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 Tasting Pack MORE AVAILABLE EU Based Customers Only (Including Delivery) New In

Celtic Cask Tasting Pack MORE AVAILABLE EU Based Customers Only (Including Delivery)

5 x 3cl

How does it work? Buy > pack gets delivered > receive the pre-recorded zoom tasting!  ..

€55.00 Ex Tax: €44.72

Celtic Cask Tri (3) Irish Single Grain Whiskey

70cl

Initially aged for ten years in first-fill bourbon casks followed by a further finishing in a 2nd fi..

€500.00 Ex Tax: €406.50

Celtic Cask Tri Deag (13)

70cl

This is our first Celtic Cask to get some Italian red wine finishing and it has spent its final matu..

€500.00 Ex Tax: €406.50

Celtic Cask Tríocha (30) 1991 PX Cask New In

Celtic Cask Tríocha (30) 1991 PX Cask

70cl

Our second last cask of 1991 Single Malt that was double distilled on the island of Ireland. It was ..

€500.00 Ex Tax: €406.50

Celtic Cask Tríocha a Dó (32) 2008 Oloroso Cask New In

Celtic Cask Tríocha a Dó (32) 2008 Oloroso Cask

70cl

A very rare cask from a small distillery situated in the midlands of Ireland. This double distilled ..

€175.00 Ex Tax: €142.27

Celtic Cask Tríocha a Haon (31) 2002 Oloroso Cask New In

Celtic Cask Tríocha a Haon (31) 2002 Oloroso Cask

70cl

Double distilled on the island of Ireland in 2002 and matured in a refill bourbon cask before being ..

€150.00 Ex Tax: €121.95

Celtic Cask Tríocha a Ceathair (34) 2001 PX Cask New In

Celtic Cask Tríocha a Ceathair (34) 2001 PX Cask

70cl

Double distilled in the Republic of Ireland, it was matured in a first fill bourbon cask for 13 year..

€195.00 Ex Tax: €158.53

Celtic Cask Tríocha a Cúig (35) 1999 Oloroso Cask New In

Celtic Cask Tríocha a Cúig (35) 1999 Oloroso Cask

70cl

Double distilled in the republic of Ireland, this whiskey was initially matured in a first fill bour..

€175.00 Ex Tax: €142.27

Celtic Cask Tríocha a Seacht (37) Panama Rum New In

Celtic Cask Tríocha a Seacht (37) Panama Rum

70cl

Our first foray into single cask rum. It was produced with continuous still distillation and th..

€125.00 Ex Tax: €101.63

Celtic Cask Tríocha a Sé (36) 2001 Oloroso Cask New In

Celtic Cask Tríocha a Sé (36) 2001 Oloroso Cask

70cl

Double distilled in the Republic of Ireland it was matured in a first fill bourbon cask (same one as..

€180.00 Ex Tax: €146.35

Celtic Cask Tríocha a Trí (33) 2007 Vin Santo New In

Celtic Cask Tríocha a Trí (33) 2007 Vin Santo

70cl

This single malt was double distilled in the Republic of Ireland. It was initially matured in a firs..

€165.00 Ex Tax: €134.15

Chapter 7 Rum Matured 16 Year Old Single Cask

70cl

Fully matured for 16 years in a single rum cask. This is a superb single malt that was released by i..

€85.99 Ex Tax: €69.91

Chapter 7 Sherry Matured 13 Year Old Single Cask

70cl

This is a superb single malt from a single sherry cask (number 10836). Bottled by Chapter 7 who are ..

€76.99 Ex Tax: €62.59

Cill Airne Cask Pedro Ximenez Cask

70cl

Single Cask Bottling Exclusive for Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder, Killarney. We can now bottle,..

€150.00 Ex Tax: €121.95

Clonakilty Port Cask

70cl

The latest release from the Clonakilty Atlantic Distillery, co. Cork. This is the first of the Cask ..

€54.00 Ex Tax: €43.90

Clonakilty Single Batch

70cl

An Irish non-chill filtered, triple distilled whiskey and finished at the Atlantic Warehouse of..

€52.00 Ex Tax: €42.28