An Interview with Head Distiller, Ned Gahan | Waterford Distillery (Waterford, Ireland)

Happy 2021 everyone! While this post should’ve come after the conclusion of the planned 4th annual Wonderful World of Whisky Show in Cornwall, Ontario back on March 26-28th in the year 2020, unfortunately it became one of the first things to be cancelled during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that the whisky world has moved even further online, I had the absolute … Continue reading An Interview with Head Distiller, Ned Gahan | Waterford Distillery (Waterford, Ireland)

Walsh Whiskey Distillery tasting with Bernard Walsh

In July 2020 we had a virtual tasting with Bernard Walsh of the Walsh Whisky Distillery in Ireland, presented by Woodman Wines and Spirits. Bernard gave us an overview of the history of Walsh Whiskey, and the ins and outs of their two brands, Writer’s Tears and The Irishman. We had a chance to try 5 expressions from those brands, and the group consensus was … Continue reading Walsh Whiskey Distillery tasting with Bernard Walsh

Writer’s Tears Cask Strength 2018

More Irish! Thank you to friends of mine who were at a tasting and obtained this sample for me. While this was given to me for free by the company, please be rest assured I’ve been blown by attractive hookers of many different genders and orientations in order to ensure that I give a fair and considerate review without bias. At this point I’m basically… Continue reading Writer’s Tears Cask Strength 2018

Writer’s Tears Cognac Finish

Casks. They’re mostly needed to age whiskey. Mostly. Yes, that’s the word I want to use there. Totally not a bad idea. But there are only so many trees, only so many people willing to turn those trees into barrels, and only so much that they’ll be paid. Thus the standard of using ex-sherry or ex-bourbon casks will eventually run out. There’s more distilled fermented… Continue reading Writer’s Tears Cognac Finish

Jameson Caskmates Beau’s Edition

So I’m still at an expo to show the fun of Ireland. I had oysters from their Michelin chef, a whiskey gelato, and then cleared my palate after having an Irish wrap. I made sure to not having anything too strong before reviewing my next one. In continuing the random theme, the next whiskey is?Jameson Caskmates Beau’s Edition. Let me explain as you scratch your… Continue reading Jameson Caskmates Beau’s Edition

Dead Rabbit

In the movie Gangs of New York, there’s a specific gang known as the Dead Rabbits. Also, there were a bunch of knives, some good performances, and then by the end, I was confused. Luckily I’m not here to review the movie, because it’s been a handful of years since I’ve watched it, and this all would be a weird place to put that. Instead,… Continue reading Dead Rabbit

The Irishman Single Malt

So I thought I hadn’t reviewed?The Irishman Single Malt?before, thus when fellow TWS members were handed samples by a company representing them, I said sure. Then I reviewed it, and re-read my old review. Oops. Not really. You see, these are made in small batches. Something like 1,000 bottles in total. So some variation is expected. Maybe. Some companies are proud to vary, some have… Continue reading The Irishman Single Malt

A Drop of the Irish Black Adder 2016 Sherry Cask Finish Single Cask

Thanks to /u/saba007[ for the sample. This past year (2018) I had lots and lots of plans. Finish my accounting schooling, find a new job in a new career space, making running jokes that only I’ll appreciate at all, and review enough Irish Whiskey to finally hit 100 total reviews. I’m happy to say I got most of that done, and regularly laugh to myself like a… Continue reading A Drop of the Irish Black Adder 2016 Sherry Cask Finish Single Cask

Irish Exclusive Malts 12 2003 Creative Whisky Company

Thanks to /u/throwboats for pouring me this dram. This past year (2018) I had lots and lots of plans. Finish my accounting schooling, find a new job in a new career space, figure out what Moon cheese is, and review enough Irish Whiskey to finally hit 100 total reviews. I’m happy to say I got most of that done, and I now have knowledge not meant for… Continue reading Irish Exclusive Malts 12 2003 Creative Whisky Company

Irish Single Malt 13 No.1 Batch 2 That Boutique-y Whisky Company / Irish Single Malt 14 No.2 Batch 1 That Boutique-y Whisky Company

This past year (2018) I had lots and lots of plans. Finish my accounting schooling, find a new job in a new career space, revive Michael Jackson’s corpse into a bard-lich, and review enough Irish Whiskey to finally hit 100 total reviews. I’m happy to say I got most of that done, and Winter is Coming. As for posting the reviews, I may have gotten… Continue reading Irish Single Malt 13 No.1 Batch 2 That Boutique-y Whisky Company / Irish Single Malt 14 No.2 Batch 1 That Boutique-y Whisky Company