Waterford – Ballykilcavan

You wait patiently for 3 years, soaking up all the marvellous info thrown at us and then the whisky releases come like busses, all at once.. The latest opportunity to taste the delights of Irish whiskey that Waterford have to throw at me ( I say throw, obviously they have not sent me these samples,…

A chat with Ned Gahan from Waterford Distillery

This weekend the Whisky Circus had a rather special guest in the form of Ned Gahan from the Waterford Distillery, this is one of the most exciting and controversial start ups in modern times of whisky production and i think its fair to say this distillery is splitting opinions right down the middle… This Irish…

JJ Corry founder Louise McGuane Comes to the Circus

Irish whiskey is on the rampage and who better to talk about the Irish upsurge than the first Irish Bonder in living memory. JJ Corry founder Louise McGuane agreed to come and chat with us and along with the Brand ambassador Niamh we were treated to yet another insightful session with banter, informative information and…

The Gael Batch 2 – J J Corry

J J Corry Its time for a little more Irish whiskey, and to say I am excited about this release is rather an understatement !! Now we all love a story and there are no better story tellers than the Irish. little green men guarding treasure and magical fairies at the bottom of the garden,…

Clonakilty Single Grain Irish Whiskey

Irish Whiskey The history behind Irish whiskey is rather interesting, add to it the argument that the Irish introduced whiskey to the scots and it takes another turn.. Tracing its heritage way back Irish whiskey was once a major contributor to the infrastructure and backbone of the Irish economy. Dating back to somewhere in the…

12 Year Old Single Irish Malt – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Irish Whiskey The simple fact is that whisky has a deep origin and chequered history within Ireland and that alone makes Irish single malt whisky / Irish pot still whisky a very underrated product, or should I be saying whiskey ? well whichever spelling we go with it still boils down to the fact Ireland…

Redbreast Palace Bar Single Cask Whiskey

W & A Gilby and The Birth of Redbreast Irish Whiskey Some things are meant to be and Redbreast Single pot still Irish whiskey is one of them.. The Redbreast Whiskey brand is the largest selling single pot Irish whiskey in the world and can trace its origins back to  1857 when W & A…

An Evening with J J Corry

The Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey Company There is another name in the Irish Whiskey boom that is starting to gather a following within the fans of Irish Whiskey.. The Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey Company are a company bottling Irish Blended Whiskey, founded by Louise McGuane, a farmers daughter who left her Irish home some 20…