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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 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 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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Celtic Whiskey Shop Wins Icons of Whisky Single Retail Outlet of the Year

Celtic Whiskey Shop Wins Icons of Whisky Single Retail Outlet of the Year

Rachel rachel Tuesday 22nd March 2016 0
We were so delighted to be awarded the honour of world Single Outlet Retailer of the Year by Icons of Whisky. The judges commented that the store "offers the customer a true whiskey experience with exclusive products, launches, tasting events and distillery tours. Special attention was brought to Celtic Whiskey’s commitment to building strong ties with wineries around the world to source the best barrels for maturation of their Celtic Cask collection, which it only releases once whiskey has reac...
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Superb Whiskey Job Opportunities in Killarney

Superb Whiskey Job Opportunities in Killarney

Rachel rachel Tuesday 17th November 2015 0
Interested in working in the beautiful County Kerry? Ireland’s retail whiskey experts, the Celtic Whiskey Shop are launching the Irish Whiskey Experience and the Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder in Killarney. The Irish Whiskey Experience will promote Irish Whiskey & provide fun & educational classes & tastings. The Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder will offer an exceptional range of Irish, Scottish, American & Japanese Whiskey as well as other Irish spirits & craft beers. The Larder will serve top local p...
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Whiskey Live 2015

Whiskey Live 2015

Rachel rachel Monday 2nd November 2015 0
The Printworks on the grounds of historic Dublin Castle proved a great gathering place for lovers of Irish whiskey, Scotch whisky, American whiskey, Japanese whisky, gin, vodka, beer, masterclasses, food, chocolate, books, raffles... Can you be a raffle lover? Whisky Live Dublin made the short move this year after a number of successful runs in the Mansion House on Dawson Street. Dublin Castle was the site of the old ‘black pool’ on the River Poddle that gave Dublin its name, a river that was ...
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5 Reasons not to be intimidated by whisk(e)y

5 Reasons not to be intimidated by whisk(e)y

Rachel rachel Monday 14th September 2015 0
        1. Expertise are not required There is no ignoring the fact that the world of whisk(e)y can sometimes be complicated. Single Malt? Blend? Pot Still? It can all be very confusing. However, you do not need to know everything about each and every distillery and style in order to enjoy the drink itself. In our experience, those who understand a little more about the whiskey they are drinking tend to garner more satisfaction from their drink, but there is no sense in concentrating so h...
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