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 Causeway Collection Sauternes 2011

70cl

The 2011 Sauternes Cask is a limited edition rare cask finished, cask strength, and non chill-filter..

€115.00 Ex Tax: €93.50

Bushmills Original

70cl

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

€32.00 Ex Tax: €26.02

Bushmills Pomerol 2012 - Causeway Collection New In

Bushmills Pomerol 2012 - Causeway Collection

70cl

A very exciting release in the ever-popular Bushmills Causeway Collection. This special release ..

€120.00 Ex Tax: €97.56

Celtic Cask Caoga (50) 2014 Dingle Virgin PX New In

Celtic Cask Caoga (50) 2014 Dingle Virgin PX

70cl

Celtic Cask 50 is our first Celtic Cask release from Dingle Distillery. A triple distillery malt tha..

€170.00 Ex Tax: €138.21

Celtic Cask Daichead a Cúig (45) 2002 Oloroso Finish New In

Celtic Cask Daichead a Cúig (45) 2002 Oloroso Finish

70cl

Celtic Cask Daichead a cúig (45) was double distilled and first aged in a first fill bourbon ..

€185.00 Ex Tax: €150.41

Celtic Cask Wooden Gift Box New In

Celtic Cask Wooden Gift Box

The accompanying Wooden Gift Box for the Celtic Cask range by Celtic Whiskey Shop- whiskey bottles s..

€30.00 Ex Tax: €24.39

Celtic Symphony 5 Year Old Small Batch Irish Whiskey by The Wolfe Tones New In

Celtic Symphony 5 Year Old Small Batch Irish Whiskey by The Wolfe Tones

70cl

Launched to honour the sixtieth anniversary of the founding of The Wolfe Tones. A stunning Irish ble..

€49.95 Ex Tax: €40.61

Chamber 18 Year Old Irish Whiskey Small Batch Single Malt New In

Chamber 18 Year Old Irish Whiskey Small Batch Single Malt

70cl

A stunning small batch single malt from Chamber Whiskey. Aged for 18 years in ex bourbon a..

€170.00 Ex Tax: €138.21

Chamber Irish Whiskey Single Malt New In

Chamber Irish Whiskey Single Malt

70cl

This triple distilled single malt has spent its entire maturation of 5 years in Oloroso sherry casks..

€50.00 Ex Tax: €40.65

Chamber Irish Whiskey Small Batch Single Malt New In

Chamber Irish Whiskey Small Batch Single Malt

70cl

A fantastic small batch single malt from Chamber Spirits. This release was fully matured for 6 yea..

€59.50 Ex Tax: €48.37

Clan Colla 13 Year Old Oloroso New In

Clan Colla 13 Year Old Oloroso

70cl

An exciting release from Ahascragh Distillery! This 13-year-old release in the Clan Colla Family Bon..

€102.00 Ex Tax: €82.93

Clan Colla 7 Year Old Single Grain Rum Finish New In

Clan Colla 7 Year Old Single Grain Rum Finish

70cl

A very fine Irish single grain from Ahascragh Distillers that has been aged in bourbon barrels ..

€77.00 Ex Tax: €62.60

Clan Colla Amarone Finish 20 Year Old 46% 70cl

70cl

A follow up release to Clan Colla's Amarone Finish 20 Year Old, now bottled at 46%. This sp..

€290.00 Ex Tax: €235.77

Clan Colla Amarone Finish 20 Year Old Single Cask Cask Strength

70cl

This exciting  20 Year Old release from Ahascragh Distillery was double distilled in ..

€320.00 Ex Tax: €260.16

Clan Colla Irish Whiskey Blend 11 Year Old

70cl

From Ahascragh Distillery comes this smooth yet complex blend of malt and grain whiskeys. This ..

€97.50 Ex Tax: €79.27

Clan Colla Single Malt 19 Year Old

70cl

An extremely limited Single Malt release from Ahascragh Distillery's Family Bond Serie..

€235.00 Ex Tax: €191.06