Here at DrinkFinder you’ll find a great range of Irish whiskey, from inexpensive blended whisky to rare vintage bottles. Like Scotland, Ireland has a long history as one of the world’s foremost whisky producers. Irish whisky is generally spelled differently to its Scottish counterpart, and is labelled as whiskey with an ‘e’.
However this is not the only major difference. Irish whiskey is distilled three times, whereas Scotch whisky is distilled only twice. This extra distillation generally produces a drink which is smoother with subtler flavours. Irish whiskey often has a less smoky, earthy texture, as the malt used to produce it is not usually smoked with peat, as is common in Scotland. As with Scotch whisky, there are strict regulations in place that determine what can be labelled as Irish whiskey.
Irish whisky must be produced in its entirety in either Ireland or Northern Ireland, using only mashed cereals fermented by yeast. It must also be matured for at least three years in wooden casks, once again in Ireland or in Northern Ireland.
Irish whiskey distilleries
In its 18th Century heyday, Irish whisky was produced in over 1200 distilleries around the country, many of them unlicensed. Today, there are only three remaining distilleries which make Irish whisky – Bushmills, Midleton and Cooley. The Bushmills distillery is the oldest licensed whisky distillery in the world, and has been in operation since 1608.
Irish whiskey to your door
At DrinkFinder we have a wide variety of Irish whiskies, including single malt, single grain and blended varieties.
As well as the benefits of having such a large selection to choose from all in one place, we offer secure online shopping, and fast delivery. We have over 50 years of experience in the drinks industry, and began selling our wide range of whiskeys, wines and spirits from a family owned shop in the small village of Constantine in Cornwall.
Today, we remain a family run business, but have expanded our selection to include thousands of different varieties of spirits. To find a particular brand of Irish whiskey, simply type the name into the search bar at the top of the page.
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