What should I try? Where do I start? The world of whiskey can be a daunting prospect for novice drinkers. From the outside it can have a reputation for harshness or snobbery. In reality, whiskey is just as drinkable and approachable as any Spirit. Let us explain. Irish Whiskey is considered to be the smoothest whiskey of all. Full of rich color and flavor, Irish Whiskey is an approachable starter whiskey for anyone with an interest in Spirits. Irish Whiskey must be made from mash of malted barley and other cereal grain. It must also have a minimum ABV of 40%, and have been aged for a minimum of three years in a wooden cask.

There are 4 different types of Irish Whiskey, Blended, Single Malt, Single Grain and Single Pot Still. Keep scrolling to view a few of our favorite examples!

1. Jameson Irish Whiskey

Jameson Irish Whiskey is one of the worlds most recognized Irish Whiskeys. Jameson is made from barley and corn, is triple-distilled and left for four years. Jameson has a reliable taste, which is suitable for new whiskey drinkers.

2. Tipperary Watershed Single Malt

This Tipperary Boutique Distillery Single Malt is the first whiskey to be cut to 47% with water from Ballindoney farm, just outside Clonmel, County Tipperary. The land at Ballindoney farm has been farmed by the Ahearn family for over 200 years. This whiskey has an extremely smooth finish, and is warm and comforting like honey on buttered toast, which makes it a great entry-level whiskey.

3. Redbreast 15 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

This Redbreast Irish Whiskey is made using the quintessential Pot Still technique, using both malted and unmalted barley. Left to ferment for 15 years, this whiskey has an ABV of 46%. The malted caramel flavor and slight hint of fruitiness appeals to first time palates.

4. Bushmills Single Malt

This 10 year old Bushmills is a benchmark single malt. It features all the flavor with no burn, which is perfect for all kind of whiskey drinkers. This whiskey is full of tasty chocolate, honey and vanilla notes with lightly fruity and spiced aromas from its maturation in Sherry and ex-Bourbon seasoned casks.

5. Teeling Single Malt

Teeling is an extremely popular Irish Whiskey with a large range of products. The Teeling brand has been distilling whiskey in Dublin since 1782. Comprised of malt and grain before being fermented in Bourbon barrels, this whiskey has a 46% ABV. Flavours of fruits are complimented by a woody aroma and a slight spiced tanginess make for an extremely inviting whiskey.


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