Monday 26 September 2011

Getting to know single pot still

There will be a rerun of last week's single pot still tasting in the elegant Merrion hotel bar in Dublin, on October 19th and November 16th. The same whiskeys will be lined up (the description doesn't mention the new Redbreast Cask Strength but it would be odd if it wasn't included) and they will, once again, be introduced by Liam Donegan. Great whiskeys with insider commentary - can't ask for more.

If you can't get to The Merrion, your next best option is to visit the lavish new website that Irish Distillers launched last week to complement their single pot still range. The content of the site has clearly been driven by those who make the whiskey and truly appreciate the heritage of their craft. There is a ton of fascinating detail here so take some time to drill down through the pages (and to watch the videos from whiskey writer, Peter Mulryan).

There is an interesting credit on the Redbreast history page: "Courtesy of Irish Whiskey Society". Our president, Leo Phelan, is a very committed Irish whiskey researcher and deserves the real kudos for sharing this little-known story with the world.