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

Celtic Cask Naoi Deag (19) 1991 23 Year Old Vin Santo Cask Finish

70cl

Celtic Cask Naoi Deag is our nineteenth special release in our line of exclusive whiskeys. This..

€350.00 Ex Tax: €284.56

Teeling 25 Year Old Rum Cask Celtic Whiskey Exclusive New In

Teeling 25 Year Old Rum Cask Celtic Whiskey Exclusive

70cl

We are delighted to finally introduce our latest edition in the long-standing series of Celtic ..

€350.00 Ex Tax: €284.55

Shortcross Inaugural Single Malt Whiskey New In

Shortcross Inaugural Single Malt Whiskey

70cl

The first inaugural release of Shortcross Irish Whiskey.  This unique release is the first Iris..

€350.00 Ex Tax: €284.55

Midleton Very Rare 2020

70cl

The latest addition to the Midleton Very Rare collection, this is the 37th installement which w..

€350.00 Ex Tax: €284.55

Jameson Crested Ten Bow St 26 Fl Oz

This is a Bow St Jameson era bottling of Crested Ten. The contents are listing in Fl Oz and the proo..

€350.00 Ex Tax: €284.55

Celtic Cask Naoi (9) 2001 13 Year Old Madeira Cask Finish Single Malt

70cl

A richly flavoured and smoky single malt that was initially matured in a single Bourbon cask then tr..

€350.00 Ex Tax: €284.55

Midleton 1967 35 Year Old Blended Whiskey

70 cl

This unusual Midleton was created by combining grain and pure pot still spirit in an oak cask before..

€350.00 Ex Tax: €284.55

Gelston's 26 Year Old Single Malt

70cl

This wonderful 26 year old single malt, bottled for the Gelston's range, was recently revived by..

€349.95 Ex Tax: €284.51

Hennessy Na-Geanna Irish Malt Whiskey

70cl

An Irish 'pure' single malt that was distilled at Cooley, bottled by Hennessy and made solel..

€325.00 Ex Tax: €264.23

Teeling Revival Volume IV Muscat Cask

70cl

A superb release in the hugely popular Revival series from Teeling, and winner of the top accolade a..

€323.00 Ex Tax: €262.60

Teeling Revival Volume III 14 Year Old Single Malt

70cl

The third release of the Teeling Revival range, this time in the form of a 14 year old whiskey. This..

€323.00 Ex Tax: €262.60

Teeling Revival Volume II 13 Year Old

70cl

The second limited edition bottling in The Revival Commemorative Series, Volume II, consists of a 13..

€323.00 Ex Tax: €262.60

Teeling Revival Volume I 15 Year Old Single Malt

70cl

This is a great release from the Teeling Whiskey Company and is entirely aged in Caribbean rum barre..

€323.00 Ex Tax: €262.60

Dublin Liberties Keepers Coin Batch 1

70cl

A 16 Year Old Single Malt which was initially matured in ex-Bourbon barrels before being finish..

€320.00 Ex Tax: €260.16

Midleton Dair Ghaelach Kylebeg Tree 1 New In

Midleton Dair Ghaelach Kylebeg Tree 1

70cl

The inaugural release from the Kylebeg Wood is here! This whiskey has been finished in casks made fr..

€310.00 Ex Tax: €252.03

Midleton Dair Ghaelach Knockrath Tree 6

70cl

For this 3rd release in the series- the team have worked with Knockrath Estate in Co. Wicklow to sus..

€310.00 Ex Tax: €252.03