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

Dunvilles Three Crowns

70cl

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

€49.95 Ex Tax: €40.61

Dunvilles Three Crowns Peated

70cl

We're delighted to announce the arrival of Dunville’s Three Crowns Peated. Comprised ..

€60.00 Ex Tax: €48.78

DWD Heritage Edition Irish Whiskey

70cl

A new Irish whiskey that has recreated the famous old brand once made at the old Jones' Road Dis..

€49.99 Ex Tax: €40.65

Egan's 10 year Old Single Malt

70cl

P&H Egan were a famous old company based in Tullamore where their business was bottling wine and..

€64.50 Ex Tax: €52.44

Egan's 18 Year Old Single Malt Legacy Reserve IV New In

Egan's 18 Year Old Single Malt Legacy Reserve IV

70cl

Egan's Legacy IV 18 Year Old Single Malt has at last been launched and it doesn&#..

€180.00 Ex Tax: €146.34

Egan's Centenary Limited Edition Without Box New In

Egan's Centenary Limited Edition Without Box

70cl

Released to commemorate the 100 years since the passing of their co-founder, a leading figure in the..

€75.00 Ex Tax: €60.98

Egan's Conviction New In

Egan's Conviction

70cl

Egan's releases another superb offering. This is a blend of Single Malt and Single grain that ha..

€90.00 Ex Tax: €73.17

Egan's Endeavour New In

Egan's Endeavour

70cl

An exciting release from Egan's that was a big hit at Whiskey Live Dublin 2022! For this re..

€58.50 Ex Tax: €47.56

Egan's Fortitude

70cl

Matured exclusively in Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks, the Egan's Fortitude is a single malt that ha..

€53.00 Ex Tax: €43.09

Egan's Vintage Grain Irish Whiskey

70cl

A smooth and soft single grain bottled under the recreated Egan's Whiskey brand. Casked in 2009 ..

€49.50 Ex Tax: €40.24

Fercullen 10 Year Old Single Grain

70cl

The Fercullen 10 Year Old Single Grain has been matured exclusively aged in carefully selected&..

€57.50 Ex Tax: €46.75

Fercullen 14 Year Old Single Malt

70cl

Matured exclusively in ex-Bourbon barrels by Master Distiller Noel Sweeney, the Fercullen 14 Year Ol..

€92.95 Ex Tax: €75.57

Fercullen 18 Year Old Single Malt

70cl

An exquisitely balanced Single Malt Irish Whiskey that has been matured in Bourbon barrels for over ..

€140.00 Ex Tax: €113.82

Fercullen 8 Year Old

70cl

One of the core expressions to be released under the brand name Fercullen from the Powerscourt Disti..

€46.00 Ex Tax: €37.40

Fercullen Single Grain Amarone Finish New In

Fercullen Single Grain Amarone Finish

70cl

Distilled from corn and malt, this grain spirit was first matured in ex-bourbon barrels and finished..

€80.00 Ex Tax: €65.04

Fercullen Trilogy Gift Pack

3 x 5cl

The Fercullen Trilogy Gift Pack contains 3 x 5cl whiskeys - The Fercullen Premium Blend, The Fercull..

€26.00 Ex Tax: €21.14