Whiskey Samples Are On The Way!

Whistler Blue Note 7 Year Old


For our first whiskey sample of 2017 we are happy to offer a relatively new single malt from one of the newly formed distilleries in Ireland.

Whistler 7 Year-Old Blue Note is an Irish single malt that has just won a Gold Medal at the World Whiskey Awards. It was aged in ex-Bourbon barrels and has been finished in the finest oloroso sherry casks. Like most good whiskeys it is not chill filtered and is bottled at 46%. Boann Distillery’s Whistler range also includes 10 year-old and cask strength single malts which are well worth investigating.

Please note that there is a change in the planned date for our usual tweet tasting.

This will now take place on Monday 20th March at 7.30pm.

As usual we will be tweeting from @celticwhiskeycl and this time the hashtag will be #whistler7

If you have not taken part in our tweet tastings before then feel free to join in for some informative and enjoyable chat. It takes about half an hour from start to finish and is a great way to share your thoughts on the whiskey.


December Whiskey Samples - Celtic Cask Sé Déag, 16

We are pleased to offer the final sample of 2016 just in time for the festive season.

Celtic Cask Sé Déag (16) is a double distilled single malt that was initially matured in a Bourbon cask for 14 years. It was then re-casked in a special Anima Negra red wine barrel for over 2 years. Following on from other very popular Celtic Cask whiskeys this continues our love affair with these barrels from one of Spain's finest wineries. Wine finishes can be tricky to get right but in this case the two elements come together incredibly well! We hope you enjoy this exclusive whiskey.

More details:

Bottling Date      10th November 2016.

Casking Date      19th September 2000.

Alcohol %            46%

Types of Barrel used for Aging:   Finished in an Anima Negra red wine barrel for the final 2 years of maturation.

Tweet Tasting- As usual we will be conducting a tweet tasting where all club members are welcome to join in with tasting notes and discussion. Why not save your sample and join in?

Date: Wednesday 28th December, 7.30pm.

We will be tweeting from @celticwhiskeycl and @celticwhiskey using the hashtag #celticcask16Celtic Cask Sé Déag, 16

Irish Whiskey Awards- Results and Blind Tasting Codes


Many, many thanks to all the judges who took part in this years blind tasting sessions for the Irish Whiskey Awards. In case you missed the results they can be found on the awards website here.

I know many of you are interested in finding and matching the codes with the whiskeys, so here they are. 



Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey


a1           Green Spot Chateau Leoville Barton

a2           Green Spot

a3           Midleton An Dair Ghaelach

a4           Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy

a5           Powers John’s Lane Release

a6           Powers Signature Release

a7           Powers Three Swallow

a8           Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength

a9           Redbreast 12 Year Old

a10         Redbreast 15 Year Old

a11         Redbreast 21 Year Old

a12         Yellow Spot

a13         Redbreast Lustau Edition


Irish Single Malt Whiskey (12 Years & Younger)


e1           West Cork Irish Whiskey Single Malt Aged 10 Years

e2           The Whistler Single Malt 10 Year Old

e3           The Whistler Single Malt 7 Year Old 'The Blue Note'

e4           Connemara 12 Year Old

e5           Lockes 8 Year Old

e6           Tyrconnell Madeira Finish 10 Year Old

e7           Egan's Irish Whiskey 10 Year Old Single Malt

e8           Hyde 10 Year Old Pure Single Malt Whiskey- Sherry finish

e9           Hyde 6 Year Old Pure Single Malt Whiskey- Rum Finish

e10         Glendalough 7 Year Old Single Malt

e11         Teeling Single Malt

e12         Barr an Uisce 1803 10 Year Old Single Malt

e13         Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old

e14         St Patricks Single Malt Irish Whiskey

e15         The Irishman Single Malt 12 Year Old

e16         Writers Tears Red Head Single Malt

e17         Palace Bar 12 Year Old Single Malt

e18         Dunvilles PX Single Malt

e19         The Famous Galway Bay Irish Whiskey


Irish Single Malt Whiskey (13 Years & Older)


