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Irish Whiskey

It's a bitter pill to swallow for the Scots but history points to the Irish being the first nation to distil whiskey. They even have the historical records to back it up.

 

It was in 1405 that whiskey production was first noted in Ireland, which is a solid 89 years before it was recorded in Scotland. However, it is thought that Irish distilling may go as far back as to the 6th century.

 

The first licence to distil whiskey in Ireland was granted in 1608, however Bushmills did not actually distil whiskey on the site until 1748. Irish distillers continued to produce their popular spirit and right up until the late 19th century it was one of the most popular spirits in the world. Unfortunately a combination of worldwide warfare, changing tastes and failing to embrace new technologies led to a rough time for Irish distillers. In the 1970s only two distilleries remained working in Ireland - and they were owned by the same company (Irish Distillers).

 

In the late 1980's the Irish distilling resurgence began with new ownership for Irish distillers and John Teeling starting a new distillery in Cooley. The world once again embraced the smooth, sweet flavour of Irish whiskey. Within the next few years we could see as many as 32 distilleries producing whiskey on the Emerald Isle.

 

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Bushmills have placed their delicate, triple distilled spirit into three different styles of cask for this very interesting and complex whiskey. It is mostly matured in ex-Oloroso sherry casks and ex-...
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A lovely little gift pack from Ireland's oldest distillery. You can try two of the famed releases from Bushmills in this pack which has been styled in the fashion of their famous distillery.
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One of the oldest distilleries in the world, Bushmills have been making fine fruity single malt whisky for quite some time. Their 21 year old is matured in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks, before being...
Madeira Finish
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One of the oldest distilleries in Ireland, on the beautiful Northern Irish coast, Bushmills 10 is a triple distilled, Irish Single Malt Whiskey. It has a lovely honeyed maltiness that makes it a very ...
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A light but spicy blend of Irish whiskey. The Dubliner blended whiskey has been matured in ex-bourbon barrels from Kentucky which have imparted a sweet, long lasting character to the whiskey.
Bourbon
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Dubliner
£26.95
Made at Midleton Distillery near Cork, Green Spot is a mixture of 7 to 10 year old single pot still Irish whiskey, that have been aged in 1st fill bourbon casks, refill bourbon casks and ex sherry cas...
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Green Spot
£41.95
A 10 year old Irish blended whisky, matured in American white oak ex bourbon casks, and finished for a minimum of 6 months in Oloroso sherrry casks.
Sherry Finish
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Irish Whiskey Liqueurs have been drank in Ireland for hundreds of years. Irish Mist first appeared on the market in the late 1940's. It is a blend of Irish whiskey, honey and aromatic spices.
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Irish Mist
£26.50
The Irishman single malt is made at the world famous Bushmills distillery. It is triple distilled and matured in a combination of ex-Bourbon barrels and ex-Oloroso Spanish Sherry Casks to provide a so...
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Irishman
£44.95
Named after a 19th Century whiskey bonder on the west coast of Ireland, this brand has been resurrected by Chapel Gate Whiskey who aim to also resurrect the art of whisky bonding (think independent bo...
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J.J. Corry
£79.95
Jameson Crested replaces the older expression known as Crested Ten which was the first whiskey to be bottled by Jameson themselves in 1963. Previously they only sold their whiskey to bonders in cask. ...
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Jameson
£27.95
One of the best known Irish whiskies in the entire world. Jameson is made down in Cork in the south of Ireland but it's reach stretches a lot further afield than that!
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Jameson
£24.95
Jameson produce fruity, syrupy blended Irish whiskey from their distillery in Midelton. For their Caskmates project, they take some of their standard whiskey and finish it in casks that previously con...
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Jameson
£25.95
Kinahan's small batch is a highly awarded Irish whiskey with a very long history. It's thought that it was Jerry Thomas's, of the original cocktail book fame, whiskey of choice in making his classic d...
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Kinahans
£37.95
A triple distilled single malt whiskey bottled by Irish whiskey brand Kirker and Greer. This has been matured exclusively in first fill ex-bourbon casks for 16 years.
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Kirker & Greer is a revived whiskey brand from Belfast who are independently sourcing and bottling whiskey from Ireland. This single grain whisky has been triple distilled and then matured for 10 year...
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A revived Irish whiskey brand called Shamrock which used to be produced by Belfast based blenders Kirker & Greer in the 1800s. This a blended whiskey, all triple distilled and aged in first fill ex-Bo...
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Kirker & Greer
£34.95
This wonderfully smooth Irish whiskey has been bottled by Knappogue Castle. The triple distilled malt has been exclusively matured in ex-Bourbon barrels for a full 12 years. This combination has creat...
Bourbon
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Knappogue Castle
£49.95
This single malt whiskey is the first time that Irish Distiller's have used French Limousin Oak to 'enhance' their whiskey. This has created a wonderful mixture of malt and ice cream.
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Aiming for a very soft and easily accessible Irish whiskey, the Paddy uses a very low proportion of pot-still whiskey (made from mostly unmalted barley), compared with the amount of malt whiskey, and ...
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Paddy
£22.95
Proper Twelve is a blend of triple-distilled Irish malt and grain whiskies, aged in bourbon barrels for a minimum of three years. The brand was founded by famous UFC Champion and MMA star Conor McGreg...
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Proper Twelve
