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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...
    £40.00
  • 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...
    £56.85
  • 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
  • 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 ...
    £165.99
  • 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 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
  • 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.
    £72.50
  • 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
  • Tullamore Dew 14 Year Old Single Malt 41.3% 70cl
    Established in 1829 in Tullamore, Co. Offaly, in the heart of Ireland, the Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskeys are renowned for their exceptional smoothness and distinctive character. This triple distilled 14 year old single malt is no exception. Characterised by its unique four cask recipe in old bo...
    £54.45
  • 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
  • The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey 70cl
    They claim that trying to describe the flavour profile of Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey is like trying to describe a thrill, you just know it when you feel it. I guess we will have to have a tipple and find out ourselves! In the glass it is the hue of a good golden fresh jar of honey, like...
    £42.99
  • The Dubliner 10 Years Old Irish Whiskey 70cl
    Dubliner Irish Single Malt 10 Year Old is a drop of the luxury stuff. This premium single malt is rich, complex yet creamy and smooth. Matured in high quality Kentucky bourbon oak casks for 10 years. Enjoy either straight or on the rocks. You can expect this single malt to del...
    £46.45
  • 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 boxwith 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 Distiller...
    £139.50
  • Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey 70cl
    Proper Twelve is paying tribute to where it all began for Conor McGregor, Dublin 12. The master distiller and Conor McGregor set out with one goal in mind, to craft a proper Irish Whiskey that is true to its origin (Ireland). It is a smooth and balanced spirit, a fine blend of golden grain and fu...
    £27.25
  • Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey 70cl
    The Sexton Single Malt was born in the cold Northern reaches of County Antrim near Saint Columb's Rill. It has been crafted by Alex Thomas, one of the few female master blenders in the industry. It is made with 100% Irish malted barley and is triple distilled for a smooth quality in copper pot...
    £30.99
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bushmills Black Bush 40% 70cl
    Bushmills Black Bush whiskey is a rich, dark, Irish blend. Black Bush contains a high proportion of triple-distilled single malt, aged in Oloroso sherry casks for around 8-10 years before marriage with the grain. Awarded the top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010
    £28.50
  • Bushmills 10 years old Malt 40% 70cl
    At one time there were many hundreds of different Irish whiskeys. Over the years these have disappeared.Only Bushmills, the oldest and a handful of others have remained, which is why its said Bushmills is oldest because it is the best, not best because it is oldest. Another unique ...
    £34.99
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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...
    £49.50
  • 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
  • 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.
    £87.99
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
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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.