A look back at The Wine Centre event "From Kentucky to Kilkenny with Pearse Lyons"
By Bianka McDonagh, Whiskey Ambassador at The Dylan Whisky Bar, Kilkenny, Ireland Pic: Ger Daly and Bianka McDonagh enjoying the evening at The Wine Centre What a wonderful evening we spent at The Wine Centre in Kilkenny in the company of Irish Whiskey legends Michael Carr and Conor Ryan. The evening kicked off in the shop with a cocktail called “Liberties Lemonade” (made from Ha’penny Whiskey, lemon juice and honey, delicious!) before we were brought into the “secret garden”
Congratulations Padraic Rafter, our very own World Champion!
For the second year running, Padraic Rafter, manager of Paris Texas, has scooped the award for World Whiskey Bar Manager of the Year at the World Whiskes Awards in London. We caught up with Padraic to find out a bit more about his achievement, what it means to him and a bit more about the man himself! Hello Padraic and massive congratulations on your award - two years in a row! Can you tell us a little about the award and what it means to you? I am completely taken aback to
Fantasy Irish Whiskey Awards 2020
Wishing one and all the very best for 2021. Whether you are involved in Irish Whiskey, you are already an enthusiast or just beginning your Whiskey journey we invite you to visit us in Kilkenny and see the glory of the Medival capital of Ireland and the very buildings from the 14th Century that still stand testament to The Red Book Of Ossory, the origins of Aqua Vitae in Ireland, Uisce Beatha and of course Whiskey - The water of life! Earlier in 2020 we invited everyone to n
The Irishman Founder’s Reserve - Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish - in time for Christmas!
Walsh Whiskey announce the timely release of an exclusive, limited-edition release of The Irishman Founder’s Reserve – Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish to ease us through the festive season. This is the first time The Irishman Founder’s Reserve has been finished in Oloroso sherry casks. The previous limited-edition finishes have been Florio Marsala and Chairman’s Reserve Rum cask finishes. The Irishman Founder’s Reserve – Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish is triple-distilled entirely in c
Bushmills release The Causeway Collection
We were thrilled to be included in the launch event for the new Causeway Collection of Whiskeys from Bushmills featuring a 2006 Moscatel Cask and a 1995 Malaga Cask. The fantastic tasting pack arrived with generous samples of both whiskeys as well as an array of goodies including Causeway wooden and stone coasters - made from Antrim basalt and the oak from the barrel, as well barley samples, water from St Columb's Rill, a tributary of the river Bush and a pair of branded long
Fantasy Irish Whiskey Awards 2020
We've created this online FANTASY version just for fun and for Irish Whiskey fans to take part. It's been a difficult year for every
Covid 19, Madness, & Nostalgia
One of the few things I look forward to every month is meeting friends at Kilkenny Whiskey Guild events. So it was fantastic to be back in Paris Texas on the 13th August 2020 for one of my favorite whiskeys, Red Breast with Brand Ambassador, Ger Garland. It was also Pat Crotty’s birthday which made the night extra special. Celebrating life and celebrating the finer things that life has to offer is important in theses challenging times. We take things for granted but Covid 19
The Whiskey Chaser
The Whiskey Chaser Hello again to all the friends and members of Kilkenny Whiskey Guild. Firstly I hope you are all keeping well, safe, healthy and of course happy. These are truly unprecedented times, One could be forgiven for dipping into their stash of Whiskeys and spending the day catching up on their Whiskey news. For myself its been an interesting few months. On the back of my last Guild blog post I decided to chance my arm and do a bit of blog writing more often.
"Needs suitable title"
One of the worst things I could think of being asked to do is to write a blog post of who I am, and how I became involved in Whiskey. So with no previous experience, here goes nothin….. My name is Brian Hennessy. Im a local Dj, engineer (retired), shockingly bad golfer and whiskey lover/drinker. I have had somewhat of an unusual upbringing as I was born in Kilkenny, but spent the better part of 15 years growing up in the states, New York state to be exact. I moved “home” duri
My whiskey beginnings with The Guild
I was a complete novice in 2017 - I decided to go down to Kilkenny to visit the Leinster Whiskey Bar of the Year, The Dylan Whisky Bar. It w