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. Waterford - Single Farm Origin Series Lakefield 1.1 - 2017 3 year old Whisky
    Waterford - Single Farm Origin Series Lakefield 1.1 - 2017 3 year old Whisky

    70cl | 50%

    The first release from the 2016 harvest at Lakefield farm, Lakefield 1.1 is made entirely from 'Irina' malted barley, aged for 3 years and 7 months and bottled in 2021 at 50% ABV Multiple maturations take place, including first-fill, virgin US &... Click for more info
    £69.95
    DistilleryWaterfordAge3 year old
    DescriptionSingle Farm Origin Series Lakefield 1.1Vintage2017
    Cask WoodFirst Fill, Virgin, and FrenchYear Bottled2021
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP13402
  2. Waterford - Single Farm Origin Series Hook Head 1.1 - 2017 3 year old Whisky
    Waterford - Single Farm Origin Series Hook Head 1.1 - 2017 3 year old Whisky

    70cl | 50%

    From the Waterford distillery, Hook Head 1.1 distilled in 2017 and bottled in 2021 comes out a hearty 50% ABV. 'Extreme maritime terroir' is the story here with Irish 'Propino' malted barley growing in maritime conditions creating a unique flavour pr... Click for more info
    £69.95
    DistilleryWaterfordAge3 year old
    DescriptionSingle Farm Origin Series Hook Head 1.1Vintage2017
    Cask WoodFirst Fill, Virgin, and FrenchYear Bottled2021
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP13401
  3. West Cork Distillers - The Pogues Irish Whiskey
    West Cork Distillers - The Pogues Irish Whiskey

    70cl | 40%

    A blended Irish whiskey from West Cork Distillers in collaboration with punk band, The Pogues. A high malt content results in a sweet, rich and, as you might imagine, malty whiskey Nose:Toffee, caramel and plenty of malt notes Palate:Smooth and cre... Click for more info
    £22.95
    DistilleryWest Cork DistillersAge
    DescriptionThe Pogues IrishVintage
    Cask WoodBourbonYear Bottled
    PackagingUnboxedCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP13380
  4. West Cork Distillers - The Pogues Irish Single Malt Whiskey
    West Cork Distillers - The Pogues Irish Single Malt Whiskey

    70cl | 40%

    From West Cork Distillers and punk band, The Pogues, following their initial blended whiskey now we have a single malt Irish whiskey. Aged in ex-Bourbon casks for a spicy and floral led number. Nose:Lavender and rose with nuts, chocolate and faint s... Click for more info
    £22.95
    DistilleryWest Cork DistillersAge
    DescriptionThe Pogues Irish Single MaltVintage
    Cask WoodBourbonYear Bottled
    PackagingUnboxedCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP13378
  5. Peaky Blinders - Hip Flask Gift Pack w/ Miniature Spiced Gin
    Peaky Blinders - Hip Flask Gift Pack w/ Miniature Spiced Gin

    5cl | 40%

    A gift pack containing 1 x Sadler's Peaky Blinder Spiced Dry Gin (5cl) and 1 x Peaky Blinder's Stainless Steel Hip Flask From the Sadler's distillery, this quintessentially Brummie gin is named after the infamous Peaky Blinder's street gang. Well b... Click for more info
    £11.95
    DistilleryPeaky BlindersAge
    DescriptionHip Flask Gift Pack w/ Miniature SpicedVintage
    Cask WoodOakYear Bottled
    PackagingGift PackagingCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP13377
  6. Peaky Blinders - Hip Flask Gift Pack w/ Black Spiced Rum
    Peaky Blinders - Hip Flask Gift Pack w/ Black Spiced Rum

    70cl | 40%

    A gift pack containing 1 x Sadler's Peaky Blinder Black Spiced Rum (70cl) and 1 x Peaky Blinder's 6oz Stainless Steel Hip Flask From the Sadler's distillery, this quintessentially Brummie rum is named after the infamous Peaky Blinder's street gang. ... Click for more info
    £32.95
    DistilleryPeaky BlindersAge
    DescriptionHip Flask Gift Pack w/ Black SpicedVintage
    Cask WoodOakYear Bottled
    PackagingGift PackagingCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP13376
  7. Peaky Blinders - Flat Cap Gift Pack w/ Irish Whiskey
    Peaky Blinders - Flat Cap Gift Pack w/ Irish Whiskey

