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

Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Burgundy Cask New In

Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Burgundy Cask

70cl

Part of the new 'Cask Finish Series' from Knappogue Castle. This single malt is non-chillfil..

€95.00 Ex Tax: €77.24

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

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

Teeling Brabazon Single Malt Volume 2 New In

Teeling Brabazon Single Malt Volume 2

70cl

The second edition of Teeling Whiskey's popular Brabazon Series. This time maturation is done in..

€78.00 Ex Tax: €63.41

Jameson Black Barrel

70 cl

This is one of the newest additions to the Jameson range and was also labelled previously as 'Se..

€47.99 Ex Tax: €39.02

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

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

Powers Gold Label

70 cl

Powers is an old classic. It was once made in the old John's Lane Distillery in Dublin, but sinc..

€30.99 Ex Tax: €25.20

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

Knappogue Castle 14 Year Old Single Malt

70 cl

This is both richer and more complex than the standard twelve year old Knappogue Castle. Named '..

€72.95 Ex Tax: €59.31

Green Spot Single Pot Still

70 cl

Green Spot is a 100% pure pot still whiskey that can trace its roots to the early 1900s, when Jameso..

€59.99 Ex Tax: €48.77