Irish whiskey

May 2021

How Our Favorite Spirit is Made


Is whiskey brewed like beer? Whiskey is not brewed, but rather it is distilled. To brew is to prepare a beer, ale, stout, etc. by steeping, boiling and then fermenting or by infusing into hot water. Whiskey is not brewed, but rather, it is distilled. Distilled alcoholic beverages are made from fermented grain mash (a [...]

How Our Favorite Spirit is Made2021-05-21T15:56:29-07:00

Whiskey, Scotch and Bourbon. What’s the Difference?


Attempting to discover and to discern the differences and similarities among whiskey, scotch and bourbon can be a bewildering proposition. All three are alcoholic spirits, distilled from cereal grains, but there are differences and specific requirements for each. Let’s start this discussion with a few basic definitions and then go on to discuss their differences [...]

Whiskey, Scotch and Bourbon. What’s the Difference?2021-05-18T14:42:07-07:00

December 2019

6 Wintery Whiskey Cocktails for Wedding Wassailing


Winter weddings are the best.  They are perfect for snuggling, perfect for getting dressed to the nines, and perfect for drinking warm drinks. We have compiled our favorite warm, whiskey cocktails just for your snow globe wedding. Sit back and snuggle closely. Kentucky Derby Coffee This takes an Irish coffee (coffee + whiskey) and a [...]

6 Wintery Whiskey Cocktails for Wedding Wassailing2021-04-26T11:38:51-07:00

March 2018

Top 5 Irish Whiskeys for St. Paddy’s Day


St. Paddy's Day is right around the corner. Is your whiskey cabinet prepared? If it isn't, we came up with a short list to help you impress your friends and keep your palette well-balanced in time of this holiest of holy days for the Irish whiskey community. 5. Jameson Black Barrel I love Jameson. Sue [...]

Top 5 Irish Whiskeys for St. Paddy’s Day2021-04-26T12:28:08-07:00

August 2017

The Origins of Whiskey


Distilling has long been considered a tradition of the British Isles. But is that where it originally came from? Let's take a little journey back through time and find the origins of Whiskey. origins of whiskey The Earliest Days of Distillation Distillation has been around since the days of early Babylon, where perfumes [...]

The Origins of Whiskey2017-08-10T18:10:55-07:00

July 2017

Host a Whiskey Tasting– At Home


Have you ever wanted to bring the magic of a whiskey tasting into your own home? Whether your friends are old hat whiskey drinkers, or whether they've only ever knocked back the occasional shot of Jameson on St. Paddy's Day, we have some tips on how to bring home the fun-- for everyone.   1. [...]

Host a Whiskey Tasting– At Home2017-07-04T20:09:25-07:00

April 2017

How Does Whiskey Get Its Flavor?


Beer gets its earthy flavor from hops. Wine gets its sultry sweetness (or delectable dryness) from grapes. So where does whiskey get its unique taste? If you're a whiskey fiend (like we are), the answer probably won't surprise you: a big part of whiskey's distinctive and rich flavor comes from the type of barrel that [...]

How Does Whiskey Get Its Flavor?2017-05-16T18:14:07-07:00

March 2017

What is a Blended Whiskey?


You have probably heard of blended whiskey before, or seen it in a liquor store (side note: my New England relatives call them, 'package stores,' or, 'packies,' and I think that's adorable) but have you ever been brave enough to try one? Do you know what they are? Here's a quick break down. Blended [...]

What is a Blended Whiskey?2017-04-06T16:58:44-07:00

February 2017

Poitín: Irish Moonshine


  Poitín Much like the Bourbon Belt in America during Prohibition, Ireland has a rich history of getting boozed up outside of the law. And if you have the chance to go to Ireland and want to get your hands on it, you'll have to ask for it by name: poitín. Often called [...]

Poitín: Irish Moonshine2017-04-06T16:58:53-07:00

American Whiskey vs. Irish Whiskey


St. Patrick's Day One whiskey, one bourbon, and one... scotch?   St. Paddy's Day is coming up soon, and we started getting a bunch of emails from readers wondering just what is the difference between Irish whiskey and American whiskey. So, we've decided to clear the air a little ahead of time so [...]

American Whiskey vs. Irish Whiskey2017-04-06T16:59:13-07:00