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 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 22 Year Old Celtic Whiskey Shop Exclusive New In

Dunvilles 22 Year Old Celtic Whiskey Shop Exclusive

70cl

We are excited to introduce our next Celtic Whiskey exclusive with Dunville's, bottled in celebr..

€325.00 Ex Tax: €264.23

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

Dunvilles Three Crowns Peated

70cl

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

€55.00 Ex Tax: €44.72

Egan's Bonders Blend New In

Egan's Bonders Blend

70cl

A superb high-malt marriage of four hand-selected whiskeys finished in a selection of casks includin..

€44.00 Ex Tax: €35.77

Egan's Conviction

70cl

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

€92.00 Ex Tax: €74.80

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..

€60.00 Ex Tax: €48.78

Egan's Fortitude

70cl

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

€58.00 Ex Tax: €47.15

Egan's Vintage Grain Irish Whiskey

70cl

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

€54.50 Ex Tax: €44.31

Element Fusion R/1.0 New In

Element Fusion R/1.0

70cl

Element’s Fusion R/1.0 is made from a blend of superior Irish whiskies from different grains, ..

€50.50 Ex Tax: €41.06

Element Lore Single Malt 1.0 New In

Element Lore Single Malt 1.0

70cl

This release falls into the Element’s Lore Series which takes inspiration from traditional Iri..

€66.00 Ex Tax: €53.66