Kevin O’Gorman creates Midleton Very Rare 2021

Irish Distillers has unveiled Midleton Very Rare 2021 – the first whiskey in the series from recently appointed master distiller Kevin O’Gorman. Midleton Very Rare 2021 is the 38th iteration of the annual release. O’Gorman took up the position of master distiller in June last year, taking over from Brian Nation. The Irish whiskey is a blend of single pot still and single grain Irish whiskeys aged between 15 and 36 years, and matured in…

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West Cork Stout Cask Irish Whiskey Hits Shelves

West Cork Stout Cask Irish whiskey is the newest release from the distillery, reaching the U.S. in partnership with importer M.S. Walker. This new expression is a 75:25 blend of grain and malt Irish whiskey, made using Irish malted barley and wheat. Triple distilled, it aged in first fill bourbon casks for four years. The malt and grain components are then married together, and aged for an additional six months in casks that previously held Ireland’s Blacks…

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5 Unique Whiskeys That You Should Try Right Now

It’s hard to know which of the 100s of new spirits are worth buying. We picked five unique whiskeys that you won’t regret trying. The post 5 Unique Whiskeys That You Should Try Right Now appeared first on Boozist. Go to Source Author: Colin Joliat {authorlink}

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Irish whiskey brands to watch in 2021

The Irish whiskey category is expected to bounce back quickly from the pandemic, boosted by a strong performance in e-commerce and retail. We forecast the brands that will soar to new heights in the next 12 months. For Irish whiskey, 2020 was the year the category was expected to storm past its goal of 12 million cases. However, while the sector was on track to hit its target, the global pandemic knocked sales back down.…

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Irish whiskey sales forecast to exceed Scotch in US by 2030

Sales of Irish whiskey in the US are expected to overtake Scotch in the next decade, according to a new report by Drinks Ireland. The Irish Whiskey 2010-2020: The restoration of the Irish whiskey industry across our shared island report by Drinks Ireland/Irish Whiskey Association (IWA) looked at the sector’s performance over the last 10 years. The US remains by far the largest market for Irish whiskey accounting for 42% of all sales last year,…

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