Hi and welcome to our fourth installment of our new Irish Whiskey Weekly News.
It’s an exciting time for the Irish whiskey sector with breaking news occurring almost daily. This week’s we hear plans from Teeling Whiskey to spend half a million euros on expanding its Dublin site. Bushmills launches a limited edition guitar made from whiskey barrels and bog oak – with a hefty price tag too. Meanwhile, researchers from Germany and the Netherlands have discovered a way to spot counterfeit whiskey!
Not only that, but Dublin Whiskey Tours is celebrating one year in business and giving you the chance to win two tour tickets for you and your father for Father’s Day. So let’s dig right into our Irish Whiskey Weekly News
The only way is up for Teeling Whiskey. This week comes the news that it plans to invest €500,000 in a new extension for production facilities, tastings and events at its Dublin distillery.
Teeling has already welcomed 185,000 visitors to the visitor’s centre in Dublin’s inner city since opening two years ago. Speaking to the Irish Times this month, co-founder Jack Teeling said that the expansion would “keep up with the demand for our whiskey and visitors to our distillery”.
It’s expected the extension will be completed by this time next year. Before then, we’ll be seeing Teeling launch its first matured whiskey from the distillery.
Bushmills Whiskey has teamed up with guitar manufacturer Lowden Guitars to launch a new limited edition guitar made from Bushmills whiskey barrels and ancient bog oak. The ‘Bushmills x Lowden’ guitar celebrates all those who pass on their craft and legacy to the next generation – at old Bushmills Distillery, the Kane family has been coopering barrels for four generations.
The guitar is indeed a limited edition with only eight available for purchase and costing £8,500 each. You can register your interest or to find out more here ( http://www.lowdenguitars.com/bushmillsxlowden )
You can view how Bushmills and Lowden Guitars worked together to make the guitars here (add link http://bit.ly/2r8JsY6 )
Good news – researchers from Germany and the Netherlands have discovered a way to spot counterfeit whiskey! Published in the journal Chem this week, the technique uses fluorescent polymer dyes as they react to different compounds in whiskeys.
When exposed to fluorescent lighting, the polymers glow! Not only that, but the intensity will be determined by aspects such as whether the Scotch is double or single malt, or whether the whiskey was distilled in Ireland or the US. After carrying out tests on 33 Irish, Scottish, and American whiskeys, the researchers found that each sample produced a distinctive combination of glowing polymers. Indeed, the method is perfect for checking a sample against a branded whiskey.
“Each single polymer’s response to the whiskey would not be very useful, but if you combine them, they form a really unique pattern,” says Uwe Bunz, co-author of the report.
Dublin Whiskey Tours is celebrating one year in business by running a fantastic competition for you and your father to win two tour tickets for Dublin Whiskey Tours – just in time for Father’s Day.
If you’re the lucky winner, you and your Dad will enjoy a free two-hour tasting tour in Dublin where you will sample five premium whiskeys in three of the best whiskeys bars you can find in Dublin city.
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