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Teeling Tour

Posted by Ashley Penney on June 28, 2015 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Had a delightful tour on Monday June 15th at the new Teeling Distillery. Histort is in the making here as its the first working distillery in Dublin for 125 years. Run by brother Jack and Stephen Teeling they are bringing back the "spirit to Dublin" and continuing what has been a tradition of whiskey in their family.

See the Photos page for pics taken of the time there


Whiskey Live Dublin 2015

Posted by Ashley Penney on June 25, 2015 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Yes Maltmates whiskey live is back in Dublin this October. 24th to be percise but with a change of venue. Now will be held at Dublin Castle.

Will be back with more info when i get it.............Stay tuned

BenRiach Dunder Peated 18 Year Old Dark Rum Finish

Posted by Ashley Penney on May 8, 2015 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The folks at BenRiach have announced the launch of BenRiach Dunder Peated 18 Year Old Dark Rum Finish which is a one-off bottling with only 1888 bottles available worldwide, 240 of which will be available in the UK.


This intriguing new Speyside expression comes from the same range as the BenRiach Albariza, Dunder is actually the unusual name from the residue of cane juice left in a still after distilling a batch of rum. Traditionally used as a yeast source in the fermentati...

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Posted by Ashley Penney on May 8, 2015 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The Belfast Distillery Company has announced that The Great Whisky Company will be the sole UK distributor of its new premium blend; McConnell’s Irish Whiskey, when it launches in June this year.


Located in the historic Crumlin Road Jail, the Belfast Distillery Company is currently developing a £7 million malt whiskey distillery and visitor centre in the jail’s A-Wing. The Victorian prison closed in 1996 but in 2012 work began to transform part of this form...

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Retirement of Jim McEwan

Posted by Ashley Penney on May 8, 2015 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Bruichladdich today announced that its Master Distiller Jim McEwan is to retire in July after 52 years.

Jim joined the independent company that was to drive the renaissance of the then mothballed Bruichladdich Distilery, on Islay in 2000. Describing it as the “Cinderella” distillery, he released an innovative and thought-provoking portfolio of single malts that challenged previous perceptions in the category.

Jim has been the architect of a distillation pro...

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Posted by Ashley Penney on January 17, 2015 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (1)

The highly anticipated Lakes Distillery in Cumbria officially opened its doors this week, revealing the fruits of the distillery’s £6m investment – a world class visitor centre, artisan bar and bistro.


The Lakes Distillery is England’s largest and is set to produce up to one million bottles of The Lakes single malt each year making it a veritable challenger on Scotland’s doorstep and the closest English whisky distillery to the border.


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Posted by Ashley Penney on January 17, 2015 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Japanese whisky pioneer Takeshi Taketsuru, adopted son of Nikka Whisky founder Masataka Taketsuru has died at the age of 90.


Following the atomic bomb hit on Hiroshima in 1945, which was situated near to his home town of Fukuyama, Takeshi moved to Yoichi where he lived with and was adopted by his uncle Masataka and his wife Rita.


After graduating from college in 1949, Takeshi joined the family Nikka Whisky business, where he then worked for most of his li...

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Posted by Ashley Penney on January 17, 2015 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Chivas Brothers, has completed the construction of its new Dalmunach distillery in Speyside, reinforcing its long term growth prospects in the face of increased global demand for Scotch whisky.


Built using the latest innovations and environmental expertise such as heat recovery technology, the distillery is capable of producing up to 10 million litres of high quality Speyside style spirit per year to support the growing global demand for the bestselling blended whisky brand...

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Over 150 whiskies lined up for 2015 festival in Birmingham

Posted by Ashley Penney on January 9, 2015 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

England’s biggest whisky festival outside London will return for a third year in 2015, with over 150 whiskies to be exhibited by a host of distributors including Pernod Ricard and Maxxium.

Organisers have now released 600 tickets for the one-day event at The Bond on 7th March, with over 100 tickets already snapped up in the Christmas gift-buying rush.

Whisky Birmingham 2015 will see whisky enthusiasts and novices gather to taste, try and buy from over 25 whisky brands and re...

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whisky live dublin 2014

Posted by Ashley Penney on October 12, 2014 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)
October 25th sees whisky live return to the mansion house dublin. yours truly will be exhibiting the brooks hotel stall this year. The event plans to be an even bigger even with not only whiskey but crsft beers and whisky food pairings. Hope to see you there

Bacardi release Aberfeldy 18y Travel Retail Exclusive

Posted by Ashley Penney on May 11, 2014 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Bacardi has expanded its Aberfeldy Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky brand with the launch of an 18-year-old global travel retail exclusive.


The new release joins the existing travel retail Aberfeldy variants, which comprises a 12-year-old and 21-year-old.


Rose gold in colour, the 18-year-old is described as a medium to full-bodied single malt, with citrus zest, honey and sweetness “akin to Moroccan cake”.


“Bacardi ha...

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Tomatin Makes Changes To Its Core Range

Posted by Ashley Penney on May 11, 2014 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Port finishes added to Tomatin Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky range


The Tomatin Distillery Co Ltd has announced a change to the line-up of its core range of single malts. A 14 year old Port Wood Finish and a batch release 1988 vintage are being introduced, while the 15 year old and 30 Year Old expressions will be removed.


The 14 Year Old Port Wood Finish has spent around 13 years in the finest Bourbon oak barrels, with a further year in specially sele...

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Auction sale of large whisky collection

Posted by Ashley Penney on May 11, 2014 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

One of the world's largest private collections of Macallan single malt whisky will go under the hammer in a special auction in Glasgow next week.


The collection of 164 bottles, which has been built up over a period of 50 years by an Italian collector, could fetch £100,000 at the McTear's sale on Wednesday.


Amongst the lots on offer will be a bottle of 1938 Macallan, which could fetch £4000, and a rare expression that was bottled exclusively for ...

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The first new whiskey distillery in Dublin for more than a century is expected to be in production by the end of the year.

Posted by Ashley Penney on February 3, 2014 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The Teeling Whiskey Company said the distillery will be located in Newmarket Square in The Liberties.


A visitor centre is also due to open in early 2015.

The company said it is investing €10m in the project, which will create at least 30 full-time jobs.


Fifty jobs will be created in the construction phase.


The proposed Pot Still distillery will have the capacity to produce 500,000 litres of whiskey on an annual basis.


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Glen Ord Distillery Gets Its New Stills

Posted by Ashley Penney on January 27, 2014 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Following Diageo’s announcement earlier today (16 January) of the investment at Clynelish Distillery, Glen Ord is now seeing the delivery and installation of new stills as part of the £25 million expansion plan for the distillery, which is seeing its capacity doubled to over 10 million litres per annum. The 10 new washbacks and 6 new stills will be housed in existing buildings at the distillery.


Diageo is also doubling the capacity at the Teaninich Distillery in ...

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