A drink with… Carol Quinn, Irish Distillers

Carol Quinn, archivist at Jameson producer Irish Distillers, divulges secrets from the whiskey giant’s past and how they are used to build a bold future. *This feature was originally published in the May 2020 issue of The Spirits Business How did you start working in the industry?  I started working with Irish Distillers just over seven years ago. I was the first archivist the company had employed. Not only are you dealing with a fantastic…

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Jameson launches stout barrel-finished whiskey

Irish Distillers teamed up with Eight Degrees Brewing to create a stout barrel-finished expression of Jameson Crested Irish whiskey. The original no-age-statement Jameson Crested was launched in 2016 and is made from a blend of pot still and grain whiskeys. Jameson Crested Finished in Black Ball Metric Stout Barrels follows Eight Degrees Brewing’s Jameson barrel-finished release last year, Black Ball Metric Stout. Fewer than 10,000 bottles of Jameson Crested Finished in Black Ball Metric Stout…

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Redbreast unveils Dream Cask Ruby Port Edition

Irish Distillers revealed its third limited edition Dream Cask bottling on World Whisky Day, called Redbreast Dream Cask Ruby Port Edition. The expression was revealed on Saturday (16 May) and is the first Redbreast release finished in a single Port cask. Created by master blender Billy Leighton in collaboration with blender Dave McCabe, the whiskey was the product of four whiskey journeys that date back more than 30 years. They were set aside while creating…

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A drink with… Brendan Buckley, Irish Distillers

The international marketing director talks about building the world’s leading Irish whiskey brand, personal passion projects and preparing for the future. *This feature was originally published in the December 2019 issue of The Spirits Business How did you start working in the Irish whiskey industry? I started working in a sales and marketing capacity with a start‐up in the early ’90s that was building Irish bars around the world. I then lived and worked in…

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Midleton Very Rare unveils Ireland’s ‘oldest’ whiskey range

Irish Distillers has revealed the first limited edition single malt in the Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection – a 45-year-old whiskey priced at US$40,000. The 45-year-old Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Chapter One is the first whiskey to be launched from the range. It is the first official release from the site in 16 years and contains some of the last drops from the distillery. The spirit used to make the single malt whiskey…

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