Beefeater Tasting Notes

The Chelsea Distillery is a name that many of you have probably never heard of, but back in the 1820’s, it was big business, and started one of the world’s most famous gin brands – Beefeater. I’m surprised I’ve never covered Beefeater fully before, and with a presence in most bars, it makes perfect senseContinue reading “Beefeater Tasting Notes”

Redbreast Tasting Notes

As mentioned in my piece on Powers Irish Whiskey, the Irish Distillers is the name of the subsidiary based in the New Midleton Distillery, Cork. It is here that the brands including Powers, Jameson and Tullamore Dew are created and produced. Another name that you may have heard, or indeed seen, is Redbreast. The brandContinue reading “Redbreast Tasting Notes”

Powers Tasting Notes

Powers Irish whiskey has recently had a bit of a re-launch, unveiling a new look and line-up that brings it in line against its rival super-premium brands. I’ve been lucky enough to receive some samples of the new additions, including the Powers Signature Release and their Gold Label, but before we come onto how theyContinue reading “Powers Tasting Notes”

The Definitive Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Unveiled As Irish Distillers Launches Redbreast 21

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard has announced the launch of Redbreast 21 Year Old, the pinnacle of the range to date. To celebrate the newest member of the Redbreast Family, Master Blender Billy Leighton hosted a special tasting in London last night. The new expression is the ninth Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey to be addedContinue reading “The Definitive Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Unveiled As Irish Distillers Launches Redbreast 21”

Olmeca Announces The UK Winner Of The Tahona Society Cocktail Competition

Bartenders from across the UK paid tribute to the late bartending legend and Tahona Society co-founder, Henry Besant, at the UK final of the Tahona Society Cocktail Competition last week, with Chris Mosey of Hula Bar in Manchester walking away with the honours for his ‘Olmeca you a Boss Martini’ cocktail. Mosey will represent theContinue reading “Olmeca Announces The UK Winner Of The Tahona Society Cocktail Competition”

New Look And New Whiskies As Powers Goes Back To Its Roots

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, the world’s leading Irish Whiskey producer, has unveiled a new look and line-up for its popular Powers range, reflecting the company’s vision for Powers as a contemporary, super-premium whiskey, recognised for its flavour, quality and craft. Changes to the range include the addition of a new Single Pot Still expression, PowersContinue reading “New Look And New Whiskies As Powers Goes Back To Its Roots”

New Look For Strathisla 12yr

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, has unveiled a new, modern logo and bottle design for its award-winning Strathisla 12 Year Old single malt whisky to maintain the brand’s relevance in today’s malt market. The new packaging combines the brand’s unrivalled heritage with a fresh, modern design and isContinue reading “New Look For Strathisla 12yr”


Jameson is a brand that you see everywhere. Most pubs, bars and restaurants stock the brand, or at least one of the expressions, and is more than usually the first name to be mentioned when talking about Irish whiskey. But it wasn’t all plain sailing. Irish whiskey covered 80% of the world export market backContinue reading “Jameson”