f1            Glendalough 13 Year old Single malt

f2            The Temple Bar 15 Year Old Single Malt

f3            Teeling Revival Volume II

f4            Tullamore Dew 14 Year old Single malt

f5            Tullamore Dew 18 Year old Single Malt

f6            Knappogue Castle 14 Year Old Single Malt Twinwood

f7            Knappogue Castle 16 Year Old Single Malt


Irish Blended Whiskey (RRP of less than €60)


b1           The Temple Bar Signature Blend

b2           Barr Uisce Wicklow Rare Blend

b3           Teeling Small Batch

b4           Tullamore Dew 12 Year Old

b5           Tullamore Dew Cider Cask

b6           Tullamore Dew Original

b7           Tullamore Dew Old Bonded Warehouse

b8           Jameson Black Barrel

b9           Jameson Caskmates

b10         Jameson Crested

b11         Powers Gold Label

b12         St Patricks Oak Aged Whiskey

b13         The Irishman Founders Reserve

b14         Writers Tears Copperpot

b15         Dunvilles Three Crowns



Irish Blended Whiskey (RRP of €60 or more)


c1            Kilbeggan 21 Year Old

c2            Tullamore Dew Trilogy 15 Year Old

c3            Midleton Very Rare

c4            The Blender’s Dog

c5            The Cooper’s Croze

c6            The Distillers Safe


Irish Single Cask Whiskey


d1           Marrowbone Lane Irish Whiskey Society Single Grain Bottling

d2           The Irishman 17 Year Old Single Cask Single Malt

d3           Celtic Cask Cuig Deag (15) Single Malt

d4           Powers Celtic Whiskey Shop Single Pot Still 2016 Release


Irish Cask Strength Whiskey


g1           Dingle Distillery Single Malt Cask Strength Whiskey

g2           The Whistler Single Malt 7 Year Old Natural Cask Strength

g3           St Patrick's Cask Strength irish Whiskey

g4           Spade and Bushel 10 Year Old Single Malt

g5           The Irishman Cask Strength


Irish Single Grain Whiskey


h1           Kilbeggan 8 Year Old

h2           Hyde 6 Year Old Single Grain- Burgundy Finish

h3           Hyde 6 Year Old Single Grain- Bourbon Cask Matured

h4           Glendalough Double Barrel

h5           Teeling Single Grain


Irish Poitin


p1           Bán Barrelled and Buried

p2           Bán Poitin

p3           Glendalough Mountain Strength Poitin

p4           Teeling Spirit of Dublin

p5           Mad March Hare

p6           Micil Poitin


Irish Liqueur


l1             Merrys White Chocolate Irish Cream Liqueur

l2             Merrys Salted Caramel Irish Cream Liqueur

l3             Merrys Irish Cream Liqueur

l4             Merrys Strawberry Irish Cream Liqueur

l5             Mrs Doyles

l6             Muldoon Irish Whiskey Liqueur

l7             Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur


Irish Gin


q1           Dingle Original Gin

q2           Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin

q3           Thin Gin

q4           Blackwater Wexford Strawberry Gin

q5           Blackwater Juniper Cask Gin

q6           Blackwater No.5 Gin

q7           Glendalough Wild Seasonal Botanical Gin

q8           Dublin City Gin

q9           St patrick's Elderflower Gin

q10         St Patrick's Classic Gin

q11         St patrick's Extra Dry Gin

q12         Echlinville Single Estate Irish Pot Still Gin

q13         Eglinton Gin

q14         Boyles Gin


Irish Vodka


v1           Dingle Pot Still Vodka

v2           Blackwater Copper Pot Still Vodka

v3           Kalak Vodka

v4           Boru vodka

v5           Strawboys Irish Vodka


Irish Whiskey Barrel Aged Irish Craft Beer


i1             O'Hara's Barrel Ades Leann Follain

i2             Five Lamps Whiskey Barrel Aged Black Pitts

i3             Five Lamps Whiskey Barrel Aged Dark IPA

i4             Five Lamps Whiskey Barrel Aged Honor Bright

i5             Foxes Rock Bourbon Barrel Chocolate Stout

i6             Cael & Crede Carrig Brewing Co

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