As with Scotch, Irish blends are the most important whiskies in the category, with Jameson leading the way. Jameson's is made at the Midleton distillery, also home to the other famous Irish blends: Power's, Paddy and Tullamore Dew. Read More »
Hugely popular Irish blend, renowned for its affinity with ginger ale. The default springboard into the fascinating world of Irish whiskey, Jameson's quality has improved massively in the last 10-15 years and it's one of Jim Murray's favourites, with 95 points in the Whisky Bible 2013. Whisky Bible 2013: 95 Points
A rich, dark, Irish blend, Black Bush contains a high proportion of triple-distilled single malt, aged in Oloroso sherry casks for around 8-10 years before marriage with the grain. Picked up the top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010.
A special edition of Paddy's Irish Whiskey, enclosing the bottle in a removal carrying frame styled to look like a lantern. A perfect display piece or carrying aid, even though it doesn't actually light up.
A pack of four miniatures showcasing Ireland's Cooley distillery's mastery of a variety of different whiskey styles. Pack comprises Greenore 8yo (single grain); Kilbeggan (blend); Tyrconnell (single malt); and Connemara (peated single malt).
A blended Irish whiskey, Clontarf Classic was originally a 100% grain whiskey from Cooley, but these days the product has a very small amount of malt in it, with the grain supplied by Irish Distillers (top inside info from Jim Murray's Whisky bible there - JM gives it 86 points).
Since the Teelings parted company with Cooley, the company they started, we've been waiting for their return and here it is - Teeling Whiskey. Finished in rum casks and bottled at 46% without chill-filtration it's an excellent statement of intent. The blend is said to contain a high proportion of first fill bourbon casked whiskey, and a higher-than-normal ratio of malt to grain.
A special pot still whiskey-heavy version of Jameson. Select Reserve has lots of first fill bourbon and sherry casks in the mix giving it a much richer flavour than regular Jameson, with a strong sherried note.
A big 1.5 litre magnum bottle of Millars Special Reserve whiskey, a blend of Cooley made grain and malt whiskey. It's a bar style bottle, so the label's on upside down - perfect for those who like drinking while standing on their heads.
Formerly known as '1780' in reference to the year the original Jameson distillery in Bow Street, Dublin, was founded, this has recently been relaunched as 'Special Reserve'. A smooth, spicy, sweet potstill-based blend.