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Irish Whiskey

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  • Green Spot Irish Whiskey 40% 70cl
    Green Spot dates back to 1887, and originally bottled for Mitchell & Sons, Green Spot possesses a vibrant and fruity taste character making it an ideal entry point into Irish Single Pot Still whiskey. GREEN SPOT is a non age statement Single Pot Still Irish whiskey and is compr...
    £40.00
  • Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy 70cl
    This expression represents Barrys personal selection of old and elegant Pot Still whiskeys, exclusively matured in American bourbon barrels. Bearing the name of the celebrated second generation Midleton Master Distiller, Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy represents a selection of pot still whiskeys ...
    £153.76
  • Teeling Single Grain Whiskey 46% 70cl
    An award winning Single Grain whiskey from Teeling having just won The Award for The Worlds Best Grain Whiskey 2014 at the World Whisky Awards. It is fully matured in Californian red wine barrels resulting in an intensely fruity and beautifully amber with lush berry notes. Hand selected casks, b...
    £42.90
  • Redbreast 21 years old 46% 70cl
    This 21 year old redbreast is the oldest expression of a pot still whiskey from the distillery. Made from a mash recipe which contains both malted and unmalted barley, it is tripled distilled and then aged in a combination of American Bourbon barrels and first fill Oloroso sherry casks. This resu...
    £157.00
  • Kinahans 10 years old single malt 46% 70cl
    Kinahan's 10 years old Single Malt has a long history and was the first Irish Whiskey to get brand protection in 1863. It was the preferred whiskey of 'father of Mixology' Jerry Thomas. It has been matured in American oak for 10 years with each cask being sampled by the malt master before being s...
    £67.99
  • Redbreast Lustau Edition 46% 70cl
    This is a limited Edition Redbreast which has been finished in the finest Oloroso Sherry casks from Bodegas Lustau. Aged between 9 and 12 years then blended and aged for a further year in the Lustau barrels.The nose has dark fruits, prunes, dates figs, toasted oak and spice. On the palate it is w...
    £47.99
  • Teelings Brabazon Single Malt Series 01 49.5% 70cl
    Named after the third Earl of Meath William Brabazon this limited edition bottling of Teelings has been matured in a sherry cask and bottled at cask strength 49.5%.The flavour has rich sherried fruit mixed with spice and burnt sugar. The finish is dry with toasted marshmallow and fruity spice.
    £69.50
  • Method & Madness Single Grain Irish Whiskey 46% 70cl
    Method and Madness Irish Single Grain Whiskey is part of an experimental new range from Midleton Distillery. It is a whiskey that is concocted using the combined ideas of both Master and Apprentice distillers with the aim of pushing Irish whiskey in an exciting new direction. In this instance,...
    £40.99
  • Method & Madness Single Malt Irish Whiskey 46% 70cl
    Method and Madness Single Malt Irish Whiskey is part of an exciting new range pushing Irish whiskey in new directions. Dreamed up and distilled at the legendary Midleton Distillery, this a meeting of minds between master and apprentice distillers in an effort to further the craft. Age...
    £66.99
  • Method & Madness Single Pot Still 46% 70cl
    Method and Madness Pot Still Irish Whiskey is the most unusual of this new range of boundary pushing expressions. Distilled at the Midleton Distiller, it takes the well trodden path initially being matured in sherry and bourbon barrels. Then things get interesting. The whiskey is fin...
    £58.99
  • Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition 70cl
    Having previously swapped stout beer barrels with friends in a local craft brewery, they looked to experiment with another craft beer style. After careful exploration they settled on an IPA. And so, once again, they swapp...
    £24.85
  • Midleton Very Rare 2018 Vintage Release 70cl
    The new release of Midleton Very Rare 2018 has had a revamp. It now comes in a rather smart wooden box with magnetic hinges and new unique style bottle. The whiskey is just as delicious, a  blend made from their finest cask. Midleton Very Rare was first created in 1984 by the Master Distille...
    £145.00
  • Method & Madness Single Pot Still Virgin Hungarian Oak 46% 70cl
    This single pot stilled whiskey is a limited edition from Method and Madness. On the ever lasting quest for finding unusual casks led them to the Carpathian Mountains of Hungary where the soils are rich with volcanic matter that give rise to Quercus Petraea. The use of the Virgin Hungarian Oak...
    £78.99
  • Tullamore Dew XO Caribbean Rum Cask Finish 43% 70cl
    Using the Original Tullamore DEW that is triple distilled, triple blend of pot still, malt and grain Irish whiskey they have finished in the finest first fill XO rum casks to deliver some sweet tropical flavours with the signature Tullamore DEW whiskey. This unique blend pays tribute a...
    £25.99
  • Gelston's 12 Year Old Rum Cask Finish Whiskey 70cl
    An offering from Gelston, a 12 Year Old Irish Single Malt that has been finished in Rum Casks. It gives off an aroma of banana, pineapple and ginger spice from the rum cask finish. Samuel Gelson owned a renowned wine and spirits business in Corporation Street, back in Belfast...
    £41.50
  • Gelston's 12 Year Old Port Cask Finish Whiskey 70cl
