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Irish Whiskey

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  • Lockes 8 years old Single malt 40% 70cl
    Lockes single malt whiskey is a rich, gold colour with a sweet,very up-front malty nose and subtle sherry and peat aromas. Smooth and sweet at first possesing a full malty and spicy middle with a honeyed sweetness that rolls around the mouth. Well-balanced overtones of oak. Soft, clean finish wit...
    £32.99
  • Teeling Vintage Reserve 21 years old Batch No.5 46% 70cl
    A lovely bottling of hand selected casks was chosen for the Silver Reserve bottling of Teeling's 21 years old. Limited to just 5000 bottles worldwide, picking up the Best Single Malt in the World at the World Whisky Awards.
    £128.00
  • 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
  • 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...
    £400.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Red Spot 15 years old 70cl
    The Red Spot 15 years old on the nose is pot still spices with a rich cooked fruit underlying note, baked apple, mango and black cherry. Hazelnut and a touch of a new leather which fuses with toasted American Oak. On the palate it is a mix of ripe fruit sweetness from the Marsala sea...
    £103.99
  • 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 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
  • Knappogue Castle 12 years old 40% 70cl
    Knappogue Castle Single Irish Malt whiskey is hand selected from a number of casks before a few are selected to be bottled under this name. They are aged in Bourbon casks to produce and exceptionally smooth whiskey.
    £50.99
  • Jameson Select Reserve Small Batch 40% 70cl
    Jamesons new whiskey to replace the 12 years old is produced in small batches in pot stills. Rich pot stilled whiskey and small batch grain whiskies are matured in flame-charred barrels to rpduce a rich and luxurious taste. They use charred bourbon and toasted sherry casks add character and depth...
    £37.25
  • Teeling Blended Small Batch Gift Box 46% 70cl
    A lovely gift box containing a bottle of Teeling small batch bleded whisky and 2 teeling whisky glasses with embossed writing on the base.
    £40.99
  • Midleton Very Rare 2015 Bottling 40% 70cl
    The highly awaited release of the 2015 bottle of Midleton Very Rare from the Jameson Whiskey distillery. Made in small batches it is released annually with vintage date. This is the first release since Barry Crockett retired and bears the name of the new Master distillery Brain Nation. This whis...
    £145.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    £22.50
  • 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
  • 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 Blenders Dog 43% 70cl
    Part of a trilogy of Irish Whiskies from Jameson that celebrate the people who practice the craft. The Blenders Dog is the tool used to sample whiskey straight from the cask. Head Distiller Billy Leighton wanted to create a mouth filling whiskey which is complex but in perfect harmony. A creamy m...
    £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 ...
    £135.00
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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.