an optimal experience.

I have to admit, it has been a while since I last used the NEAT glass.

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My Whisky Top 10

Screen Shot 2015-09-10 at 9.42.49 AMA while a go, someone asked me on twitter about my Whisky top 10. I don’t really have a top 10 on paper, only in my head. This triggered me to make such a list.

I’ve tasted a lot of whiskies in the past, but not every tasting-note that has been written by me, has been published online yet. So, I’ve decided to make a top 10 from my whiskylist, that has been already published online.

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Hyde, the more you smell, the more beauty arises

HydeHyde, an Irish whiskey named after an Irish poet and the man who served as the first President of Ireland from 1938 to 1945,Douglas Hyde.

The name Hyde reminded me of the 70’s show though. Steven to be precise, the one with the curls and fantastic sense of humor who lives down in the basement. More a beer man I think, but maybe he had a weak spot for whiskey. Irish I hope.

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Save The Old Carrick Mill Distillery


logoHelp Save Ireland’s History. A Kickstart project started to save the Mill by getting it a new roof this will help keep our whiskey.

The main goal of this Kickstart project is to get this old Derrylavan mill a new roof as it is in bad need of a new one if this is not done in the next 2 years the damage will be too great and we will lose this building forever. And this would be a shame for history.

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Neat New Scientific Glass Determines True Spirits Quality

neatDistillers and beverage industry professionals take note:  Thousands of casual drinkers, experts, and spirits judges are discovering previously undetected spirits quality disparities as well as a few welcome surprises using a new scientifically designed tasting glass.  Until recently, the industry and public has ignored the diagnostic potential of glass design. Continue reading

Tennent’s Whisky Beer

IMG_20150810_193817586A while ago I received a black box, a mysterious one I might say. I drink, next to whisky, beer. This is mostly Belgium beer. And wine? That is not something you can wake me up for in the middle of the night. With other words, I don’t like wine. Inside this box, I found a bottle of beer, Tennent’s beer. I knew the beer was coming by post, but when? I didn’t knew.

I was looking forward to try somehing new, and there it was, a opportunity to expand my experience in the spirits.

Made me thinking of the following quote from Sid Vicious:

“I’ve only been in love with a beer bottle and a mirror.”

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Benromach, two bottled friends

IMG_20150710_170518696A while ago I received two samples with whisky from the Benromach Distillery. It took a while before nosing and tasting these two friends! But finally I found some time to enjoy these two buddies. Two best friends forever.

The 10 yr old buddy, I tasted and shared the tasting notes before. I have tom admit that they are mostly the same when it was before, but with a small difference! The 15 yr old buddy however, completely new! Exciting isn’t it. Continue reading

Whoah Glen Scotia

Screen Shot 2015-06-29 at 7.23.53 PMGlen Scotia, one of just three distilleries in Campbeltown, Scotland and was built in the year 1832. 1 of the 5 recognized regions of Scotch whisky production in Scotland

This evening we’ve enjoyed a fabulous range of whisky. And it was worth waiting!  I was in for a real treat! Like everyone else I was very curious.

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