Curraghmore Collaboration with Noel Sweeney
Curraghmore Whiskey has begun a new chapter in its history by collaborating with world-renowned master distiller and blender Noel Sweeney to create our 1st bottle release. This su
A Curraghmore Love Story
During its six centuries of history, Curraghmore has known many intriguing stories and romances.. however, none are remembered as vividly as the story of Henry, the 3rd Marquis of
Is this oak tree suitable to make a whiskey cask?
Here Richard, Curraghmore Whiskey MD, meets with Paddy Purser, Forest Consultant, to discuss the possibilities of using a 200-year oak tree that fell in a recent storm, as a potent
How moisture and protein levels in barley affect distillation
When malting barley is harvested, the moisture content in each grain will be around 15%, sometimes higher, depending on the conditions. The priority then is to dry the barley, to g
How malting works
The Malting Process Barley malt is the cornerstone of Whiskey production. However, newly harvested barley grains can’t be processed into Whiskey straight away – Th
What does ‘Cask Strength’ mean?
Cask strength is a term used by whiskey producers to describe a whiskey that has not been substantially diluted after its storage in a cask for maturation. The level of alcohol-by-
Christmas Gift Ideas for the Whiskey Lover in your life
If you’re looking for some great Christmas gift ideas for the whiskey lover in your life, or indeed for yourself, we have you sorted! Here’s our Christmas wishlist for
What’s the difference between Single Malt and Pot Still Irish whiskey?
The terminology around Irish Whiskey can be confusing, so we thought it might be helpful to explain the difference between the two. Single Malt Irish Whiskey means that all the liq
Buying a Whiskey Cask – What’s the process?
If you’re considering purchasing a cask of whiskey, you may be wondering what exactly is involved in the process – here, we break down the steps for you: The first step
Europe’s first Industrial Farmyard is at Curraghmore Estate
Did you know that Europe’s first industrial farmyard can be found right here at Curraghmore estate? Here you’ll find 5 remarkable buildings that remain in immaculate condit
A Curraghmore Ghost Story
This is probably the most well-known ghost story in Ireland – from a childhood pact becomes a ghostly presence. This one will haunt you… A manuscript of this story was foun
Launch of our Whiskey NFT Project
Innovation and authenticity are at the heart of everything we do here at Curraghmore, and so it’s with great excitement (***drumroll please….***) that we announc
Planning Permission Granted for our Distillery
We are delighted to confirm that planning permission has been granted for our planned Distillery and Visitor Centre at Curraghmore Estate. Our distillery and visitor centre will
Whiskey casks – what you need to know
Whiskey cannot be officially classed as ‘whiskey’ until is it ‘laid down’, or stored, in a cask for at least 3 years. So what is a cask? A cask is a wooden
Malting Barley Harvest at Curraghmore Estate – 2022
The conditions were just perfect for our malting barley harvest last weekend, as we cut the Curraghmore Whiskey barley grown here on Curraghmore Estate. This is Gangway variety of
Taste Reviews are in – Whiskey Chats Podcast – 100th Episode
We were delighted to join Laurie O’Dwyer for the 100th Episode of his podcast, Whiskey Chats, recently. It was great to hear such positive feedback about the sample we suppli
So what makes great malting barley?
This is our Gangway Spring Barley, which we think is great malting barley, and it’s coming along really nicely – it’s turning a lovely golden colour and it’s fillin
Having the ‘Whiskey Chats’ with Laurie O’Dwyer
Back in April 2020, we were invited to have the ‘Whiskey Chats” with Laurie O’Dwyer on one of our favourite podcasts… Click here to hear Richard, our MD, wax lyrical on all
The Mad Marquis and the origin of “Painting the Town Red”
Have you heard the phrase ‘Painting the Town Red’? Meaning to engage in a riotous spree, a night of outrageous fun and mischief, typically helped along with one or two beverage