About Irish Single Grain Whiskey

Serve in a Scotch Whisky Glass
Single grain Irish whiskeys, like their Scottish grain whisky cousins, are whiskies that are only made with corn or other non-barley grains. They are usually triple distilled through either column or pot stills or both.
Top Picks for Irish Single Grain Whiskey
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Kilbeggan
Single Grain Irish Whiskey
Clear golden amber color. Aromas of pencil eraser, soy milk, and butterscotch with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, delightful, medium-length toffee and candied banana-tapioca pudding, candied almond with orange blossom water, anise candy and fresh mixed melon balls, and sweet egg custard tart with honey finish. A whiskey that does a 180 from nose to palate with the latter being a deliciously bright study in rich confection.
90 points $29.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
210764
Greenore
Single Grain Irish Whiskey
Pale light gold color. Delicate, funky, creamy aromas of goat’s milk caramel, banana-peach yogurt, honeyed dried fruits, and varnished wood with a satiny, lively, dry light-to-medium body and a peppery, breezy roasted nuts, wet wood and grain husk, pepper, and slate finish. A cream, oaky Irish whiskey for cocktails.
90 points $49.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
210440
Glendalough
"Double Barrel" 4 Year Old Single Grain Irish Whiskey
Brilliant light gold color. Lively, attractive, roasted woody aromas of honey roasted nuts, caramel corn, and fig cookie with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length praline, mocha, and banana nut toast finish. A nice nutty Irish whiskey that will be great in creamy cocktails or with desserts.
88 points $34.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
210497
Kavanagh
Single Grain Irish Whiskey
Medium gold color. Rich, oaky, earthy aromas of herbed charred nuts, polished wood, toffee, and pencil shavings with a lean, bright, fruity medium body and a warming, engaging, medium-long wet cedar, white pepper dust, and chalk finish. A nice woody Irish whiskey.
87 points $32.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
217151
Hyde
6 Year Old Bourbon Matured Single Grain Irish Whiskey
Brilliant gold color. Fruity, spicy aromas and flavors of pepper, peach marmalade, bananas foster, and acetone with a silky, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, easy cola float, pepper, nutskins, and mossy stones finish. A young, spicy Irish whisky.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Hyde
Single Grain Irish Whiskey
Bright gold color. Aroma of new car with a soft, dry light body and a hot, brief black pepper and bay leaf finish. A college-party-worthy Irish whiskey.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab