Irish Whiskey

 


"Give an Irishman lager for a month, and he's a dead man. An Irishman is lined with copper, and the beer corrodes it. But whiskey polishes the copper and is the saving of him." Mark Twain, Life On The Mississippi

Irish whiskey, so long in the doldrums, is experiencing a real renaissance right now. Exports of Ireland’s native spirit have surged 200% over the last decade, with Jameson leading the charge. New distilleries are cropping up all over the landscape,new brands launched, new societies formed, new books published and new specialist bars opened as the world takes a renewed interest in Ireland’s native spirit.

It means that the shelves at the Celtic Whiskey Shop are heaving with whiskey brands. There’s something there for the connoisseur who likes characterful pot still and single malt whiskey and something too for those who prefer to mix it up with cocktails.Irish whiskey is an extraordinarily versatile spirit of consistently high quality.

All this from a low point in the 1970s and 1980s, when the sector was a barren landscape, with only two distilleries operating on the island. Bad luck, bad planning, American prohibition and independence from Britain conspired to close distillery after distillery after distillery. It was a far cry from the peak of Irish whiskey’s popularity in the Victorian era,when spirit flowed out of the country’s cities and towns on an industrial scale.Back then, it was the drink of choice of the British Empire and beyond.

Thankfully, a few distilleries kept the flame alive. In the 1970s, Powers, Jameson and Cork Distillers consolidated in a distillery in Midleton to produce the traditional pure pot still whiskey under the IDL flag, and Bushmills to the north joined the partnership with their triple-distilled malt. Entrepreneur John Teeling saw an opportunity and broadened the spectrum further with a double-distilled malt, peated and unpeated, as well as single grain whiskey.

Irish whiskey is once again on an upward curve, producing whiskey of real quality, versatility and consistency. And with more and more producers and bottlers coming on board, the sector is set for a new golden age. 

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Irish Whiskey

Irish Whiskey Magazine Subscription- Irish Subscription New In

Irish Whiskey Magazine Subscription- Irish Subscription

Price Includes Shipping to anywhere on the island of Ireland. A yearly subscription covers four copi..

€39.95 Ex Tax: €32.48

Irish Whiskey Magazine New In

Irish Whiskey Magazine

€12.45 is Inclusive of Shipping Irish Whiskey Magazine is the world's first independent ..

€10.53 Ex Tax: €10.53

Teeling Single Malt

70 cl

A great single malt that is drawn from various ages of whisky from a single undisclosed Irish distil..

€55.00 Ex Tax: €44.72

Teeling Small Batch

70 cl

A first release of Irish Whiskey for the Teeling Whiskey Company. This is a blend of Irish grain and..

€38.99 Ex Tax: €31.70

Bushmills Black Bush

70 cl

Black Bush is classed as the 'deluxe' blend from Bushmills and it has a lot of loyal fans ac..

€33.99 Ex Tax: €27.63

Jameson Original

70 cl

Jameson is by far the best selling Irish whiskey in the world and currently sells at a rate of aroun..

€31.99 Ex Tax: €26.01

Dingle Single Malt Batch 4 New In

Dingle Single Malt Batch 4

70cl

The long awaited Single Malt Batch 4 from the Dingle Distillery in Co. Kerry. This whiskey has ..

€70.00 Ex Tax: €56.91

Proper No. Twelve Whiskey New In

Proper No. Twelve Whiskey

70cl

The highly anticipated whiskey from the 'Notorious' UFC Champion and MMA star Conor McG..

€35.00 Ex Tax: €28.46

Redbreast 12 Year Old Single Pot Still

70 cl

A 100% heavy pot still whiskey with a high sherry ageing percentage. One of our all time favourite I..

€60.00 Ex Tax: €48.78

Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old 43% New In

Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old 43%

70cl

Replacing the 40% version of the Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Single Malt. This whiskey was the firs..

€52.95 Ex Tax: €43.05

Yellow Spot 12 Year Old Single Pot Still

70 cl

Yellow Spot was perhaps one of the most eagerly awaited new releases from Irish Distillers in recent..

€79.99 Ex Tax: €65.03

Sean's Bar Whiskey New In

Sean's Bar Whiskey

70cl

Named after Ireland's oldest bar, which is none other than Sean's Bar in Athlone. Sean's..

€39.50 Ex Tax: €32.11

Bushmills Original

70 cl

Bushmills Original is also known as 'White Bush' and is the flagship blend from Bushmills di..

€29.99 Ex Tax: €24.38

Writers Tears Copper Pot Florio Marsala Cask Finish New In

Writers Tears Copper Pot Florio Marsala Cask Finish

70cl

Another delicious release from the Writers' Tears range, the Writers' Tears Copper Pot ..

€79.50 Ex Tax: €64.63

Midleton Very Rare 2018 New In

Midleton Very Rare 2018

70cl

The newest release from the Midleton Distillery and the latest addition to the Midleton Very Rare co..

€180.00 Ex Tax: €146.34

Knappogue Castle Sherry Finish 16 Year Old Single Malt

70cl

The 16 year old Knappogue Castle is a fantastic single malt that has been made using unpeated barley..

€90.00 Ex Tax: €73.17