9 April 2020

Hinch Distillery Tweet Tasting


Continuing our teeming throng of always self-isolated, industry leading Twitter trending Tweet Tastings, we’re thrilled to announce that on May 20th, well be teaming up with the County Down – Northern Ireland based Hinch Distillery, for an evening of Irish whiskey dramfotainment.

Ahead of the June opening their new £15m whiskey and gin distillery, which is located just south of Belfast in the grounds of the Killaney Estate, we’re very much looking forward to pouring and exploring a bounty of their bottled belters.

Full details including dramming line up to follow, but if you fancy taking part click here to register your interest by emailing your name, address, phone number (for sample courier), date of birth and Twitter handle. Please remember to mark the subject line of your email: #HinchDistillery

The closing date to register is April 23rd, and if you are registering to take part please make sure that you will actually be free on the night!

Even if you're not one of the selected Tweet Tasters, it'd be great to have you following the evening’s dramfotainment. So we look forward to seeing you over on Twitter on May 20th from 7pm BST via #HinchDistillery

For more info on Hinch Distillery, visit: hinchdistillery.com

Registration open to over 21's only!

@TheWhiskyWire
@hinchdistillery
#HinchDistillery
#KeepCalmAndDramOn

Be part of the Dramfotainment!

8 April 2020

Quick Fire Whisky Tasting Notes

Redbreast 27 Year Old
Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
54.6% ABV


Nose: Richly rewarding and wondrous waves of blood orange, grilled pineapple rings and Alphonso mangoes – passion fruit and strawberries dusted with black pepper – Waitrose treacle tart – vanilla crème brûlée - bread pudding – coconut ice – toasted walnuts – cherry cough syrup - oodles of opulent charred oak and something rather rye-teously grain esque.

Palate: An assorted plethora of summer berry filled punnets – tea stewed prunes – cinnamon infused plum jam - grilled mango – orange peel - Tunes cherry lozenges – Haribo Tangfastics – cold Ambrosia Devon custard – bread pudding – mixed spice – a pinch of cayenne pepper – toasted oak and a tease of menthol freshness.

Finish: A long, refined and charismatically confident finish, which helps to elevate this dram into an absolute stunner of a sensory story!

Summary: What else can be said about this latest permanent release from Redbreast, than it’s another dramspanking irish dramming ditty of a belter! Beautifully balanced interplay between bourbon, sherry and ruby port casks, which helps to deliver sip after sip of pure palatable pleasure!



6 April 2020

The Whisky Wire 10th Birthday Bottle Competition


As part of our 10th Birthday celebrations and in addition to our upcoming Tweet Tasting, we’re thrilled to be teaming up with Lambay Irish Whiskey, to give one of our followers the chance of winning a bottle of their new limited-edition Single Cask Strength, Single Malt Irish Whiskey.

Launched last month in Dubai Duty Free, and limited to just 400 bottles, Lambay Single Cask Strength, Single Malt Whiskey, was initially matured in bourbon casks before being finished in Cognac casks, which were hand-selected by Camus Cellar Master, Patrick Léger. 

The casks which are sent across the sea from the world-renowned cellars of Maison Camus France, are then placed in a bonded warehouse on Lambay Island, where its western shoreline offers the perfect conditions for maritime maturation, where sea-spray, iodine, brine and the islands natural botanicals infuse the wood as the whiskey matures.

To be in with a chance of winning a bottle of Lambay Single Cask Strength, Single Malt Whiskey, click here to email us with your contact details and date of birth, along with the phrase that dramming pays:

“I’d love to pour and explore the latest,
lush and lovely dramspanking
Irish dramming ditty from Lambay”

*Remember to mark the subject line of your email with:
Lambay Bottle Comp

If you’re on Twitter, you can also follow us via @TheWhiskyWire and RT one of our related competition tweets for another chance to win!

#LambayBottleComp
@TheWhiskyWire
@LambayWhiskey


For more info on Lambay, visit: lambaywhiskey.com

Competition closes at 23:59 on May 3rd 2020. You have to be aged 21 years or over to enter!

Good Luck!

2 April 2020

Lambay Whiskey Tweet Tasting


More social media based dramfotainment, as we stay home and ‘Keep Calm and Dram On’? Well allow us as ever to very gladly oblige!

We’re thrilled to announce that on May 13th, we’ll be continuing our teeming thong of Twitter trending Tweet Tastings, by teaming up with Lambay Whiskey, for another evening of all things dramspankingly Irish.

On the night we’ll be pouring and exploring their award-winning Small Batch Blend and Single Malt bottlings, which have both been finished in Cognac casks.

Full details to follow, but if you fancy taking part in another evening of epic Irish whiskey discovery, click here to register your details by emailing your name, Twitter handle, postal address, phone number (for courier sample delivery) and date of birth. Please also remember to mark the subject line of your email: #LambayWhiskey

The closing date to register is April 15th, and if you are registering to take part, please make sure that you will actually be free on the evening of May 13th to take part!

Even if you're not one of the selected Tweet Tasters, it'd be great to have you following all the evening’s Irish whiskey based dramfotainment, with a dram in hand. So we very much look forward to seeing you over on Twitter, on May 13th from 19:00 BST via #LambayWhiskey

Registration open to over 21's only!

For more info on Lambay Whiskey, visit: lambaywhiskey.com

@TheWhiskyWire
@LambayWhiskey
#LambayWhiskey
#KeepCalmAndDramOn

Be Part of the Dramfotainment!