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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 comprised...
    £40.00
  • Tyrconnell 10 years old Sherry Cask 46% 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...
    £37.50
  • Redbreast 15 years old 46% 70cl
    Redbreast 15 years old Port still has all the characteristics of Redbreast 12 but delivered in a more intense fashion. The extra years spent in both Sherry and Bourbon cask, and the fact that it is bottled at 46% abv, contribute to a wonderfully powerful taste experience.NOSE Full and rich ...
    £76.99
  • Redbreast 12 year old Cask Strength 55.8% 70cl
    Rebreast cask strength is very limited and is the result of of malted and unmalted barley, tripled distilled in copper pot stills. It displays the the characteristic full and complex flaours of Pot still whiskey, with distinctive influence from maruration on sherry casks. This expression shows Re...
    £73.99
  • 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, bo...
    £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
  • Kinahans Small Batch Whiskey 46% 70cl
    Multi award winning Irish Whiskey which has been resurrected from the past. Kinahans whiskey was the preferred tipple of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and celebrated mixologist Jerry Thomas. Matured in two types of American casks for 6 years it is then blended to produce the mellow, malty, full ...
    £36.85
  • Dunvilles Three Crowns Vintage Blend 43.5% 70cl
    Dunvilles Three Crowns is a blended whiskey made up from three different styles of whiskey: a four year old single grain, Ten year old single malt matured in bourbon casks and a fifteen year old single malt matured in bourbon casks with a finishing period in oloroso sherry hogsheads. The whiskey ...
    £46.99
  • 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
  • Dunvilles PX 12 Years Old single Malt 70cl
    Dunville's 12 year old single malt whiskey has been matured in ex-pedro ximenez sherry casks. This whiskey is incredibly smooth on the palate, it is light, sweet and the use of the sherry casks has given this whiskey some richness and spice. There are also creamy notes of vanilla custard and a br...
    £93.95
  • 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...
    £61.99
  • Dunvilles Peated Three Crowns Blended Irish Whiskey 70cl
    The Danville's Peated Three Crowns is a blended whiskey that was relaunched in 2016 after disappearing in the 1930's. It has an aroma of roasted coffee beans, toffee sweets with a little smoke nestled amongst the sweet orchard fruits. The palate showcases apricot, blackberries and sal...
    £53.99
  • Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey 70cl
    Knappogue Castle 12 year old is the distiller's signature expression and an exceptional Irish single malt made exclusively from malted barley. Triple distilled in traditional, onion-shaped copper pot still, the whiskey is then aged in bourbon oak casks for twelve years. The delicate distillati...
    £48.50
  • Knappogue Castle 14 Year Old Irish Whiskey 70cl
    Knappogue Castle 14 year old is the result of a marriage of 14 year old single malts aged in two types of wood: bourbon barrels and Oloroso sherry casks. Notes of apple and apricot on the nose leading to a rich in flavor on the palate with fruity, nutty, and vanilla notes. The finish ...
    £72.50
  • Knappogue Castle 16 Year Old Irish Whiskey 70cl
    Knappogue Castle 16 year old is aged for a minimum of 14 years in bourbon barrels, then finished in Oloroso sherry casks to complete a minimum of 16 years. This adds nutty and complex sherry notes. The nose is aromatic, malty and fruity. A deep and complex palate with sherry malt...
    £87.50
  • Athru Annacoona 14 years old 70cl
    The love-battle associated with the elopement of Diarmait and Grania is widely considered the greatest romance in the pantheon of Irish Legends. This Irish Single Malt has been aged for 11 years in American oak casks and finished for 3 in the finest Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry cas...
    £128.50
  • 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
  • Meet The Little Feckers Minature Pack 3x50ml
    From Feckin Drinks, the producers of Feckin Gin, Feckin Vodka and
    £16.99
  • 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
  • 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 5cl ...
    £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
  • Kilbeggan Grain 43% 70cl
    Kilbeggan is the new name for Greenore Grain whiskey and this bottling was released in 2017. Made from 94% corn and 6% Malted Barley.  Matured in ex bourbon barrels with further finishing in ex bourbon and fortified wine barrels. Aromas of lemon and pastry, this continues ont...
    £35.50
  • Teeling Single Malt Whiskey 46% 70cl
    A very popular new addition to the range the Single Malt has a nose of figs, toffee and lemon peel. The palate has mixed dried fruits with spice and vanilla notes, finishing with sweetness in harmony with wood tannins.
    £51.00
  • 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
  • Connemara Peated single Malt 40% 70cl
    Named after one of the most famous regions in Ireland, Connemara is one of nature's masterpieces. The rugged Atlantic coastline and majestic mountains blend with the rain-soaked peated bog lands to create a landscape of unique natural beauty.Connemara Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey ...
    £38.99
  • Redbreast 12 years old 40% 70cl
    ..a magnificent performance. Is this the best whiskey in the world? Peter Mulryan, Whiskey Critic. Redbreast 12 Year Old is the only aged Pure Pot still whiskey on sale today. It was first launched in 1939 as the brand name given to the pot still whiskey supplied by Jameson to whiskey bonders bef...
    £45.99
  • 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 n...
    £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
  • The Pogues Irish Whiskey 40% vol 70cl
    This is the official whiskey of the legendary Irish Band The Pogues. Distilled at the West Cork distillery it is a blend of 50% 10 years old single malt aged in sherry casks and 7 years single malt aged in bourbon casks and 50% four grain Irish whiskey aged in Bourbon. Malty on the...
    £24.99
  • 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.Subtle...
    £21.25
  • 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 was...
    £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 T...
    £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
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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.