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 21 Year Old Single Malt New In

Fercullen 21 Year Old Single Malt

70cl

A superb single malt and the oldest expression to date from Powerscourt Distillery. Inspired by..

€230.00 Ex Tax: €186.99

Fercullen 8 Year Old

70cl

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

€47.00 Ex Tax: €38.21

Fercullen Estate Series 3 The Gates New In

Fercullen Estate Series 3 The Gates

70cl

Introducing an exciting limited Edition Single Malt from Powerscourt Distillery! The Gates..

€75.00 Ex Tax: €60.98

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..

€6.50 Ex Tax: €5.28

Fercullen Opus One New In

Fercullen Opus One

70cl

A stunning collaboration between Powerscourt Distillery and O'Brother Brewing! This single malt ..

€75.00 Ex Tax: €60.98

Fercullen Single Malt 1st Release New In

Fercullen Single Malt 1st Release

70cl

Introducing the first Irish single malt fully created in County Wicklow in over 100 years! This ..

€56.00 Ex Tax: €45.53

Fercullen Single Malt 5cl New In

Fercullen Single Malt 5cl

5cl

Fercullen Single Malt is the first single malt released and distilled in Powerscourt Distillery, now..

€8.00 Ex Tax: €6.50

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..

€41.00 Ex Tax: €33.33

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..

€85.50 Ex Tax: €69.51

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..

€70.00 Ex Tax: €56.91

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..

€52.00 Ex Tax: €42.28

Gelston's Blended Irish Whiskey

70cl

Samuel Gelston’s Blend is a smooth, triple-distilled blended Irish whiskey matured in ex-bourb..

€36.00 Ex Tax: €29.27

Gelston's Single Pot Still

70cl

A single pot still whiskey made at a single distillery and created using copper pot stills. This has..

€40.00 Ex Tax: €32.52

Gelston's Single Pot Still Pinot Noir Cask

70cl

Samuel Gelston's Single Pot Still Pinor Noir Cask is the result of a collaboration bet..

€49.00 Ex Tax: €39.84

Glasnevin Artist's Muse Single Malt Whiskey New In

Glasnevin Artist's Muse Single Malt Whiskey

70cl

A rich and smooth triple-distilled single malt from Glasnevin Irish Whiskey. This sourced whiskey dr..

€45.00 Ex Tax: €36.59