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Powers John’s Lane 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey Review

In Irish Whiskey Reviews by Lee Stang4 Comments

I’ve been a fan of Irish whiskey for about 20 years but have never drank a lot of it. During that time however, I have thoroughly enjoyed having a pour from time to time. My favorites include Jameson Rarest Vintage, Redbreast Cask Strength and Power’s John Lane 12 Year.

Our daughter and son in law brought me back a bottle of Powers John’s Lane after a trip to Ireland over 5 years ago. I will admit I nursed that bottle and finally finished it earlier in the year. Recently I had a chance to have a couple pours of this again. Every time I have a pour I always wonder why I don’t drink this more often.

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Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Single Malt Whiskey Review

In Angel's Portion, Irish Whiskey Reviews by 4 Comments

“Asteroids do not concern me, Admiral,” Vader said interrupting Piett’s nervous explanation. “I want that ship, not excuses.”

“Yes, my Lord,” the stiffly obedient soldier responded and bowed his head as the mechanized canopy of Vader’s meditation chamber lowered and hissed shut. He turned to make his way back to the bridge of the Super Star Destroyer when he heard a muffled call through the chamber wall. Vader was saying something else.

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Kilbeggan Single Grain Irish Whiskey Review

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The whiskey world has similar categories. There are some whiskies that choose to reside in the training levels. There are others existing in more competitive realms. There are, of course, the elite few that sit atop the highest shelves of whiskey spectacle. I’m thinking that the folks behind the Kilbeggan Single Grain Irish Whiskey are not only well familiar with Death Ball, but by their name they tip their hats to the “kill begging” rule of the second tier, and by this, place themselves no higher.

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Glendalough 13-year Mizunara Finish Single Malt Irish Whiskey Review

In Irish Whiskey Reviews by Steve Coomes1 Comment

This whiskey spent 13 years in former bourbon casks before an unspecified finish in Mizunara oak barrels. Mizunara is a difficult-to-cooper Japanese wood that tends to leak due to its irregular wood grain, but purists revere it for ability to soften spirits and impart notes of vanilla and fresh fruit. Those attributes sound great and are largely on display here, but not potently enough. I appreciate it being a delicate spirit, but that left this drinker fighting too hard to discover its nuances. Perhaps after the liquid gets more air time, more details will emerge.

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Prizefight Irish Whiskey Review

In Irish Whiskey Reviews by Jeffrey Schwartz1 Comment

I’m a fan of Irish whiskey and have slowly been adding those I enjoy to my library. When this bottle arrived, I was cautiously excited. The presentation is wonderful, with a beautiful expensive looking label on the front and a backstory that made me curious as to what the quality would be inside the bottle. After all, there’s only a handful of working distilleries in Ireland, and Pugilist Spirits is not one of them. This was obviously an upstart.

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West Cork Irish Whiskey Review

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I always reach for bourbon when I want a tasty pour of whiskey. Sure, I’ve had a number of scotches I have enjoyed and I have the requisite bottle of Jameson on my bar, but when I crave whiskey I crave bourbon. That’s why, after trying a number of world whiskies at Whiskies of the World last year, I had to pin down some bourbon late in the evening just to get my wits about me.

However, every year around March 17th I get the craving for a nice glass of Irish whiskey; enter West Cork Irish Whiskey. West Cork makes some fantastic, affordable Irish whiskey that will impress at your St. Patrick’s Day party much more than a dusty bottle of Jameson. Let’s see what the distillery has to say about it:

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Quiet Man Irish Whiskey Review

In Irish Whiskey Reviews by Patrick "Pops" GarrettLeave a Comment

Disclaimer: Samples of Quiet Man Irish Whiskey were provided by Luxco for this review. We appreciate their willingness to allow Bourbon & Banter to review the whiskey with no strings attached. Thank you. St. Patrick’s Day may be several months away but Luxco isn’t letting that get in the way of bringing their first-ever Irish whiskey to American shores. Born from a long-standing partnership with Niche Drinks, who produces their Saint Brendan’s Irish Cream, Luxco continues to add to their whiskey portfolio along with their investment in Limestone Branch Distillery last year and recent announcement of their plans to build a distillery in Kentucky. 2016 …