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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
Teeling Single Malt
(70cl, 46%)
The eagerly anticipated Teeling Single Malt Irish Whiskey, made with 100% malt whiskeys. A selection of five wine-cask-finished-whiskeys were used for this release (some of which were distilled back...  More info
User Rating:  (5 Reviews)
$64.23
Powers Gold Label
(70cl, 40%)
Powers Gold Label is a classic Irish whiskey, introduced in 1791 by John Powers & Sons. It was once a pure pot still whiskey - these days, it's a blend of pot still and grain whiskeys with plenty of...  More info
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$36.19
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 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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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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$72.47
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
$72.21
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
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
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
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
$30.58
This "Special Old Irish Whiskey" is certainly now a special, old and indeed collectible bottle of blended whiskey. It's made with single malt from Bushmills distillery in County Antrim and thought to...  More info
$143.56
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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Locke's Blend
(70cl, 40%)
A blended Irish whiskey that was first made at the Locke's Distillery in Kilbeggan. This whiskey is twice distilled and it has a sweet, malty taste.  More info
User Rating:  (1 Review)
$35.97
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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$33.12
A 10 year old Irish whiskey finished in a Madeira cask. Jim Murray rated a previous edition with 95 points, Whisky Magazine gave it a "Recommended". This is a juicy, fruity Tyrconnell.  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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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
$179.45
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
$179.45
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
$179.45
A rare ceramic decanter containing 8 year old Irish Whisky from Locke's.

If you buy this whiskey before the 18th March 2011, you’ll automatically be entered into a competition to win an...  More info
$75.44
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
$179.45
A trio of Irish whiskies presented in a stackable bottle format. Interesting.  More info
$30.58
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
$143.56
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
$143.56
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
$179.45
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