Dingle Batch No.1 Cask Strength- A Whiskey Lover’s Dilemma

I have a decent whiskey collection, and the plan is to eventually open, drink and share all of it at special times. These occasions will doubtlessly include big birthdays, anniversaries, extraordinary events, horribly sad days, and momentous occasions. One such momentous day arrives next spring, as Mrs Whiskeypaddy and I await the arrival of our…

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!”

I ask your forgiveness in advance, for posting this blog so early.  I know that the chatter seems to start earlier and earlier every year. I know that it seems like there are much, much more important things to worry about right now, and that it seems like a long time away. But it will be…

A Guide to Whiskey Hunting (or how to find great whiskey on the cheap)

I’m constantly on the hunt for whiskey. I have very few belongings of any real worth, save for my house, of course Mrs Whiskeypaddy,  and my collection of Irish whiskey. What started out as a little hobby turned into a passion remarkably quickly, and finding really good whiskey at a decent price has become a…

Green Spot Chateau Montelena

I recently got my hands on the newest addition to the Spot family, the Green Spot Chateau Montelena Zinfandel cask finish. This is the second Green Spot to be finished by one of the “Wine Geese” after the beautiful Chateau Leoville-Barton a year or so ago. The Wine Geese was the name given to the…

A New Year Dawns…

Here’s wishing all you whiskey and whiskey lovers out there the happiest of Happy New Years, wherever in the world you may be. This has been a crazy year, with a few lows, but thankfully many many more highs. My favourite whiskey moments of 2017 included Whiskey Live Dublin (of course), attending the Method &…

The Power(s) of Christmas gifting

On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me…. Huge thanks to the folks from Buck and Houndwho got this beautiful package to me on behalf of Powers Whiskey . It landed just as I was finishing up work for the holidays, and if you’ll pardon the inevitable, awful pun, it has thoroughly encouraged…

Christmas Indulgence…

Things got a little out of hand at Whiskeypaddy HQ over the Christmas. I always pick up a more than good bottle to try when everyone calls over, and this year it was the newly crowned Irish Whiskey of the Year, the excellent Teeling Revival IV. As the evening wore on the ould tongues began…

It Starts…

I was recently  invited to my first ever whiskey launch, and it felt like an enormous privilege to be asked to come along and try four terrific new bottlings from Midleton’s Method And Madness range, compliments of the whiskey makers themselves. It was a privilege I would’ve very happily paid for . So I figured…