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 »
A very old bottle of the famous Paddy blend, probably bottled sometime in the 1970s. Interestingly, this was bottled when Paddy still had an age statement (10 years old) and before Irish Distillers began using an 'e' in ‘whiskey’ for this brand.
The ne plus ultra from Jameson, this has been blended with some of the oldest and rarest whiskeys from Jameson's maturing stock - one of which was a pot-still whiskey matured in a port pipe, which adds an extra fruitiness to the final assemblage. More than justifies the price tag - this is one of the greatest Irish whiskies ever bottled, we feel. Whisky Bible Awards 2012: Irish Blend of the Year
An old bottling of blended whiskey from Bushmills in Northern Ireland, bottled at a typically young, for the time, 9 years old. While they're now part of the Diageo family this was produced back before they joined the, at the time, newly formed Irish Distillers group.
A beautiful looking bottle of Jameson's three star whiskey, released back in the 1960s. It's proudly marked with an age statement, unlike many whiskies of the era, claiming 'Not a drop is sold till it's seven years old'.
A bottle of Reid Wright's Green Seal Irish Whiskey, which we estimate was bottled in the 1960s. This is classified on the label as very old matured special liqueur Irish Whiskey. The brand was established in 1700 by Reid Wright & Holloway Distillers.
A historic bottling of Midleton Very Rare. This was the very first release and was bottled in 1984. Only a small quantity is released each year and as each bottle carries the vintage, these are becoming ever increasingly collectable.
An old bottle of Jameson's whiskey which was bottled sometime in the 1940s for export to the US. This whiskey has been aged for a minimum of 7 years and has been bottled at a rather interesting strength of 87 proof (43.5%).