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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
Ooh, single cask single pot still whiskey from the Midleton range, selected and bottled for La Maison du Whisky. A 1998 vintage which has been matured in a single first fill Sherry butt, no less! 588...  More info
$349.05
Strictly 1 Per Customer

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
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$665.24
Strictly 1 Per Customer

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
User Rating:  (1 Review)
$2160.02
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
User Rating:  (13 Reviews)
$30.00
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
$31.64
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
User Rating:  (1 Review)
$34.27
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
$34.81
The classic blend from Wild Geese, a well crafted Irish whiskey. Jim Murray describes this as "easy going".  More info
$35.51
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
$36.68
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)
$37.21
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
$45.56
Magilligan Pure Pot Still is a rather confusingly named bourbon-matured single malt from the Cooley distillery.  More info
A single malt Irish whiskey from the Cooley distillery, Tyrconnell is incredibly creamy and smooth.  More info
$46.71
A gift pack containing a full bottle of Peated Malt from Connemara, and a couple of smart looking whisky glasses.  More info
User Rating:  (1 Review)
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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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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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
User Rating:  (6 Reviews)
$55.56
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
$57.10
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
User Rating:  (2 Reviews)
$58.54
An old and rare collectable bottle of Jameson's Irish whiskey, bottled way back when whiskey was sold in 75cl bottles.  More info
$63.35
A powerful, high-proof cask strength Connemara. This is a peated Irish whiskey distilled at Cooley.  More info
User Rating:  (4 Reviews)
$67.33
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