£27.95
Distilled at the Midleton Site, home of the frankly awesome Jameson distillery, Redbreast is Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey. This means it is a mixture of malted and unmalted barley (which creates mor...
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Redbreast
£46.95
If you haven't tried Redbreast, you really should. Rich, complex, fruity and robust. A beautiful dram.
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Redbreast
£77.95
Right now there is no spirit in the world that's getting near Irish whiskey in terms of growth, and we can see why. Roe & Co. from Diageo is another example of the light fresh flavour which is hel...
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Roe & Co
£27.95
A limited run of Irish whiskey has been matured for nearly 18 years, before a further maturation in ex-madeira casks. The bottlers describe a silky richness accompanied by toffee apple, dried fruits a...
Madeira Finish
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Teeling
£129.95
Batch 3 of Teeling's own Dublin distilled single pot still whiskey. Made from 50% unmalted and 50% malted barley, triple distilled and then aged in ex-bourbon, ex-wine and virgin oak casks. Bottled un...
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Teeling have now built a distillery in the Liberties area of Dublin which is a major tourist attraction. In the meantime they are releasing sourced malt that they have finished and matured in a variet...
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Teeling
£52.95
For those looking to try something a little more unusual, this single grain whisky that has been matured in Californian Cabernet Sauvignon casks.
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Teeling
£44.95
The flagship edition from Teeling is this blended Irish whiskey, crafted from hand selected casks which are married before having a secondary maturation in rum casks for a unique, smooth profile.
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Teeling
£34.95
Dead Rabbit is one of the best bars in the whole damn world, and they've won the award twice to prove it. Now, they've teamed up with the Dublin Liberties Distillery to release their very own Irish bl...
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The Dead Rabbit
£39.90
An Irish single malt whiskey made in Dubling and aged in a combination of casks. Firstly it spends time in ex-bourbon barrels before being moved to 30 year old sherry casks for the last part of its ma...
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The Dublin Liberties
£48.95
A smooth, rich and light Irish single malt whiskey which captures the essence of Dublin. It has matured entirely in ex-bourbon barrels which have had a huge influence on the character.
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The Dubliner
£44.95
A very complex dram from Tullamore Dew. This 18 year old single malt whiskey has been matured in a multitude of casks including bourbon, port, Madeira and Oloroso. Lots of flavour but still light and ...
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Tullamore Dew
£91.95
Tullamore Dew is one of the oldest Irish whiskey brands, with original brand going back to the 1820's. Tullamore Dew is currently made at the Jameson Distillery down in Midleton, but William Grant (Tu...
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Tullamore Dew
£24.95
Ireland is known for many things but one of our favorites has the be Poitin (pronounced Pot-cheen), the un-aged spirit that is somehow still soft and full of flavor. Ban Poitin is produced from a mix...
Ban
£38.95
A pack of three miniature bottles of Bushmills. The pack contains both their Original blend and their very popular Black Bush blend, which has a lot more whiskey matured in Oloroso casks to add a rich...
Bushmills
£12.95
Triple distilled for smoothness and matched by the vanilla and fruit notes from maturation.
Bushmills
£23.95
A fruity, rich Irish whiskey, with a high percentage of oloroso matured single malt whisky in the mix, blended with bourbon matured grain whisky.
Bushmills
£28.95
Unusually for Irish whisky, Connemara is peated, adding smoke to a fruity, floral spirit.
Irish whiskey is in the middle of a resurgence at the moment, but things weren't always so rosy. In fact Dingle distillery was the first purpose built whiskey making facility built in Ireland in over ...
Sherry
Irish whiskey is in the middle of a resurgence at the moment but things weren't always so rosy. In fact Dingle distillery was the first purpose built whiskey making facility built in Ireland in over a...
Sherry
Dingle
£79.95
The Dunville's Three Crowns is a blend of three distinctive Irish whiskies.It has been created by bringing together a 4 year old grain whiskey and carefully balancing it with 10 year old single malt a...
Dunvilles
£41.95
Since it's revival Dunville's PX cask has garnered extremely high praise from all around the whisky world. It's light character is complimented perfectly by the big, bold Pedro Ximenez casks used in t...
Sherry Finish
Dunvilles
£56.95
It's funny to think that there was a time when grain whiskey was not something that Irish distillers wanted to be making. Nowadays Ireland produces some of the best grain whiskey in the world, such as...
Sherry Finish
The botanicals for this small batch Irish gin are hand foraged from the mountains around the distillery. It is crafted in a slow distillation process and made in small 250 litre batches to ensure the ...
Glendalough
£33.95
The good people behind Glendalough claim that 13 is a lucky number in Ireland and with this release they hope to re-establish the single malt style that made Irish whiskey known around the world. A li...
Glendalough is Ireland's first craft distillery. With their whiskies they have focused their efforts into creating a new, intriguing Irish single malt which harks back to the times when it was the mos...
Glendalough
£44.95
Fine Single Pot Still Irish whiskey matured firstly in Bourbon & Oloroso casks, which is then finished in Leoville Barton Bordeaux red wine casks to add some juicy, fruity notes to this balanced whisk...
The first blend created by Bernard Walsh, the Founders Reserve is a combination of 70% single malt whiskey and 30% single pot still whiskey (made from unmalted barley, with a little malted barley mixe...
Irishman
£36.95
Chapel Gate Whiskey are aiming to resurrect the art of whisky bonding along with the name of 19th century bonder J.J. Corry whose shop was located in County Clare, Irleand. The Flintock is a single ma...
Bourbon
J.J. Corry
£99.95
The Jameson Caskmates range has really shown the difference that an unusual cask finish can have on the end result of a whiskey. The team at Jameson have decided to try out IPA casks for this latest r...
Jameson
£25.95

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