Irish Whiskey

Depending on who you read, it can be said that the Irish actually started distilling whisky first and passed it on to the Scots and no-one is quite sure why there's an e in whisk(e)y.  For much of the 20th Century Irish whiskey was in a sorry state, with only 4 active distilleries (Cork, Jameson's and Powers, who had all formed Irish Distillers and Bushmills in the North, who joined them in 1972).  A combination of Prohibition, Depression, Irish Independence (loss of the Commonwealth market) and the growth and popularity of Scottish producers had greatly diminished Irish market share. Originally producing quite rich and full bodied whiskies,  Irish whiskey reinvented itself during the late 19th and 20th centuries as a light, smooth and easy drinking whiskey, partly due to triple distillation and the use of blended grain and malt. 

Currently Irish whiskey production is experiencing an explosion, with 29 distilleries either in the process of being built or actively distilling.  With this there is an exploration of what Irish Whiskey can offer with modern distillers exploring the richer fuller style of Ireland's past as well as the more well known style of it's bigger brands like Jameson's and Bushmills.  

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  1. Athru - Knocknarea Irish Single Malt Batch #1 14 year old Whisky
    Athru - Knocknarea Irish Single Malt Batch #1 14 year old Whisky

    70cl | 48%

    This ultra-premium whiskey is the second release in an exclusive collection of nine Athru whiskies, inspired by three trilogies. Each premium whiskey is presented as a First Edition book inspired by Celtic mythology and limited to just 6,600 bottles ... Click for more info
    £124.95
    DistilleryAthruAge14 year old
    DescriptionKnocknarea Irish Single Malt Batch #1Vintage
    Cask WoodOloroso SherryYear Bottled2020
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP13123
  2. Athru - Keshcorran Irish Single Malt Batch #1 14 year old Whiskey
    Athru - Keshcorran Irish Single Malt Batch #1 14 year old Whiskey

    70cl | 48%

    This ultra-premium whiskey is the third release in an exclusive collection of nine Athru whiskies, inspired by three trilogies. Each premium whiskey is presented as a First Edition book inspired by Celtic mythology and limited to just 6,600 bottles t... Click for more info
    £124.95
    DistilleryAthruAge14 year old
    DescriptionKeshcorran Irish Single Malt Batch #1Vintage
    Cask WoodJapanese OakYear Bottled2020
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP13122
  3. Athru - Annacoona Irish Single Malt Batch #1 14 year old Whiskey
    Athru - Annacoona Irish Single Malt Batch #1 14 year old Whiskey

    70cl | 48%

    This ultra-premium whiskey is the first release in an exclusive collection of nine Athru whiskies, inspired by three trilogies. Each premium whiskey is presented as a First Edition book inspired by Celtic mythology and limited to just 6,600 bottles t... Click for more info
    £124.95
    DistilleryAthruAge14 year old
    DescriptionAnnacoona Irish Single Malt Batch #1Vintage
    Cask WoodPedro Ximenez & Oloroso Sherry CasksYear Bottled2020
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP13121
  4. Blue Spot - Blue Spot & Red Spot Bundle (2 x 70cl) Irish  Whiskey
    Blue Spot - Blue Spot & Red Spot Bundle (2 x 70cl) Irish Whiskey

    70cl x 2 | 57.8%

    Blue Spot & Red Spot Bundle (2x 70cl) Under the hustle and bustle of cobbled Dublin streets in the early 1900s, a rare Whiskey was quietly making a name for itself. The simple act of marking barrels with spots of coloured paint would not only si... Click for more info
    £189.95
    DistilleryBlue SpotAge
    DescriptionBlue Spot & Red Spot Bundle (2 x 70cl) Irish Vintage
    Cask WoodOakYear Bottled2020
    PackagingTin TubeCask StrengthYes
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP13118
  5. Midleton - Powers - John's Lane Release 12 year old Whiskey
    Midleton - Powers - John's Lane Release 12 year old Whiskey

    70cl | 46%

    Featured in the 1001 whiskies you must try before you die book 96.5 points Jim Murray's Whisky Bible Featured in Ian Buxton's 101 world whiskies to try before you die book Featured in Ian Buxton's 101 legendary whiskies you're dying to try b... Click for more info
    £59.95
    DistilleryMidletonAge12 year old
    DescriptionPowers - John's Lane ReleaseVintage
    Cask WoodAmerican & European OakYear Bottled
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP13032
  6. Waterford - Single Farm Origin Series Ballymorgan 1.2 - 2016 4 year old Whisky
    Waterford - Single Farm Origin Series Ballymorgan 1.2 - 2016 4 year old Whisky

    70cl | 50%

    For Ballymorgan 1.2, Robert Milne exploits one of Ireland’s premier barley terroirs in the shadow of the Wicklow Mountains in County Wexford. Working with his son and nephew, five generations of his family have farmed these fertile fields with thei... Click for more info
    £74.95
    DistilleryWaterfordAge4 year old
    DescriptionSingle Farm Origin Series Ballymorgan 1.2Vintage2016
    Cask WoodFirst Fill American Oak, Virgin American Oak, Premium French Oak & Vin Doux Naturel CasksYear Bottled2020
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP12996
  7. Waterford - Single Farm Origin Series Sheestown 1.2 - 2016 4 year old Whisky
    Waterford - Single Farm Origin Series Sheestown 1.2 - 2016 4 year old Whisky

