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W.D. O’Connell: leading Irish whiskey’s independent bottling revival

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W.D. O’Connell: leading Irish whiskey’s independent bottling revival

ADAM O'CONNELL MARCH 25, 2021  Independent bottlers are an important part of the whiskey industry. But in Ireland, they nearly died out because of a lack of distilleries. Now reviving this great tradition W.D. O’Connell Whiskey Merchants with a range of distinctive single cask bottlings. I’m sure most of you have enjoyed some independently-bottled whiskey in your time. The appeal is clear. Bottlers have the freedom to procure new make spirit and aged stock from various distilleries and apply personal preferences to maturation, finishes, bottling strength, as well as additional colouring and chill-filtration. Indies can showcase lesser-known or lost distilleries, or offer a different side...

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The changing face of Irish whiskey

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The changing face of Irish whiskey

The changing face of Irish whiskey 16/03/2021 by WSET Global As we approach St Patrick’s day, many of us will raise a glass of Irish whiskey with friends either in person or across the internet. But, to paraphrase the great Irish poet W.B. Yeats, the contents of that glass may be about to change, change utterly. Up until quite recently, many whiskey connoisseurs have tended to be slightly dismissive of Irish whiskey, pigeon-holing it as mostly light, smooth, and inoffensive. Some of these opinions may have had some merit, but now a resurgent Irish whiskey sector is enthusiastically pulling the rug...

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Virtual IWSA Member Review of Slane Irish Whiskey

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Virtual IWSA Member Review of Slane Irish Whiskey

Join us for a virtual review of Slane Irish Whiskey on Thursday April 1st at 8pm eastern.  Experience the cráic of a group review tasting led by the crack IWSA team. Rather than just a written or video review that you watch on your own, we wanted to make this a more inclusive experience with other IWSA members.  While not required, those participating will be encouraged to participate with thoughts and discussion about the whiskey.  This is intended to be the first in an ongoing series which will focus on different whiskies. Slane Irish Whiskey is a triple casked blend from the...

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IWSA Virtual Tasting with Conakilty Distillery

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IWSA Virtual Tasting with Conakilty Distillery

The IWSA is excited to host a virtual tasting on Friday April 23rd at 9pm eastern with special guest Padraic Coll of Clonakilty Distillery.  During the tasting event we will sample three 50ml whiskies representing the core range from Conakilty Distillery.  The cost of the event is $35.  Free Shipping.  Whiskey kits containing the 3 samples will be sent to IWSA members signing up for the event.  Purchase deadline is Sunday April 4th to ensure on time delivery of the whiskey kits (see below, glass/tray not included).   The Clonakilty Distillery opened in 2018 along the Wild Atlantic Way in Clonakilty town, County...

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IWSA March Madness

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IWSA March Madness

During the month of March we will be offering promotional awards for both new and existing members.  For any friends thinking of joining, we are offering the following: New member sign-ups receive a $5 gift certificate good toward any future purchase in the IWSA member store. Existing members who spend $30 in the IWSA store receive a $5 gift certificate good toward any future purchase; $50+ purchases receive a $10 gift certificate. Total funds spent during March will be totalled to determine gift certificate award.   Gift cards never expire and can be accumulated for use in the IWSA store and for future tasting...

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