Comhrá Fuisce: Q&A Series 2nd Edition

Welcome to comhrá fuisce. For those unfamiliar with the Irish language it’s translated to Whiskey Conversations, pronounced ‘co-raw’ ‘f-wish-kah’ and it’s a place where we discuss everything whiskey. This series focuses on various topics in the whiskey industry posted as questions or statements. Myself and Larry will provide our views on the statements and we... Continue Reading →

Midleton Very Rare Single Cask #34834 (1998) – James Fox

Key Details Whiskey Name: Midleton Very Rare Single Cask #34834 (1998) - James FoxDistillery: Midleton DistilleryABV: 54.9%Age: 22 yr oldType: Single Pot StillWebsite: https://jamesfox.ie/midleton-1998-james-j-fox-single-cask.htmlPrice: €995 rrp but €795 up to 08/11/20Release Date: Now This exclusive single pot still Irish whiskey was laid down in April 1998 at the celebrated Midleton Distillery. Aged in a single first... Continue Reading →

Comhrá Fuisce: Q&A Series

Welcome to comhrá fuisce. For those unfamiliar with the Irish language it's translated to Whiskey Conversations, pronounced 'co-raw' 'f-wish-kah' and it's a place where we discuss everything whiskey. This series focuses on various topics in the whiskey industry posted as questions. Myself and Larry will provide our views on the questions and we encourage everyone... Continue Reading →

Midleton Very Rare 2020 Release

The question on everybody's lips for the 2020 MVR release was whether or not former Master Distiller, Brian Nation, would have his signature on the bottle, or if this would be the first in the Kevin O'Gorman series. We have an answer. Brian Nation pens his signature on this 2020 release, the 37th edition of... Continue Reading →

RedBreast Single Casks

Before we kick into the meat of this post, I’d like to take a moment to recognise the IWV community and give some quick updates. We are now 2,200+ people on the facebook group and 986 followers on Instagram with many regular contributors to the Survey which now tracks over 250 bottles from some of the top distillers in the country.... Continue Reading →

Come Fly with me……….

Ever since the release of the Redbreast Small Batch series in the US, I've been inundated with requests about how much they're worth - Guys, there have been very few open sales so let's chill out a little before we go too mad on prices. Once we have enough data, I'll do an update. This... Continue Reading →

A Different Class…

Everyone has that ONE bottle they aspire to have in their collection. Some are purely aspirational, some are just simply acquired by those fortunate to have the means to do so. In both cases, they are typically one of those listed below (most notably the Pearl). Midleton have had a number of notable releases over... Continue Reading →

Dry your eyes mate..

I've long been a big fan of Walsh Whiskey's, and have a permanent collection of "drinkers" in my collection of both the Writers Tears & Irishman brands. Incredible value for money in my opinion. But sadly, despite my interest, I missed an opportunity to pick up the first release (2011) of their annual Cask Strengths... Continue Reading →

Oh my “Dair”-ling

Technically Midleton's Dair Ghaelach Grinsell Wood (Tree 9) was the first super premium bottle of whiskey which I purchased, and the one which started me down the slippery slope of collecting Irish whiskey. I had always had a passing interest in Irish whiskey, and dabbled in the more "cost effective" end of buying, tasting and... Continue Reading →

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