Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey is a blend of Malt and grain whiskeys, predominantly aged in Bourbon casks. It has set the standard for Irish Blended whiskey and is one of the most drinkable whiskeys in Ireland.Bushmills Original is a fine example of an entry level Irish whiskey. A blend of grain and malt whiskeys predominately matured in bourbon barrels with a dash a whiskey matured in sherry cask to spice it up a little.
Bushmills Black Bush Irish Whiskey, is a blended whiskey form the Bushmills Distillery in Co. Antrim. It is made of 80% Malt Whiskey, and 20% of a Small Batch grain whiskey. Predominantly aged in ex-Oloroso Sherry Casks, with a Small proportion of ex-bourbon casks used also.This is one of the best value for money whiskeys in the Irish Blended Whiskey category. It has a rich and full-flavoured palate, lots of dried fruits and sherry nuttiness, making it a much more dynamic whiskey than your average blend.
The Irishman Founder's Reserve Blended Irish Whiskey, is the newly named Irishman 70, formally called this for the fact that it was made up of 70% malt whiskey and 30% pot still whiskey. It is a triple distilled whiskey carefully selected by Bernard Walsh for the Walsh Whiskey Distillery in Carlow. This unique blend is enjoyed by many an "Irishman" and women.The Irishman Founder's Reserve Blended Irish Whiskey has a soft aroma with a underlining tone of of honey and ginger. As for the taste it can only be described as a day out at the carnival, with flavours of fudge, toffee and caramel apples. For the price it is an amazing whiskey and should not be passed by.
The Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey, is a blend of grain and malt whiskeys, matured in ex-bourbon barrels and finished off in ex-rum barrels from the Caribbean. It is non-chill filtered and comes in at 46% ABV. On the nose the Teeling Small Batch, has plenty of dried fruit smell coming from the influence of the grain whiskey. The taste is warm with a consent spice that lasts. On the back of the throat there is a slight gingerbread man taste. The high alcohol is not able to be directed as all in all the whiskey is well balanced.
Tyrconnell Single Malt Irish Whiskey, comes from the Kilbeggan Distilling Company. This is the standard bottling which is aged for nearly 8 years but will typically have some older whiskey included in the vatting. Tyrconnell whiskey was inspired after a legendary racehorse won the iconic National Produce Stakes in 1876, against all odds.Tyrconnell Single Malt Irish Whiskey, is double distilled single malt made from 100% malted barley. On the nose you will get a wonderful fruity bouquet with a hint of vanilla pod . With the first sip you will be met with flavours of fresh fruit, ripe green apples with a finish of vanilla.
West Cork Black Cask, is a Blended Irish Whiskey from the West Cork Distillery in Skibbereen. The whiskey itself has been matured in some highly charred bourbon barrels, with each barrel charred to a level of 5. From this chariness comes vanilla, butterscotch and toffee flavours which in turn brings smoothness and sweetness to a whiskey.On the nose, West Cork Black Cask has aromas of vanilla, toasted oak and spices which remind you of your favourite curry dish. The palate is light and delicate making the whiskey well balanced. the finish is that of chocolate and ginger.
Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition, is a Blended Irish Whiskey under the Jameson brand, produced by the Midleton Distillery in Cork. This particular bottling is a collaboration between the distillery and nearby brewery Francisan Well. The story goes that Brewmaster Shane Long asked to borrow some used Jameson casks to age his stout, when the casks where returned, they were refilled with cask strenght blended Jameson for about 6 months, to creat something extra-ordinary.The nose of the Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition, is that of milk chocolate, hops and some spice aromas. There are also undertones of pepper and herbs. The palate is that of black pepper and vanilla flavours. There are also some butterscotch and fresh fruit flavours. The finish is much the same, a lovely long finish.
