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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 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
$178.48
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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$81.55
Bushmills Black Bush
(70cl, 40%)
Black Bush is a great blend from Bushmills, made up mostly of malt whiskey aged for 11 years in sherry casks before blending.  More info
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$35.89
A very old edition of the superb Irish whiskey blend, Black Bush. This was bottled a few decades ago, and is a rare collectable whiskey from Bushmills.  More info
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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$297.40
A trio of Irish whiskies presented in a stackable bottle format. Interesting.  More info
$30.42
Top notch Connemara peated Irish single malt whiskey, presented as their Distillers Edition. Plenty of earthy, evocative smoke, paired with honey'd barley and juicy apple. We do like a good Connemara...  More info
$54.90
A powerful, high-proof cask strength Connemara. This is a peated Irish whiskey distilled at Cooley.  More info
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$64.73
A rarer single cask bottling of Connemara. This is a 13 year old peated Irish whiskey, distilled at Cooley.  More info
$74.73
A gift pack containing a full bottle of Peated Malt from Connemara, and a couple of smart looking whisky glasses.  More info
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Connemara is a peated Irish single malt. This particular expression was finished in sherry casks, lovely character!  More info
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Craoi na Mona
(70cl, 46%)
Berry's crack (craic?) at an Irish Single malt. Very tasty, and well worth a go if you're fond of Bushmills or any other premium Irish whisky.  More info
$71.83
The Irish whiskey historians out there (or those of you that read Jake's blog posts about Irish whiskey) might recognise the Dunville name. It was a brand once produced by the biggest distillery in...  More info
$43.80
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
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Greenore 8 Year Old
(70cl, 40%)
An 8 year old single grain whiskey from Ireland! This won Gold (Best in Class) three years running at the International Wine and Spirits Competition between 2008 and 2010. Greenore is distilled at the...  More info
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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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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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$32.95
A 12 year old blended whiskey from John Jameson & Sons that is ordinarily only available at the Old Jameson Distillery or The Jameson Experience Midleton.  More info
$75.78
Originally known as 1780 (a reference to the year that Jameson was founded), this is a smooth, spicy 12 year old blended Irish whiskey with a good content of pure potstill…  More info
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$72.08
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
$178.48
An 18 year old Jameson, this fantastic blend was specially selected by the Master Blender from select casks.  More info
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$118.69
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
$178.48
An old and rare collectable bottle of Jameson's Irish whiskey, bottled way back when whiskey was sold in 75cl bottles.  More info
$60.91
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
$178.48
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
$178.48
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