Perfect St. Patrick’s Day Pairing – Jameson Caskmates and Beau’s Strong Patrick

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to meet with Ger Buckley, fourth generation Head Cooper at Jameson Distillery, and Steve Beauchesne of Beau’s Brewery and ask questions about their respective companies, roles and upcoming collaboration. Jameson shots are virtually synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day in North America, along with green beer and other things the Irish likely find abominable about our celebration of their holiday! … Continue reading Perfect St. Patrick’s Day Pairing – Jameson Caskmates and Beau’s Strong Patrick

Redbreast 12 Cask Strength

Redbreast 12 Cask Strength, Batch No. B1/16, 57.2% ABV, $110 CAD. Malted and unmalted barley. Triple distilled in copper pot stills. Matured in sherry casks. Non chilled filtered. Nose: Very fresh nose with apples, apricots, creme brulee, fudge, figs, raisins, and chocolate. Taste: Chocolate fudge, malt, barley grain, toasted wood, cantaloupe. Finish: Long. Chocolate, burnt wood, malt and grain notes linger. Thoughts: Everything works well … Continue reading Redbreast 12 Cask Strength

Redbreast 1999 All Sherry Single Cask (cask #30088)

And we’re back at Dingle Whiskey Bar. I mean, we already were there for the last review, but we’re here again because they have a whiskey I’d like to try. A specific one this time, not just “a third their stock”, like usual. Redbreast 1999 All Sherry Single Cask (cask #30088) is an interesting duck. Let’s not do the duck joke again though. Single Casks… Continue reading Redbreast 1999 All Sherry Single Cask (cask #30088)

Toronto Whisky Society – St. Patrick’s Day Reviews

It’s that time of year again. St. Patrick’s Day is upon us and from now through the weekend people will be donning green attire, chugging green beer and chasing leprechauns, or something like that. As enjoyable as that is allow me to suggest one change in these annual festivities: ditch the green beer and have a glass or two of an Irish whiskey instead. If you find yourself wondering which of … Continue reading Toronto Whisky Society – St. Patrick’s Day Reviews

Redbreast 12 Cask Strength (Community Review)

Hey, it’s /u/worldwhisky community reviewing time, and I’m ready! Thanks to /u/uncletobys for sending me a sample of this dram in our recent trans-Pacific swap (that’s where the Pacific goes about a life altering change that we all respect… I think). Anyway, let’s talk about the dram of the day, Redbreast 12 Cask Strength. Not Red Breast, as I keep typing it. These are not reviews about… Continue reading Redbreast 12 Cask Strength (Community Review)

Redbreast 12

Special thanks to /u/muaddib99 for the in person swap for this one (and many more to come)! So I start this review with a question: What should I write about? It’s an Irish whiskey, so why not discuss The Irish People? Let me tell you something about writing ABOUT anything Irish: It gets you in trouble. No matter what. And not from the Irish people, who… Continue reading Redbreast 12