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.

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

Official Tasting Notes

Nose: Butterscotch, toasted oak, dark rum.

Taste: Sticky toffee, malt depth, rum roundness.

Finish: Ripe fruits, vanilla.

£35.00 inc VAT.
£29.17 exc VAT.
Writers' Tears Copper Pot Irish Whiskey | Gift Pack With Branded Hip Flask
Writers' Tears Copper Pot Irish Whiskey | Gift Pack With Branded Hip Flask
Writers' Tears Copper Pot Irish Whiskey | Gift Pack With Branded Hip Flask
Writers' Tears Copper Pot Irish Whiskey | Gift Pack With Branded Hip Flask
Writers' Tears Copper Pot Irish Whiskey | Gift Pack With Branded Hip Flask
Writers' Tears Copper Pot Irish Whiskey | Gift Pack With Branded Hip Flask

Writers' Tears Copper Pot Irish Whiskey | Gift Pack With Branded Hip Flask

Irish Whiskey
Bottled By Walsh Whiskey 70cl / 40%

A bottle of Walsh Whiskey's Writers' Tears Copper Pot Irish Whiskey in a special gift pack featuring a 5oz (150ml) stainless steel branded hip flask. 

Writers' Tears is composed of single pot still and single malt Irish whiskey - unusually, there's no grain whiskey involved in this blend - and has a delicious, easy-drinking but characterful charm. A great whiskey for a hip flask, and this smart hip flask whiskey gift set is an ideal gift for Irish whiskey fans.

Attributes
Distillery Undisclosed
Bottler

Walsh Whiskey

Series

Copper Pot Chapter 01

Country Ireland
Cask Type Charred American Oak
Limited Edition Yes
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 40%
Pre-Owned

No

Tasting Notes

Official Tasting Notes

Nose: Flashes of apple with hints of vanilla.

Pallet: 
Gently spiced, ginger & orchard fruits.

Finish:
Long & elegant with dark chocolate.

£34.00 inc VAT.
£28.33 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 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%.

Attributes
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.

£42.00 inc VAT.
£35.00 exc VAT.
Writers' Tears Copper Pot Irish Whiskey
Writers' Tears Copper Pot Irish Whiskey

Writers' Tears Copper Pot Irish Whiskey

Irish Whiskey
Bottled By Walsh Whiskey 70cl / 40%

Writers' Tears Copper Pot is the benchmark bottling in Walsh Whiskey's Writers' Tears range of blended Irish whiskeys. Unlike most blended Irish whiskeys, Writers' Tears contains no grain whiskey, being comprised solely of single pot still and single malt whiskeys.

In the glass this means that Writers' Tears is all killer no filler, with an exuberant abundance of tasty fruit and classic coppery pot still character. A terrific dram and a must-try for Irish whiskey fans.

Attributes
Distillery Undisclosed
Bottler

Walsh Whiskey

Series

Copper Pot Chapter 01

Country Ireland
Cask Type Charred American Oak
Limited Edition Yes
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 40%
Pre-Owned

No

Tasting Notes

Official Tasting Notes

Nose: Flashes of apple with hints of vanilla.

Pallet:  
Gently spiced, ginger & orchard fruits.

Finish: 
Long & elegant with dark chocolate.

£30.00 inc VAT.
£25.00 exc VAT.
Sailor's Home The Horizon | 10 Year Old Irish Whiskey
Sailor's Home The Horizon | 10 Year Old Irish Whiskey

Sailor's Home The Horizon | 10 Year Old Irish Whiskey

Blended Irish Whiskey
Bottled By Sailor's Home 70cl / 43%

A 10-year-old Irish blended whiskey from the Sailor's Home brand, this whiskey is a mix of 10-year-old Irish malt and grain whiskeys from ex-bourbon casks finished in Barbados rum casks.  

Irish whiskey often seems to work well with rum wood, so this 10-year-old rum finished Irish blended whiskey sounds very promising and at this price Sailor's Home looks like a great value Irish whiskey.

Attributes
Distillery Undisclosed
Bottler

Sailor's Home

Series

The Horizon Islands Series

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

No

Tasting Notes

Nose: Brown sugar, tropical fruits.
Palate: Malted honey, silky rum, vanilla and caramelized banana.
Finish: Buttery toffee, orange zest.

£47.00 inc VAT.
£39.17 exc VAT.
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.
Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey
Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey
Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey
Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey

Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey

Irish Single Grain Whiskey
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 46%

Apart from flavour, the uniqueness of this single grain bottling is what makes this a great grain whiskey.

Starting off with an unconventional mash bill of 95% corn and 5% malted barley, it is then triple distilled and fully matured in ex-Cabernet Sauvignon red wine casks from California.

Attributes
Distillery

Teeling

Bottler

Distillery

Cask Type Ex-Cabernet Sauvignon
Country Ireland
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 46.0%
Pre-Owned No
£42.00 inc VAT.
£35.00 exc VAT.
Teeling Amber Ale Small Batch Irish Whiskey
Teeling Amber Ale Small Batch Irish Whiskey

Teeling Amber Ale Small Batch Irish Whiskey

Irish Whiskey
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 46%

A fascinating cask-finishing experiment from Teeling Irish Whiskey, who have teamed up with fellow Dubliners the Dot Brew craft brewery for this special collaboration.

Teeling Amber Ale Small Batch is the product of a complex symbiosis. Dot Brew were sent a batch of the rum casks used to finish Teeling Small Batch Whiskey, and used them to age their Amber Ale. After the beer had been bottled, the casks were sent back to Teeling, who filled them up again with Small Batch whiskey for a year of extra maturation before this Teeling Amber Ale Small Batch Whiskey was finally released.

Attributes
Distillery

Teeling

Bottler

Distillery

Series

Amber Ale - Small Batch Collaboration

Limited Edition Yes
Cask Type Ex-Rum Casks That Previously Held Amber Ale
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 46%
Pre-Owned No
£42.00 inc VAT.
£35.00 exc VAT.
Glendalough Double Barrel Irish Whiskey | Oloroso Sherry Finish
Glendalough Double Barrel Irish Whiskey | Oloroso Sherry Finish

Glendalough Double Barrel Irish Whiskey | Oloroso Sherry Finish

Irish Whiskey
Bottled By Glendalough 70cl / 42%

Glendalough Double Barrel is a single grain Irish whiskey aged in ex-bourbon casks before a second maturation in Oloroso sherry casks.

An award-winning Irish whiskey, Glendalough Double Barrel boasts multiple Gold Medals from the Irish Whiskey Awards and the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Attributes
Distillery

Undisclosed

Bottler

Glendalough

Cask Type Ex-bourbon & Oloroso Sherry
Country Ireland
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 42%
Pre-Owned No

 

Tasting Notes

Nose: Rich with dark fruit, cherry, raisin, fig and Christmas pudding. Floral notes with lemongrass, citrus and a touch of nutmeg.
Palate: Sweet and smooth, with butterscotch, honey and peppercorn, dried fruit, maraschino cherries and brown sugar.
Finish: Ginger spices a touch of almond and earthiness.

£34.00 inc VAT.
£28.33 exc VAT.