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 →

Powerscourt Distillery

I'll kick off by admitting I have a bit of a soft spot for Powerscourt as I grew up down the road, and worked in the golf club for many years while in school giving out to golfers for slow play. I also got the 1st (Unofficial) hole in one on the West Course -... Continue Reading →

Damn you Dingle……

Before I kick off, I just wanted to say thanks again to all the contributors to the IWV group. Your input is growing the community at an impressive pace, and we can now boast 500+ Insta followers, and over 1,100 members on the Facebook Page. Thank you all for the continued support and contributions. There... Continue Reading →

Midleton Madness (June 2019 Update)

Before I kick-off - I just wanted to thank the almost 1,000 facebook members and 450 instragrammers who are supporting not only this blog, but are adding their private sale results to The Survey which continues to expand. If you're not already - please join the Facebook Group, and follow the Instagram page, and contribute... Continue Reading →

The Powers that be….

Anyone who's read about Dave's Irish Whiskey 's foray into collecting Irish will know that his head was first turned by a Power's Single Cask from the Celtic Whiskey Store (Cask #284 to be precise)- Ironically the last bottle that I needed to finish the set!. I was actually introduced to the series one day... Continue Reading →

Pricey Purple Perfection!

Before we kick into the meat of this post, I'd like to take a moment to recognise the IWV community. We are now 300+ people on the facebook group and 170 followers on Instagram with many regular contributors to the Survey which now tracks over 230 bottles from some of the top distillers in the... Continue Reading →

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