Irish Spirit Takes ‘Dublin’s Own’ DWD Whiskey Back to the USA

DUBLIN — 17 November 2017 – Coinciding with this weekend’s launch of their online store for rare and historic Irish whiskey, Irish Spirit has announced an exclusive release of historic DWD Irish whiskey ‘Heritage Edition’ to US and international markets, where the brand thrived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Newly launched online retailer Irish Spirit has one of the world’s greatest collections of fine and rare Irish whiskeys, including the entire Midleton Very Rare (1984-2017), available for worldwide delivery. As the world’s fastest-growing major spirit, Irish whiskey is drawing international attention.

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The Midleton Dair Ghaelach Family Blossoms With New ‘Bluebell Forest’ Edition

Irish Distillers has unveiled the next chapter in its Virgin Irish Oak Collection of Single Pot Still Irish Whiskeys; Midleton Dair Ghaelach Bluebell Forest edition. This exceptional offering has been finished in barrels made from Irish oak grown in the Bluebell Forest of Castle Blunden Estate in County Kilkenny, imparting a true and unique flavour of Ireland.

Dair Ghaelach, which is Gaelic for ‘Irish oak’, is the result of an eight-year exploration by the expert production team at the Midleton Distillery, County Cork, into using native oak to mature Irish whiskey and follows the release of Midleton Dair Ghaelach Grinsell’s Wood in February 2015.

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GlenDronach Distillery Releases ‘Old Style’ Peated Port Wood

GlenDronach Peated Port Wood

The GlenDronach Distillery is pleased to announce the exclusive release of The
GlenDronach Peated Port Wood, a rare example of Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, made in the ‘old style’, from malted barley dried with Highland peat.

Inspired by the historical import of casked port into Scotland during the nineteenth century, the peated spirit has undergone a final maturation in the finest port pipes, from the Douro Valley in Portugal.

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Cù Bòcan 2006 vintage whisky beast

Tomatin did it again. The distillery added another smokey and mystical whisky beast to their whisky range, Cù Bòcan 2006 vintage, a limited edition.

The Cù Bòcan brand is named after a mythical Highland hellhound which was rumoured to haunt the village of Tomatin and was launched in 2013 as a lightly peated alternative to the traditional fruity flavours of Tomatin single malt.

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The Abbey Whisky Bar Edinburgh, monthly whisky tasting

The Abbey Whisky Bar

Wednesday, October 25, featured the regular whisky tasting at the Abbey. This time there was a new twist as this was to be a “blind tasting”. The abilities, or lack of them, of the Whisky Group members, would be tested by trying to identify five whiskies without being told the name of each. In October the presentation was given by Mark Davidson of Royal Mile Whiskies on the High Street.  

Having had a nice meal consisting of an Applewood cheeseburger, salad and chips followed by a lemon cheesecake I felt up to the challenge. So onto the tasting itself.  

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The Dublin Liberties Whiskey Golden Duo

Dublin, the capital of Ireland. Know for its literary history, funky festivals, mystery, magic and The Dublin Liberties, launched in 2015 and the new distillery will open in 2018. The dynamic neighbourhood, Liberties in Dublin has a lot of old warehouses and these whiskey bottles, they look a bit like miniature warehouses.

Straight, small, with character and each with their own story. Perhaps you need some imagination, but I see two Whiskey warehouses with a golden future.

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The Arran Malt, Taking White Stags on a journey with them

Derek Whiteford

Derek Whiteford

Looking across the Firth of Clyde to the Isle of Arran from the Ayrshire mainland on a clear day fascinated me as a child. Trips to Arran with my family and school excursions felt like I was a million miles away from anywhere.

On a rare Scottish sunny day, the Isle of Arran resembles the Caribbean with palm trees dotted around and blue shimmering seas at every turn. Arran is an Island I had grown to love and that love affair has never ended. It has only got stronger since the Isle of Arran Distillers were born.

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Drinks by the Dram Advent Calendars are back

Drinks by the Dram Advent Calendars are back for the sixth year running with an award-winning range to ensure every drinks enthusiast can count down to Christmas in the company of their favourite spirit.

For 2017, classic favourites including Whisky, Gin and Rum are joined by exciting new additions, including a Calendar packed with whiskies from renowned independent bottler Douglas Laing, and another filled to the brim with incredible gins from the world’s best distillers, bottled by That Boutique-y Gin Company.

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The Dalmore King Alexander III, the ultimate Christmas gift

For those looking for the ultimate gift this Christmas, the world’s only six-cask finish whisky, The Dalmore King Alexander III, is the definitive single malt to gift this festive season.

As one of the Highland distillery’s signature whiskies, The Dalmore King Alexander III has been matured in ex-bourbon casks, Matusalem oloroso sherry butts, Madeira barrels, Marsala casks, Port pipes and Cabernet Sauvignon wine barriques.

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Wemyss Malts, Whisky Exploration and Discovery

Wednesday, October 25, an evening with an attractive foursome from Wemyss Malts. Vanilla Burst, Treacle Chest, Spice King and the Spice King Old Fashioned cocktail. All delivered in one box with one goal, to make it an unforgettable evening for the tasters, one to remember.

They were separated after the delivery for The Old Fashioned was placed into the fridge to cool down.

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