    This Port cask finished 12 Year Old Irish Single Malt from Gelston is a beauty. It gives off an aroma if classic smooth clean old Irish Whiskey with notes of fruit and richness from the rum cask finish. Samuel Gelson owned a renowned wine and spirits business i...
    £41.50
  • Hinch Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey 70cl
    Sweet tar and a smoky, woodish nose with immediate strong peat flavours on the palate. Lingering and nuanced fruit undertones survive the peat storm. A hint of liquorice comes through on the palate as the peat gently mellows awaiting your next sip. Located just south of Belfast in the ...
    £39.75
  • Hinch 10 years old Sherry Cask Finish Irish Whiskey 70cl
    Perfectly matured over time in American Oak, our gently maturing Whiskey blend is finished in the finest Oloroso Sherry casks from Jerez. Finished for a minimum of 6 months, the process enhances the golden liquid’s outstanding character and flavour. Located just south of Belfas...
    £53.50
  • Hinch 5 years old Double Wood Irish Whiskey 70cl
    Only the finest Ex Bourbon Casks are selected for extra maturation in Virgin American Oak Barrels for a minimum of one year. This second maturation gives the whiskey subtle depth, natural colour and character as befitting the use of "two woods". Located just south of Belfast in...
    £42.99
  • Hinch Small Batch Irish Whiskey 70cl
    Matured in the finest Ex Bourbon Oak Casks, this classic blend only uses the finest grain and single malt whiskies. Paired together in small batches to give a classic smooth Irish Whiskey. Located just south of Belfast in the grounds of the beautiful Killaney Estate. The distil...
    £36.50
  • Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey 40% 70cl
    The origins of Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey can be traced back to 1829 when the Tullamore Distillery was founded in Tullamore, County Offaly, situated in the heart of Ireland. The original site now hosts a Heritage Centre where the full history is on display. AWARDS Tullamore...
    £23.75
  • Introduction To The Single Pot Still Whiskeys Of Midleton 4 x 50ml
    A great gift pack for those who love Irish whiskey or would like to become acquainted with Ireland's unique potstill whiskey expressions. The Irish Single Pot Still 4 x 5cl Miniature gift pack includes 1 x 5cl Redbreast 12yo, 1 x 5cl Green Spot, 1 x 5cl Power's John's Lane and 1 x...
    £34.00
  • Feckin Unbelievable Irish Whiskey 40% vol 70cl
    Feckin Irish Whiskey is distilled at the Cooley distillery in, unsurprisingly, Ireland. This tongue in cheek whiskey is sure to elicit a few laughs when shared with friends but the liquid inside is a fine example of a blended Irish whiskey. It's a smooth and easy drinking whiskey that ...
    £29.99
  • Powers Johns Lane Release 46% 12 years old
    This expression, Powers Johns Lane Release, celebrates the origin of the Powers whiskey tradition and provides a glimpse of the whiskey style that made Powers famous. Using a pot still distillate which is true to the original style of Johns Lane, the whiskey has been matured for not less than 12 ...
    £53.99
  • Yellow Spot 12 years old Single Pot Still 46% 70cl
    Mitchell & Son are delighted to announce the re-introduction of Yellow Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey!Inspired by the original Yellow Spot and last bottled in the 1950s, Yellow Spot is the rare taste of a bonders style Single Pot Still Irish whiskey. Rather than being simply a finished w...
    £65.50
  • Bushmills Original Whiskey 40% 70cl
    Bushmills Original whiskey is made up of Grain whiskyey slowly matured for a minimum of five years in American oak casks before blending with Irish Single Malt whiskey to produce this original blend.
    £23.99
  • Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition 40% 70cl
    This is the first in a limited Edition range called caskmates, with Jamesons whiskey has been finished in casks which previous held Stout. This finishing has added rich flavour's to the smooth gold nectar with flavours of coffee, cocoa and gentle hopes
    £26.75
  • Jamesons Irish Whiskey 40% 70cl
    Jameson Irish whiskey is one of the most popular and best selling irish whiskies available on the market today. Tripled distilled to produce a smooth taste with perfect balance. They mix precisely the right amount of malted barley and exactly the right amount of unmalted barley. L...
    £25.00
  • Green Spot Chateau Leoville Barton 46% 70cl
    This is a new limited Edition from Green Spot being aged in a combination of Bourbon and sherry casks and then with a finishing period in Bordeaux wine casks which previously held Chateau Leoville Barton Saint Julien wine which gives the whiskey a new dimension. French oak initially on the...
    £51.99
  • Jameson Crested 40% 70cl
    Jameson Crested and has been relaunched replacing the Jameson Crested Ten. This blend still has the same smoothness of Jameson's but with an increase in pot still whiskies, it has sherry notes backed by ginger spice. Full bodied with delicate sherry and toasted oak on the palate with fruity spice...
    £27.99
  • Jamesons Black Barrel 40% 70cl
    This Jameson Black Barrel has been matured in double charred bourbon barrels that gives the whiskey exceptional smoothness with spicy vanilla sweetness and nutty notes.
    £39.50
  • Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey 40% 70cl
    Gaelic for little church Kilbeggan first appeared as a John Lockes brand over 100 years ago. Distilled from the purest water and the finest malted Irish barley and maize, gently matured in oak casks and skilfully blended to create a whiskey of unique smoothness, character and balance. Subt...
    £21.25
