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

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

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

Fercullen 15 Year Old New In

Fercullen 15 Year Old

70cl

A stunning 15 year old Single Grain from the always popular Powerscourt Distillery! Matured in first..

€80.00 Ex Tax: €65.04

Fercullen 18 Year Old Single Malt

70cl

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

€145.00 Ex Tax: €117.89

Fercullen 21 Year Old Single Cask Celtic Whiskey Exclusive New In

Fercullen 21 Year Old Single Cask Celtic Whiskey Exclusive

70cl

From Powerscourt Distillery, we are delighted to present this 21 year old single malt,  single ..

€235.00 Ex Tax: €191.06

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 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 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 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

Fercullen Single Malt Cask Strength New In

Fercullen Single Malt Cask Strength

70cl

The celebrated Single Malt from Powerscourt Distillery, now at full Cask Strength! Fercullen Si..

€75.00 Ex Tax: €60.98