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 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).
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.
An aged version of this classic Irish blend made by the Midleton distillery (home of Jameson). "I love the pot still character of Powers, and the 12 year old expression is quite stunning." John Hansell, Malt Advocate Magazine.
Formerly only available in travel retail, this 1L Jameson's Signature Reserve is comprised of a high proportion of pure potstill whisky, much of which has been matured in Oloroso sherry casks. Sounds good.
Tullamore Dew Phoenix is a triple distilled Irish blended whisky partly finished in oloroso sherry casks. Named after the phoenix which graces the town's coat of arms, this is a warming and spicy whiskey.
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
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.
The superlative Jameson 18yo has long been considered one of the brightest stars of the range. This blend of two potstill whiskies and a single grain is matured in Oloroso sherry casks and finished in bourbon wood for 6 months for a brilliantly complex potstill character.
A follow-up to the enormously successful Kilbeggan 15yo, which won just about every award going, this small batch long-aged blend has been assembled by Cooley from the very best of their old maturing stock. World Whiskies Awards 2012 - Best Irish Blended Whiskey
The 2014 edition of Midleton Very Rare. The first to be selected by new Master Distiller, Brian Nation. The flagship blend from Ireland's biggest distillery (home of Jameson), it is a small batch blend released annually, generally to universal acclaim.
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