An Interview with Linh Do

Our aim in starting Hip Cask, through this website, our Facebook group and the Instagram account is to celebrate our love of whiskey but also to celebrate the different women within the world of whiskey. We want to hear what they have to say and spotlight those voices and share it with whoever wants toContinue reading “An Interview with Linh Do”

Without Wood, There Would be No Whiskey

In the Beginning Without the marriage of charred wood with Poitín, there would be no whiskey as we know it. Back in the depths of time, the raw material distilled from alembic or pot stills, was most likely stored in whatever barrel happened to be available. Back then, there were not a lot of storageContinue reading “Without Wood, There Would be No Whiskey”

The Great Whiskey Fire

If you’ve ever done a distillery tour in Dublin, you would have heard the Great Whiskey Fire of 1875 being mentioned, especially if the distillery was based in the Liberties area of the city. On the night of the 18th June 1875 on Chamber Street, what would be one of Dublin’s most devastating fires beganContinue reading “The Great Whiskey Fire”