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 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

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

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

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

Teeling Single Grain Red Wine Cask Finish

70 cl

A small batch release from the Teeling Whiskey Company. This is single grain whiskey that has been p..

€45.95 Ex Tax: €37.36

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

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

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

Bushmills 16 Year Old Single Malt

70 cl

The 16 year old Bushmills builds on the soft, smoothness of the 10 year old and adds some very nice ..

€95.00 Ex Tax: €77.24

Connemara 12 Year Old

70 cl

The 12-year-old edition of Connemara single malt has a full, rounded and complex flavour that is bot..

€78.99 Ex Tax: €64.22

Teeling Revival Volume V 12 Year Old Single Malt New In

Teeling Revival Volume V 12 Year Old Single Malt

70cl

The fifth and final release in Teeling's Revival Series. Volume V is a 12 year old single malt t..

€120.00 Ex Tax: €97.56

Bushmills Red Bush New In

Bushmills Red Bush

70cl

Another addition to our ever expanding Bushmills collection, Bushmills Red Bush. This triple di..

€31.00 Ex Tax: €25.20

Writers Tears Mini Gift Book New In

Writers Tears Mini Gift Book

3x5cl

A great little gift pack containing 3 miniatures of the hugely popular Writers Tears Copper Pot whis..

€19.99 Ex Tax: €16.25

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..

€59.00 Ex Tax: €47.97