Irish Whiskey and Ginger Beer Cocktail 

It’s hot outside so a cold cocktail is the way to go. Now, I do love a nice Moscow Mule but why make that when we have enough whiskey to lubricate a small army. If you love Irish Whiskey and Ginger Beer… Well, you’ll enjoy this cocktail. Ingredients  Lime 2 ounces Irish Whiskey (I used…

Clonakilty Irish Whiskey

No better way to try whiskies than by buying them in mini form. You get to save money and know if you truly like what you are drinking. Here we have Clonakilty Irish Whiskey Single Grain, Single Batch and Port Cask. Single Grain (green)Nose: oak and sweetnessPalate: vanilla, fruit, apple, and honeyFinish: spices and pepperABV:…

West Cork – Barrel Proof

St. Patrick’s Day is now only three days away and West Cork is one of my favorite affordable Irish Whiskey brands. You can’t beat the taste, price, and quality. This barrel proof was no exception if you can handle a strong whiskey. Nose: fruit, malt, and sweetnessPalate: malt, oranges, and fruitFinish: fruity and sweet with…

Waterford Single Farm Origin Dunmore Edition 1.1

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! On this amazing day I’ll be celebrating with what may be my latest obsession. Waterford Whisky! Not only am I drinking an Irish Whisky, but I can tell you the exact year, farm and field this Whisky’s Irish Barley came from. If I’ve not already given it away in my title,…

Blue Spot Irish Whiskey

For the first time in 56 years there are four colors in the Spot whiskey family with the release of Blue Spot 7 year cask strength. Other Spots include: Green Spot (10 year); Yellow Spot (12 year) and Red Spot (15 year). If you are wondering about where the name comes from, it derives from…

Kilbeggan Single Grain

Here’s a single grain whiskey made with two grains, 94% corn and 6% malted barley. Confused? Me too. False Advertising? It happens! Don’t worry, here’s what I learned today when reading about this particular whiskey on the Kilbeggan website. “The notion that ‘single grain’ describes a whiskey made with just one grain is a common…

The Blender’s Dog – Jameson

If you follow me on Instagram (@thewhiskeywench) then you’ve already seen the pictures of the whiskey bottle. One of my favorite things to do is get together with my whiskey loving friends and drink whiskey… But, before I get into that story, let me tell you about the whiskey. The Blender’s Dog, a whiskey launched…

Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey

Proper No. Twelve is an Irish whiskey created by recently retired MMA fighter Conor McGregor. The name of the whiskey pays tribute to where McGregor comes from in Ireland, Dublin 12. I was able to sample this triple distilled blended whiskey during a St. Patrick’s Day tasting at Yankee Spirits in Attleboro, MA., so here…

Red Spot | Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

This past Wednesday we attended an Irish whiskey tasting at Yankee Spirits in Attleboro, MA. We were thrilled to taste all the whiskies being featured but deep down we attended because we were told there would be samplings of Red Spot. Green Spot being one of our favorite Irish whiskies we had to attend but…

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin

Gin, but not just any gin, Irish gin. And, if you’ve not heard of Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin before, then you should. We discovered this little gem right before the New Year when our friend Matt mentioned it and immediately we were off to find it. The Shed Distillery is located in Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim,…

Tullamore D.E.W. 15-year Trilogy

Tullamore D.E.W. is a blended Irish whiskey that doesn’t need introduction. They have become a master at blending triple distilled Irish pot still, malt and grain whiskies. Although I’ve had a chance to taste and write about their Original, Old Bonded Warehouse, Heritage Blend and Phoenix, the 15-year blend was the first bottle from the…

Favorite Irish Whiskies to try on St. Patrick’s Day

What does one drink on St. Patrick’s Day when celebrating? Let’s be honest, most years I’m out celebrating St. Patrick’s Day people are either drinking beer or Guinness. This year, as the good Christian that I am, for Lent I gave up all things beer including, Guinness. I know that’s a problem! My boyfriend even…