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
Kilbeggan is a blended Irish whiskey made at the distillery of the same name in County Westmeath. One of the two stills used in the production is the oldest working whisk(e)y-producing Pot Still in the world, dating from the first half of the 19th century. This is an elegant, sweet and malty blend.
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.
Millar's is a blend of malt and grain whiskeys from the Cooley distillery, matured in first-fill bourbon casks. Created in 1843, the brand is, as of 2013, made by Cooley at their distillery in County Louth.
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 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 bottle of Paddy in a delightful gift tin. A well-known blend, reputedly named after a gregarious travelling sales rep for the distillery, Paddy Flaherty, who made sure that everyone who crossed his path tried a glass. The triple distillation leads to a smoother and mellower style of whiskey that has been enjoyed since 1779.
An interesting idea from the folks at Jameson, taking a different look at that classic of whiskey cocktails - The Irish Coffee. The pack contains a bottle of Jameson, four shot glasses and a bag of coffee beans from Third Floor Espresso in Dublin, as well as instructions on how to combine the two in the best possible way.
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.
A special bottling to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the license to distil aqua vitae in Antrim originally granted in 1608 to Sir Thomas Phillips. Bushmills 1608 has already won 'Best Irish Blended Whiskey (No Age Statement)' at the World Whiskies Awards 2008 and 2012. World Whiskies Awards 2012 - Best Irish No Age Statement Blended Whiskey