    70cl | 40%

    A gift pack containing 1 x Sadler's Irish Whiskey (70cl) and 1 x Peaky Blinder's 'Shelby' style flat cap with excl. 'Peaky' hat pin. From the Sadler's distillery, this Irish whiskey is named after the infamous Peaky Blinder's street gang. A pleasan... Click for more info
    £32.95
    DistilleryPeaky BlindersAge
    DescriptionFlat Cap Gift Pack w/ IrishVintage
    Cask WoodOakYear Bottled
    PackagingGift PackagingCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP13375
  8. Peaky Blinders - Hip Flask Gift Pack w/ Miniature Black Spiced Rum
    Peaky Blinders - Hip Flask Gift Pack w/ Miniature Black Spiced Rum

    5cl | 40%

    A gift pack containing 1 x Sadler's Irish Whiskey (5cl) and 1 x Peaky Blinder's Stainless Steel Hip Flask From the Sadler's distillery, this quintessentially Brummie rum is named after the infamous Peaky Blinder's street gang. Expertly blended with... Click for more info
    £11.95
    DistilleryPeaky BlindersAge
    DescriptionHip Flask Gift Pack w/ Miniature Black SpicedVintage
    Cask WoodOakYear Bottled
    PackagingGift PackagingCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP13374
  9. Peaky Blinders - Hip Flask Gift Pack w/ Miniature Irish Whiskey
    Peaky Blinders - Hip Flask Gift Pack w/ Miniature Irish Whiskey

    5cl | 40%

    A gift pack containing 1 x Sadler's Irish Whiskey (5cl) and 1 x Peaky Blinder's Stainless Steel Hip Flask From the Sadler's distillery, this Irish whiskey is named after the infamous Peaky Blinder's street gang. A pleasantly sweet, oaky Irish whisk... Click for more info
    £11.95
    DistilleryPeaky BlindersAge
    DescriptionHip Flask Gift Pack w/ Miniature IrishVintage
    Cask WoodOakYear Bottled
    PackagingGift PackagingCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP13372
  10. Peaky Blinders - Taster Selection Spirits
    Peaky Blinders - Taster Selection Spirits

    5cl x 3 | 40%

    A Taster Selection Gift Pack containing 3 x 5cl bottles from the Sadler's Peaky Blinder range 1 x Peaky Blinder Irish Whiskey (5cl)1 x Peaky Blinder Spiced Gin (5cl)1 x Peaky Blinder Black Spiced Rum (5cl) Click for more info
    £11.95
    DistilleryPeaky BlindersAge
    DescriptionTaster SelectionVintage
    Cask WoodOakYear Bottled
    PackagingGlass JarCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP13371
  11. Peaky Blinders - Hip Flask Gift Pack w/ Irish Whiskey
    Peaky Blinders - Hip Flask Gift Pack w/ Irish Whiskey

    70cl | 40%

    A gift pack containing 1 x Sadler's Irish Whiskey (70cl) and 1 x Peaky Blinder's 6oz Stainless Steel Hip Flask From the Sadler's distillery, this Irish whiskey is named after the infamous Peaky Blinder's street gang. A pleasantly sweet, oaky Irish ... Click for more info
    £31.95
    DistilleryPeaky BlindersAge
    DescriptionHip Flask Gift Pack w/ IrishVintage
    Cask WoodOakYear Bottled
    PackagingGift PackagingCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP13370
  12. Peaky Blinders - Irish Whiskey
    Peaky Blinders - Irish Whiskey

    70cl | 40%

    From the Sadler's distillery, this Irish whiskey is named after the infamous Peaky Blinder's street gang. A pleasantly sweet, oaky Irish whiskey that has been finished in Sherry casks before bottling resulting in a rich, fruity whiskey Click for more info
    £22.95
    DistilleryPeaky BlindersAge
    DescriptionIrishVintage
    Cask WoodSherryYear Bottled
    PackagingUnboxedCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP13369
  13. Gelston's - Single Pot Still - Pinot Noir Cask Finish Whisky
    Gelston's - Single Pot Still - Pinot Noir Cask Finish Whisky

