Whisky production in Ireland started in the 12th century, with The Bushmills distillery founded in 1608 it is said to be the oldest licensed distillery in the world, granted by James I of England in 1608. Irish whiskey is known to be rather smooth, full of fruitiness and often triple-distilled, which gives the whiskey it's smooth character. There are four types in total of Irish whiskey, Single pot still with a great example from the Midleton distillery; blended whiskey, such as the world-widely known Jameson brand. Not to forget grain and single malt, with a bunch of distilleries including Connemara, Tyrconnell and
A blend of triple distilled single malt whiskey with a lighter Irish grain whiskey. The folks back at the old distillery will tell you it’s an very approachable whiskey with a rich‚ warming taste of fresh fruit and vanilla. It has a fruity burst that sits on the tongue before turning to honey in your jowls.
Paddy Whiskey is distilled three times from the finest quality barley and water. This ensures a whiskey, which is particularly light, well balanced and pure. Its relatively low pot-still content and uniquely high proportion of malt whiskey, ensures Paddy is One of the softest of all Irelands whiskeys Jim Murray, International Whiskey Connoisseur.
Tullamore Dew is the original blend known the world over for its smooth and gentle flavour. This mild blended whiskey has spicy, lemony and malty notes with charred wood undertones giving a soft, buttery, rounded flavour that lingers in the mouth.
It all started back in 1780 when John Jameson created his triple distilled, smooth Irish whiskey and John knew a thing or three about making great tasting whiskey. Thats why, today, Jamesons continue his tradition and make sure that Jameson Irish Whiskey is always as perfect as the day John Jameson released his first cask from his Single Distillery - triple distilled, twice as …
Uisce Beatha takes its name from the Gaelic wording for "water of life". This Whiskey is made with Irish single malt and grain whiskeys. A handsome and tasty blended whiskey, matured for no less than four years in ex-bourbon American oak casks. Plenty of creamy vanilla, caramel notes on the nose. A toasty palate with a hint of char from the bourbon barrels, with quite a lengthy…
The classic Crested Ten bottling by Irish distillers, John Jameson & Son is back with new packaging and a new name. The blend features some pot still whisky, drawn from a combination of bourbon and sherry casks.
Marking Diageos return to the premium Irish whiskey industry is Roe & Co, named in honour of George Roe who is seen to be responsible for the golden era of Irish whiskey back in the 19th century. To create this new Dublin blend theyve used a single malt and grain whiskeys both drawn from bourbon casks.
Glendalough is one of the newer Irish distilleries, based in Co. Wicklow. Their Double Barrel Irish Whisky is a single grain, which has been matured in bourbon barrels before being finished for six months Oloroso Sherry casks. It’s bottled at 42% ABV.