West Cork Classic Blend Irish Whiskey, comes from the West Cork Distillery which started in 2003. It is a independent distillery in the south west of Ireland. West Cork Classic Blend Irish Whiskey is made up of grain and malt whiskey. Matured in ex-bourbon cask. On the plate it is creamy and buttery with hints of vanilla and orange.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
West Cork 12 Year Old Rum Cask, is a product of the West Cork Distillery in Skibbereen. It is a 12 year old whiskey that has been matured in ex-bourbon barrels and finished of in ex-rum casks from the West Indies.On the nose West Cork 12 Year Old Rum Cask, is light and fresh with lovely aromas of honey, lemon, pineapple and toasted oak, almost like a tropical fruit juice or a fruit cocktail. As for the palate it is soft and delicate with flavours of orchard fruit, honey and grapes. It tastes like a sun holiday lying on a beach.
West Cork 12 Year Old Sherry Cask, is a product of the West Cork Distillery in Skibbereen. It is one of a trio of 12 year old whiskeys to be released by West Cork Distillers in 2016. This particular expression has been finished off in Sherry casks, which in itself released flavours of sweet berries and chocolate.The nose of the West Cork 12 Year Old Sherry Cask, is that of vanilla pod, rhubarb tart and orange peel aromas that all settle together. The palate is that of a typical sherry finished whiskeys with flavours of raisins and dates with hints of nutty notes on the back of your mouth. The finish is somewhat strange with thick blackcurrant flavour. Lovely way to finish a whiskey.
West Cork 12 Year Old Port Cask, is a product of West Cork Distillery in Skibbereen. This whiskey has been matured in a ex-bourbon barrel and finished off in a port pipes. One of the trio from the 12 year old range coming out of the West Cork Distillery.On the nose the West Cork 12 Year Old Port Cask has amazing aromas of tropical fruits, such as red berries, vanilla, fruit cake and lovely strawberry aromas. The palate is soft and creamy with flavours of strawberry shortcake and caramel. The finish is that of juicy berries that explode al over your tastebuds. Absolutely lovely.
The Dubliner 10 Year old, is a Single Malt Irish Whiskey that has been matured in 100% American Bourbon Oak Barrels. It is a Limited Edition release, which makes the whiskey a must buy. On the nose the Dubliner 10 Year Old, has aromas of vanilla, honey and a complex lavender aroma, which somehow ties in well together. The palate is more complex with a warmness at the front that reminds you of your first taste of an apple tart straight out of the oven. The middle and finish flavours are dominated by chocolate and vanilla. A well-balanced whiskey.
Redbreast 12 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey, first came out in 1939 and was bottled by Gilbeys. It is a gaurenteed 12 year old whiskey which has been matured in ex-bourbon casks and finished off in ex-sherry casks. It is the largest selling Irish Pot Sill in the world. On the nose the Redbreast 12 Year Old, has touches of toffee crisp with undertones of dried fruit and spices. As for the palate there is a recognisable taste of roasted nuts, that is constant in every bottling of the Redbreast range. It has a long warm spicy finish lingers and makes your mouth water for more.