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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
An ace 12 year old single malt from The Irishman, matured exclusively in first fill Bourbon barrels. The folks behind The Irishman select just a handful of barrels for these releases and only 6,000...  More info
£57.67
In 2013, the Paddy Irish Whiskey brand celebrated their centenary, and to mark the occasion, they released this limited edition bottling of 7 year old single pot still whiskey. The classic packaging...  More info
£71.23
Have you ever been enjoying a glass of the multi-award winning Redbreast 12 Year Old single pot still Irish whiskey and thought to yourself "This is great (because it is), but I'd quite like to taste...  More info
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£72.80
Bushmills 21 Year Old
(70cl, 40%)
An exquisite Irish whiskey, matured in a mixture of Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon casks, before a two year marrying period spent in Madeira casks. Produced in limited numbers, each bottle is numbered.  More info
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£91.64
The 2014 release of The Irishman Cask Strength Irish whiskey, which is distilled 3 times and matured in American oak casks, which are specially selected by Bernard Walsh for these limited releases. An...  More info
£104.69
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
£110.16
Released in 2011, Midleton's Barry Crockett edition was named after the distillery's master distiller, and it is aged in both bourbon and new American oak barrels! Very interesting indeed and a...  More info
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£136.57
Redbreast 21 Year Old
(70cl, 46%)
Redbreast is a rich, spicy single pot still Irish whiskey matured exclusively in first-fill Sherry and bourbon casks, and this fantastic 21 year old is no exception. A masterpiece of cask selection...  More info
£148.50
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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£158.23
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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£281.04
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Following on the the 21 Year Old Silver Reserve, this single malt Irish whiskey from Teeling is their Gold Reserve, which is a whopping 26 years old! After being double...  More info
£435.95
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Extraordinarily old Irish whiskey from the Teeling Whiskey Company. This Platinum edition of their Vintage Reserve Collection features 30 year old(!), single malt, double...  More info
£1339.95
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
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
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
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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£19.39
Paddy Irish Whiskey
(70cl, 40%)
A triple distilled blended Irish Whiskey produced in Cork and made, unusually, with all three styles of Irish whiskey: single pot still, single malt and grain. First produced in 1779, it wasn't until...  More info
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£19.52
A trio of Irish whiskies presented in a stackable bottle format. Interesting.  More info
£20.45
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
£20.45
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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£21.94
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
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£22.15
Kilbeggan Gift Set
(70cl, 40%)
A handsome gift set containing a bottle of the classic Irish blended whiskey, Kilbeggan, as well as two sturdy branded whisky tumblers. A great gift for any lover of Irish whiskey!  More info
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
£22.50
The classic blend from Wild Geese, a well crafted Irish whiskey. Jim Murray describes this as "easy going".  More info
£22.95
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
£23.71
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