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Irish Whiskey Brands


 

Ireland produces many different brands of whiskey. Please find below an A-Z to some of Ireland's favourite whiskeys, with a link to their respective website. Most of these offer a range of different whiskeys under their brand name so do check out their websites for full information on each brand. Alternatively, you can also check out The Celtic Whiskey Shop, who stock a full range of Irish whiskeys and provide excellent information on their website, as well as a mail order service.

 


Connemara Peated Single Malt
Connemara Peated Single Malt


A range of peated Single Malt whiskeys from the Cooley Distillery.  Ireland is not generally known for producing peated whiskeys, but Connemara is the award winning exception.  The standard Connemara is complemented by a 12 Year Old Single Malt, and there have also been limited edition releases, such as Cask Strength and as a Sherry Cask Finish.   Our recommendation: try it after a 5 mile hike on the West Coast of Ireland...whiskey will never have tasted so good!  And if you can't make it to Ireland, pour yourself a glass at home, close your eyes, breathe in the peat, green apples and wet moss and let yourself happily be transported to the wild beauty of Ireland's Connemara Coast.

 

AVAILABILITY:  Available in Ireland, Europe and the U.S.A. Also distributed, but harder to find, in Australia and Asia. 




Greenore Single Grain Whiskey
Greenore Single Grain Whiskey


Single Grain whiskies are quite rare as most grain whiskey is used for blended whiskeys. This is the only Single Grain whiskey produced in Ireland.  Soft, sweet corn, with hints of bourbon on the nose. Taste is rich, with soft oils, and a hint of barley for good measure and finish is crisp. 

 

AVAILABILITY:  Available in Ireland, Europe and the U.S.A. Also distributed, but harder to find, in Australia and Asia. 

 



Green Spot Pure Pot Still
Green Spot & Yellow Spot Single Pot Still Whiskeys

Single Pot Still whiskey (traditionally known as Pure Pot Still whiskey, it is distilled from malted and unmalted barley in traditional copper pot stills) is unique to Ireland and these are part of only a handful of brands currently produced.  This whiskey brand has a long history, being the last remaining of the whiskey bonder brands, which today is still distributed in Ireland by the traditional family owned Whiskey Bonder, Mitchell & Sons from Dublin. The Green Spot is a triple distilled whiskey and is smooth, soft, with gentle floral and honey notes.  The Yellow Spot, released in 2013 was voted Irish Whiskey of the Year 2014 by Whisky Advocate Magazine and it a whiskey with lots of depth and exotic fruity notes, due to its maturation in bourbon barrels, Oloroso sherry butts and Malaga casks.  Very hard to find outside of Ireland, and even many Irish have never heard of it.  Grab them if you see them!  

 

AVAILABILITY: Ireland, France and Germany essentially. 

 

 


  


Jameson Irish Whiskey
Jameson Irish Whiskey


The world's best selling Irish Whiskey, selling over 20 million bottles annually. Triple distilled in Midleton, it is a smooth and well balanced whiskey. Almonds, vanilla and orchard fruits on the nose with light sherry notes, marzipan and gentle toasted wood on the palate with a very pleasant dry finish. Matured in ex bourbon and sherry casks.  The Jameson family also includes Jameson 12 Year Old Special Reserve and 18 Year Old Limited Reserve, Jameson Gold Reserve and Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve.

 

AVAILABILITY: Widely available throughout the world. 

 

 

 

 



Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey
Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey


A blended Irish whiskey from the Cooley Distillery which is named after the oldest continually licensed distillery in the world.  Sweet caramel, vanilla and toasty wood aromas on the nose and palate. A smooth, sweet and popular Irish whiskey from Ireland’s only independent distillery. Matured in ex-Bourbon casks only. 

 

AVAILABILITY:  Available in Ireland, Europe and the U.S.A. Also distributed, but harder to find, in Australia and Asia. 

 

 

 

 



Locke's Irish Whiskey
Locke's Irish Whiskey


Available as a high malt content blend or as an 8 year old very gently peated Single Malt, both from the Cooley Distillery, who revived the original Locke's brand originally distilled in Kilbeggan.  The Single Malt is made up of both peated and non-peated malts resulting in a whiskey with soft citrus notes that compliment the gently peatiness. Full flavoured nose bulging with big fruit-barley character. There is a copper-tanginess, lots of barley followed by a dry fruity flavour on the taste and lots of malt on the finish.

 

AVAILABILITY: Limited availability around the world as not extensively exported outside of Ireland.

 




 

Midleton Very Rare
Midleton Very Rare


A deluxe whiskey from Midleton. Every year since 1984 a new vintage has been produced.   Bottled in limited quantities, every vintage is a collectors and connoisseurs’ whiskey and slightly different from the previous year.  Barry Crockett, Master Distiller in Midleton, personally selects whiskeys matured in bourbon casks only and aged generally up to 25-27 years. Box contains a certificate and each purchaser is entered into the Midleton Very Rare book. One of the smoothest whiskeys money can buy.
 

