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Irish Whiskey

Irish whiskeys are smooth and fruity, the vast majority are triple distilled and they are often easy-drinking. 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.

Pure 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. Bushmills Original and Jameson are both notable examples and enjoyable in their own right. There is also a healthy selection of single malt expressions, including the majority of the Bushmills range, Tyrconnell and Connemara, Ireland’s only peated single malt.

Irish Whisky
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
$163.89
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
$204.87
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
$163.89
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
$204.87
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
$204.87
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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$128.38
The Wild Geese Rare
(70cl, 43%)
Wild Geese Rare is a blend of Irish whiskeys, named for the Irish who fought during the 17th and 18th centuries.  More info
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$54.63
Tullamore Dew 12 Year Old blended Irish whiskey from the 1960s presented in a handsome ceramic jar!  More info
$245.84
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
$409.73
Midleton Very Rare
(70cl, 40%)
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.  More info
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$202.82
An 18 year old Jameson, this fantastic blend was specially selected by the Master Blender from select casks.  More info
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$119.49
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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$61.31
Jameson Crested Ten
(70cl, 40%)
Crested Ten was first released by Jameson in 1963, when the whiskey bonding trade was dying out. With a high proportion of pot still and Sherry-matured whiskeys, this is a top Irish blend, a real gem.  More info
$54.70
The classic blend from Wild Geese, a well crafted Irish whiskey. Jim Murray describes this as "easy going".  More info
$39.18
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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$341.36
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
$63.83
A wonderful single pot still whiskey, Green Spot is fabulous stuff, and much loved by the critics.  More info
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$65.57
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