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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
A 1970s bottling of Jameson Crested Ten Irish blended whiskey, a particular blend that was released in 1963 which features pot-still and Sherry matured whiskey. A highly collectible bottle which has...  More info
$187.82
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
$187.82
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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$56.21
This is a bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey, produced in the 1970s at Bow Street Distillery, Dublin, for the international market. A rare piece of whiskey history which has, interestingly, been bottled...  More info
$187.82
A very special, rare edition of Bushmills, single cask, unfiltered and laid down into American white oak casks in 1975 before bottling at the turn of the millennium.  More info
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$312.96
A handsome and rare 1960s bottling of Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey, packaged in a ceramic decanter.  More info
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
$375.64
Tullamore Dew 12 Year Old blended Irish whiskey from the 1960s presented in a handsome ceramic jar!  More info
$225.38
The classic blend from Wild Geese, a well crafted Irish whiskey. Jim Murray describes this as "easy going".  More info
$35.92
The excellent Irish Pot still blend, Writers Tear, presented at cask strength! With some added 'oomph' behind its gloriously creamy, sweet notes of honey, citrus and a core of vanilla, it's a...  More info
$172.42
A stunning bottle of limited edition Jameson. This is made with some of the oldest whiskey in Jameson's stocks, including an old pot still whiskey aged in a port pipe. A very full bodied Jameson.  More info
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$439.88
Jameson 4.5L
(450cl, 40%)
A huge 4.5 litre bottle of the classic Irish blend, Jameson. This is triple distilled from Irish barley and pure spring water before maturation. This is also the best selling Irish Whiskey in the...  More info
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$247.66
Powers Gold Label
(100cl, 40%)
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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An 18 year old Jameson, this fantastic blend was specially selected by the Master Blender from select casks.  More info
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$109.55
The Irishman Single Malt Irish Whiskey comes, surprisingly, from Ireland. It's a triple distilled expression which is aged in both sherry and bourbon casks for over 10 years before bottling.  More info
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$60.51
Knappogue Castle 1995
(70cl, 40%)
Distilled at Bushmills in 1995, Knappogue Castle is a superb vintage Irish single malt whiskey bottled in 2008 as part of a series of excellent whiskeys under the Knappogue label. Great stuff.  More info
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$58.52
A very special edition of the Bushmills 1608 blend, this commemorates the distillery’s 400 year anniversary. Jim Murray awarded the blend 94 points.  More info
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A super release from Jameson, with a high proportion of Irish pot still whiskey as well as small batch grain. The result is an increased body and level of richness when compared to the core...  More info
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$55.30
Bushmills 10 Year Old
(70cl, 40%)
A superb 10 year old Irish single malt and winner of Best Irish Single Malt Whiskey at the 2007 World Whiskies Awards. Bushmills are always scored highly in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible, with the 10 year...  More info
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$43.00
Bushmills 16 Year Old
(70cl, 40%)
A 16 year old Irish single malt from Bushmills aged in three different cask types: bourbon, port and sherry. The result is a beautiful whiskey which was awarded Gold at the 2010 San Francisco World...  More info
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$82.89
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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$234.46
Jameson Gold Reserve
(70cl, 40%)
A delicious blend made with a good amount of pure potstill Irish whiskey. Jameson Gold Reserve is sublime stuff, and it was awarded a massive 94 points in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible.  More info
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$85.15
A single pot still release of Powers whisky. It's matured in a combination of bourbon and oloroso sherry casks, and named after the distillery where it was first made, now sadly closed.  More info
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$69.37
This is the second addition to the 'Spot' range of Irish whiskies, which contains the famous Green Spot Pot Still Whiskey. The Yellow Spot is a single pot still Irish whiskey which has been matured in...  More info
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$96.10
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