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Enjoying the Craic
Peter Mulryan takes us round the fair city
March 2012, Issue 102, page 42
Simply a matter of shelf belief
'Own label' whisky brands are thriving across the world. But how does the market work and how has it developed the way it has? Peter Mulryan reports
November 2003, Issue 35, page 58
How the hot toddy took flight
Irish Coffee is known and loved across the world, but how did this happen? Peter Mulryan shows how it first took off.
October 2003, Issue 34, page 52
How the hot toddy took flight (Irish Coffee)
Irish Coffee is known and loved across the world, but how did this happen? Peter Mulryan shows how it first took off
October 2003, Issue 34, page 52
From Tobermory to Tobago
Burn Stewart has a global presence after its recent purchase by a Caribbean based company. Peter Mulryan finds out what its plans are.
September 2003, Issue 33, page 48
Peter Mulryan talks to Dave Phelan and Pat Rigney, the men who broke the mould producing a charcoal-mellowed Irish whiskey, Clontarf
July 2003, Issue 32, page 51
As esay as one, two, three?
Peter Mulryan looks at the increasingly rare art of triple distillation
March 2003, Issue 29, page 58
The King of Cooley
Dr John Teeling is teetotal, he runs on caffeine, and he's making waves in the world of Irish whiskey. Peter Mulryan talks to the man behind the company
March 2003, Issue 29, page 30
Whisky Magazine Issue 102
Photo Challenge 2012 winners revealed - Ireland spotlight - Bruichladdich Distillery.
Published March 2012.
Whisky Magazine Issue 35
Kentucky Special - Port wood finishes - Bowmore - Own label whisky.
Published November 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 34
Sean Connery - East meets West - Irish Coffee - Whisky and sushi.
Published October 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 33
Whisky Galore - Royal Brackla - Cocktails - Burn Stewart - Chil Filtering.
Published September 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 32
Brian Cox - Whisky down under - Silent Stills - Speyside Festival.
Published July 2003.
Bushmills 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00% 7 After years of being overshadowed by its older wood finished cousins, this 10 Years Old is finally coming into its own.
Bushmills 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00% 7 Triple distilled whiskey drawn from bourbon, sherry and port wood...what a balancing act. It usually works a treat, but this time the elements are strangely out of kilter.
Bushmills 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00% 8 This whiskey has changed quite a bit in the last few years. It's now less subtle, more forthright, but no less delicious.
Cadenhead's Cooley, World Whiskies 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 60.00% 8 This is some bottling; great distillate matured to perfection in excellent casks. One for the Islay bore in your life.
Connemara 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00% 8 This is a bottling of 28 casks of the 1991 vintage, so it is particularly rare an therefore collectible. When it's gone. It's gone.
Connemara Cask Strength
Single Malt - Ireland - 60.00% 8 I just love this un-chill filtered version; it's fat, it's loud and it's fun. In this price bracket, there are very few Scottish single malts that can match it.
Jameson 12 Years Old
Blended - Ireland - 40.00% 8 For the money, this is the best damn blend you will ever, ever taste.
Jameson 18 Years Old
Blended - Ireland - 40.00% 8 Even after 18 years, the pot still refuses to be mastered by the wood. Very drinkable.
Blended - Ireland - 40.00% 7 Not as interesting as it used to be, this brand is teetering on the brink of bland.
Locke's 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00% 7 A very enjoyable, no nonsense malt.
Magilligan 1991 Limited Edition, Sherry Wood Finish
Single Malt - Ireland - 46.00% 7 Finishing Cooley's peated malt in a sherry wood for a year works a lot better than I imagined, and makes me wonder what an unpeated malt would taste like after a year in Jerez.
Magilligan Pure Pot Still
Single Malt - Ireland - 43.00% 7 Although it says 'pure pot still' on the label, this is a single malt, there's no unmalted barley here. At 5 or so years old this malt is still a bit green.
Midleton Very Rare
Pot Still - Ireland - 40.00% 8 Don't know how Barry Walsh keeps this standard up year on year, the most robust MVR in ages. Bravo!
Redbreast 12 Years Old
Pot Still - Ireland - 40.00% 9 This is what real pure pot still whiskey is all about, a glorious contradiction of soft fruit and firm grain, oily seeds and sweet wood. World beating stuff.
Tullamore Dew 12 Years Old
Blended - Ireland - 40.00% 7 This is a super little whiskey; a premium Jameson clone. And a good one too.
Tullamore Dew Heritage
Blended - Ireland - 40.00% 8 A very decent and reserved blend that is simply overshadowed and outclassed by the 12 Years Old.
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00% 7 This malt used to be a tad young, the current bottling is older and certainly works better.