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Irish Whiskey

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  • 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
  • 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...
    £39.99
  • Tullamore Dew 12 years old 40%
    The worlds best blended Irish Whiskey : Tullamore Dew 12 Year Old Special Reserve " Voted Best Irish Whiskey of the Year, Icons of Whisky 2011" The new Tullamore Dew is made from 3 different types of triple distilled Irish whiskey, aged between 12 and 15 years and matured in bourbon and Olo...
    £54.99
  • Bushmills 21 years old 40% 70cl
    Bushmills 21 years old Single Malt whisky has spent 19 years in Oloroso and Bourbon casks. It is then finished in Madeira casks for a further 2 years. This exceptional malt shows dried fruits, spicy maltness and subtle nutty raisin notes to this complex malt. Each bottle is individually nu...
    £168.00
  • 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 ric...
    £72.75
  • 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
  • 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 ...
    £153.75
  • Redbreast 12 year old Cask Strength 57.7% 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...
    £69.99
  • 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, b...
    £44.99
  • 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
  • Midleton Dair Ghaelach Grinsells Tree No. 07 57.9% 70cl
    A new limited edition Midleton Pot still whiskey which has been triple distilled which has been matured in American Bourbon barrels and then finished in virgin Irish oak barrels from Grinsells wood, Ballaghtobin Estate, In County Kilkenny. Bottled at cask strenghth 57.9% vol the labels even gives...
    £194.99
  • The Dublin Liberties Oak Devil 46% 70cl
    This Irish whiskey which has been made from malt and grain whiskies aged for over three years is called after an area in Dublin called Liberties. The areawas once called 'Hell' in the 18 century and it is said that an carved oak devil stood watch over the entrance to the Liberties, but dis...
    £36.50
  • 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...
    £156.99
  • 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...
    £46.99
  • 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 ...
    £39.99
  • Teeling 24 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey 46% 70cl
    The Teeling 24 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey was first distilled in 1991 and matured in Bourbon casks then allowed marry in Sauterne wine casks producing a wholly unique taste experience. The unique dual maturation imparts an extra depth of fruit flavours that perfectly complement the hint o...
    £269.00
  • Teelings Brabazon Series No.2 49.5% 70cl
    Teelings brings us the second series of the Brabazon Bottling range matured in port casks giving it red fruit characters and notes on all senses.
    £73.50
  • Roe & Co Irish Blended Whiskey 45% 70cl
    Roe and Co is the new Irish Blended whiskey from Diageo. Matured in bourbon wood it is a blend of malt and grain whiskies from various distilleries in Ireland. Velvety smooth with pronounced vanilla and sweet fruits with a lingering creaminess on the finish.
    £30.99
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Peaky Blinder Irish Whiskey 40% 70cl
    In England's famous 'Black Country', the Sadler family have been purveyors of the finest beers and spirits since 1900. Over a century's worth of knowledge and passion has led the family to create this bold but exceptionally smooth, triple-distilled, small batch, blended Irish whisky.
    £22.99
  • 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...
    £33.99
  • 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 ...
    £49.99
  • 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 8 years old Grain 40% 70cl
    Kilbeggan is the new name for Greenore Grain whiskey. Aged for 8 years this whiskey is sweet and smooth and delicately balanced. A gold medal-winner at the International Wine & Spirits Competition, this unique concoction is a 100% Single Grain Irish whiskey, from the multi-award-winning Coole...
    £35.50
  • Dunvilles 10 years old Single Malt 46% 70cl
    Dunvilles was establish in Belfast in 1801 and grew to become one of the best known Irish whiskies until it closed in 1935. The name has been revived by Kircubbin based distillery Echlinville which has been granted the first license to distill whiskey in Northern Ireland for 125 years. This expre...
    £54.99
  • 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.
    £52.99
  • 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 Whis...
    £37.50
  • 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.
    £23.50
  • Paddy Irish Whiskey 40% 70cl
    Paddy Irish Whiskey is tripled distilled an is a favourite blend of many an Irish whiskey drinker. Smooth and soft it is a good every day whiskey with sweet palate and spicy dry finish
    £23.25
  • 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...
    £43.99
  • 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...
    £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
  • The Dubliner Irish Whiskey Bourbon Cask Aged 40% 70cl
    A sweet and and smooth Irish blended whiskey made by master blender John Drennan. Golden in colour with honey on the nose and gentle spice. The palate is smooth with sweet fruit notes and honey heathery finish.
    £28.50
  • 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...
    £27.85
  • 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
  • Jameson The Distillers Safe 43% 70cl
    This is part of a new range of three whiskies from Jameson which celebrates the people behind the craft. The distillers safe has a smooth mouth feel of pot still whiskies, combined with soft buttery sweetness and gentle notes of grain whiskey.
    £45.00
  • Jameson The Coopers Croze Irish Whiskey
    This is one of a set of three whiskies from Jamesons which celebrates the people and craft of whiskey distilling. The Coopers Croze is a tool used to cut the grooves for the heads of the cask. This edition has been chosen by 5th generation cooper Ger Buckley, who has chosen from a variety of cask...
    £45.00
  • Midleton Very Rare 2017 70cl
    This is the 2017 bottling of the much acclaimed Midleton Very Rare Irish pot still whiskey and comes hand selected by head distiller Brian Nation. He stays true to the vision of his predecessor Barry Crockett who first produced the first batch of Midleton Very rare back in 1984 ...
    £120.79
  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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.
    £87.99

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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.