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

Dingle Single Pot Still Batch 5 New In

Dingle Single Pot Still Batch 5

70cl

This release marks the fifth and final single pot still small batch release from Dingle Distill..

€90.00 Ex Tax: €73.17

Drumshanbo Single Malt Galanta 2021 New In

Drumshanbo Single Malt Galanta 2021

70cl

Drumshanbo Single Malt Galanta is a limited annual vintage whiskey. Every precious drop is dist..

€120.00 Ex Tax: €97.56

Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Whiskey 43%

70cl

Triple Distilled at The Shed Distillery of PJ Rigney, Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim. This single batch whis..

€54.00 Ex Tax: €43.90

Dublin Liberties Copper Alley

70cl

This is a 10 year old single malt that was initially aged in traditional ex-American Bourbon oak bef..

€60.00 Ex Tax: €48.78

Dublin Liberties Keepers Coin Batch 1

70cl

A 16 Year Old Single Malt which was initially matured in ex-Bourbon barrels before being finish..

€320.00 Ex Tax: €260.16

Dublin Liberties Murder Lane Batch 2

70cl

Named after an unmarked alley between Bow Street & James Street in Dublin. In the early 1600'..

€160.00 Ex Tax: €130.08

Dublin Liberties Oak Devil

70cl

Liberties is a blended Irish whiskey that has been aged for over 3 years and is bottled without chil..

€49.00 Ex Tax: €39.84

Dubliner Whiskey Smoked Stout Beer Cask Edition New In

Dubliner Whiskey Smoked Stout Beer Cask Edition

70cl

A limited edition release between Dubliner Irish Whiskey and Rascals Brewery! Made by aging the awar..

€35.00 Ex Tax: €28.46

Dunphys Irish Whiskey

70cl

An easy going and easy on the pocket whiskey from Midleton distillery. Dunphy's was first produc..

€25.00 Ex Tax: €20.33

Dunville's 19 Year Old Single Malt Madeira Finish Celtic Whiskey Exclusive New In

Dunville's 19 Year Old Single Malt Madeira Finish Celtic Whiskey Exclusive

70cl

We are delighted to present this brand new Celtic Whiskey Shop Exclusive! Cask 1636 was selected by ..

€299.95 Ex Tax: €243.86

Dunville's Minis Gift Pack New In

Dunville's Minis Gift Pack

3 x 5cl

Dunville presents this wonderful gift set which includes Dunville’s PX 12 Year Old Single..

€23.00 Ex Tax: €18.70

Dunvilles 18 Year Old Oloroso Cask #991 New In

Dunvilles 18 Year Old Oloroso Cask #991

70cl

The Single Cask series by Dunvilles showcases the finest casks from their warehouses, and this relea..

€275.00 Ex Tax: €223.58

Dunvilles 18 Year Old Single Malt Single Cask 989 New In

Dunvilles 18 Year Old Single Malt Single Cask 989

70cl

A superb single cask edition of Dunvilles that has been matured in a lone oloroso sherry cask (numbe..

€250.00 Ex Tax: €203.25

Dunvilles 1808 Irish Whiskey New In

Dunvilles 1808 Irish Whiskey

70cl

A blend of malt, grain and pot still whiskeys, this is the newest release from the Echlinville Disti..

€34.00 Ex Tax: €27.64

Dunvilles PX Cask 10 Year Old

70cl

Dunvilles is the famous old brand that was once made in Belfast's Royal Irish Distillery. Sadly ..

€70.00 Ex Tax: €56.91

Dunvilles PX Cask 12 Year Old

70cl

A very welcome addition to the Dunville's Irish Whiskey range, the 12 Year Old PX Cask. Similar ..

€100.00 Ex Tax: €81.30