Connemara Peated Single Malt, is the definitive Irish heated whiskey. It was released at a point when there were no other heated whiskeys in Ireland and has filled that void for many years since.It is double-distilled approx 5 years old, aged in ex-bourbon casks, it has a gorgeous peat smoke texture, with citrus fruits, toasted wood, and vanilla sweetness. It is a smooth, well balanced, and flavoursome whiskey, and a great crossover for Peated Scotch Drinkers, to try some Irish Whiskey.
The Dubliner Bourbon Cask, is a Blended Irish Whiskey which has been aged in ex-bourbon barrels. This whiskey is a new addition from the Dubliner range, from which you may know from their Dubliner Irish Whiskey Liqueur. On the nose the Dubliner Bourbon Cask, has a well honeyed aroma which reminds you of the liqueur, there is also notes of spice and a hint of orchard fruit. The palate has some welcome malt and grass notes, the finish is that of peppery spice and honey, which gives the whiskey its smoothness.
Teeling Single Grain, is a whiskey made up of approx 96% Corn(maize) & a touch of Malted Barley, distilled in Column stills, and then fully matured for approx 7 years in ex-Cabernet Sauvignon Barrels from California. Interestingly, these barrels were made from French oak.True to it's nature, the nose of this Single Grain whiskey is quite soft with initial sweetness and soft touches of spice. The palate has a mix of vanilla & honey sweetness, touches of fruit. Overall a very soft easy drinking whiskey.
Lockes 8 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey, comes from the finest whiskeys in the Cooley Distillery. It is a double distilled Single Malt using pot stills. It ages between 8-10 years old. 10% of the barley used is peated malt, which gives the whiskey an underlining smoky, peaty flavour. It was first released in the year 2000 and has been successful ever since winning a gold medal and best in class at the 2009 International Wine and Spirits Award.On the nose Lockes 8 year old Single Malt, has some unusually aromas, beginning with toasted oak, freshly squeezed orange juice and a the wood shavings off a freshly sharped pencil. As for the palate the whiskeys is smooth and woody with quite a few oaky flavours mixed in. The overall mouth feel is that of chewing tobacco, vanilla, oak and citrus fruit.
Powers Three Swallows Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey, is the embodiment of the old style of Powers pot still, which made the brand famous around the world. This bottling brings back the style and recipe used by the Powers Distillery which was suited just of Thomas street up until 1966. This whiskey has been matured in ex-bourbon barrels and finished of for a small amount of time in ex-sherry casks.On the nose Powers Three Swallows, has a sweet roasted nut aroma, with a undertone of barley sugar and orange peel. As for the palate it is strange but of course enjoyable with flavours of bananas,raisins, tropical fruit cocktail and toasted oak. The finish itself is not too long but it does leave a lingering for more.
Bushmills 10 year old Single Malt, is the first in Bushmills' Triple Distilled Age statement Single Malts, and has been the flagship Single Malt since it's launch. It is predominantly matured in ex-bourbon casks for a minimum of 10 years, with a small amount of ex-sherry casks used to give an added layer of depth.The nose has a mix of barley, honey, vanilla, and soft chocolate aromas, it's quite fresh and inviting. The palate has a mix of ripe fruit, barley & heather from the spirit are evident, along with notes of honey & vanilla sweetness. A must have entry level Single Malt for all whiskey lovers.
St Patricks Oak Aged, is a Blended Irish Whiskey distilled, matured, blended and bottled in Cork. The whiskey is matured for more than three years in first fill bourbon barrels. It os comprised of three year old grain whiskey with some 21 year old malt whiskey.On the nose the St Patricks Oak Aged, has strong vanilla aromas, with undertones of honey and butterscotch. A creamy, buttery whiskey that coats your whole mouth, with flavours of honey, vanilla and toffee apple. The finish is that of oak spice, that lingers until the end.
Writers Tears Copper Pot Blend Irish Whiskey, is produced by the Walsh Distillery in Carlow. Owned by Bernard Walsh and family. The Walsh Family have been in the Whiskey industry since 1999. Starting out with the Irishman Whiskey and in 2008 releasing Writers Tears Copper Pot Blend.Writers Tears Copper Pot Blend is made up of Pot Still and Malt Whiskey, the marriage of both styles became known as "The Champagne Of Irish Whiskey" and was widely enjoyed by Irish Writers of the 19th Century. On the nose you enjoy a burst of fresh green apples with hints of vanilla and honey. On the palate you should expect hints of ginger and butterscotch with a elegant finish of milk chocolate and almonds.
