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

Baileys Irish Whiskey

70cl

Baileys whiskey had a very short life and there are various stories about why it never took off. The..

€600.00 Ex Tax: €487.81

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

Ballyhoo Irish Whiskey

70cl

This is a new release from the Connacht Whiskey Distillery which has been carefully blended with the..

€43.00 Ex Tax: €34.96

Ballykeefe First Release Cask Strength Whiskey New In

Ballykeefe First Release Cask Strength Whiskey

70cl

Ballykeefe is a family-owned Single Estate Whiskey Distillery in Kilkenny, built in 2016. The Whiske..

€450.00 Ex Tax: €365.85

Ballykeefe Single Malt Irish Whiskey New In

Ballykeefe Single Malt Irish Whiskey

70cl

A 100% grain to glass single malt from Ballykeefe distillery! This single malt Irish whiskey&nb..

€60.00 Ex Tax: €48.78

Ballykeefe Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey New In

Ballykeefe Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

70cl

Introducing the very first Single Pot Still from Ballykeefe! Created from 100% Ballykeefe Irish barl..

€60.00 Ex Tax: €48.78

Barr an Uisce '1803' 16 Year Old

70cl

A limited edition 16 Year Old whiskey from Barr an Uisce that has been matured in first fill Bo..

€95.00 Ex Tax: €77.24

Barr an Uisce 1803 10 Year Old Single Malt

70cl

The '1803' is a 10 year old single malt matured entirely in first-fill American Bourbon barr..

€69.00 Ex Tax: €56.10

Barr an Uisce Wicklow Rare Blend

70cl

The Wicklow Rare blend is an excellent mix of 80% grain whiskey with 20% 10 year old malt whiskey. S..

€49.99 Ex Tax: €40.65

Black Irish Whiskey New In

Black Irish Whiskey

70cl

Smooth Irish Whiskey meets rich dark stout in this bold black spirit! Triple distilled and aged in&n..

€37.00 Ex Tax: €30.08

Black Ops Irish Whiskey

70cl

Here we have a smooth blend of malt and grain whiskey which has been matured in extra deep..

€52.00 Ex Tax: €42.28

Blacks 8 Year Old Single Malt Maple Syrup Cask New In

Blacks 8 Year Old Single Malt Maple Syrup Cask

70cl

An exciting new release from Black's Piece of 8 series is here! This Non Chill Filtered whiskey ..

€69.99 Ex Tax: €56.90

Blacks of Kinsale 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey

70cl

The first release of whiskey from Blacks of KInsale. This was aged for 12 years and was sourced from..

€89.50 Ex Tax: €72.76

Blacks Pieces of Eight Cask Series 8 year old Single Malt, Black IPA Beer Cask Finish New In

Blacks Pieces of Eight Cask Series 8 year old Single Malt, Black IPA Beer Cask Finish

70cl

This is the fantastic third release from Black's Piece of 8 series. Black's 8 Year Old Singl..

€69.99 Ex Tax: €56.90

Blacks Single Malt 18 Year Old Rum Cask Finish New In

Blacks Single Malt 18 Year Old Rum Cask Finish

70cl

A very special release of 18 year old from Black's Distillery in Kinsale County Cork. For this s..

€590.00 Ex Tax: €479.67

Blackwater Velvet Cap Bordeaux Cask Single Malt New In

Blackwater Velvet Cap Bordeaux Cask Single Malt

70cl

An exciting single malt release from Blackwater won Gold at the Irish Whiskey Masters 2022. Mat..

€55.00 Ex Tax: €44.72