3 results for tag: Irish whiskey


Travel Retail Exclusive Whisky

With the vast array of bottles of whisky adorning the shelves of the travel retail outlets at airports, knowing which one(s) to buy has become an increasingly difficult decision to make. One of the questions I am often asked at tastings is whether the whiskies at the airport are any good. I usually explain that, on the plus side, it is possible to save a few pounds by picking up some core range expressions at the airport. For example, at Edinburgh airport there's usually a deal where you can purchase two bottles for £75. Such an offer isn't permitted in Scotland due to the strict licensing laws but, as the airport is exempt from this, you could save ...

World Whisky Day

This year, World Whisky Day falls on 20th May. So, to celebrate, I thought it'd be a great idea to host a tasting the evening before and call it World Whisky Day Eve. This notion wasn't fueled by any attempts to be innovative. Quite simply, I'm a one person business, a mere drop in the ocean of whisky tasting events taking place in Edinburgh and I knew I wouldn't be able to compete with all the others; I just thought I'd try to get in there first.The theme of this World Whisky Day tasting was Drams Under The Hammer. So (you've probably guessed) these whiskies were all poured from bottles purchased at recent auctions. With the exception of one. ...

Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy

This single pot still Irish whiskey was named after Midleton's master distiller who retired in 2013 after 47 years at the distillery. The majority of this whiskey has been matured in first fill bourbon barrels. However, a proportion was also matured using virgin American oak. In an effort to make a dent in the samples and miniatures cupboard, I've decided to make each Monday a #MiniatureMonday. This was my first choice and an absolutely fine dram it turned out to be. Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy (NAS) - 46% abvNose: peardrops; foam bananas; strawberry trifle; hints of marzipan come through after a while; plenty of vanilla ice cream; after a ...