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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 first bottling of Inish Turk Beg, a lovely single malt made at the Cooley distillery. After distillation, the whiskey was taken to the island of Inish Turk Beg off the coast of Ireland. The island...  More info
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An old and rare collectable bottle of Jameson's Irish whiskey, bottled way back when whiskey was sold in 75cl bottles.  More info
$64.32
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
$150.80
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
$150.80
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
$188.49
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
$188.49
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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$56.41
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
$188.49
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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$314.08
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
$376.99
Tullamore Dew 12 Year Old blended Irish whiskey from the 1960s presented in a handsome ceramic jar!  More info
$226.19
The classic blend from Wild Geese, a well crafted Irish whiskey. Jim Murray describes this as "easy going".  More info
$36.05
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
$173.04
Tullamore Dew
(70cl, 40%)
The 'Dew' in Tullamore Dew comes from the initials of a General Manager at the Tullamore distillery in the later 19th Century, named Daniel E Williams.  More info
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$34.46
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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Kilbeggan
(70cl, 40%)
Kilbeggan is named after St Bécán, one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland who founded a monastery in the area in the 6th century. Smooth and malty.  More info
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$30.46
An 18 year old Jameson, this fantastic blend was specially selected by the Master Blender from select casks.  More info
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$109.94
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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$58.73
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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$60.73
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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Connemara Peated
(70cl, 40%)
Connemara produce a peated Irish single malt, named for the area in Ireland.  More info
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$45.80
The first release in Teeling's Vintage Reserve range of limited edition single malt Irish whiskeys. Initially matured in Bourbon barrels, the Silver Reserve was finished in Sauternes wine casks, the...  More info
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$194.70
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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$83.19
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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$235.30
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