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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Tue May 12, 2015 11:08 am

The Times has a story about the resurgence of Irish Whiskeys but I can't seem to find any details about the launch that occurs today.
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby goalong » Mon May 18, 2015 10:40 am

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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Raven » Mon May 18, 2015 5:10 pm

'Irish Examiner' today had quite a good article on
the Distillery in Glendalough and how they penetrated
the market initially by becoming the 'barman's friend',
cocktail competitions etc. Good article
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Raven » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:43 pm

Check out 'Whiskey Business' on TV3 Player about Teeling's Distillery
in Newmarket Square. 4 part series which started tonight @ 8.30 P.M.
Well worth watching !!
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:21 am

More takeovers expected in the Irish Whiskey industry
http://www.just-drinks.com/news/more-ta ... 17239.aspx
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Raven » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:28 pm

launched at a party @ 'The Boogaloo' pub in Highgate,North London
on Friday night last was 'The Pogues' official Irish whiskey of the famous
band. 'The Pogues' linked up with West Cork Distillers for to create this new
brand.

Probably aimed at the section of the market that aims to imbibe high
quantities as distinct from high quality :?:
The Sunday Times ( Business Section ) 26/7/2015
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:38 am

Raven wrote:launched at a party @ 'The Boogaloo' pub in Highgate,North London
on Friday night last was 'The Pogues' official Irish whiskey of the famous
band. 'The Pogues' linked up with West Cork Distillers for to create this new
brand.

Probably aimed at the section of the market that aims to imbibe high
quantities as distinct from high quality :?:
The Sunday Times ( Business Section ) <a href="tel:26/7/2015">26/7/2015</a>


You have to be careful Raven, one of the cofounders has a habit of going after people you say anything he considers negative.
I've read here that Barry Walsh is also involved. They got Frank McHardy on board recently too. If the can keep them they will have a positive effect in time.

They were alway a little vague with their marketing. They claim that it's a record high Malt content at 50% but even Murphy's Premium had that. To my knowledge the blend with the highest Malt content is Bushmills Anniversary blend. If John wishes to call me on this he has my number. ;)
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby JohnM » Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:21 pm

I believe that Blackbush is 80% malt... And I have heard that the 1608 stuff is 95% malt, but I don't know for sure.

Given that Frank McHardy knows a lot about Bushmills, maybe he didn't have much say about the marketing of this new stuff.

I hope West Cork Distillers do well and that they make good stuff.
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Raven » Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:33 am

Hi GWH,
The article you reference from the 'Express' gives a fuller indication of the launch which sounds like it
was a most enjoyable night and from that article it is quite clear with a 50% single malt content it is
certainly no supermarket whiskey. Personally though I find it not a good development for the future to
see such a direct relationship between music bands and the alcohol industry particularly at a time when
society is trying to unpick alcohol advertising in sport. I'll still pick up a bottle though !
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:23 am

What scares me more is the price the whiskey is selling for. It'll probably be €40/45 when & if it sells in Ireland. It's a 3 year old whiskey. I was paying that sort of money for Green Spot & Redbreast only a few years ago. The recession certainly has had an effect on prices here and in the wrong was. They can go on about taxes but these prices are not taxes. It's profiteering Irish style.
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Raven » Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:46 pm

I totally agree. Those prices particularly in the UK will come home
to roost when the Euro strengthens against the Pound as it will do (until
the next Greek crisis). Then scotch will look very cheap in comparison
with some of our products.

Anyone ever heard about killing the goose that has laid the golden egg????
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby JohnM » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:17 pm

Great review of a youngish Cooley...
http://whiskyadvocate.com/2015/08/12/wh ... ef=Default
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:52 pm

JohnM wrote:Great review of a youngish Cooley...
http://whiskyadvocate.com/2015/08/12/wh ... ef=Default


High praise indeed, a pity it's US only. Looks quite dark but that may only be the picture.
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby JohnM » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:29 pm

The same cask is available in Europe too though the abv is ever so slightly different.
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:26 am

Teelings Great Northern Distillery is up and running.
Here's thewhiskywash.com take on it.
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Raven » Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:21 am

Just on the Rte website --- new distillery announced for
Drogheda----Boann Distillery.
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:40 am

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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby charleymcguffin » Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:04 am

I see from the planning docs that they intend to produce single malt and single pot still at 60o/o Irish barley to 40 o/o Irish malt . The Wash still is 10K ltr,intermediate still being 7.5 K ltr and the spirit still is 5.0 K ltr. It must be something of a first that a Toyota garage has been converted to a distillery. With all the glass the 3 stills will be very visible .
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:23 am

charleymcguffin wrote:.... It must be something of a first that a Toyota garage has been converted to a distillery... .


I love it ...

What will be the first release?

The Carolla blend

or a premium Hi-Lux malt :lol:
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:23 am

Shortcross gin makers are planning to produce a Malt Whiskey.

Here's the full story from the Belfast telegraph.
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:33 am

Another distillery planned for Wicklow. This time Powerscourt. The Spirit Business & RTE have it.
Here's The Examiners & The Times story too.
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:49 am

Another Island Distillery planned. This one is planned for Clear Island.
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:20 pm

The Irish Timeshas all the results of the Irish Whiskey Awards.
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:25 pm

Our own Fionnán O'Connor made an appearance in The Irish Times lifestyle magazine.

His book is available online on Amazon.
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:39 am

This is not in the news yet but House of Donohue went into liquidation last Wednesday. The company did all the cork bottles for Midleton. I believe the Power's are now bottled in the Fox & Geese.
Donohues also bottle Writers Tears & the Irishman whiskeys as far as I know.

They also make West Coast Cooler for IDL. I'm not sure what's happening but I'm sure it's in IDLs interest to keep them going.
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