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

Powers Pot Still Dublin Whiskey

1 cl

Most likely dating from the 1960s. This is an old pot still bottling of Powers. Distilled and bottle..

€400.00 Ex Tax: €325.20

Jameson 12 Year Old 1970s Brown Label

70 cl

This is an old Bow Street era Jameson that was bottled at 12 years old and made for the Italian mark..

€400.00 Ex Tax: €325.20

Dingle Single Malt SuperValu Exclusive

70cl

A marriage of two casks, one ex-Bourbon and one ex-Port, and bottled for Irish retail chain Superval..

€400.00 Ex Tax: €325.20

Dingle Cask Strength Single Malt Batch 2

70cl

This is the second single malt cask strength to be released, which has been matured in Pedro ..

€400.00 Ex Tax: €325.20

Celtic Cask Se Deag (16) 2000 16 Year Old Anima Negra Finish

70cl

Celtic Cask Sé Déag is a double distilled single malt that was initially matured in a ..

€400.00 Ex Tax: €325.20

Celtic Cask Cuig Deag (15) 1991 24 Year Old Port Finish

70cl

  Celtic Cask Cuig Deag is our fifteenth special release and is another great example of a p..

€400.00 Ex Tax: €325.20

Teeling Vintage Reserve Single Cask 28 Year Old

70cl

A Celtic Whiskey Shop exclusive. This 28 year old was aged entirely aged in a single rum barrel numb..

€399.95 Ex Tax: €325.16

Midleton Single Cask 2001 #18812 15 Year Old

70cl

An amazing 15 year old single cask single pot still Midleton that has been entirely aged in a first ..

€395.00 Ex Tax: €321.14

Cork Distilleries Fine Old Cork Whisky 7 Year Old

70cl

Distilled at the North Mall Distillery in Cork City. This is a rare old whisky that was bottled at 7..

€375.00 Ex Tax: €304.87

Redbreast 1997 1st Fill Sherry Butt #42884 20 Year Old

70cl

A Celtic Whiskey Shop Exclusive with huge, sherry cask richness. This whiskey is a 20 year old singl..

€370.00 Ex Tax: €300.81

Tullamore Dew 8 Year Old

75 cl

A rare old Tullamore Dew 8 Year Old that most likely dates from the 1960s. This was bottled for the ..

€350.00 Ex Tax: €284.56

Old Bushmills Whiskey 9 Year Old

75 cl

This is a bottle of 'Old Bushmills Whiskey' which was most likely made in the 1950s or 1960s..

€350.00 Ex Tax: €284.56

Murray McDavid Bloodtub Valinch 1993 Peated Irish Single Malt

50cl

Partially matured in a sherry 'bloodtub' and bottled at natural cask strength. The valinch b..

€350.00 Ex Tax: €284.56

Gelston's 28 Year Old Single Malt New In

Gelston's 28 Year Old Single Malt

70cl

An extremely rare bottling of Irish Single Malt matured for a minimum of 28 years solely in ex-bourb..

€350.00 Ex Tax: €284.56

Dingle Cask Strength Batch 4

70cl

This cask strength limited edition release of the Batch No. 4 whiskey reflects the original fla..

€350.00 Ex Tax: €284.56

Connemara 22 Year Old

70cl

A great addition to the Connemara range. This 22-year-old has been drawn from some of the earliest b..

€350.00 Ex Tax: €284.56