Knappogue Castle12 year-old Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Knappogue Castle isn’t just a castle in County Clare, Ireland built on 1467 for the MacNamara clan; it is also the name of a very tasty Irish single malt whiskey. Lavoné Dickensheets Andrews and her husband Mark Edwin Andrews bought the castle back in the 1960’s. While Mrs. Andrews kept busy with the restoration process,…

Yellow Spot 12 year-old

Just about a week ago I was in France enjoying the country, food, wine and its culture. It was extremely hard to come back stateside but, there was one thing I had to do before leaving Europe and that was acquiring a bottle of the Irish whiskey Yellow Spot. Lucky for me, our connection flight…

Powers Gold Label

What do game nights with friends bring? Well lots of alcohol of course, followed by buffoonery, competitiveness, laughter and fun. I’ve always said that the best drams I’ve shared, I’ve shared with friends. At a recent game night, deep into the evening, my friend Matt brings out Powers. Now prior to this instance I had…

Redbreast 15 year-old Single Pot Still

I’ve said this before and I will say it again, for a long time I was not an Irish whiskey drinker. I also wasn’t much of a Bourbon/American whiskey drinker either, but that too has changed.  Although I love Scotch it is certainly not the only great whisky out there and I am glad I’ve…

Bushmills 16 year old

For a while now I’ve been asked the question “Have you tried Bushmills”? I would always reply “No, but it’s on my list to try”. Well, that certainly changed this past weekend, so YES, I have finally tried Bushmills! I had a finger (maybe 2) of this 16 year after a long Sunday which included…

Tullamore D.E.W., Original, Old Bonded and Heritage

Monday already! Could you believe that September is coming to a close soon? Well, neither can I. Time flies when you are having fun. And fun is exactly what I had when I got a chance to try three different whiskies from one whiskey family range. It is not often that I get to do…

Connemara Peated Single Malt Whiskey

If I could go back and change a few things about my two separate visits to Ireland, one would have to be, making sure I toured more of their whiskey distilleries, to include Connemara. What I did get a chance to do while I was there was learned how to pour a perfectly good Guinness…

Redbreast 12 Cask Strength

Let’s be honest, in my lifetime of whisky drinking I’ve mainly gone ahead and reached for that Scotch whisky. I was never much of an Irish whiskey drinker until Green Spot and now Redbreast made an appearance in my life. These two whiskies have completely shown me what I was missing out in Irish whiskey….

The difference: Whisky-Whiskey (spelling) and Whisky-Bourbon

Even since I started to drink whisky I’ve been asked before, by non whisky drinkers, about the difference in spelling between whisky and whiskey. I’ve also been asked about the difference between whisky and bourbon. Here is a simple and quick explanation without getting too in-depth. Whisky and Whiskey The difference between whisky and whiskey…

Green Spot – Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey

I have enjoyed Irish whiskey, but before this year I had not found an Irish whiskey that I truly loved and could rave about. It was this past March when my friend Melissa and I headed to Dublin, Ireland for a little vacation. It was while out on one of our nights that we came…