The Irishman Single Malt Irish Whiskey, is a Single Malt matured in both ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. These casks have then been perfectly selected by Bernard Walsh from the Walsh Whiskey Distillery in Carlow.On the nose The Irishman Single Malt Irish Whiskey, has a soft, sweet aroma with hints of roasted almonds. On the palate there is a distinctive dark chocolate taste and a finish of black pepper. Very interesting.
Tullamore DEW 12 Year Old is a Triple-Distilled, Triple Blended Irish Whiskey. It is one of the best core range Blends on the Irish Market, and combines the best aspects of Malt, Pot Still, and Grain whiskeys to create a complex diverse blend.The marriage of all three styles of whiskeys ranging from 12 to 15 years old matured in a selection of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks.The nose has elements of rich fruits, malt spice, a distinct nuttiness, and rich fruit cake. The palate follows suit with rich fruits, and nuttiness, clear influences of the sherry casks with a lingering milk chocolate finish.
The Temple Bar Irish Whiskey, a Blended Irish Whiskey made up of grain and malt whiskeys. The whiskey has been especially bottled for the Temple Bar Pub in Temple Bar Dublin. It has been matured in ex-bourbon and ex-port pipes married together to form this whiskey.On the nose the Temple Bar Irish Whiskey, has a strong aroma of vanilla and butterscotch. It has undertones of ginger spice and nutmeg that seems to come from the port pipes. The palate itself is that of red berries, orange zest that is finished off with a citrus fruit that dance around your mouth.
Knappogue Castle 12 year old Single Malt, an Independently bottled triple-distilled Irish Single Malt. The Knappogue Castle brand originated in 1966 when an American, Mark Andrews Sir, purchased the Knappogue Castle, outside Ennis in Co.Clare, and while renovating the Castle he began purchasing casks of Whiskey from closed down distilleries in Ireland. He let these casks mature and began bottling them in the late 1980's, most famously as Knappogue Castle 1951.Knappogue Castle 12 year old Single Malt is exclusively matured in ex-bourbon casks for the full 12 years and bottled at 40%abv. It is an incredibly smooth whiskey with a refreshing array of malt spice and citrus fruits. On the nose there are clear notes of malted grains, barley, and white pepper spice. The palate is an infusion of those cereal notes intertwined, with fresh apple and citrus peel. The finish is touch richer with warming spice.
Hyde 1916, is a Single Grain Irish Whiskey produced for the Hiberinan Distillers, located in West Cork, the south of Ireland. The Hyde family are orinally from the Bandon area of West Cork.This particular botting is a special celebratory bottle released on the anniversary year of the 1916 rising, and is matured in ex-bourbon barrels for 6 years.The nose of the Hyde 1916, is that of cinnamon and clove aromas with some sweet caramel and spice aromas. The palate is that of spices with some black pepper and vanilla flavours. There is also some flavours of toasted oak, that come from the bourbon barrels. The finish is that of oak, tabacco and leather flavours that are smooth and soft.
Writers Tears Red Head Single Malt Irish Whiskey, is a Single Malt matured in Oloroso Sherry casks, which have been perfectly selected by Bernard Walsh of the Walsh Whiskey Distillery in Carlow. It is bottled at 46% ABV and is non-chill filtered. On the nose Writers Tears Red Head Single Malt, has an aroma for fresh fruit, melons and ripe apples with undertones of figs and grapefruit with comes from the sherry butts. As for the palate Writers Tears is refreshing with a mixture of tropical fruits and ginger spice. The finish is that of a strong sherry flavour with raisins, sultanas and figs. A wonderful, smooth whiskey to be enjoyed at any occasion.
