TOP 10 Irish Whiskies

A great value selection of the Top Ten Irish whiskies (or whiskeys if you prefer) to buy. Take your pick from our favourite Top 10 Irish whiskey bargains for the perfect Irish whiskey gift.

Jameson Triple Distilled Irish Whiskey
Jameson Triple Distilled Irish Whiskey

Jameson Triple Distilled Irish Whiskey

Irish Blended Whiskey 70cl / 40%

One of the world's most recognisable whiskies, Jameson is comfortably the world's best selling Irish whiskey, with millions of worldwide fans of its triple-distilled, easy-drinking charm.

Originally distilled in Dublin, Jameson’s is now one of the many Irish whiskeys produced at Irish Distillers' highly versatile Midleton distillery in County Cork in southwest Ireland.

The benchmark everyday Irish whiskey, Jameson is great on its own with a pint of Guinness on the side, or mixed with ginger ale over plenty of ice and a small slice of lime.

Attributes
Distillery

Midleton

Bottler

Distillery

Country Ireland
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 40.0%
Pre-Owned

No

 

Tasting Notes

Nose: The nose offers an interesting combination of floral, orange, toffee, Sherry and spice notes. Water releases more cooked fruits and a suggestion of linseed.
Palate: Initially citric in the mouth, along with classic Irish oiliness, more profound notes of Sherry develop, along with fudge, vanilla and spice.
Finish: The finish is long, warming and spicy, remaining oily to the very end.

£23.50 inc VAT.
£19.58 exc VAT.
Teeling Single Pot Still | Batch 3
Teeling Single Pot Still | Batch 3

Teeling Single Pot Still

Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 46%

Teeling Pot Still was the first Irish Whiskey to be distilled in Dublin in almost 50 years and the style pays homage to the old style of whiskey produced by the famous, and now closed Dublin Whiskey Distillers.

This whiskey is produced using a unique Irish mash bill of 50% malted barley and 50% unmalted barley.

It is distilled 3 times before being matured in a combination of ex-bourbon, American virgin oak and sherry casks. Delicious!

Attributes
Distillery

Teeling

Bottler

Distillery

Cask Type Ex-bourbon, American Oak & Sherry
Country Ireland
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 46.0%
Pre-Owned No
£46.00 inc VAT.
£38.33 exc VAT.
Sailor's Home The Journey | Irish Whiskey
Sailor's Home The Journey | Irish Whiskey

Sailor's Home The Journey | Irish Whiskey

Blended Irish Whiskey
Bottled By Sailors Home 70cl / 43%

The Journey is an Irish whiskey from the Sailor's Home brand. This blended Irish whiskey features Irish grain whiskey aged in virgin oak casks and finished in small ex-bourbon barrels, blended with Irish malt whiskey that's been matured initially in bourbon casks before finishing in rum wood.

Generally Irish whiskey often complements moderate rum finishing and these Sailor's Home whiskeys seem like very good value. Expect sweet toffee, vanilla and banana flavours and some oakspice.

Attributes
Distillery Undisclosed
Bottler

Sailor's home

Series

The Explorer Series

Country Ireland
Cask Type American Virgin Oak, Bourbon and Jamaican Rum Casks
Limited Edition Yes
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 43%
Pre-Owned

No

 

Tasting Notes

Nose: Butterscotch, toasted oak, dark rum.
Taste: Sticky toffee, malt depth, rum roundness.
Finish: Ripe fruits, vanilla.

£33.30 inc VAT.
£27.75 exc VAT.
Teeling 18 Year Old The Renaissance Series 2
Teeling 18 Year Old The Renaissance Series 2

Teeling 18 Year Old The Renaissance Series 2

Irish Single Malt Whiskey
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 46%

This is the second release from Teeling of the very popular Renaissance Series. Produced to celebrate the new golden era of Irish Whiskey production this does show off the very best that Teeling has to offer.

The Renaissance Series 2 is an 18-year-old single malt Irish whiskey that has been matured in ex-bourbon barrels and then finished for 18 months in very high-quality Australian Shiraz casks giving hints of ripe red fruits with sour cherry notes and delicate soft spice. 

Limited to 9000 bottles worldwide.

Attributes
Distillery

Teeling

Bottler

Distillery

Series

Renaissance Series 2

Age 18
Limited Edition Yes
Bottles Produced 9000
Cask Type Ex-Bourbon & Ex-Shiraz
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 46.0%
Pre-Owned No

 

Tasting Notes

Nose: Red Fruits, sour cherries, red currents, hard candy.
Taste: Strawberry, peach, ripe bananas, soft spice.
Finish: Sherbet, toast, roasted peppers.

£119.00 inc VAT.
£99.17 exc VAT.
Teeling Blackpitts Peated Single Malt
Teeling Blackpitts Peated Single Malt

Teeling Blackpitts Peated Single Malt

Irish Whiskey
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 46%

Teeling Blackpitts Irish single malt is the first peated whiskey from the Teeling distillery, one of the most exciting of Ireland's new wave distillers. This whiskey was inspired by the old Blackpitts district near the new distillery, which was once the home to some of the largest malting houses in Ireland.

Teeling Blackpitts whiskey is triple distilled in the classic Irish style, and this has subdued some of the medicinal notes associated with peated Scottish whisky. the whiskey for Blackpitts is then matured in a combination of two-thirds ex-bourbon and one third ex-sauternes casks before being bottled at 46% without colouring or chill filtration.

