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

Bushmills Red Bush

70cl

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

€33.50 Ex Tax: €27.24

Bushmills Steamship Rum Cask

70cl

The fourth expression from the Bushmills Steamship Collection, here we have the Rum Cask Reserve. Re..

€120.00 Ex Tax: €97.56

Celtic Cask Aon Deag (11) 14 Year Old Anima Negra Finish

70cl

Another great addition to our Celtic Cask range. This is a double distilled single malt that was ini..

€150.00 Ex Tax: €121.95

Celtic Cask Ceathair (4) 2001 12 Year Old Madeira Finish

70cl

Celtic Cask “Ceathair” was matured in 1st fill Bourbon casks for 10 years. In December 2..

€500.00 Ex Tax: €406.50

Celtic Cask Ceathair Deag (14) 2001 11 Year Old Brunello Finish

70cl

Celtic Cask Ceathair Deag is our fourteenth special release in our line of exclusive whiskeys. This ..

€250.00 Ex Tax: €203.25

Celtic Cask Cuig 1991 Single Pot Still (5)

70cl

Celtic Cask “Cuig” was triple distilled in Ireland in 1991 and was matured in a first fi..

€750.00 Ex Tax: €609.76

Celtic Cask Cuig Deag (15) 1991 24 Year Old Port Finish

70cl

  Celtic Cask Cuig Deag is our fifteenth special release and is another great example of a p..

€400.00 Ex Tax: €325.20

Celtic Cask Deich (10) 1999 Rhone Cask Finish Peated Single Malt

70cl

A delicious, peated single malt that was double distilled and initially aged for eleven years in an ..

€250.00 Ex Tax: €203.25

Celtic Cask Fiche A Naoi (29) 1999 19 Year Old Anima Negra Finish (NO BOX)

70cl

Celtic Cask Fiche a Naoi was double distilled at Cooley distillery and first matured in fresh bourbo..

€125.00 Ex Tax: €101.63

Celtic Cask Naoi (9) 2001 13 Year Old Madeira Cask Finish Single Malt

70cl

A richly flavoured and smoky single malt that was initially matured in a single Bourbon cask then tr..

€350.00 Ex Tax: €284.55

Celtic Cask Ocht Deag Single Malt (18) 2001 15 Year Old Oloroso Cask Finish

70cl

Celtic Cask Ocht Déag is a double distilled single malt that was initially matured in a Bourb..

€250.00 Ex Tax: €203.25

Celtic Cask Sé (6) 1991 22 Year Old Anima Negra Cask Finish

This cask came to us via the Teeling whiskey company and is just over 22 years old. This is a double..

€750.00 Ex Tax: €609.76

Celtic Cask Seacht Deag (17) 2001 15 Year Old Pedro Ximenez Finish

70cl

Celtic Cask Seacht Déag is a double distilled single malt that was initially matured in a Bou..

€250.00 Ex Tax: €203.25

Celtic Cask Tri Deag (13) 2001 13 Year Old Brunello Wine Cask Finish

70cl

This is our first Celtic Cask to get some Italian red wine finishing and it has spent its final matu..

€150.00 Ex Tax: €121.95

Celtic Cask Tríocha a Dó (32) 2008 12 Year Old Oloroso Cask Finish New In

Celtic Cask Tríocha a Dó (32) 2008 12 Year Old Oloroso Cask Finish

70cl

A very rare cask from a small distillery situated in the midlands of Ireland. This double distilled ..

€175.00 Ex Tax: €142.27

Celtic Cask Tríocha a Haon (31) 2002 18 Year Old Oloroso Cask Finish New In

Celtic Cask Tríocha a Haon (31) 2002 18 Year Old Oloroso Cask Finish

70cl

Double distilled on the island of Ireland in 2002 and matured in a refill bourbon cask before being ..

€150.00 Ex Tax: €121.95