irish whiskey

Visiting the Midleton Distillery (Jameson Experience)

2019-08-18

If you’re following my spirited adventures on Instagram (@thewhiskylady, come join us!), you probably already know I recently spent a week on the wonderful Emerald Isle, a country (divided in two) that I actually didn’t know much (maybe spending too much time in Scotland 😉 #SorryNotSorry). Anyway, even though this trip wasn’t supposed to be whisky-related, I couldn’t resist visiting a few distilleries along the …

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Favourite 2019 new whisky releases

2019-07-18

Guess who’s back ? Back again… No seriously, I know I said I would be more active around here in my last post, which was like 6 months ago x) Yet, I’m done apologizing for having a life 😉 I haven’t stopped drinking whisky, I’m not pregnant either (those shiny long hair are just a lure guys, I got extensions and great Instagram filters don’t …

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Irish Whiskey ins’t only that “smooth” beverage you heard of

2017-08-22

When listening to many whisky tasting hosts trying to explain whisky to a crowd of newcomers, there’s always this point where they’ll take a shortcut. I feel that popularization, while needed I reckon, may sometimes be at least misleading, at worst dangerous – as you’ll be the first one to complain afterwards when reading bullshit articles on Vice. It’s easy to convey myths and clichés …

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In Pictures: CAMUS to enter the Irish Whiskey game

2017-07-20

Earlier this week, I flew to Ireland to discover the secrets behind a brand new Irish Whiskey range: Lambay Whiskey. If like me you had never heard about “Lambay” before reading this, bare with me because this tiny part of the world is already a real little paradise for nature lovers and is soon to also be famous amongst whisk(e)y enthusiasts as well! Still a …

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Those new Irish Whiskeys You Need To Try

2017-06-28

You’re not without knowing the Irish Whiskey category is undergoing a certain revival/revolution/rebirth (as media like to call it) those days, giving birth to a burgeoning craft whiskey movement but also exciting new releases coming from the well-established big guys who definitely aren’t willing to let innovation be the priviledge of the smaller distilleries. Something big is happening in Ireland, and it’s happening right now. …

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Reviewing Knappogue Castle 16 Twin Wood

2017-06-27

Finally! After having a closer look at both the 12-year-old & 14-year-old expressions from Knappogue Castle Whiskey, I’m now putting the older brother on the tasting table! Twin Wood is a 16 year old single malt from the Knappague Castle range, which was initially matured in bourbon barrels before being transferred over to casks seasoned with Oloroso Sherry for a finishing period and bottled at …

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Review: Knappogue Castle 14 years old Twin Wood

2017-06-14

If you’re an avid TWL reader, you must know I already reviewed Knappogue’s 12-year-old expression around here a couple of weeks ago. Let’s now have a closer look at his older brother ! Knappogue Castle 14 years old is the result of a marriage of 14 year old single malts aged in two types of wood: bourbon barrels and Oloroso sherry casks. It is non-chill …

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Great Value Drams: Knappogue Castle 12 years old

2017-05-31

I recently had the great pleasure to receive the whole Knappogue Castle Whiskey range to sample, so without further ado, let’s start this “Knappogue” review series with the youngest of those Irish babies, a 12-year-old expression bottled at 40%. In 1966, Mark Edwin Andrews purchased Knappogue Castle, a 15th century castle in Ireland, which was then in ruins. He and his wife, a prominent architect, …

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Where to enjoy a good dram in Dublin

2017-04-17

If you’re into whisk(e)y, there are great chances you would have either already visited Ireland’s capital city in the past or been planning a visit (especially now that you can visit the brand new Jameson Distillery visitor centre and Teeling, which wasn’t opened last time I stepped foot in Dublin…)  – So where can you quench your whiskey thrist after a long day walking the …

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My April Whisky Wishlist

2017-04-04

I know we saw the release of quite a lot of mouth-watering expressions in March (Ardbeg Kelpie, Glenmorangie Pride 1974, Tamdhu 50…) but as far as I’d like to put my hands on those bottlings, there are other gems (which may not be as “wow” as those new Glenmorangie and Tamdhu) that I still need to add to my shelves first, and here are a few …

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