Attributes
Distillery

Teeling

Bottler

Distillery

Cask Type Ex-bourbon & Ex-sauternes
Country Ireland
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 46.0%
Pre-Owned No

 

Tasting Notes

Nose: Inviting nose where barbeque smoke and cloves are intermingled with fresh notes of butterscotch and orange peel.
Palate: On the palate, a fascinating blend of Applewood smoke, honey and allspice are married with stewed pears and fresh grilled pineapple.
Finish: This whiskey finishes with the return of a savoury smoke over a lingering wood undertone, which combines delightfully with notes of salted caramel.

 

£48.00 inc VAT.
£40.00 exc VAT.
Sailor's Home The Haven | Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
Sailor's Home The Haven | Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

Sailor's Home The Haven | Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey
Bottled By Sailor's Home 70cl / 43%

This is the first release from Irish whiskey brand Sailor's Home and it looks great - a triple-distilled non chill filtered single pot still Irish whiskey aged in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks and bottled at 43%.

Distillery Undisclosed
Bottler

Sailor's home

Series

The Haven 1st Release

Country Ireland
Cask Type Oloroso Sherry & Bourbon
Limited Edition Yes
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 43%
Pre-Owned

No

Tasting Notes

Nose: Green grapes, warm spice, honeyed oak.
Taste: Creamy mouthfeel, pot spice, roasted almonds, vanilla.
Finish: Brown sugar, black fruits.

£40.50 inc VAT.
£33.75 exc VAT.
Teeling Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Teeling Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Teeling Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Teeling Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Teeling Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Irish Single Malt Whiskey
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 46%

The award-winning Teeling single malt Irish Whiskey is here.

Made with Irish Whiskies distilled from 100% malted barley, and then matured and finished in five different cask types (Sherry, Port, Madeira, White Burgundy, Cabernet Sauvignon).

This Irish single malt whiskey is fruit-driven and full of flavour.

Attributes
Distillery

Teeling

Bottler

Distillery

Cask Type Sherry, Port, Madeira, White Burgundy, Cabernet Sauvignon
Country Ireland
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 46.0%
Pre-Owned No
£49.50 inc VAT.
£41.25 exc VAT.
Glendalough 17 Year Old Mizunara Finish
Glendalough 17 Year Old Mizunara Finish

Glendalough 17 Year Old Mizunara Finish

Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Bottled By Glendalough 70cl / 46%

Glendalough 17 year old is a mystery Irish single malt whiskey aged initially for fifteen years in first-fill bourbon casks before being transferred into virgin Mizunara (Japanese oak) casks for a further two years of finishing.

A prestige bottling in very smart packaging, this is a limited edition of just 652 bottles.

At this age, there are only two Irish distilleries in the frame here, and although the original source is undisclosed this is sure to be a delightful dram combining fruity Irish whiskey notes with the exotic wood spices of Mizunara oak.

Attributes
Distillery

Undisclosed

Bottler

Glendalough

Cask Type First Fill Bourbon & Mizunara
Country Ireland
Age 17
Limited Edition Yes
Bottles Produced 652
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 46%
Pre-Owned No
£204.00 inc VAT.
£170.00 exc VAT.
Waterford Bannow Island 1.2
Waterford Bannow Island 1.2

Waterford Bannow Island 1.2

Irish Single Malt Whiskey
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 50.0%

Located on the south-east coast of Ireland, Waterford Distillery is known for its barley-forward, terroir-driven, compelling Irish whisky.

This second edition from Bannow Island forms part of Waterfords Single Farm Origin series and is made using 100% Irish malted barley.

The whiskey is four months older than the first edition and uses barley grown on the Southern coast of County Wexford. This extreme and rugged part of the world is home to Ed Harpur where the salt-laden Atlantic winds and sandy soils create a unique and challenging terroir for his farm.

This whiskey was matured in 36% first-fill American oak casks, 21% virgin American oak casks, 17% French oak casks and 26% were previously used to age Vin Doux Naturel (fortified wines) like in Sheestown 1.1.

Attributes
Distillery

Waterford

Bottler

Distillery

Series

Bannow Island 1.2

Country Ireland
Bottling Year 2020
Limited Edition Yes
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 50.0%
Pre-Owned

No

 

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Honey with oils that grip the glass.
Nose: A malty aroma on the nose with ripe pears, raisins and floral notes.
Palate: Fruity notes greet the palate with honey, caramel, malted biscuits and a hint of spice.
Finish: A long-lasting oiliness with a spicy heat finish that turns dry.

£70.00 inc VAT.
£58.33 exc VAT.
Waterford Ballymorgan 1.1
Waterford Ballymorgan 1.1

Waterford Ballymorgan 1.1

Irish Single Malt Whiskey
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 50.0%

Located on the south-east coast of Ireland, Waterford Distillery is known for its barley-forward, terroir-driven, compelling Irish whisky.

Ballymorgan 1.1 forms part of Waterfords Single Farm Origin series and is made using 100% Irish malted barley.

This single malt Irish whiskey was made using the finest Overture barley grown in the County of Wexford. It is here that Robert Milne and 5 generations of his family have farmed these premier barley terroirs.

Another terrific release from Waterford.

Attributes
Distillery

Waterford

Bottler

Distillery

Series

Ballymorgan 1.1

Country Ireland
Bottling Year 2020
Limited Edition Yes
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 50.0%
Pre-Owned

No

 

Tasting Notes

Appearance: A golden barley with oils that slowly caress the glass.
Nose: Fruity aromas hit the nose alongside milk chocolate, rhubarb and custard. Palate: Green apple greets the palate coated in caramel, cloves and custard with liquorice and mint chocolate.
Finish: A gentle finish with heat that lingers in your mouth and as it slowly fades; oiliness is left with spicy chocolate.

£70.00 inc VAT.
£58.33 exc VAT.