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

Midleton Pearl Very Rare 30th Anniversary

70 cl

This is an incredible Midleton whiskey that was released to celebrate 30 years - the pearl anniversa..

€10,821.14 Ex Tax: €8,943.09

Teeling 37 Year Old Single Malt New In

Teeling 37 Year Old Single Malt

70cl

Building on the major international success of the Teeling Vintage Reserve Collection of Single Malt..

€7,000.00 Ex Tax: €5,785.12

Powers 30 Year Old Pot Still Whiskey

750ml

This is an incredibly rare old bottle of Powers that most likely dates from the 1970s. It is th..

€5,000.00 Ex Tax: €4,132.23

Midleton 1973 30 Year Old

70cl

Released in 2003 as a limited edtion aged in three types of barrels- american oak, oloroso sherry bu..

€5,000.00 Ex Tax: €4,132.23

Dingle Single Malt Cask Number 2

50cl

The very first release of whiskey from Dingle Distillery and the first genuinely new Irish whiskey f..

€5,000.00 Ex Tax: €4,132.23

Midleton 30 Year Old

70cl

This whiskey, first laid down in 1969 had just two surviving barrels. This is due largely to the eva..

€4,000.00 Ex Tax: €3,305.79

Kilbeggan Duty Free Sample 629

70 cl

This is a very rare bottle of Kilbeggan whiskey from the old distillery in County Westmeath. This..

€3,443.09 Ex Tax: €2,845.53

Kilbeggan Duty Free Sample 624

70 cl

A rare old bottle from the old Kilbeeggan distillery that was originally made for customs and exc..

€3,443.09 Ex Tax: €2,845.53

Teeling 33 Year Old Single Malt

70cl

Currently the oldest Irish single malt whiskey available, and limited to very small numbers. This wa..

€3,300.00 Ex Tax: €2,727.27

Midleton 1973 Glendimplex Bottling

70 cl

This is a very rare Single Pot Still whiskey which was bottled for the GlenDimplex heating company i..

€3,000.00 Ex Tax: €2,479.34

Green Spot 10 Year Old 1950s

70cl

A rare find, this is an old bottle of Mitchell's Green Spot and most likely dates from the 1950s..

€3,000.00 Ex Tax: €2,479.34

Dublin Liberties King of Hell No. 4 27 Year Old Single Malt

70cl

Here we have the extremely rare and exclusive Dublin Liberties King of Hell No. 4 27 Year Old S..

€2,700.00 Ex Tax: €2,231.41

Midleton Very Rare 1984

70 cl

A rare and hard to find bottle of Midleton. 1984 was the year in which this range of premium whiskey..

€2,500.00 Ex Tax: €2,066.12

Midleton 25 Year Old Pure Pot Still

70 cl

Reputed to be one of the best Irish whiskeys ever bottled. This is a pure (single) pot still whis..

€2,500.00 Ex Tax: €2,066.12

John Jameson Imperial Quart H Williams

A large bottle of John Jameson whiskey that most likely dates from the early 1900s. This is an imper..

€2,459.35 Ex Tax: €2,032.52