Irish Whiskey: Lock-in Livestream

October 18, 2020


On this week’s Lock-in we’re diving into wood! Lots of wood! Irish whiskey doesn’t become Irish whiskey without the influence of a minimum of three years in wooden barrels and the history of wood usage is a fascinating tale.

We sip on three unique whiskeys this week and share the stories of their maturation and wood types –Glendalough Single Malt 13 year old, Red Spot 15 year old and Redbreast Palace Bar 17 year old.

These three whiskeys are influenced by casks made from Japanese, European and American oak with further influences from previous cask inhabitants sherry, bourbon and marsala.

We chat about the flavors, about their journey to the bottle and the history behind each of these smashing drops of Irish whiskey.

We’re also joined by a very special musical guest! If you happen to have any of these whiskeys on your shelf, this is the perfect opportunity to take them down and sip along with us.

Irish whiskeys sipped this week:

  • Glendalough Single Malt 13 year old
  • Red Spot 15 year old
  • Redbreast Palace Bar 17 year old




Join Barry Chandler, founder and host of Stories & Sips every Friday live on Facebook and YouTube at 7pm EST/4pm PST.

Each week Barry opens up a few different Irish whiskeys and invites a guest or two to join for conversation and craic.

The Lock-in Livestream is a great chance to raise a glass to our health, one another and another week under our belt.

Irish whiskey brings people together. Each Friday 1000s of Irish whiskey fans come together in one place – the Lock-in Livestream. Mark your calendar for this weekly celebration of all things Irish whiskey.