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Irish Whiskey

Irish whiskeys are often thought to be smooth, fruity, and triple distilled and many of them are, but this isn't the full story. The Irish are widely credited as being the first to distil whiskey, though this is strictly contested by the Scots. The Bushmills distillery, for example, is the world’s oldest licensed distillery, founded in 1608. The Irish are unique in their pure pot still whiskey.

Irish single pot still whiskey is a mix of barley, malted and otherwise, distilled in a pot still. The unmalted barley proffers a spicy freshness that one associates with Irish whiskey. Some of the Irish blends are global successes with Bushmills Original and Jameson both being notable examples. There's also a healthy selection of single malt expressions, including the majority of the Bushmills range, Tyrconnell and Connemara.

In the last 20 or so years we've seen the re-introduction of double distilled single malts and peated malts, as well as a reinvigorated and now thriving single pot still Irish whiskey style. There are also many new distilleries being constructed as Irish whiskey continues to be the fastest growing spirits category in the world!

Irish Whiskey
Locke's Blend
(70cl, 40%)
A blended Irish whiskey that was first made at the Locke's Distillery in Kilbeggan. This whiskey is twice distilled and it has a sweet, malty taste.  More info
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$37.57
Magilligan Pure Pot Still is a rather confusingly named bourbon-matured single malt from the Cooley distillery.  More info
The "Very Rare" range was launched in 1984 to celebrate the very cream of the crop from Midleton. This is the intensely rare 1987 vintage, and they might as well call it Midleton Super Incredibly Rare...  More info
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$390.48
A limited release, only 50 casks of Midleton are released every year, it really is very rare! Every whisky in the blend is triple distilled and between 12 and 25 years of age. As of 2014 it's the new...  More info
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$234.03
Millar's originated in Dublin, originally made by a company called Adam Millar and Co, today it is produced at the Cooley distillery.  More info
$37.04
This is a very special edition of the classic Irish whiskey - Paddy's. It comes in a superb-looking carrying frame modelled after an old-fashioned lantern! This is a triple-distilled gem from Cork.  More info
$35.15
You'll notice that this Paddy Old Irish Whisky is spelt without the 'e', but the spelling isn't the only difference between this and the Paddy you may be familiar with today. This is, in fact, single...  More info
$374.94
Powers Gold Label
(70cl, 40%)
Powers Gold Label is a classic Irish whiskey, introduced in 1791 by John Powers & Sons. It was once a pure pot still whiskey - these days, it's a blend of pot still and grain whiskeys with plenty of...  More info
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$37.81
This blend was introduced in 1791 by John Power & Sons, originally a pure pot still whiskey, now a popular blend of pot still and grain whiskeys.  More info
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A very quaint little miniature gift pack, look - they've made it look like a little distillery! This includes the standard peated Connemara, the 12 year old and the cask strength. It even comes with a...  More info
The Cooley Collection
(20cl, 40%)
A great little miniature pack from Cooley - which shows off how great Cooley's whiskeys are. There's the single grain Greenore 8, the blend Kilbeggan and Connemara and Tyrconnell - respectively peated...  More info
The Irishman 70
(70cl, 40%)
A beautiful Irish whiskey, made by blending old pot still whisky with 70% malt whisky which was selected by Bernard Walsh. Aged in bourbon casks, this is a creamy, sweet and supple gem!  More info
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$56.10
The Irishman is a beautiful blended whiskey, bottled at natural cask strength (unusual for Irish whiskeys) in 2010. Jim Murray gave the previous edition a whopping 93.5 points in his Whiskey Bible -...  More info
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$117.48
The classic blend from Wild Geese, a well crafted Irish whiskey. Jim Murray describes this as "easy going".  More info
$35.85
Tullamore Dew - 1970s
(75cl, 43%)
Although the distillery in Tullamore was closed in 1963, the Tullamore Dew brand was snapped up by Powers, allowing the name to live on, and live on it did! This bottling of Irish whiskey comes from...  More info
$187.47
Tullamore Dew 12 Year Old blended Irish whiskey from the 1960s presented in a handsome ceramic jar!  More info
$224.96
A handsome and rare 1960s bottling of Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey, packaged in a ceramic decanter.  More info
This 1970s ceramic jug of Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey comes with a presentation box, featuring the traditional jug in a lush, green field. What a blissful scene.  More info
$149.98
A collectible ceramic jug of Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey from the 1970s. They had glass back in the '70s, but a ceramic jug just looks much cooler, don't you think?  More info
$149.98
A 10 year old Irish whiskey finished in a Madeira cask. Jim Murray rated a previous edition with 95 points, Whisky Magazine gave it a "Recommended". This is a juicy, fruity Tyrconnell.  More info
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Aged in American oak before being finished in Port wood, this Tyrconnell offers a great balance, with lots of jammy thickness.  More info
$77.27
A 10 year old from the Cooley distillery and an Irish single malt, finished in sherry casks, this is a limited edition Tyrconnell.  More info
A 14 year old single malt from the Cooley distillery, this Tyrconnell is a balanced, nutty whiskey.  More info
A 15 year old Tyrconnell, this Irish single malt is produced at the Cooley distillery and matured in American oak.  More info
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$84.69
Tyrconnell Gift Pack
(15cl, 40%)
A miniature pack from Tyrconnell. Some great single malts - there's the standard Tyrconnell, and the delightful sherry and port finishes. It even comes with a branded tasting glass!  More info
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