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
The 2016 release from the Very Rare range by Midleton. Each year these bottles get snapped up very quickly, so dont hold out if your a fan of this particular Irish whiskey.
This rare individually numbered whiskey is in scarce supply with only a limited number of casks available. It’s matured in bourbon and sherry barrels for 21 years, and then married together for two years in a madeira-infused cask. The result is dark chocolate and caramelised toffee aromas and a sip that clings to the palate before releasing a magical burst like mint. It’s a ra…
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.
Distilled at the Cooley distillery, Connemara is a peated Irish single malt - and there's not a lot of that about. An interesting dram for those who like their peated Islay whiskies, who want to try something a bit different.
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.
Green Spots traditional green bottle is now replaced with a stylish clear glass bottle with higher shoulders, a shorter neck and an enlarged base offering the perfect backdrop for the striking new label. A contemporary tube, which features an image of a cask marked with a green spot, is set to increase the gift appeal of this celebrated limited release expression. The name deri…