Cooley 15 1992 A.D. Rattray

I enjoy Irish whiskey. So brave, am I right? Enjoying what used to account for 60% of all whiskey sold on the planet? What next, am I going to express my love for chocolate or how much rice I eat(I used to avoid rice, that’s a subject for another time)? Joking aside, I enjoy the […]

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Teeling 12 Collinstown Collection

Let’s be honest: When someone talks about Irish whiskey, they typically speak of a lower end, everyday drink that is smooth though typically doesn’t break the mould. That’s mostly because the industry has taken a hit over the last century. English trade embargos, the Coffey still, American prohibition, and even Canadian’s calling uncut, poisonous whisky […]

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Writer’s Tears Cognac Finish

Casks. They’re mostly needed to age whiskey. Mostly. Yes, that’s the word I want to use there. Totally not a bad idea. But there are only so many trees, only so many people willing to turn those trees into barrels, and only so much that they’ll be paid. Thus the standard of using ex-sherry or […]

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Bushmills Red Bush

Simple idea: I’m tasting Irish whiskey, have enough time/tastebuds left to have one, and someone offers to pour me Bushmills Red Bush. That someone? Alfred Einstein. Wait, no. It was a rep. for Bushmills. So I go off, find a spot without different smells coming in to screw with me, and I review. But what is Bushmills […]

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Dead Rabbit

In the movie Gangs of New York, there’s a specific gang known as the Dead Rabbits. Also, there were a bunch of knives, some good performances, and then by the end, I was confused. Luckily I’m not here to review the movie, because it’s been a handful of years since I’ve watched it, and this […]

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The Irishman Single Malt

So I thought I hadn’t reviewed The Irishman Single Malt before, thus when fellow TWS members were handed samples by a company representing them, I said sure. Then I reviewed it, and re-read my old review. Oops. Not really. You see, these are made in small batches. Something like 1,000 bottles in total. So some variation is […]

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