    70cl | 50%

    Known locally as ‘the place of the lush grass’, the Sheestown farm has well-drained lowland soil and is owned by Phillip O’Brien, father of one of Waterford distillery’s workers. It’s a high-quality terroir that sits outside the historic to... Click for more info
    £74.95
    DistilleryWaterfordAge4 year old
    DescriptionSingle Farm Origin Series Sheestown 1.2Vintage2016
    Cask WoodFirst Fill American Oak, Virgin American Oak, Premium French Oak & Vin Doux Naturel CasksYear Bottled2020
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP12995
  8. Midleton - Method & Madness - Ruby Port Pipe Single Pot Still Irish  28 year old Whiskey
    Midleton - Method & Madness - Ruby Port Pipe Single Pot Still Irish 28 year old Whiskey

    70cl | 56.1%

    Single Pot Still and a single Ruby Port Pipe don’t meet every day. But 28 years ago, Midleton posited a theory that the two could harmonise quite nicely over time. Theory confirmed, as you’ll see upon first sip. This Limited Edition release is a... Click for more info
    £1,799.95
    DistilleryMidletonAge28 year old
    DescriptionMethod & Madness - Ruby Port Pipe Single Pot Still Irish Vintage
    Cask WoodBourbon & PortYear Bottled2019
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP12939
  9. The Shed Distillery - Sausage Tree - Pure Irish Vodka
    The Shed Distillery - Sausage Tree - Pure Irish Vodka

    70cl | 43%

    The latest release from The Shed Distillery in Drumshanbo, Ireland, is a super-premium vodka made with the fruit of the Kigelia Africana, or sausage tree, known as the sausage tree - because the fruit looks like sausages! Using Irish grain vodka,... Click for more info
    £43.45
    DistilleryThe Shed DistilleryAge
    DescriptionSausage Tree - Pure IrishVintage
    Cask WoodOakYear Bottled
    PackagingUnboxedCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP12873
  10. The Shed Distillery - Drumshanbo Gunpowder Glass Pack Gin
    The Shed Distillery - Drumshanbo Gunpowder Glass Pack Gin

    50cl | 43%

    A smart Gunpowder Gin and Glass Gift Pack, perfect for the gift seeker. An Irish gin from made with juniper, angelica, orris, caraway, coriander, meadowsweet, cardamom and star anise as well as vapour infused oriental lemon and lime, fresh grapefrui... Click for more info
    £39.95
    DistilleryThe Shed DistilleryAge
    DescriptionDrumshanbo Gunpowder Glass PackVintage
    Cask WoodOakYear Bottled
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP12868
  11. The Shed Distillery - Drumshanbo Gunpowder Ceramic Gin
    The Shed Distillery - Drumshanbo Gunpowder Ceramic Gin

    70cl | 43%

    An Irish gin from made with juniper, angelica, orris, caraway, coriander, meadowsweet, cardamom and star anise as well as vapour infused oriental lemon and lime, fresh grapefruit and gunpowder tea! It's produced at The Shed distillery, who are al... Click for more info
    £44.95
    DistilleryThe Shed DistilleryAge
    DescriptionDrumshanbo Gunpowder CeramicVintage
    Cask WoodOakYear Bottled
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP12866
  12. Waterford - Arcadian Series Organic Gaia 1.1 - Irish Single Malt  - 2016 3 year old Whisky
    Waterford - Arcadian Series Organic Gaia 1.1 - Irish Single Malt - 2016 3 year old Whisky

    70cl | 50%

    Waterford’s Arcadian series celebrates radical barley growers and alternative farming philosophies, focusing on the pursuit of flavour over crop yield. The first installment is Organic Gaia 1.1, Ireland’s first organically-certified whisky using ... Click for more info
    £79.95
    DistilleryWaterfordAge3 year old
    DescriptionArcadian Series Organic Gaia 1.1 - Irish Single Malt Vintage2016
    Cask WoodFirst Fill American Oak, Virgin American Oak, Premium French Oak & Vin Doux Naturel CasksYear Bottled2020
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthYes
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP12831
  13. Teeling Whiskey Co. - Black Pitts - Peated Single Malt Irish  Whisky
    Teeling Whiskey Co. - Black Pitts - Peated Single Malt Irish Whisky

    70cl | 46%

    Located just behind the new Teeling Whiskey Distillery is the historic Blackpitts area of Dublin City. Steeped in manufacturing tradition and formerly home to an abundance of malting houses, it provides the inspiration for the Teeling Blackpitts Peat... Click for more info
    £52.95
    DistilleryTeeling Whiskey Co.Age
    DescriptionBlack Pitts - Peated Single Malt Irish Vintage
    Cask WoodSauternes WineYear Bottled2020
    PackagingCardboard TubeCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP12830
  14. Teeling Whiskey Co. - 2 x Branded Glass Gift Pack & Small Batch Whiskey
    Teeling Whiskey Co. - 2 x Branded Glass Gift Pack & Small Batch Whiskey

