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 Magazine

€12.45 is Inclusive of Shipping Irish Whiskey Magazine is the world's first independent ..

€11.88 Ex Tax: €11.88

Connemara Marble Whiskey Stones New In

Connemara Marble Whiskey Stones

Set of x4 Reusable whiskey stones made from 100% Genuine Connemara Marble. These stones keep your dr..

€15.00 Ex Tax: €12.40

Kilkenny Marble Whiskey Stones New In

Kilkenny Marble Whiskey Stones

A set of Kilkenny Marble whiksey stones, which can be used for cooling your favourite whiskey.&..

€15.00 Ex Tax: €12.40

Peaky Blinders Hip Flask Gift Pack New In

Peaky Blinders Hip Flask Gift Pack

5cl

Named after a street gang in the 19th-20th century, this is blended Irish whiskey has been finished ..

€15.00 Ex Tax: €12.40

Knappogue Mini Pack 3 x 5cl

3 x 5cl

Here we have a set of 3 miniture Knappogue Castles in the form the 12, 14 and 16 year old. Made excl..

€17.99 Ex Tax: €14.87

Little Feckers Tasting Pack 3x5cl

3 x 5cl

The Little Feckers Tasting Pack includes 3 x 5cl samples of Feckin Irish Whiskey, Feckin Irish Gin &..

€19.50 Ex Tax: €16.12

Glendalough Whiskey Miniature 3 Pack New In

Glendalough Whiskey Miniature 3 Pack

5cl x 3

Three award winning Glendalough single grain whiskeys: Double Barrel, Triple Barrel and a Single Cas..

€20.00 Ex Tax: €16.53

Writers Tears Mini Gift Book

3x5cl

A great little gift pack containing 3 miniatures of the hugely popular Writers Tears Copper Pot whis..

€20.00 Ex Tax: €16.53

Teeling Brabazon Series Virtual Masterclass New In

Teeling Brabazon Series Virtual Masterclass

30ml/ 3cl samples of each of the Teeling Brabazon Series Whiskeys- Volume I, II & III.

On June 24th at 7pm join Teeling's Global Brand Ambassador Rob Caldwell for a special Virtu..

€22.00 Ex Tax: €18.18

Writers Tears Trilogy Gift Book Set New In

Writers Tears Trilogy Gift Book Set

3 x 5cl

The perfect gift for the whiskey enthusiast! This set from the award winning range of  Walsh Wh..

€22.00 Ex Tax: €18.18

Dunphys Irish Whiskey

An easy going and easy on the pocket whiskey from Midleton distillery. Dunphy's was first produc..

€23.99 Ex Tax: €19.83

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: €21.49

Lockes Irish Whiskey Blend

70 cl

The Locke family were long time owners of the old distillery at Kilbeggan and the distillery itself ..

€28.52 Ex Tax: €23.57

Paddy Irish Whiskey

70cl

Paddy is named after the famous 1920s salesman Paddy Flaherty, who was very generous with tasting sa..

€28.99 Ex Tax: €23.96

Royal Oak Busker Triple Cask Blend New In

Royal Oak Busker Triple Cask Blend

70cl

Introducin The Busker Triple Cask Blend from the Royal Oak Distillery, Co. Carlow.  This belnd ..

€29.50 Ex Tax: €24.38

Bushmills Original

70cl

Bushmills Original is also known as 'White Bush' and is the flagship blend from Bushmills di..

€29.99 Ex Tax: €24.79