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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Method and Madness unveils ‘world first’ wild cherry wood finish

Irish Distillers has added two limited edition single pot still Irish whiskeys to its Method and Madness range – including a wild cherry wood-finished “world first” for the category. Method and Madness Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Finished in Wild Cherry Wood was matured in nine casks made from wild cherry wood, sourced from France, for between seven and four years following a maturation period in ex-Bourbon and Sherry casks. The whiskey is said to…

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Teeling distillery releases its first Dublin whiskey

Irish whiskey maker Teeling has released the first commercial bottling from its Dublin distillery – a single pot still whiskey that marks the revival of distilling in the city. The launch follows the sale of the first 100 bottles of Teeling’s single pot still whiskey at auction in September. Bottle number one sold for £10,000 (US$13,000), setting a new world record for the most expensive bottle of whisk(e)y from a new distillery. All profits raised…

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