    70cl | 46%

    This elegant gift pack contains a bottle of Teeling's rum-cask-finished Small Batch blended Whiskey and a pair of tumblers. The blend is said to contain a high proportion of first-fill bourbon cask whiskey, and a higher-than-normal ratio of malt to ... Click for more info
    £49.95
    DistilleryTeeling Whiskey Co.Age
    Description2 x Branded Glass Gift Pack & Small BatchVintage
    Cask WoodBourbon & Sherry OakYear Bottled2020
    PackagingGift PackagingCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP12814
  15. Sexton - With Luxury Quality Branded Glass & Irish Single Malt  Whiskey
    Sexton - With Luxury Quality Branded Glass & Irish Single Malt Whiskey

    70cl | 40%

    A new Irish single malt, matured for 4 years in refill sherry butts for added depth of flavour. Distilled in County Antrim, Northern Ireland (Bushmills distillery) this is a new release for 2019 aimed at both those who like to drink neat or mix. Li... Click for more info
    £34.95
    DistillerySextonAge
    DescriptionWith Luxury Quality Branded Glass & Irish Single Malt Vintage
    Cask WoodBourbon & Sherry OakYear Bottled
    PackagingUnboxedCask StrengthNo
    BottlerSextonHTFW Cat. No.LP12806
  16. Red Spot - Single Pot Still Irish 15 year old Whiskey
    Red Spot - Single Pot Still Irish 15 year old Whiskey

    70cl | 46%

    Red Spot was originally produced exclusively by the Mitchell family who commenced trading in 1805 on Grafton Street in Dublin as purveyors of confectionery, wines and fortified wines. The family's entrepreneurial spirit expanded into the whiskey bond... Click for more info
    £104.75
    DistilleryRed SpotAge15 year old
    DescriptionSingle Pot Still IrishVintage
    Cask WoodBourbon, Sherry & Marsala CasksYear Bottled2020
    PackagingCardboard TubeCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP12771
  17. Jameson - Crested - Triple Distilled Irish Whiskey
    Jameson - Crested - Triple Distilled Irish Whiskey

    70cl | 40%

    Jameson Crested is a tribute to the first drops bottled at The Bow Street Distillery and it is Jameson's oldest distillery bottled brand. It reveals delicate sherry undertones and toasted wood, with fruit, spice and chocolate notes. Jameson's didn't... Click for more info
    £29.95
    DistilleryJamesonAge
    DescriptionCrested - Triple Distilled IrishVintage
    Cask WoodBourbon & Sherry OakYear Bottled
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP12761
  18. Bushmills - Gift Pack - 2 x 35cl Original & Black Bush Irish Whiskey
    Bushmills - Gift Pack - 2 x 35cl Original & Black Bush Irish Whiskey

    35cl x 2 | 40%

    Bushmills offers two iconic whiskeys in this box beautifully illustrated in the image of the distillery with walls, windows and roof. This Gift Pack contains 2 x 35cl bottles, of the Bushmills Original and Bushmills Black Bush along with two cocktail... Click for more info
    £29.95
    DistilleryBushmillsAge
    DescriptionGift Pack - 2 x 35cl Original & Black Bush IrishVintage
    Cask WoodAmerican & European OakYear Bottled
    PackagingGift PackagingCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP12626
  19. Waterford - Single Farm Origin Series Ballymorgan 1.1 Irish  - 2016 4 year old Whisky
    Waterford - Single Farm Origin Series Ballymorgan 1.1 Irish - 2016 4 year old Whisky

    70cl | 50%

    A new Single Farm release from Waterford, with the first Batch from Sheestown.  Batch 1.1 Uses 100% Irish malted barley, Waterford’s Single Farm Origin series is an uber-provenance range of limited edition natural whiskies that explore Irish “te... Click for more info
    £79.95
    DistilleryWaterfordAge4 year old
    DescriptionSingle Farm Origin Series Ballymorgan 1.1 Irish Vintage2016
    Cask WoodFirst Fill American Oak, Virgin American Oak, Premium French Oak & Vin Doux Naturel CasksYear Bottled2020
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP12625
  20. Waterford - Single Farm Origin Series Sheestown 1.1 Irish  - 2016 3 year old Whisky
    Waterford - Single Farm Origin Series Sheestown 1.1 Irish - 2016 3 year old Whisky

    70cl | 50%

    The new Single Farm Estate release from Waterford, Sheestown 1.1. Using 100% Irish malted barley, Waterford’s Single Farm Origin series is an uber-provenance range of limited edition natural whiskies that explore Irish “teireoir” – one farm,... Click for more info
    £79.95
    DistilleryWaterfordAge3 year old
    DescriptionSingle Farm Origin Series Sheestown 1.1 Irish Vintage2016
    Cask WoodFirst Fill American Oak, Premium French Oak & Vin Doux Naturel CasksYear Bottled2020
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP12624
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