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Our Favorite Whiskey Subscription: Delivering The Tasting To Your Door

Discover Irelands first ever whiskey subscription service! – It is no secret that the whiskey renaissance is lighting up the world. Suddenly, there seems to be a new and exclusive bottle release every week! With so much going on, it is hard to keep up with (or get into) the ever-changing market. How do you […]

Our Top 5 Whiskeys for Newcomers

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 […]

An Interview with Kirstie McCallum – Gelston’s Head Distiller

Recently, Irishmalts was lucky enough to sit down with Kirstie McCallum of Samuel Gelston’s Irish Whiskey. Founded in 1830 by Belfast based Samuel Gelston, Gelston’s Whiskey has been distilling and bottling Irish whiskeys of high quality with unique and innovative finishes for many years. Kirstie is Gelston’s Head Distiller. Coming from a successful career in the […]

The World’s Largest Whiskey Festival – All You Need To Know

What is the world’s largest whiskey festival, you ask? It is none other than Belfast Whiskey Week! BWW is set to be Ireland’s Largest Whiskey Festival and the World’s Largest Irish Whiskey Festival. When we say large, we mean it! The festival will feature involvement from over 60 brands and distilleries. Lead by a community […]

Our Top 5 Dubliner Cocktails this Summer

One of the many joys of Irish Whiskey drinking is its versatility. Refreshing in the summer and warming in the cooler winter, the various styles, expressions and flavors of Irish Whiskey gives you the freedom to experiment in many different ways. The Dubliner Irish Whiskey portfolio covers an array of flavour profiles from smokey to […]

In Conversation with Lisa Doyle of Dublin Liberties Distillery

Cheers to clinking glasses again, right? Summer is finally in full swing, and the Irish whiskey industry is adjusting to the slow reopening of the world (not to mention the change in temperature). To celebrate this special summer, we enjoyed the chance to chat with Lisa Doyle, Marketing and Communications Manager at the Dublin Liberties […]

We’re Back – The New Irishmalts

Discover what everyone is talking about… How have we changed? A lot has changed at Irishmalts since the company was founded in 2018. We’ve welcomed new members to our team, outgrown our old workspace, and (most importantly) we have added countless new bottles to our shelves! Our old website simply could not keep up with […]

What is Irish Whiskey and How It’s Made

The first written record of Irish whiskey dates to 1405. Today, thanks to the Irish Whisky Act of 1980, it is protected in Ireland by statute law. It must be distilled and matured in wooden casks for a minimum of three years on the island of Ireland. The word whiskey itself is an anglicisation of […]

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