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

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

Dubliner Fiery Irish Liqueur New In

Dubliner Fiery Irish Liqueur

70cl

A 30% ABV liqueur flavoured with cinnamon and chili that's bound to spice up your nigh..

€32.50 Ex Tax: €26.42

Dunphys Irish Whiskey

70cl

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

€26.50 Ex Tax: €21.54

Dunville's Minis Gift Pack

3 x 5cl

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

€26.00 Ex Tax: €21.14

Dunvilles 11 Year Old PX Cask Whiskey Live Exclusive Cask 1798 New In

Dunvilles 11 Year Old PX Cask Whiskey Live Exclusive Cask 1798

70cl

This superb single malt is a Whiskey Live Exclusive from Echlinville Distillery! It has matured..

€125.00 Ex Tax: €101.63

Dunvilles 18 Year Old Oloroso Cask #991

70cl

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

€290.00 Ex Tax: €235.77

Dunvilles 1808 Irish Whiskey

70cl

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

€39.50 Ex Tax: €32.11

Dunvilles Oloroso 20 Year Old New In

Dunvilles Oloroso 20 Year Old

70cl

A superb addition to the Dunvilles core range, Dunvilles Oloroso is an exciting 20 Year Old Single M..

€225.00 Ex Tax: €182.93

Dunvilles Palo Cortado 10 Year Old New In

Dunvilles Palo Cortado 10 Year Old

70cl

A delicious new offering from Dunvilles! The Dunvilles Palo Cortado 10 Year Old is  a Sing..

€82.50 Ex Tax: €67.07

Dunvilles Palo Cortado 21 Year Old New In

Dunvilles Palo Cortado 21 Year Old

70cl

Another superb addition to Dunvilles ever growing core range. This impeccable Single Malt is full bo..

€240.00 Ex Tax: €195.12

Dunvilles PX Cask 10 Year Old

70cl

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

€89.95 Ex Tax: €73.13

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 ..

€105.00 Ex Tax: €85.37

Dunvilles Three Crowns

70cl

Dunvilles Three Crowns is a light and delicate Irish blend. Echlinville has resurected this famous o..

€54.00 Ex Tax: €43.90