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

Clan Colla Amarone Finish 20 Year Old Single Cask Cask Strength


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


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

€97.50 Ex Tax: €79.27

Clan Colla PX Finish 20 Year Old New In

Clan Colla PX Finish 20 Year Old


This exceptional Single Malt from Ahascragh Distillery's Family Bond Series was distil..

€295.00 Ex Tax: €239.84

Clan Colla Single Malt 19 Year Old


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

€265.00 Ex Tax: €215.45

Clonakilty 15 Year Old Single Malt Single Cask Whiskey New In

Clonakilty 15 Year Old Single Malt Single Cask Whiskey


A stunning release from Clonakilty. This 15 Year Old Single Malt Single Cask Irish whiskey has gorge..

€147.50 Ex Tax: €119.92

Clonakilty 21 Year Old Single Malt Single Cask New In

Clonakilty 21 Year Old Single Malt Single Cask


A superb single malt from Clonakilty fully matured in a 2nd fill ex-bourbon barrel. This 2023 r..

€225.00 Ex Tax: €182.93

Clonakilty Galley Head Single Malt Whiskey


An exciting offering from Clonakilty Distillers. A premium single malt cut with water that has been ..

€41.00 Ex Tax: €33.33

Clonakilty Galley Head Single Pot Still And Grain Blend New In

Clonakilty Galley Head Single Pot Still And Grain Blend


Made from a blend of premium Irish grain and Clonakilty Single Pot Still whiskey which was distilled..

€40.00 Ex Tax: €32.52

Clonakilty O'Hara's Cask Finish Single Malt Batch 2


An exciting Collaboration Whiskey between Clonakilty distillery and O'Hara's Craft Brewery. ..

€69.50 Ex Tax: €56.50

Clonakilty Port Cask


The latest release from the Clonakilty Atlantic Distillery, co. Cork. This is the first of the Cask ..

€55.00 Ex Tax: €44.72

Clonakilty Revival 70cl New In

Clonakilty Revival 70cl


Here's the fourth and final release from Clonakilty’s collaboration series.This time ..

€69.00 Ex Tax: €56.10

Clonakilty Single Batch Double Oak


Clonakilty Single Batch Double Oak Finish is the flagship of Clonakilty’s Cask Finish Series.&..

€52.50 Ex Tax: €42.68

Clonakilty Single Grain Bordeaux Finish


An eight year old single grain that has been finished in Bordeaux casks. The first batch is lim..

€52.00 Ex Tax: €42.28

Coillin Darach Oak Series Trilogy Gift Pack New In

Coillin Darach Oak Series Trilogy Gift Pack

3 x 5cl

An exciting trilogy gift pack for those whiskey connoisseurs out there looking for something a bit d..

€29.50 Ex Tax: €23.98

Connacht Single Malt Spirit Of The Atlantic


The first widely available release of single malt from good folks at the Connnacht Distillery in Bal..

€70.00 Ex Tax: €56.91

Connemara 12 Year Old


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

€80.00 Ex Tax: €65.04