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.
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.
The best-selling whiskey in the Republic of Ireland, Power's Gold Label has a spicy potstill character and is aged between 5 and 6 years in Bourbon casks. This was relaunched in 2013 with a new-recipe and at a higher strength of 43.2%.
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.
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.