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 Founding Fathers Celtic Whiskey Bar Cask New In

Dingle Founding Fathers Celtic Whiskey Bar Cask

70cl

We are delighted to present this Celtic Whiskey Exclusive with Dingle Distillery. This limited editi..

€185.00 Ex Tax: €150.41

Dingle Single Cask Celtic Whiskey Shop Exclusive New In

Dingle Single Cask Celtic Whiskey Shop Exclusive

70cl

Introducing this stunning Celtic Whiskey Shop EXCLUSIVE with Dingle Distillery! This incredible Sing..

€145.00 Ex Tax: €117.89

Dingle Single Malt

70cl

The first core range release of Dingle whiskey. This is a triple distilled single malt and has been ..

€55.00 Ex Tax: €44.72

Dingle Single Malt Cónocht An Earraigh New In

Dingle Single Malt Cónocht An Earraigh

70cl

Another exciting release in Dingle Distillery's the Celtic Wheel of the Year series –..

€85.00 Ex Tax: €69.11

Dingle Single Malt Grianstad An Gheimhridh New In

Dingle Single Malt Grianstad An Gheimhridh

70cl

Presenting the latest release from Dingle's Wheel of Time series – Grianstad an ..

€85.00 Ex Tax: €69.11

Dingle Single Pot Still Batch 5 Cask Strength

70cl

The highly anticipated fifth and final release of the small batch single pot still whiskey series fr..

€185.00 Ex Tax: €150.41

Dram In A Can 100ml Green Single New In

Dram In A Can 100ml Green Single

100ml

Treat yourself to a dram in a can! Made from a blend of grain, malt, and pot stilled whi..

€6.50 Ex Tax: €5.28

Dram In A Can Blue 10cl Individual Can New In

Dram In A Can Blue 10cl Individual Can

Enjoy a dram in can with this handy single can offering by Two Stacks! Made with 3 styles of ma..

€6.50 Ex Tax: €5.28

Dram In A Can Blue 4x10cl New In

Dram In A Can Blue 4x10cl

4 x 100ml

As the name suggests, Two Stacks presents 3 styles of malt and 2 types of cask maturation all i..

€26.00 Ex Tax: €21.14

Drumshanbo Single Malt Galanta 2022 New In

Drumshanbo Single Malt Galanta 2022

70cl

Following the success of last year's release, Master Distiller Brian Taft at The Shed Distil..

€99.95 Ex Tax: €81.26

Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Marsala Cask New In

Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Marsala Cask

70cl

A unique and extremely special release of Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Pinot Noir cask ..

€80.50 Ex Tax: €65.45

Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Whiskey 43%

70cl

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

€59.00 Ex Tax: €47.97

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 King of Hell No. 4 27 Year Old Single Malt

70cl

Here we have the extremely rare and exclusive Dublin Liberties King of Hell 27 Year Old Single ..

€2,700.00 Ex Tax: €2,195.12

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..

€50.00 Ex Tax: €40.65