    70cl | 40%

    A limited edition release from the Gelston's distillery. 19 months in ex-Bourbon casks followed by 21 months in French, former Pinot Noir casks resulting in a rich, fruity Irish whiskey Nose:Malt, banana, berries and spice Palate:Red fruits, berri... Click for more info
    £29.95
    DistilleryGelston'sAge
    DescriptionSingle Pot Still - Pinot Noir Cask FinishVintage
    Cask WoodPinot NoirYear Bottled
    PackagingUnboxedCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP13365
  14. Gelston's - Blended Irish Whiskey
    Gelston's - Blended Irish Whiskey

    70cl | 40%

    A triple distilled blended Irish whiskey from the Gelston's distillery. Containing a blend of Irish malted barley and grain matured in ex-Bourbon casks for a sweet, buttery smooth Irish whiskey. Nose: Peppered spice up front with apple and citrus... Click for more info
    £20.95
    DistilleryGelston'sAge
    DescriptionBlended IrishVintage
    Cask WoodOakYear Bottled
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP13317
  15. Redbreast - Cask Strength Batch B1-20 12 year old Whiskey
    Redbreast - Cask Strength Batch B1-20 12 year old Whiskey

    70cl | 57.6%

    Matured in a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry butts, this is Batch B1/20 of the 12 year old, single pot still Irish whiskey from the world renowned Redbreast. Nose:Dried plums, dark chocolate, cinnamon and orange all stewing in a big pot of s... Click for more info
    £89.95
    DistilleryRedbreastAge12 year old
    DescriptionCask Strength Batch B1-20Vintage
    Cask WoodOakYear Bottled2020
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthYes
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP13302
  16. Midleton - Dair Ghaelach Knockrath Forest - Tree 5 Whiskey
    Midleton - Dair Ghaelach Knockrath Forest - Tree 5 Whiskey

    70cl | 56.5%

    Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach is a range of Single Pot Still Irish whiskeys from the Midleton Distillery meaning, quite simply, Irish Oak. This Single Pot Still Irish whiskey was matured initially in American Oak Bourbon barrels for between 15 and... Click for more info
    £274.95
    DistilleryMidletonAge
    DescriptionDair Ghaelach Knockrath Forest - Tree 5Vintage
    Cask WoodIrish OakYear Bottled2019
    PackagingSpecial PackagingCask StrengthYes
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP13300
  17. Redbreast - Family Collection Whiskey
    Redbreast - Family Collection Whiskey

    5cl x 3 | 46%

    Redbreast Family Collection - A gift pack collection of 3 x 5cl of Redbreast Single Pot Still Irish 12 year old whisky, 15 year old whisky and Lustau edition / The signature bottling, Redbreast 12 boasts the flavour complexity and distinctive quali... Click for more info
    £22.95
    DistilleryRedbreastAge
    DescriptionFamily CollectionVintage
    Cask WoodOakYear Bottled
    PackagingGift PackagingCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP13269
  18. Kilbeggan - 2 Gingers Irish 4 year old Whiskey
    Kilbeggan - 2 Gingers Irish 4 year old Whiskey

    75cl | 40%

    From Kilbeggan, Ireland's oldest continually licensed distillery An approachable blended Irish whiskey aged for four years and its smooth, caramel and vanilla heavy taste profile sees it perfect for mixing with ginger ale or sipping over ice Click for more info
    £29.95
    DistilleryKilbegganAge4 year old
    Description2 Gingers IrishVintage
    Cask WoodOakYear Bottled
    PackagingUnboxedCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP13254
  19. The Shed Distillery - Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Irish Whisky
    The Shed Distillery - Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Irish Whisky

    70cl | 43%

    The Shed Distillery opened in December 2014 in Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim, in the heart of rural Ireland, making history as the first distillery in the Northwestern province of Connacht in over 100 years. Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey is the... Click for more info
    £49.95
    DistilleryThe Shed DistilleryAge
    DescriptionDrumshanbo Single Pot Still IrishVintage
    Cask WoodBourbon & OlorosoYear Bottled2020
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP13229
  20. 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
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