  • Tyrconnell 10 years old Sherry Cask 40% 70cl
    Tyrconnell single malt is a historic Irish whiskey brand from th 1900s, named after a very famous racehorse that won a legendary race at odds of 100 to 1. Tyrconnell's beautiful fresh, fruity bouquet, smooth sweet taste and delicate dry finish make it a classic Irish malt with its own distinctive...
    £38.99
  • Lockes 8 years Crock bottle 40% 70cl
    The name of one of Ireland's great distilling families lives again...Oaky tones and complexity of flavour. The Locke's Single Malt was the pioneer brand for Cooley as it was the first brand launched in 1992. On the 17th of July that year the first mature cask of Locke's Single Malt...
    £47.99
  • Feckin Irish Whiskey 40% 70cl
    Infamy, dishonesty and villainy: all the necessary ingredients to blend this smooth whiskey. Extremly smooth Irish whiskey from the Cooley distillery.
    £27.99
  • Kilbeggan 18 years old Limited edition 40% 70cl
    Kilbeggan is a well-rounded combination of maize grain and malted barley, aged for long years in oak casks, which produces a smotth and easy to drink whiskey. Kilbeggan is Cooley's flagship blended whiskey and is the embodiment of the Independent Spirit of Ireland. This is their new 18 years old.
    £88.00
  • Bushmills 1608 400th Anniversary 46% 70cl
    Bushmills 1608 Irish whiskey celebrates the date, 1608 when a licence was granted to Sir Thomas Phillips to make, draw and distill 'Uisce Beatha'. Distilled using crystal malt which gives exceptional smoothness to this excellent and very popular whiskey.
    £64.99
  • The Irishman Cask Strength 53% 2010
    With only 2850 bottles in existence and just 300 bottles allocated to the UK you may want to get in early for this one! The Irishman Rare Cask Strength Whiskey is one of the highest Irish Whiskeys ever rated by Jim Murray in the Whisky Bible scoring an incredible 93.5 points. Jim says that...
    £79.99
  • The Wild Geese Classic Blend Irish Whiskey 40% 50cl
    The Wild Geese Blended Irish whiskey is a great dram which has won many awards around the World. It is Light, sweet, fruity taste; balanced and smooth. The grain comes through gently andit ends with a tingle of honey and citrus fruit. The finish is clean.The Wild Geese Classic Blend Irish Whiskey...
    £18.50
  • Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey 46% 70cl
    This new whiskey from the Teeling whiskey Company is a small batch blend of malt and grain whiskey. It has a higher proportion matuared in first fill bourbon barrles and a higher proportion of malt to grain. It then has extra maturation in ex-rum barrels to add sweetness and a smooth flavour. Bot...
    £38.99
  • Jamesons Crested Ten Whiskey 40% 70cl
    Jameson Crested ten is a complex aged whiskey from Ireland with a nose showing sherry, spice and a hint of ginger. Full bodied and smooth with soft sherry undertones, toasted wood, fruit spice and some chocolate notes.
    £37.25
  • The Cooley Collection Irish Whiskey 40% 4x5cl
    A fantastic gift pack from cooley Distillery Ireland, containing 4x5cl miniatures, one each of Connemara Peated single malt, Tyrconnell single malt, Kilbeggan Blended and Greenore 8 year old grain whiskey. Presented in a smart gift box with tasting notes for each whiskey. An absolute pleasure to ...
    £20.99
  • Uisce Beatha Irish Whiskey 40% 70cl
    Uisce Beatha is a blend of Irish Single malt and grain whiskeys which have been matured in a combination of Bourbon and American oak for over 4 years. Soft and gentle with delicate sweet notes develping a long malty finish
    £26.75
  • The Irishman Founders Reserve 40% 70cl
    A unique blend of 70% single malt blended with 30% single pot still whiskey. Triple distilledF99405 (Module "Db", Procedure "DatabaseError", Unit "", Line 0) 17/06/14 12:41:31 TID:1CC8 12:41:31 Importing Orders ERROR Error Processing Order 100082093.ORD, F
    £34.99
  • The Irishman Single Malt 40% 70cl
    This Irishman Single malt has been matured in two types of barrel, Sherry and Bourbon casks. The initial flavours are toffe and vanillal with toasted almonds, honey and floral aromas with a long smooth oak and dark chocolate finish.
    £41.99
  • Jamesons 12 years old 40% 70cl
    Jamesons 12 years old Irish whiskey has a lovely smooth and lingering taste. Many believe this to be the benchmark for premium Irish Whiskey.
    £29.99
  • The Tyrconnell Single Malt 40% 70cl
    A brand steeped in history and heritage, has been revived by Cooley. Introduced in 1876 as a special label in tribute to a famous Irish horse. Golden yellow colour with a full, fruity aroma and citric notes. Well -structured palate with honeyed notes and a tang of oranges and lemons. Strong flav...
    £31.99
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The word whiskey is derived from the ‘Uisge Beatha’, meaning water of life in the tongue of the ancient Celts. You’d be forgiven for thinking that whiskey originated in Scotland but history suggests otherwise, alluding to the fact that it was originally distilled in Ireland. Irish monks are reported to have learned the secrets of perfume distillation in the Far East and built upon this knowledge to craft a drinkable product around the turn of the first millennium A.D. It is a widely held belief that it was the Irish monks who first taught the Scottish how to distil the precious liquid; the fact the Scottish vehemently deny this doesn’t stop it from most likely being true! Bushmills is the oldest surviving distillery in the world having been granted a license in 1608, lending some credence to the Irish’s claim as to being the true innovators behind whiskey distillation.


