Most Irish pot still whiskey is distilled thrice, while most (but not all) Scotch whisky is distilled twice. Peat is rarely used in the malting process, so that Irish whiskey has a smoother finish as opposed to the smoky, earthy overtones common to some Scotches.
Redbreast 12 Year
Redbreast is a beautifully balanced single pot still Irish whiskey, with a warm, generous texture, rich, sweet flavours and a spicy kick. In the view of many connoisseurs, the finest Irish whiskey available.
Redbreast 15 Year
A sumptuous single pot still whiskey with a great degree of ageing, Redbreast 15 is richer, earthier and stronger than its 12 year old sibling. An essential part of any whiskey-drinker’s education.
Redbreast 21 Year
The oldest expression from Redbreast so far, this is a combination of malted and unmalted barley matured in a mixture of bourbon barrels and first-fill oloroso casks, resulting in a rich and complex whiskey.
knappogue Castle 12 Year
A polished and mature Irish single malt whiskey selected and bottled at the ideal age. One of the best Knappogue Castle bottlings to date.
Knappogue 16 Year
A numbered release which, like the 14 year old, spends time finishing in sherry casks — this time for nearly two years. Clearly darker in color than both the 12 and the 14, this spirit still has that malty Knappogue DNA running through it, moderated with orange notes, more marshmallow, and some tree bark. Chewy on the body, with (surprisingly) more pronounced malt character than the 14, alongside clearer banana and coconut notes. The 16 year old opens up more with time in the glass, smoothing out some of those crunchy cereal box notes with sherry and a bit of seawater.
Knappogue Castle’s Twin Wood 17 Year
Knappogue Castle’s Twin Wood 17 Year-Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey is aged in two types of wood- bourbon barrels and sherry casks. It is from this process that Twin Wood derives its name.
The single malt whiskies of Knappogue Castle are distilled three times in traditional copper pot stills, aged in oak casks formerly used for bourbon and stored at a consistent temperature. The whiskey for Twin Wood 17 was distilled in November of 1994. After 15 years and three months in bourbon casks, it was selected by the Master Distiller for a further 21 months of aging and finishing in casks specially infused with Oloroso sherry for Knappogue Castle.
An impressive revamp in the packaging for historic single pot still Irish whiskey Green Spot, which is no longer only available in Dublin grocer Mitchell’s and will surely benefit from the increased marketing muscle lavished on it by owners Irish distillers. A cult whiskey.
Tullamore Dew is a resoundingly popular Irish blend, particularly in overseas markets, where it is second only to Jameson. Very approachable.
Tullamore Dew Phoenix
This special limited edition is a triple distilled blend of all three types of Irish whiskey; golden grain, malt and pure pot still whiskey. It is characterised by its high content pot still whiskey finished in old oloroso sherry casks and comes to you at 55% ABV. Tullamore D.E.W. Phoenix is a medium bodied whiskey, with distinctive sherry notes and pleasantly spicy creamy pot still whiskey flavours nicely balanced.
Tullamore Dew Triple Distilled Irish Whiskey
The medium bodied Irish whiskey of 46% abv has a mellow complexity, leaving a sweet taste and a harmonious balance of fruit and spice with hints of sherry nuttiness imparted by the oloroso ageing casks.
Jameson Original is a blend of pot still and fine grain whiskeys that is as versatile as it is smooth. Triple-distilled and aged for a minimum of 4 years, this is the timeless whiskey that turned our green bottle into an icon.
Jameson Black Barrel
Twice charred for a good measure. Black Barrel is a triple distilled blend of rich pot still and grain whiskey that is matured in a mixture of sherry casks and bourbon barrels. However, unlike the rest of our range, the bourbon barrels undergo an additional charring. Black Barrel delivers the signature smoothness of Jameson Original, with enhanced spice, nutty notes, vanilla sweetness and sherry fruit.
Jameson Gold Reserve
Jameson Gold Reserve is a triple distilled blend of rich pot still and grain whiskeys. Gold Reserve is matured in a combination of the finest Grade A casks that have been hand picked by our Master Blender, Billy Leighton. Unlike the rest of our range, Reserve also introduces virgin oak barrels into the mix, which contribute hints of spicy new wood.
Jameson 18 Year Old Limited Reserve
Matured for 18 years in hand-selected oak casks from Europe and America, this rare whiskey is finished in first-fill bourbon barrels. This rite of passage introduces subtle traces of vanilla to an exceptionally balanced, mellow whiskey with a lingering finale of wood, spice and toffee. An elder statesman of our portfolio, each bottle of this unique whiskey is individually numbered.
Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve
Crafted from our vintage reserve oldest and rarest whiskeys, this collaborative, handcrafted effort is a triumph of Irish whiskey. A combination of meticulously chosen grain whiskey and port pipe-matured pot still whiskey, Rarest Vintage Reserve carries a mellow, delicate sweetness.
Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey
Grain whiskey reserved for Bushmills Original is slowly matured for a minimum of five years in American oak casks before blending with Irish Single Malt whiskey to produce this original blend.
Bushmills Black Bush
Right from the pour you’ll notice the dark colouring‚ a result of maturing for up to seven years in spanish oloroso sherry casks and sweet bourbon barrels. As for the taste‚ this 80% malt premium whiskey floats across the tongue to deliver dark‚ velvety fruity notes right through to the back of your throat.
Bushmills 16 Year
Well‚ it takes a special dedication to create the Bushmills 16 year-old‚ that and lots of patience. Two whiskeys are matured for 16 years‚ one in a bourbon barrel and the other in sherry‚ and then they are married together in a sweet port infused cask. It’s a marriage made in heaven!
A special bottling to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the license to distil aqua vitae in Antrim originally granted in 1608 to Sir Thomas Phillips. Bushmills 1608 was named Best Irish Blended Whiskey (No Age Statement) at the World Whiskies Awards twice, most recently in 2012.
Creamy and mellow in the mouth and hangs on the tongue with a trace of lychees. There are hints of black, cracked pepper, especially so in the Mountain Strength. Some dried fruits show up in all three poitíns, with dried apricots featuring in the Sherry Cask Finish. Touches of vanilla and toasty oak throughout also. A very full flavoured poitín that goes down nicely.
A silky velvety smooth palate with the returning orange zest tones to the fore, with rich creme brulee and dark chocolate notes
and just enough cinnamon and white pepper spice to keep it interesting, followed by the beautiful robust malt and oak influenced flavours, almost butterscotch, which mix wonderfully as the warmth expands through.
Jumps to the front with an intense vanilla fudge luxurious sweetness and almost rock candy mixed with touches of fruit – lemon citrus, peach and dried apricot.
2 GINGERS® whiskey is faithfully distilled at the famed Kilbeggan Distillery in Ireland, formerly called the Cooley Distillery. The award-winning spirit is smooth, malty, and slightly sweet to start, with a tingle of honey and citrus. The woody essence of this four-year-aged blend suggests caramel and vanilla to the finish.
Clontarf 1014 is a bold and smooth Irish Whiskey, triple distilled, aged in bourbon barrels and blended to perfection. Masterfully crafted from the best Irish ingredients and mellowed through Atlantic Irish Oak charcoal, Clontarf is smooth, full flavored and perfectly balanced. It has a rich, inviting aroma and a long lasting, satisfying finish.
Kilbeggan® is a unique Irish Whiskey. Kilbeggan® is easy going and approachable, but with its own distinctive style. The finest grain and malt whiskeys are blended together for a smooth, sweet taste and lovely malt finish, a characteristic of our pot still that is over 180 year old and still at the heart of Kilbeggan® Irish whiskey. The nose is smooth and gentle with nut oils, hazelnut and barley, cereal sweetness and a little peat. The palate is of good body with honeyed sweetness and malt. The finish is short with oaked dryness.
Our Flagship Irish whiskey and our attempt to create the most interesting Blended Irish whiskey. This small batch bottling consists of hand selected casks which are given further maturation in ex-rum barrels imparting extra character and smooth flavour unique to Irish whiskey. By bottling at 46% with no chill filtration completes an Irish whiskey of true character. While being very approachable the influence of the rum cask and higher percentage alcohol creates a unique smooth, sweet, slightly woody marriage that sparkles on the tongue.
Midleton Very Rare
A limited release, only 50 casks of Midleton are released every year, it really is very rare! Every whisky in the blend is triple distilled and between 12 and 25 years of age. The nose is complex and well-balanced with notes of spice, potpourri, wood resin, oak and juicy cereals. The palate is creamy and sweet with notes of fresh flowers, butterscotch and vanilla. The finishis long and spicy.
Midleton Barry Crockett
Introduced by Irish Distillers in 2011 as part of the relaunched range of pot still whiskies, The Barry Crockett Legacy is named for the Midleton master distiller and combines bourbon cask matured whisky with some from a new American oak barrel. A great entry into the Midleton line-up which has been showered with awards since it first appeared on the horizon.