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Jameson Irish Whiskey

I’ve been really excited to revisit Jameson Irish Whiskey, because it was the first whiskey I ever tasted back when I turned 21. And now that I’ve had more experience with different whiskies, I wondered if my opinion on this affordable Irish whiskey had changed at all. Jameson Irish Whiskey was established in 1780 by it’s namesake, John Jameson. Despite the ups and downs of the Irish whiskey industry, it remains one of the biggest Irish whiskey brands today. In the 1960’s, it merged with other Irish distilleries to create Irish Distillers. They consolidated whiskey production at a single facility in Midleton, Where Jameson is currently […]

Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey

Having recently explored some iconic and easily accessible gins, I wanted to do the same with Irish whiskey. It ‘s been a while since I last sampled the more affordable Irish whiskies, so I was excited to try Tullamore D.E.W Irish Whiskey for the first time. Tullamore D.E.W.‘s history can be traced back to 1829, the year the the distillery was first established in the small town of Tullamore. D.E.W. are the initials for one of the distillery’s early master distillers, the legendary Daniel Edmund Williams. The brand is currently owned by William Grand & Son’s. Tullamore is a blend of three different whiskies, each contributing unique […]

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Green Spot Irish Whiskey

After my recent experience with Redbreast 12, I was eager to try another Irish whiskey. And, I thought it would be a nice comparison to try Green Spot Irish Whiskey since it’s from the same distillery, but has a very different flavor profile.

Green Spot is a single pot stilled Irish whiskey currently distilled in the Midleton Distillery, the same distillery as Redbreast and Jameson. It’s produced in collaboration with Mitchell and Son’s, the originator of the Green Spot brand.

The Mitchell family were well know in Dublin, Ireland in the early 1800’s as tea, confectionary, and wine merchants, but expanded their business to include whiskey […]

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Redbreast 12 Year

As we head into the holiday season and the weather gets colder, I always find myself craving the warm feeling of a glass of whiskey. So after focusing on American whiskey for most of this year, I thought Irish whiskey would be a nice change of pace. And Redbreast 12 Year seemed like a perfect option because of it’s reputation and rich history. Redbreast 12 Year is a single pot stilled Irish whiskey that stays faithful to the history of Irish distilling. Some of the first distilled spirits in Europe came from Ireland so there was already a well-established distilling culture that endured through the tumultuous relationship with England […]