Glory be and thank heavens this whiskey is now being imported into the United States. This 12-year old, pot still whiskey is just delicious. Redbreast is copper colored—a really pretty spirit. The nose is a tangle of fruit and flowers.
Here’s something different: an Irish whiskey aged 21 years and is aged in bourbon, Spanish Oloroso, and Madeira vessels. It’s an intense whiskey. The bourbon aging adds a touch of vanilla and the Oloroso and Madeira create fruity notes. (Rating
As I recounted in Whiskey: A Global History (Reaktion Books, 2010), Irish whiskey was a huge seller at the end of the 19th century. Within a few decades though, the industry was wrecked—a former shell of itself. A host of
Kilbeggan is produced by the Cooley Distillery, which began operations in 1989. Cooley, as you probably know, also produces Connemara, Greneore, the Tyrconnell, and other Irish whiskeys. We reviewed Kilbeggan back in 2002, and we were fond of it. Times
3/2007 CLONTARF RESERVE IRISH WHISKEYSt. Pat’s Day is coming so it’s appropo that we review an Irish whiskey. Clontarf Irish Whiskey is imported to the U.S. by Castle Brands of Manhasset, New York. This is one of the three types
11/2006 CLONTARF IRISH WHISKEY CLASSIC BLENDThis is a very enjoyable Irish whiskey. It offers a nice mix of the sweet and the dry. It tastes of toffee and oak and closes with slight candy sweetness. It’s quite enjoyable. (Rating****) To