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

Tullamore Dew Cider Cask Finish 50cl

50cl

A marriage between Irish Whiskey & Irish Cider - the Tullamore DEW Cider Cask Finish! This whisk..

€31.00 Ex Tax: €25.20

The Dubliner Irish Whiskey

70cl

A 3-year-old blend of malt and grain whiskey rested in bourbon casks for a silky-smooth finish...

€30.99 Ex Tax: €25.19

Powers Old Fashioned

70cl

Powers Old Fashioned is crafted from a combination of the classic Powers Gold Label Irish Whiskey, s..

€30.00 Ex Tax: €24.39

Ballydoyle Irish Whiskey

70cl

An Irish blend that is comprised of 20% malt and 80% grain. The spirit originally from the Cooley Di..

€30.00 Ex Tax: €24.39

Peaky Blinder Irish Whiskey

70cl

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

€30.00 Ex Tax: €24.39

Coleraine Irish Whiskey 70cl New In

Coleraine Irish Whiskey 70cl

70cl

A blended whiskey that is produced by Irish Distillers. This is primarily sold in the areas sur..

€30.00 Ex Tax: €24.39

Celtic Cask Wooden Gift Box New In

Celtic Cask Wooden Gift Box

The accompanying Wooden Gift Box for the Celtic Cask range by Celtic Whiskey Shop- whiskey bottles s..

€30.00 Ex Tax: €24.39

West Cork Original Blend

70cl

A soft and gentle tasting blend from West Cork Distillers.  ..

€29.99 Ex Tax: €24.39

Clontarf Classic Blend

70cl

A soft and smooth blended Irish whiskey, great for mixing or serving with ice. Clontarf Classic Blen..

€29.99 Ex Tax: €24.39

Royal Oak Busker Triple Cask Blend New In

Royal Oak Busker Triple Cask Blend

70cl

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

€29.50 Ex Tax: €23.99

Eiregold Special Reserve Blended Irish Whiskey New In

Eiregold Special Reserve Blended Irish Whiskey

70cl

Eiregold Special Reserve Blended Irish Whiskey is a celebration of Irish Whiskey! This wel..

€29.00 Ex Tax: €23.58

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: €23.57

Lockes Irish Whiskey Blend

70 cl

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

€28.99 Ex Tax: €23.57

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

Dunphys Irish Whiskey

70cl

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

€25.00 Ex Tax: €20.33

Two Stacks Dram In A Can 4 X 100ml New In

Two Stacks Dram In A Can 4 X 100ml

4 x 100ml

The world’s first 43% whiskey in a can! Two Stacks Dram in a Can offers the same gre..

€24.00 Ex Tax: €19.51