 AVAILABILITY: Available in most countries in deluxe retail outlets and bars

 

 

 



 

Midleton Very Rare
Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy


This Single Pot Still whiskey, first released in 2011, has been matured for many long years exclusively in ex American oak casks.  Named after Barry Crockett, Master Distiller in Midleton and whose father was Master Distiller before him, this deluxe whiskey is all about finesse combined with a full spectrum of elegant flavours. Vanilla, charred oak, pears and a touch of green pepper on the nose are complemented by limes and mandarin orange sweetness, with a hint of cinnamon and light pepper on the palate. The finish, as can be expected from a Single Pot Still whiskey of this age is long, complex and very smooth.
 

 AVAILABILITY: Ireland, Germany and France mostly.  Available in the U.S. from 2012.

 

 

 



Paddy Irish Whiskey
Paddy Irish Whiskey


From the Midleton Distillery, one of Ireland's favourite whiskeys.  Triple distilled, it is a blend of pot still and grain whiskeys from Midleton and malt whiskey from Bushmills.  A very popular whiskey in Ireland, ideal for mixing.  It is a young and light whiskey, with also opens up quite nicely with a little water.  Mild, soft, a distinctive mellow maltiness, a touch of sweet oil, spiciness with background notes of honey, vanilla, toasted wood on the nose and palate. Mellow maltiness and mild woody notes on the finish. Named after Paddy Flaherty, a famous 1930's whiskey sales rep from Cork. 

 

AVAILABILITY:  not available in the U.S.A. and very difficult to find outside of Europe.

 





Powers Irish Whiskey
Powers Irish Whiskey


For a long time, this was Ireland's best selling whiskey and it still remains extremely popular.  A blend of triple distilled pot still and grain whiskeys. Smooth yet robust, this is a complex whiskey for its age – excellent with a few drops of water, as well as for Irish coffee and Hot Irish. Warm cereal notes, lots of spice, touch of honey and high pot still content.   There are also two 12 Year Old versions, the Powers John's Lane being a Single Pot Still whiskey launched in 2011.  Grab either of the 12 Year olds if you can, - the regular 12YO is very smooth, perfectly balanced, but with a surprising peppery and spicy kick at the back of the palate, with a finish that goes on forever.  Powers John's Lane is a superbly masculine whiskey, with a perfect balance of soothness and complexity, tobacco, leather and spices.

 

AVAILABILITY:  Exported mostly to continental Europe, but difficult to find.  Small quantities of Powers and Powers 12YO available in the U.S.A. 

 

 



Redbreast Pure Pot Still
Redbreast Single Pot Still


A Single Pot Still range of whiskeys from the Midleton Distillery, available as a 12 YO, 15YO and now also as a 12YO Cask Strength edition.   This type of whiskey is unique to Ireland and Redbreast is a continuation of the great tradition of pure pot still whiskeys, made from malted and unmalted barley in the traditional pot still method.  The regular 12YO is a unique whiskey, full of character, lovely touch of oilyness and fruitcake on the taste and long classy sherry notes on the finish. Regularly wins top awards in International spirits competitions.  Very hard to find outside of Ireland with the exception of UK, France and Germany. Small quantities exported to USA too. 

 

AVAILABILITY:  Exported mostly to UK, France and Germany, with small quantities filtering through to other markets.

 



 


Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey
Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey


The world's second best selling Irish Whiskey.  It is triple Distilled whiskey, smooth and gentle and a blend of grain and pot still whiskeys from Midleton and malt whiskey from Bushmills. Charred wood undertones on the nose and palate with warming, sweetish spices and pleasant maltiness. Distilled in Tullamore until the early 1950’s, the whiskey will once again be distilled in Tullamore from 2014, when the new distillery opens. Very smooth and approachable whiskey, also good with ice and in cocktails.  Look out for the Tullamore Dew 12 Year Old and limited 10 Year Old Single Malt and the Old Bonded Warehouse release (only available from the Tullamore D.E.W. Visitor Centre). 

 

AVAILABILITY: Available in most countries. 

 



Tyrconnell Single Malt 
Tyrconnell Single Malt


An unpeated Single Malt whiskey from the Cooley Distillery. This is a historic old Irish brand named after a famous race horse that won the largest race in Ireland at odds of 100 to 1.  It is one of only a handful of Irish Single Malts. Full and fruity aroma with a citrus spiciness, with the malt becoming more dominant on the finish. Matured in ex-Bourbon casks only.  The range also includes award winning 10 Year Old Sherry, Madeira and Port Cask finish editions.

 

AVAILABILITY: Available in Ireland, Europe and the U.S.A. Also distributed, but harder to find, in Australia and Asia.

 

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