The Dublin Liberties Oak Devil, is a Blended Irish Whiskey from the Quintessential Brand. The whiskey has been matured in ex-bourbon barrels. The name Oak Devil comes from the fact that the Liberties, also know as the old home of distilling in Dublin, having been known as "hell" back in the 18th century. An actually oak devil would greet the people coming into the area but it has since disappeared. It is said that the oak found its way into a whiskey cask.On the nose the Dublin Liberties Oak Devil, has aromas of toasted malt, cherries, honey and all spice. As for the palate there are more flavours of spices used for baking, raisins, vanilla and a hint of white pepper. The finish is that of creamy milk chocolate.
Roe & Co., is a Blended Irish Whiskey from the Diageo conglomerate. Roe & Co is the first of Diageo's Irish Whiskey since they owned Bushmills. Roe & Co will be the name of their new distillery at the Guinness complex in Dublin. The whiskey itself is a blend of malt and grain whiskeys, it has been matured in first fill ex-bourbon barrels and bottled at 45% ABV.On the nose Roe & Co, is quite punchy with some malty, vanilla and oak aromas, there are also undertones of pears and fresh grapes. The palate is creamy and sweet with notes of oak influnces and spice. There is a long finish with an influnce of pepper and butterscotch that makes you want more.
Method & Madness Single Grain, is a Single Grain Whiskey from the Midleton Distillery in Cork. The whiskey has first been matured in ex-ourbon barrels and then for 12 months finished in virgin Spanish oak casks from Galicia. On the nose Method & Madness Single Grain, has a sweet vanilla aroma which draws you into the whiskey and makes you want the whole bottle! (nearly). There are also hints of spice and nutmeg. The palate is that of baking spices, such as cinnamon and clove with flavours of tropical fruit which hit the back of your mouth. The finish is long and well-balanced with a lovely creamy smooth finish.
Teeling Single Malt Irish Whiskey, is a Non-Age statement Irish Whiskey, matured in 5 different Wine casks. They take a selection of ex-bourbon matured whiskeys of different ages and spread them between 5 ex-wine casks, Port, Sherry, Madeira, White Burgundy, & Cabernet Sauvignon, creating a complex full-flavoured Single Malt.Bottled at 46% and non-chill filtered, Teeling have done everything they can to leave as much flavour in this liquid as possible. On the nose there are distinct floral notes intertwined with soft fruits, citrus and clear european oak spice, The palate is quite subtle with no distinct fruit character standing out from the maturation, rather just delicate and smooth fruits. This is a great value for money Single Malt.
Tullamore DEW 10 Year Old Single Malt, is a Double-Distilled SIngle Malt which has undergone a Four Cask Finish. Initially matured in ex-bourbon casks, it is then finished in a selection of ex-bourbon, Oloroso Sherry, Port, and Madeira barrels. Now discontinued from their core range, as they are sticking to all Triple-Distilled releases from now on.The nose of this whiskey has clear tropical fruits tones, inter-twined with toasted oak and Malted barley spice. The palate has incredible depth of flavour for a 10 year old. There are notes of tropical fruits, apricot, mango and juicy pineapple, followed by distinct European oak influence, oak spice and vanilla.
Hyde 1860, is a Single Grain Irish Whiskey produced for the Hibernia Distillers in the south of Ireland.They have dedicated the whiskey to Douglas Hyde, the first President of the Republic of Ireland in 1922. Hyde was born in 1860 which is why the whiskey has the date imprinted on the bottle. This particular bottling is a 6 year old grain whiskey that have been matured in ex-bourbon barrels and finished of in ex-burgundy casks. It is a limited whiskey to only 5,000 bottles.The nose of the Hyde 1860, is that of forest fruit, such as blackberries, strawberries and blueberry aromas. There are also undertones of vanilla and caramel with some hints of nuts and toffee. The palate is that of hazelnuts, vanilla nad oaky flavours. The finish is full of dark fruit flavours with some flavours of nutmeg and dark fruits.