A journey round Islay, visits to Maker's Mark and Penderyn, and the conclusion to our trip down the Rockies
- Republic of Ireland - 56.40% 7 A lovely summery afternoon dram.
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.
Cask Collection Cooley 1992 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Republic of Ireland - 58.90% 7 A rich nose and a somewhat restrained palate with an assertive oak print,which the high strength amplifies. But an elegant dryness.
Irish guys still smiling
Ireland's only independent distillery has had a rollercoaster time since it was established at the end of the '80s. Now it's time to deliver,its chairman tells Dominic Roskrow
July 2006, Issue 57, page 52
Kilbeggan's spirits rising
Iorwerth Griffiths looks at the latest developments as Cooley's distilling experiment comes of age.
February 2010, Issue 86, page 40
New Irish Dawn
Much has been made of the Scotch whisky boom,but Irish whiskey is also in rude good health. Dominic Roskrow looks at the new kids on the block.
September 2008, Issue 74, page 46
From the Editor
From the outset it was the intention of Whisky Magazine to embrace whiskies and whiskeys other than Scotch, and this issue sets the ball rolling with pieces by Tim Atkin, Giles Macdonagh and myself ab...
May 1999, Issue 3, page 5
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
Dublin airport launches new Irish Whisky showcase, Joe Bates reports
January 2011, Issue 93, page 37
Out with the rubbish
It is time for Irish whiskey to abolish the blamey and stand on its own three feet, says Jim Murray
May 1999, Issue 3, page 8
Back to life (Kilbeggan)
A unique occasion in the history of Irish whiskey took place recently – an old distillery came back to life –our man was on the spot for the first drops of spirit
June 2007, Issue 64, page 60
Well it looks like the year might end as it began in the whisky world with some significant changes afoot. Quite how they play out is yet to be seen, but what is certain is that they will have ramifi...
December 2012, Issue 108, page 5
The Cooley effect
In the second of three features asking ‘what is Irish whiskey? 'Dave Broom gets caught up in Cooley
February 2008, Issue 70, page 22
World of whisky
Pictures from The Whisky Fair, Limburg, Germany
July 2005, Issue 49, page 82
Coast to Coast
Iorwerth Griffiths takes us on a tour of God's distilling country
March 2011, Issue 94, page 26
In the Palace
If you are ever in the Irish capital and have an hour to kill, you could do worse than spend it at the Palace Bar on Fleet Street. You won't be the first person to spend an idle hour there, as this pu...
October 2011, Issue 99, page 8
Is the Emerald Isle worth a visit for whiskey fans? You bet – and particularly in 2007
March 2007, Issue 62, page 38
Irish Whiskey is entering a golden age hanks to the efforts of entrepreneurs such as Mark Andrews, Gary Regan met this king of Knappogue Castle.
April 2000, Issue 9, page 52
The best of blends
Joe Bates on the Regency Duty Free, Auckland,New Zealand
July 2006, Issue 57, page 55
The corporate raider of Cooley
Charles Maclean meets the chairman of Ireland's newest distillery, Cooley, and finds that his story can only be told in epic form
May 1999, Issue 3, page 16
No Laughing Matter
Joel Harrison is a drinks writer who regularly contributes to Whisky Magazine and other publications, including The Wall Street Journal India. A judge on the World Whisky, IWSC and Spirit Masters Aw...
March 2012, Issue 102, page 13
Hold on to Your Horses
Join Hans Offringa on the racetrack and beyond in our series about old and interesting whisky labels
June 2014, Issue 120, page 36
The search starts to find the cream of the crop in the whisky world. Scotland, Ireland and Canada have been scrutinised,we find out who is in the running.
November 2007, Issue 67, page 8
In God's distilling country
Iorwerth Griffiths explores the Ireland Whiskey Trail.
February 2010, Issue 86, page 30
The Irish Revolution
There is a lot going on in Ireland at the moment, we summarise the recent developments
February 2013, Issue 109, page 14
In the latest in our series of places to visit we look at Southern Ireland.
February 2009, Issue 78, page 38
Welcome to Whisky Magazine
It is always good to be back in Ireland, to return to the cradle of so many things that we often take for granted: distilling, Christianity, EU funding and that elusive craic. Despite the recent econ...
June 2011, Issue 96, page 5
Keeping it Live!
What will make Whisky Live 2003 the event of the year
January 2003, Issue 28, page 30
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
Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Well here we go, hurtling into a new year and there has already been plenty of news to fill our hearts with joy regarding our chosen tipple. There are certainly a couple of major events that could se...
February 2012, Issue 101, page 5
Showtime at Glasgow
The world's premier whisky tasting show, Whisky Live visited Glasgow for the fifth time recently and sales boomed with a record attendance on the Saturday.
November 2008, Issue 76, page 10
Gateway to exclusive whiskies
Joe Bates checks out the latest offers
March 2007, Issue 62, page 59
With the search for the Global Icons of Whisky nearing its end, we turn our attention to the rest of the world; this includes producing nations such as Ireland, Japan, Canada and India
March 2012, Issue 102, page 6
Ian Buxton gets his taste buds tickled with the latest releases
October 2006, Issue 59, page 59
Let the grain take the strain
The Battle of the Blends Round Three
April 2015, Issue 127, page 26
The emerald isle
Once rich in distilleries, Ireland has few left and only one permits visitors. So whisky tourists have to work domainly with museums. Great country to do it though.
February 2008, Issue 70, page 36
Mix it up and start again
Why don't whiskies from different nations ever get belnded togeterh? Or do they? Gavin Smith found out
December 2003, Issue 36, page 32
A slice of heaven
Ireland doesn't have a lot of distilleries but what it has are all worth a visit. Iorwerth Griffiths reports
August 2006, Issue 58, page 37
Joe Bates heads across the American border
July 2008, Issue 73, page 34
New venue,different time of the year and some fresh new features made for another great show in Glasgow.
December 2007, Issue 68, page 10
Cork airport unveils its own Irish Whiskey Collection Joe Bates reports
March 2013, Issue 110, page 28
The Irish are coming
July 2016, Issue 137, page 35
Dave muses on why the Giant's Causeway being ripped up was a good thing
March 2012, Issue 102, page 12
The Tale of Rosalita and Orville
The Battle of the Blends Round Two
March 2015, Issue 126, page 26
Iorwerth Griffiths finds an escape to whisky heaven in Northern Ireland
June 2011, Issue 96, page 70
A huge palm tree,immaculate croquet lawns,magnificent setting and impressive whiskies… we review Whisky Live London.
April 2009, Issue 79, page 10
Heaven is wall to wall Scotches, bourbons and malts for the taking. Stuart Maclean Ramsay had a hard time coping.
September 2000, Issue 11, page 45
Joe Bate reports on how whiskey arrived in style at Belfast City.
July 2010, Issue 89, page 36
?Grouse shows its older colours
September 2013, Issue 114, page 78
The beautiful South?
Lew Guthrie III on Southern Rock Opera by Drive-By Truckers – an epic concept album on the life and times of Lynyrd Skynyrd
January 2006, Issue 53, page 37
Dublin's Celtic Whiskey Shop is driving an interest in Irish whiskeys but Scotch is benefiting too. Iorweth Griffiths reports
July 2006, Issue 57, page 54
It's all Academic
Back to the classroom at The Irish Whiskey Academy
October 2014, Issue 123, page 25
The Test of Time
Fred Minnickdiscovers a tale of a botched sale, political machinations and an Irish whiskey name that has weathered the years
October 2012, Issue 107, page 26