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The 'Spirit of Dublin' Returns at Teeling Whiskey Distillery

The 'Spirit of Dublin' Returns at Teeling Whiskey Distillery

System Administrator Monday 27th April 2015 0
  Between Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th of April, most staff here at Celtic Whiskey were lucky enough to get the chance to make the short trip from Dawson street to Newmarket square, Dublin 8 where the Teeling Whiskey Company (TWC) are about to open their new state of the art distillery. Then on Friday 24th of April, members of our Celtic Whiskey Club got their chance to get a first look at what’s to come from the liberties distillery.   The company’s successful entry into...
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Big Brewers Strike Back

Big Brewers Strike Back

System Administrator Tuesday 7th April 2015 0
It is no secret that there has been a paradigm shift in Irish brewing over the last few years. An underground brewing scene and a change in taste towards highly hopped and more interesting styles has led to an explosion of newly founded breweries with some great tasting ales and lagers. It is clear that Ireland has always had a talent for brewing but it is only now that we can really claim to be producing world class craft beers. Has the scene reached saturation point? Probably not yet, but i...
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Five New Irish Whiskeys For Saint Patrick's Day

Five New Irish Whiskeys For Saint Patrick's Day

System Administrator Friday 13th March 2015 0
With Paddy’s Day celebrations set to take place around the world there has never been a better time to sample some new Irish whiskey. This year we are expecting to see a lot of new releases. Some of these from existing companies but many of them from new enterprises. Here is a list of our favourite new releases so far.      Hyde 10 Year Old Single Malt Presidents Cask €67.50 This whiskey came as a bit of a surprise to us, but we are glad to have it. Oloroso Sherry casks h...
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Bodegas Bentomiz

Bodegas Bentomiz

System Administrator Tuesday 17th February 2015 0
On these dreary February Tuesdays it seems like an idyllic dream to just pack up and escape to a vineyard somewhere warmer and less rainy when we look out our windows. For most it remains just a dream but for the brave few who make that leap it is bound to be an exciting voyage of discovery. Last week we were fortunate to welcome Clara Verheij who, together with her husband André, did just that! There they found one of Spain's most exciting wineries, Bodegas Bentomiz. This small estate are pr...
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Five Great Sparkling Wines For Valentine's Day

Five Great Sparkling Wines For Valentine's Day

System Administrator Monday 9th February 2015 0
It's that time of year when we all get a bit romantic and think about treating our loved ones to something special for Valentine's day. Flowers or chocolates are a usual favourite, but for something really classy then it has to be a good bottle of fizz. We have a huge range of sparkling wines and Champagne which are priced to suit all pockets, the great thing about them is that they are best shared! We have picked out some of our favourites with an emphasis on some great rosé Champagnes. ...
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American Craft Distilling

American Craft Distilling

System Administrator Monday 26th January 2015 2
Distilling in America can trace its roots back to the 1600s when Europeans landed with a longing to set up farms on newly (ahem) acquired fertile land. Corn and sugar cane were new crops to many of these settlers and it was not long before they began plantations for commercial purposes. Sometimes a bumper harvest would come along and farmers were left with an excess. Some settlers from Scotland, Ireland and Wales brought with them a knowledge of distilling and they quickly adapted their old r...
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