Irish Whiskey

Sylvia Simm | 08. April 2024

Irish whiskey from the Emerald Isle is said to be "easy to drink"! For many decades, Irish whiskey was synonymous with triple-distilled whiskey without peat smoke. Distilleries such as Bushmills in Northern Ireland and Middleton and Cooley in the south are well known. The different spelling with an additional 'e' in whiskey is striking. The reason for this lies in a dispute between Scotland and Ireland as to who invented whisky. The different spelling was introduced to differentiate between the two countries. Blended whiskeys are the main representatives on the Irish whiskey market, but there is also Irish single malt whiskey, grain whiskey and even a whiskey that only exists in Ireland!

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Pot Still Whiskey

Let's start with a special variety of Irish whiskey that actually exists exclusively in Ireland! Malted and unmalted barley is distilled in a pot still. Other types of grain may also be used in addition. After a malt tax was introduced, resourceful distillers switched to this method to keep costs down. If the whiskey comes from a single distillery, it may be called Single Pot Still.

A selection of pot still Whiskey

Green Spot (B-Ware)
Green Spot (B-Ware)
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Teeling Single Pot Still
Teeling Single Pot Still
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Redbreast Bird Feeder (B-Ware) 12 Years
Redbreast Bird Feeder (B-Ware) 12 Years
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Redbreast 15 Years
Redbreast 15 Years
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Sailor's Home - Stormchaser The Explorer Series
Sailor's Home - Stormchaser The Explorer Series
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Sailor's Home - Stormchaser The Explorer Series (B-Ware)
Sailor's Home - Stormchaser The Explorer Series (B-Ware)
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Glendalough Pot Still
Glendalough Pot Still
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Green Spot Château Montelena (B-Ware)
Green Spot Château Montelena (B-Ware)
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Sailor's Home - The Haven
Sailor's Home - The Haven
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Powers John's Lane (B-Ware) 12 Years
Powers John's Lane (B-Ware) 12 Years
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Redbreast 12 Years
Redbreast 12 Years
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Dingle Single Pot Still Batch 5 (B-Ware)
Dingle Single Pot Still Batch 5 (B-Ware)
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT

Single Malt

The "best" Irish whiskey is made in the same way as Scotch: Single malt Irish whiskey is made exclusively from malted barley and distilled in copper pot stills. It must be matured in wooden barrels for at least three years and must contain an alcohol content of at least 40%.

A selection of Irish Single Malt Whiskey

Bushmills Steamship Rum Cask (B-Ware)
Bushmills Steamship Rum Cask (B-Ware)
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Connemara (B-goods) 12 Years
Connemara (B-goods) 12 Years
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Waterford Ballybannon Peated 1.1 (B-Ware) 2018/2022
Waterford Ballybannon Peated 1.1 (B-Ware) 2018/2022
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Kinahan's 10 Years
Kinahan's 10 Years
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Bushmills Causeway Collection New American Oak (B-Goods) 12Y-2010/2023
Bushmills Causeway Collection New American Oak (B-Goods) 12Y-2010/2023
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Bushmills Vino Dulce Reserve (B-Goods) 10 Years
Bushmills Vino Dulce Reserve (B-Goods) 10 Years
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Connemara Distillers Edition with 2 glasses (B-goods)
Connemara Distillers Edition with 2 glasses (B-goods)
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Athru Keshcorran 14 Years
Athru Keshcorran 14 Years
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Waterford Hook Head 1.1 (B-Ware) 2017/2021
Waterford Hook Head 1.1 (B-Ware) 2017/2021
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Connemara Distillers Edition with 2 glasses
Connemara Distillers Edition with 2 glasses
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Ballykeefe Single Malt
Ballykeefe Single Malt
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Connemara Distillers Edition (B-Ware)
Connemara Distillers Edition (B-Ware)
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT

Grain Whiskey

Grain whiskey also owes its origins to the increase in the malt tax. Many distillers in Ireland replaced some of the malt with other types of grain such as maize, wheat and unmalted barley. This led to the rise of grain whiskey. It is usually distilled in column stills. This continuous distillation process also contributes to cost-saving production. As with malt, there is a single grain when the grain comes from a single distillery!

A selection of Irish grain Whiskey

Teeling Single Grain
Teeling Single Grain
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Teeling Single Grain (B-Ware) 13 Years
Teeling Single Grain (B-Ware) 13 Years
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Glendalough Double Barrel Single Grain
Glendalough Double Barrel Single Grain
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Teeling Single Grain (B-Ware)
Teeling Single Grain (B-Ware)
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Roe & Co Aligator Char Finish Cask Strength 13 Years
Roe & Co Aligator Char Finish Cask Strength 13 Years
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Kilbeggan Triple Cask
Kilbeggan Triple Cask
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Hyde No. 5 Grain Burgundy Finish (B-Ware)
Hyde No. 5 Grain Burgundy Finish (B-Ware)
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Roe & Co Aligator Char Finish Cask Strength (B-Goods) 13 Years
Roe & Co Aligator Char Finish Cask Strength (B-Goods) 13 Years
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Glendalough Double Barrel Single Grain (B-Ware)
Glendalough Double Barrel Single Grain (B-Ware)
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Kilbeggan Triple Cask (B-Ware)
Kilbeggan Triple Cask (B-Ware)
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT

Blended

Blended whiskey was the predominant type of whiskey on the island for a long time. It contains malt and grain whiskey. The higher the proportion of malt in the respective blend, the better the whiskey! Due to the predominant triple distillation, it is particularly soft and mild in flavour and is therefore ideal as a whiskey for beginners.

A selection of Irish Blended Whiskey

Paddy with damaged label
Paddy with damaged label
1/ l · incl.  VAT
The Irishman Founder's Reserve Caribbean Cask with damaged outer packaging
The Irishman Founder's Reserve Caribbean Cask with damaged outer packaging
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Jameson Black Barrel without outer packaging
Jameson Black Barrel without outer packaging
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Teeling Strong Ale /2019
Teeling Strong Ale /2019
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
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