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.

Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey
Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey

Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey

Irish Whiskey
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 46%

One of Teeling's best-selling whiskeys, Teeling Small Batch was first introduced in 2013, back in the earliest days of the Teeling whiskey company. 

Teeling Small Batch whiskey is assembled from bourbon cask matured grain and malt whiskeys that are married together and finished in rum casks from Central America for up to 12 months. Irish whiskey often does well in rum casks, and in this case the finishing gives the whiskey a deliciously sweet dried fruit profile with a strong structure from the underlying grain. 

Attributes
Distillery

Teeling

Bottler

Distillery

Cask Type Ex-bourbon & Rum
Country Ireland
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 46%
Pre-Owned No
£33.00 inc VAT.
£27.50 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

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.
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.

£49.00 inc VAT.
£40.83 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.
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.
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.
Sailor's Home The Journey | Tipperary Crystal Tumbler Pack
Sailor's Home The Journey | Tipperary Crystal Tumbler Pack
Sailor's Home The Journey | Tipperary Crystal Tumbler Pack
Sailor's Home The Journey | Tipperary Crystal Tumbler Pack

Sailor's Home The Journey | Tipperary Crystal Tumbler Pack

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

A limited edition gift pack from Sailor's Home Irish whiskey, featuring a bottle of their Journey blend and a hefty, but elegantly styled Tipperary crystal tumbler from which to sip it.

Sailor's Home The Journey is assembled from Irish grain whiskey that was matured in virgin oak casks before being finished in ex-bourbon barrels, and Irish malt whiskey from ex-bourbon casks before a secondary maturation in rum casks. A great gift for any Irish whiskey fan.

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.

£41.00 inc VAT.
£34.17 exc VAT.
Waterford Ballykilcavan 1.2
Waterford Ballykilcavan 1.2

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

Almost four months older than the first edition, Ballykilcavan 1.2 does contain some of the first edition spirit.

The barley used to produce this whiskey was grown in the Irish barley heartlands to the west of Barrow County. The farm is home to David Walsh-Kemmis, and his fertile fields are sheltered by ancient woodland on some of the best soil in the region to grow malting barley.

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

Ballykilcavan 1.2

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

No

 

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Yellow gold with heavy oils.
Nose: Red grapes on the nose with tilled earth and dried fruit.
Palate: An initial oily mouthfeel with white pepper, apricots, spices and toffee.
Finish: A dry, oily finish with spice, chocolate, malt that lasts.

£70.00 inc VAT.
£58.33 exc VAT.