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

Bold 98 New In

Bold 98

70cl

Rooted in Rebellion and inspired by the seeds of liberty of the Irish rebellion of 1798. Bold 9..

€37.00 Ex Tax: €30.08

Born Irish Whiskey New In

Born Irish Whiskey

70cl

Created as a unique tasting celebration of Ireland’s two greatest exports - Whiskey & Stou..

€48.00 Ex Tax: €39.02

Boston Bakers Irish Whiskey

70cl

A superb Irish whiskey made from a combined blend of malt whiskies that have been aged in imperial s..

€45.50 Ex Tax: €36.99

Broadlough Estate 2016 Single Grain 37.5cl New In

Broadlough Estate 2016 Single Grain 37.5cl

375ml

A no frills and bare basic (but superb!) single grain whiskey from Broadlough Estate. This..

€42.00 Ex Tax: €34.15

Broadlough Estate 2016 Single Malt 37.5cl New In

Broadlough Estate 2016 Single Malt 37.5cl

375ml

Here's a simply superb single malt from Broadlough Estate 2016 Inaugural Collection. It'..

€40.00 Ex Tax: €32.52

Bua Irish Whiskey Small Batch

70cl

Bua is the Irish word for win or victory and Bua Irish Whiskey celebrates the aspirational underdog ..

€49.00 Ex Tax: €39.84

Bunratty Irish Whiskey

70cl

 An exciting Triple Barrell-aged premium blend whiskey from Bunratty. This blend of Malt and Gr..

€39.95 Ex Tax: €32.48

Bunratty Irish Whiskey 5cl New In

Bunratty Irish Whiskey 5cl

5cl

A fantastic 5cl offering of this barrel-aged whiskey! Made from a premium blend of grain and ma..

€6.50 Ex Tax: €5.28

Bushmills 10 Year Old Single Malt

70cl

This has been the standard single malt release from Bushmills for many years and is drawn from tripl..

€48.50 Ex Tax: €39.43

Bushmills 14 Year Old New In

Bushmills 14 Year Old

70cl

We are delighted to present this innovative new Single Malt from Bushmills Distillery. This permanen..

€70.00 Ex Tax: €56.91

Bushmills 16 Year Old Single Malt

70cl

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

€115.00 Ex Tax: €93.50

Bushmills 2002 Vermouth - Causeway Collection New In

Bushmills 2002 Vermouth - Causeway Collection

70cl

Introducing the world’s first-ever vermouth cask-finished Irish single malt whiskey release an..

€260.00 Ex Tax: €211.38

Bushmills 21 Year Old Single Malt

70cl

The 21-year-old Bushmills is the oldest whiskey in the standard distillery range. It is a remarkably..

€210.00 Ex Tax: €170.73

Bushmills 25 Year Old Single Malt New In

Bushmills 25 Year Old Single Malt

70cl

An exceptional small batch whiskey, robust in character.  After initial maturation in bourb..

€880.00 Ex Tax: €715.45

Bushmills 30 Year Old Single Malt New In

Bushmills 30 Year Old Single Malt

70cl

The pinnacle of what ageing in oak can bring to an Irish single malt whiskey.  Bushmills 3..

€2,050.00 Ex Tax: €1,666.67

Bushmills 31 Year Old Whiskey New In

Bushmills 31 Year Old Whiskey

70cl

After maturing in bourbon and sherry casks, Bushmills Rare Casks No. 4 31 Year Old Single Malt Irish..

€2,380.00 Ex Tax: €1,934.96