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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
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
A special limited edition bottle of Jameson, this is a St Patrick's Day special bottled in a silver coloured bottle, which makes it look rather suave.  More info
$31.95
Greenore 15 Year Old
(70cl, 43%)
This is the longest aged Irish single grain ever released. Greenore 15 is a limited edition, with a light, gentle sweetness.  More info
User Rating:  Rating (4.5/5)
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
User Rating:  Rating (4.0/5)
$37.57
Inishowen
(70cl, 40%)
A peaty blended Irish whiskey from Cooley, Inishowen offers a zesty, rich, smoky flavour. Highly commended by critics, including Jim Murray who gave a previous batch 93 points.  More info
User Rating:  Rating (4.0/5)
$34.60
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
User Rating:  Rating (4.5/5)
Connemara is a peated Irish single malt. This particular expression was finished in sherry casks, lovely character!  More info
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A 1980s bottling of Bushmills 10 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey - a classic expression. Irish whiskey fans, this is a very nice collectible piece for you! This is a 1 litre bottle.  More info
$187.47
Back in the day, Jameson 12 Year Old Whiskey was known as the 1780, in reference to the foundations of the Jameson distillery on Bow Street, Dublin (which were put down in 1780). Their 12 year old...  More info
$187.47
A retro bottle of Jameson, the classic Irish blended whiskey, produced in the 1970s. Of course, it doesn't look all that different than it dos now, because you don't mess with success (or Texas...  More info
$187.47
A rare ceramic decanter containing 8 year old Irish Whisky from Locke's.

If you buy this whiskey before the 18th March 2011, you’ll automatically be entered into a competition to win an...  More info
$78.82
A peated single malt whisky from Ireland. Winner of numerous international plaudits - this truly is a great effort from distillers, Cooley.  More info
User Rating:  Rating (4.0/5)
$94.27
A trio of Irish whiskies presented in a stackable bottle format. Interesting.  More info
$31.95
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 classic blend, Jameson Irish Whiskey has long been one of the most popular Irish whiskies around. This rare bottling comes from the 1960s.

Unfortunately some of the whiskey has leaked out, but...  More info
$187.47
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
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 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
User Rating:  Rating (4.0/5)
$84.69
Magilligan Pure Pot Still is a rather confusingly named bourbon-matured single malt from the Cooley distillery.  More info
A rarer single cask bottling of Connemara. This is a 13 year old peated Irish whiskey, distilled at Cooley.  More info
$78.49
Kilbeggan 15 Year Old
(70cl, 40%)
A 15 year old Kilbeggan, produced at the Cooley distillery and a Gold Medal winner at the 2008 International Wine and Spirits fair.  More info
User Rating:  Rating (3.5/5)
$92.88
A powerful, high-proof cask strength Connemara. This is a peated Irish whiskey distilled at Cooley.  More info
User Rating:  Rating (4.5/5)
$67.99
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
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