This week our Irish Whiskey Weekly News features articles on JJ Corry expanding into the United Kingdom, Whiskey Live 2017 and some medical advice concerning hot Irish whiskey.
So let’s see what’s been happening this week in our Irish whiskey weekly news.
A new whiskey, JJ Corry, has been launched into the UK by Ireland’s only whiskey bonder, The Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey Co. JJ Corry The Gael is made 5% with 26-year-old single malt, 27.5% with 11-year-old single malt, 27.5% with 15-year-old single malt and the remaining 40% with seven-year-old single grain.
The Gael is available in 50cl and 75cl bottles with ABV of 46%. With 7,000 bottles produced in the first batch, it is non-chill filtered and has no artificial colour added. It is named after a bicycle that bonder JJ Corry invented in the 1890s. JJ Corry was born in the parish of Cooraclare, where the business is based, and he bonded and blended in his shop and pub at 63 Henry Street, Kilrush from the 1890s until his death in 1932.
Turns out that the science behind the lovely warming drink is on the side of the Irish – a hot whiskey really is medicinal. One of the biggest reasons you feel awful when you have a cold is the lack of sleep. In steps a shot of your best Jameson, Teelings, or even Bushmills (if you’re feeling flush) to help you guide off into a restful sleep.
Professor Ron Eccles, director of the Common Cold Center at the University of Cardiff in Wales, confirmed it! He told the Telegraph the alcohol acts as a sedative, but he did warn that while the hot water burns off some of the alcohol and over-generous measure of the “uisce beatha” (“water of life”) will detract from the drink’s benefits.
We could not be more excited. Whiskey Live Dublin 2017 will return to The Printworks in Dublin Castle on Saturday 25th November, with two sessions at 1.30pm – 5.00pm and 6.00pm – 9.30pm. Featuring stands from Teelings, Powers, Pearse, Slane, Tullamore Dew, Walsh and so much more. This is going to be the best year yet and if your quick you can grab the last of the tickets, but don’t leave it too late.
Presented by the Celtic Whiskey Shop, Whiskey Live Dublin is Ireland’s premier whiskey tasting event, showcasing both the long-established and new arrivals to the Irish whiskey scene. Visitors have the opportunity to sample whiskey cask-matured craft beers, whiskey cocktails and other Irish spirits including gin and poitin whilst mingling with producers and distillers from the industry. Some of Dublin’s best restaurants will also be present with food pairings.
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Dublin Whiskey Tours offer you the perfect introduction to Irish whiskey in the heart of Dublin city. You will get to sample five great tipples while relaxing in some of the best bars the city has to offer. We offer a tour to suit every budget – choose from our Whiskey Tasting Tour, Premium Food & Whiskey, or our Deluxe Food & Whiskey. We can also organise whiskey events or parties for any size business – check our Corporate page for details.