Irish Whiskey Reviews

Welcome to the Irish Whiskey section of reviews. Here, reviews are categorised based on the distillery locations, currently divided into Dublin, Midleton & Offaly.

how whiskies are reviewed


whiskies are sampled in a glencairn; the official glass used by distilleries, tasting venues and festivals, designed to get the most out of the spirit

They are left to ‘breathe’ for a minimum of 10 minutes. This allows time for the compounds in the spirit to react with the air and unveil their aromas and flavour further

The whiskies are then judged based on five classic criteria employed in the industry: colour, body, nose, palate and finish.

in certain cases, a drop or two of water will be added to open the whiskey up further. this is often used in cases where the abv is greater than 43%, or where further judgment is required

whiskies are THEN given a score out of 5, which encompasses the five criteria, as well as personal opinion on the background of the whiskey, its production methods, retail value and reputation.

reviews are categorised by THE WHISKEY’S country of production

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Dublin Whiskey


REVIEWS COMING SOON

Reviews of whiskey from distilleries located in the capital and largest city of Ireland; home to rich culture, artistry and history.

Midleton Whisky


REDBREAST

Reviews of whiskey from the town of Midleton in Southeastern County Cork in the Republic of Ireland, derived from the name ‘Mainistir na Corann’, (‘The Abbey of the Coir’).

Offaly Whiskey


TULLAMORE

Reviews of whiskey from distilleries based in County Offaly, located in the Midlands Region of the Republic of Ireland.

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I’m always interested in the latest line-ups as well as new and upcoming distilleries from across the globe. If you would like to hear my thoughts on a new product or would like to feature my reviews, please feel free to get in touch with me via the contact form.

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Irish Whiskey Reviews

Welcome to the Irish Whiskey section of reviews. Here, reviews are categorised based on the distillery locations, currently divided into Dublin, Midleton & Offaly.

HOW WHISKIES ARE REVIEWED

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WHISKIES ARE SAMPLED IN A GLENCAIRN; THE OFFICIAL GLASS USED BY DISTILLERIES, TASTING VENUES AND FESTIVALS, DESIGNED TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THE SPIRIT

THEY ARE LEFT TO ‘BREATHE’ FOR A MINIMUM OF 10 MINUTES. THIS ALLOWS TIME FOR THE COMPOUNDS IN THE SPIRIT TO REACT WITH THE AIR AND UNVEIL THEIR AROMAS AND FLAVOUR FURTHER

THE WHISKIES ARE THEN JUDGED BASED ON FIVE CLASSIC CRITERIA EMPLOYED IN THE INDUSTRY: COLOUR, BODY, NOSE, PALATE AND FINISH.

IN CERTAIN CASES, A DROP OR TWO OF WATER WILL BE ADDED TO OPEN THE WHISKEY UP FURTHER. THIS IS OFTEN USED IN CASES WHERE THE ABV IS GREATER THAN 43%, OR WHERE FURTHER JUDGMENT IS REQUIRED

WHISKIES ARE THEN GIVEN A SCORE OUT OF 5, WHICH ENCOMPASSES THE FIVE CRITERIA, AS WELL AS PERSONAL OPINION ON THE BACKGROUND OF THE WHISKEY, ITS PRODUCTION METHODS, RETAIL VALUE AND REPUTATION.

reviews are categorised by THE WHISKEY’S country of production

Click below to find out more:

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Next to some whiskey titles you may also notice acronyms – click the legend below to find out what these refer to.

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Dublin Whiskey

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REVIEWS COMING SOON

Reviews of whiskey from distilleries located in the capital and largest city of Ireland; home to rich culture, artistry and history.

Midleton Whiskey

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MIDLETON

Reviews of whiskey from the town of Midleton in Southeastern County Cork in the Republic of Ireland, derived from the name ‘Mainistir na Corann’, (‘The Abbey of the Coir’).

Offaly Whiskey

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TULLAMORE

Reviews of whiskey from distilleries based in County Offaly, located in the Midlands Region of the Republic of Ireland.

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I’M ALWAYS INTERESTED IN THE LATEST LINE-UPS AS WELL AS NEW AND UPCOMING DISTILLERIES. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HEAR MY THOUGHTS ON A NEW PRODUCT OR WOULD LIKE TO FEATURE MY REVIEWS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH ME BELOW.

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