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

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 Falls Small Batch Irish Whiskey New In

Fercullen Falls Small Batch Irish Whiskey

70cl

An exciting release that perfectly showcases Fercullen's high malt distinctive flavour.&nbs..

€40.00 Ex Tax: €32.52

Fercullen Falls Small Batch Irish Whiskey 5cl New In

Fercullen Falls Small Batch Irish Whiskey 5cl

5cl

This superb 5cl release from Ferncullen is a blended whiskey with a high malt content that show..

€6.00 Ex Tax: €4.88

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

Flaming Pig Black Cask

70cl

A small batch whiskey that takes it's name from the events surrounding the famous Dublin whiskey..

€48.99 Ex Tax: €39.83

Flying Tumbler The Bird New In

Flying Tumbler The Bird

70cl

A limited edition release which comes in bespoke tubes with individually inscribed batch numbering o..

€52.00 Ex Tax: €42.28

Flying Tumbler The Roller New In

Flying Tumbler The Roller

70cl

Aged exclusively in 1st fill ex-bourbon casks for at least 5 years. This single grain whiskey opens ..

€44.00 Ex Tax: €35.77

Flying Tumbler The Tippler New In

Flying Tumbler The Tippler

70cl

The latest release from Flying Tumbler! This expression is a complex and deep 12 Year Old blend..

€79.00 Ex Tax: €64.23

Foxes Bow Whiskey Release 01 New In

Foxes Bow Whiskey Release 01

70cl

The first release from Foxes Bow Whiskey, created by Alt liquor Co based in Limerick! A tr..

€39.00 Ex Tax: €31.71

Garden County Irish Whiskey 5 Year Old Single Grain New In

Garden County Irish Whiskey 5 Year Old Single Grain

70cl

A unique, small batch single grain whiskey. It has matured in ex bourbon barrels then is transferred..

€45.00 Ex Tax: €36.59

Garden County Irish Whiskey Blended Whiskey New In

Garden County Irish Whiskey Blended Whiskey

70cl

A premium blended whiskey from Garden County. This blended release comprises of both malt and g..

€40.00 Ex Tax: €32.52

Garden County Single Pot Still Single Cask Irish Whiskey 2201 New In

Garden County Single Pot Still Single Cask Irish Whiskey 2201

70cl

A stunning Single Pot Still Single Cask release from Ireland's Garden Country Distillery. This s..

€71.50 Ex Tax: €58.13

Garden County Single Pot Still Single Cask Strength New In

Garden County Single Pot Still Single Cask Strength

70cl

A delicious limited edition offering from Garden County distillery. This Single Pot Still Singl..

€91.00 Ex Tax: €73.98

Gelston's 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey New In

Gelston's 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey

70cl

Samuel Gelston's 12 year old is a limited release of superlative Single Malt Irish whiskey, matu..

€68.00 Ex Tax: €55.28

Gelston's 15 Year Old Sherry Cask Finish Single Malt

70cl

A boisterous and fruit-driven 15 Year Old single malt which was matured initially for a minimum peri..

€99.00 Ex Tax: €80.49

Gelston's 5 Year Old Single Malt

70cl

A new edition to the Gelston's family, their 5 Year Old has been finished in Sherry Casks. Despi..

€49.00 Ex Tax: €39.84