Thursday, March 10, 2022

PADDY Irish Whiskey releases new premium blend ‘PADDY’S SHARE’ at The Shelbourne Bar.

 PADDY Irish Whiskey releases new premium blend

 ‘PADDY’S SHARE’ at The Shelbourne Bar

A big welcome for Paddy's Share at The Shelbourne!

PADDY Irish Whiskey has unveiled the latest addition to its award-winning range of whiskeys, PADDY’S SHARE. A triple-distilled premium blend Irish Whiskey, PADDY’S SHARE was created to capture an extraordinary moment in time with its bold charred wood character and nutty distinctiveness that will inspire whiskey enthusiasts and dabblers alike. 

PADDY’S SHARE was officially launched within its county of origin, nestled in the heart of Cork’s famed Victorian Quarter, in The Shelbourne Bar.  The PADDY’S SHARE Trinity Tasting, led by George Roberts, was an immersive experience for guests as they soaked up the history and culture of PADDY Irish Whiskey and sampled a selection of the brand’s award-winning whiskeys including new addition to the family, PADDY’S SHARE.

George Roberts and Siobhan Costello of Hi-Spirits. And Paddy, of course!

Commenting on the launch, George Roberts, Country Manager for Hi-Spirits Ireland said, 

We are thrilled to introduce PADDY’S SHARE to the Irish market. The premium Irish Whiskey sector has grown by 2.2% from 2019 to 2020 and is expected to continue. PADDY’S SHARE brings a new flavour to the table with its mild and distinctively nutty charred wood character of pot still, grain and malt.”

“We are delighted to have such an esteemed group of Irish Whiskey lovers here with us. Tastings are such a vital part of the Irish Whiskey community, and as we all share a dram here tonight, we can see the inspiration behind this release as we celebrate in the true gregarious fashion of Paddy Flaherty, the man himself.”

PADDY’S SHARE is available now in Ireland and can be purchased through hotels, bars and specialist independent retailers nationwide.

For further information follow PADDY @PaddyWhiskeyIreland on Instagram and @PaddyIrishWhiskeyIreland on Facebook.

(press release above)


Rory McGee, the wizard behind the bar at The Shelbourne.

Very enjoyable session in MacCurtain Street on Tuesday night. The Shelbourne was buzzing and greeted us with platefuls of tasty canapés and behind the bar their ace

Rory McGee kept the whiskey, the cocktails and the Beamish flowing. Great to meet Rory. Johnnie, from The Sky and The Ground in Wexford, who knows his whiskey well, was just the man to have at your table.

George Roberts had an enviable task in making himself heard but no better man to explain the Paddy Trinity. Haven't had the original Paddy in quite a while but enjoyed making its acquaintance again, starting with those spicy and honeyed aromas.

Next up was the Paddy Centenary, issued in 2013. This special once-off release was introduced to celebrate 100 years of the famous brand, with the packaging, recipe and even spelling harking back to the time when Paddy Flaherty was selling Cork Distillers' whisky around the country. Quite a treat then on a Tuesday night!

And then came the new one, the Paddy's Share. I found myself making friends straightaway with this easy-drinking blend of pot still, grain and malt. It is triple distilled in Midleton and matured in sherry barrels. ABV is 47%. Perfectly balanced with a smooth slightly sweet palate and a lingering finish.

Sazerac, a privately held American company, has owned the Paddy brand since 2016 when it was purchased from Irish Distillers. It is still produced at the Midleton distillery and is currently the fourth largest selling Irish whiskey in the world.

Pictured at the event are Rory Mcgee and Philip Gillivan, both of The Shelbourne with George Roberts, Country Manager, Hi-Spirits.

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