Monaghan whiskey trails and ‘The French Connection too’

Steven Murphy of ‘Old Carrick Mill’ distillery pictured at ‘Barton’s Mill’ in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan. Pic. ©Joe McCabe

A new County Monaghan distillery is being supplied with ageing barrels for its
whiskey by a leading French winemaker to mark a long lost family connection
having been re-established between Ireland and France.
Top Bordeaux winemaker Barton and Guestier is supplying 50 mature French oak 350 litre barrels to ‘Old Carrick Mill’ distillery in Carrickmacross, County
Monaghan because the old mill, once the leading flour mill in the region, was
once owned by the Barton family.

To this day the building is still known locally in
Carrickmacross as ‘Barton’s Mill’. It was originally run by the family of William
Barton whose brother Thomas co-founded the world famous Barton & Guestier
wine business in Bordeaux in 1725.

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Teeling Whisky, The Revival

This is the third bottling of “The Revival”, a limited edition commemorative Single Malt.  The Revival Volume III is being released to celebrate the 18-month anniversary of the opening of the Teeling Whiskey Distillery and will be limited to only 10,000 bottles.

When I saw the bottle, I was sold in an instant. Everyone knows by know, that I have a weakness for Irish Whiskey and trying this beauty was definitely a feast for my curious tasting buds.

Bottled at 46% with no chill filtration, creates a truly, unique, stunning Irish whiskey experience and I experienced it the fullest.

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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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Bushmills affection

Screen Shot 2015-06-22 at 10.03.06 AMYes another whiskey tweet tasting. And a fabulous one, I might add. A Bushmills tasting. 5 Beauties in one evening.

Bushmills is named after the city where it is distilled. It has two mills on the banks of the River Bush which runs past the distillery. Bushmills whiskey is still distilled in the Old Bushmills Distillery. This is the world’s oldest whiskey distillery with a license.

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Jameson unveils new annual packaging release

JAMESON WhiskeyJameson, the world’s favourite Irish whiskey, has unveiled the Good Workers, Great Whiskey limited edition carton; a new, annual series of packaging innovations celebrating the rich heritage of Jameson to help ensure maximum stand-out shelf appeal for the brand.

The Good Workers, Great Whiskey carton celebrates the craftspeople at the Midleton Distillery and the key elements of the Jameson production process through an eye-catching, illustrated style with the use of textured paper.

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Appealing Teeling, The Spirit of Dublin

Teeling Single Malt WhiskeyUnfortunately I missed the Twitter Tasting of Teeling Whiskey, a while back. I found this very unfortunate, because I was really looking forward to this evening.
But I made a catch up in this. Introducing myself the new Teeling Irish Single Malt Whiskey, non chill filtered, 46%.

Since 1782 the Teeling family have been crafting Irish Whiskey. The Teelings are renowned for their vision in doing things differently and their Whiskeys embody this entrepreneurial spirit. Teeling Whiskey has a unique portfolio of Irish Whiskey unlike any other Irish whiskey brand.

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Meet Ger Buckley, Master Cooper

Ger Buckley B&WRecently I had the privilege to ask Ger Buckley, Master Cooper of Midleton Distillery some “serious” questions. I’ve met him during my stay at The Whiskey Academy in Ireland.

When you’re ever in the opportunity to shake this man’s hand with the opportunity to have a little chat, do it! Do not hesitate, just go for it. An amazing man, with amazing stories and an amazing strength.

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The Irish Whiskey Academy

_DSC0110The Irish Whiskey Academy is a place of enchantment. A place every student should dream about.

An Academy on the grounds of the Old and New Midleton Distilleries who opened their doors in February 2013.

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