Irish whiskey is traditionally triple distilled and with the exclusion of peat in the distillation process. This generally creates easier drinking whiskies that are fruitier and lighter bodied than the heavy smoke laden drams of the Scottish Highlands and Islands. This is not always the case as all whiskeys from the Cooley distillery are double distilled; Tyrconnell, Connemara and Greenore are all fine examples. Interestingly, Connemara is the only peated whiskey to come from Ireland and Greenore is only one of two grain whiskey commercially available from any Irish distillery, the other being Teeling. Triple distilled offerings originate at the Bushmills distillery and include Bushmills Black Bush, Bushmills Original and Bushmills 10 Year Old. Legendary brands like Jamesons, Redbreast, Green Spot and Paddy are all produced at the Midleton distillery.


Like Scotch, Irish whiskey also has certain perquisites that must be met in accordance with the Irish Whiskey Act Of 1980. The first stipulation is an obvious one; the whiskey must be distilled and aged in Ireland, be that Northern Ireland or the Republic Of Ireland. Secondly, the distillate must be under 94.8% and created from cereal grains from a yeast fermented mash; this must be matured in wooden barrels for a minimum of three years. The only other rule is that if two or more of the produced distillates are mixed together, the resultant spirit must be called a blended whiskey.


There are several variants of Irish whisky, namely single pot still, single malt, single grain and blended. Unlike the Scotch Whisky Regulations Act 2009, the Irish Whiskey Act 1980 does not provide implicit definitions or even guidelines as to what these terms consist of. You can see the individual pages for a description of these terms by following the links above.


Irish whiskey was the most popular spirit in the world, selling over 12 million cases a year at the beginning of the 1900’s. That was until the Prohibition Era in the US severely hampered the export revenue of Irish and Scottish distilleries, forcing many to close. The War of Independence and resultant Civil War in Ireland meant that Britain enforced a trade embargo preventing them from trading with any Commonwealth country. The results were disastrous, with Irish distilleries closing in droves until only two remained in the seventies. Luckily, global drinks giant Pernod Ricard purchased both of these in 1988 and undertook an aggressive marketing campaign that put Irish whiskey back on the map. Since the early 90’s, Irish whiskey sales have risen exponentially every year up to the present; this has made Irish whiskey the fastest growing spirit globally for over 20 consecutive years. It’s predicted that sales will reach their previous zenith of 12 million cases in 3 or 4 years time.


There are only four distilleries in Ireland that are producing whiskey of sufficient age to sell although there are several others planned, under construction and currently aging their whiskey for sale. Three distilleries available to buy today are the previously mentioned Cooley, Midleton and Bushmills. The fourth is Kilbeggan, which has only been in operation since 2007 and has just bought their whisky to market in their own right. Previously, Kilbeggan whiskey was produced at the Cooley distillery.


It’s worth noting that the Irish spell whiskey with the addition of the letter ‘e’ before the ‘y’ as opposed to the traditional spelling of ‘whisky’ used when referring to Scotch. This is also true of the majority of American whiskies. The spelling was changed in the late 1800’s when Irish whiskey was at the peak of its popularity, probably to help distinguish it from the particularly poor quality Scotch that was about at that time.