Tipperary Boutique Distillery

We sat down virtually with Jennifer Nickerson of Tipperary Boutique Distillery recently to find out more about her very interesting journey into the whiskey Industry. Jennifer is the daughter of Stuart Nickerson who has over 40 years experience in the industry and has managed a number of distilleries such as Highland Park, Glenfiddich and BalvenieContinue reading “Tipperary Boutique Distillery”

Old Fashioned Cocktail

Notably Don Draper’s signature drink in Mad Men, but the Old Fashioned has been a very popular cocktails since the 1800’s. In 1806 a cocktail was defined as “a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters” and that pretty much sums up an Old Fashioned. It was frequently known simplyContinue reading “Old Fashioned Cocktail”

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”

Whiskey Apple Tarts – with a bonus of Whiskey Apple Snow

Whiskey Apple Tarts were one of the first things I thought of when I thought of adding Whiskey to food. Irish, Speyside or an American Tennessee Whiskey goes so well with apples. I tried 3 different styles of whiskey in the apple tarts: Grace O’Malley, Glenmorangie Signet and Slane. I also experimented with Brandy asContinue reading “Whiskey Apple Tarts – with a bonus of Whiskey Apple Snow”

Whiskey Caesar Salad

Well, the whiskey recipe challenge has begun. In all my years as an amateur chef and whiskey aficionado, I had never thought to marry the two together. Sure I have glanced at the Bourbon BBQ sauces on the selves and I had a generous hand adding wine, sherry, port and brandy to various dishes  (OKContinue reading “Whiskey Caesar Salad”

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”

Speyside

Speyside is one of the five Scottish Whisky regions and most notably the largest with 50+ distilleries! It is situated close to the beautiful Cairngorms National Park, which makes any visit here even more adventurous. Back in 2017, I spent a week visiting the area and checking out some of the distilleries around (it wasContinue reading “Speyside”

Salted Caramel Whiskey Muffins

Ingredients Muffins 80g Unsalted butter 100g Milk chocolate 160g Caster sugar 60ml Whiskey (I used Bushmills) 3 Eggs Drop of vanilla essence Pinch of salt 80g Plain flour 40g Cocoa powder Icing 80g Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate (I used this one from Aldi!) 15g Unsalted butter 40ml Whiskey Vanilla essence Icing Sugar Method Brownies PreheatContinue reading “Salted Caramel Whiskey Muffins”