Copper and Wood at Midleton Distillery

The materials influencing whiskey at Jameson's masterful home in Cork, Ireland

With the US release of acclaimed Irish whiskey Yellow Spot, and news of a very rare Irish oak-aged whiskey being produced, we once again made our way to Jameson‘s Midleton Distillery in County Cork, Ireland—where the aforementioned, and everything else in Pernod Ricard’s superb Irish Distillers portfolio are produced. With such an array of outstanding spirits, long overseen by former Master Distiller Barry Crocket and …

Tullamore D.E.W.’s Limited Edition Celebratory Phoenix Whiskey

A splendid single batch made in an edition of just 2014 bottles

While in Ireland for the opening of Tullamore D.E.W.‘s brand new distillery, we had the opportunity to try their latest limited edition expression: the Celebratory Phoenix Single Batch. Crafted in honor of the distillery opening and made in an edition of just 2014 bottles, there was much anticipation and expectation of the spirit. And it delivers. Much like their other blend offerings, it’s triple-distilled and …

Tullamore D.E.W.’s New State-of-the-Art Distillery

The first new "from the ground up" distillery in Ireland in over 100 years

Back in 1954, the distillery for Tullamore D.E.W. Irish whiskey shuttered its doors in midland Ireland’s town of Tullamore. Production didn’t cease, but rather shifted to the famed Midleton Distillery, home of many other Irish whiskies. When the family-run independent distilling organization William Grant & Sons purchased the brand in 2010, they knew it deserved its own home—in its origin city. Some €35 million later, …