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Judging The World Whisky Awards

Judging The World Whisky Awards

System Monday 6th February 2017 0
By Al Higgins   Not your typical working day but Wednesday 1st Feb meant a 4.30am start for a 6.30am flight and then another home just in time to catch the 10 O’clock news. Myself and the Celtic Whiskey Shop’s Emmet Murphy were off to take part in the World Whisky Awards 2017 as representatives for Ireland. This was the final judging session in a four-stage process to discover the best whiskeys in the world. We have definitely had worse working days but what lay ahead was a long slog of evalua...
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Irish Whiskey Experience Dublin

Irish Whiskey Experience Dublin

Rachel Wednesday 18th January 2017 0
  We are delighted to now offer Irish Whiskey Masterclasses in Dublin. Come join members of the talented Celtic Whiskey Shop Team. For an exciting masterclass on Thursdays and Saturdays. You have 4 options to choose from:   DISTILLER’S APPRENTICE ............€20  Introduction to Irish Whiskey  • Welcome whiskey sample  • Watch short Irish whiskey film  • Sensory perception quiz  • Free Glencairn tasting glass  Upgrade to Master Distiller ......................... €40  • All the fun of the ...
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Staff Favourites For Christmas 2016

Staff Favourites For Christmas 2016

Rachel Thursday 15th December 2016 0
Our Favourite Picks of 2016 Tis the season to be jolly and tis also the season for lists. So here we go with a pick of our absolute favourite tipples of the year. We’ve asked our staff members to single out the products that give them that warm fuzzy feeling inside and with one eye on Christmas we have managed to keep it festive and seasonal.  Ally Alpine – La Bota 60 Manzanilla Sherry    €63.99 It will be no surprise that Ally has chosen a sherry! Equipo Navazos source some of the very be...
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The Perfect Irish Coffee

The Perfect Irish Coffee

Rachel Monday 26th September 2016 0
  This morning’s rain has confirmed to us that the changing of the seasons is well and truly upon us.  Whilst we are not looking forward to pulling the woolly jumpers from the back of the press, or dusting off the winter coat, there is no time like the present to embrace some hearty winter tipples. Nothing springs to mind better than the classic ‘Irish Coffee’.   The debate goes on as to the exact origin of this classic.  Rumour has it, that a freak storm over the Atlantic in 1942 resulted ...
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Poitín [Part 2], Five new generation of Poitíns we recommend

Poitín [Part 2], Five new generation of Poitíns we recommend

Rachel Tuesday 31st May 2016 0
Poitín [Part 2], Five new generation of Poitíns we recommend   Poitín (pronounced 'putch-een') has come a long way from back alleys production to the top shelves of Irish pubs, all around the world.   Jim Wrigley, of Reverend JW Simpson, prepares a poteen cocktail Micha Theiner on Paddy's Day.   If you have not, catch up with our previous article ‘Before whiskey there was… Poitín [Part 1]’ to get the full story and a quick idea of todays’ Poitín landscape!   Poitín used to have this ol...
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Before whiskey there was… Poitín [Part 1]

Before whiskey there was… Poitín [Part 1]

Rachel Monday 23rd May 2016 0
Before whiskey there was… Poitín [Part 1]   Poitín is one of the longest established spirits in the world with the first record of it in the 6th century and has a rich and turbulent history.   Before a handful of craft distillers turned it into a premium product to add to their award-winning portfolios and barmen challenged themselves to create the most prestigious Poitín cocktails ; it was classified as illegal in Ireland for centuries.       So, what is Poitín and how the hell is it...
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