Sláinte

The Irish Whiskey Awards 2014

The Irish Whiskey Awards 2014

System Tuesday 28th October 2014 2
Thursday 23rd October 2014 saw the second holding of the annual Irish Whiskey Awards. Building on the success of the inaugural awards in 2013 the event took place in the Old Kilbeggan Distillery and was expanded to include several new categories such as best 'Irish Liqueur' and best 'Whiskey Barrel Aged Irish Beer'. Guests were welcomed to some excellent new O’Hara’s craftbeers and Kilbeggan Cocktails by the very talented winner of Tales of the Cocktail International Bartender of the Year 20...
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Gins Glorious Gins

Gins Glorious Gins

System Wednesday 3rd September 2014 3
There was once a time when you had two choices; Cork Dry Gin, or Gordons Dry Gin. If you were lucky you might get served a small slice of lemon and some room temperature tonic to accompany it in your G&T. This is how I remember my first experience of what is one of the world’s greatest mixed drinks. Fortunately it did not put me off. Later when I started working in the drinks trade I was introduced to Bombay Sapphire served with a slice of lime and some slightly better quality tonic.   ...
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Spotlight On The Irish Whiskey Industry

Spotlight On The Irish Whiskey Industry

System Thursday 26th June 2014 2
As our first blog post for Sláinte we thought a timely update of the Irish Whiskey Industry may be appropriate.   If you are reading this then you are probably already aware that Irish whiskey has seen a massive surge in popularity across the world in recent years. This is great news but for many of us, it  also seems to have been a very long time coming! A good barometer of how the whiskey industry is fairing is to look at the small producers. The Kilbeggan Distilling Company is a gr...
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West of Scotland Distillery Trip

West of Scotland Distillery Trip

System Thursday 26th June 2014 7
The annual Celtic Whiskey Club Distillery Trip set out on its’ voyage from 8th-11th of October.  Taking place in the West of Scotland, participants got to experience six of the country’s best and possibly most remote distilleries.  The tour took in some of the finest scenery Scotland has to offer, fantastic local food of course some amazing whiskies. Our very own Emmet was there to take notes and report back on some of the highlights of the trip!   As we set out bright and early on We...
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