About Irish Single Malt Whiskey

About Irish Single Malt Whiskey
Single malt Irish whiskeys, like their Scottish cousins, are whiskies that are only made with malted barley. They are usually triple distilled through both column and pot stills, although there are a few exclusively pot-distilled brands.

Top Picks for Irish Single Malt Whiskey

West Cork 10 Year Single Malt Irish Whiskey
95 points
$39.99
Bright gold color. Elegant, tropical aromas of golden apple and malted milk ball, cinnamon crumble, starfruit and passionfruit, and marzipan and candied macadamia nut with a round, lively, fruity medium body and a peppery, complex, long graham cracker crust and white flowers, rosewood, white pepper, caramelized sweet onion, maraschino cherry pit and ginger candies, and Jordan almonds and tamarind-mint chutney finish. A delicious and sprightly single malt with bright tropicality and long, contemplative finish.
95 points $39.99
Barr an Uisce "1803" 10 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
94 points
$79.99
Gold color. Nutty aromas and flavors of honey roasted nuts, caramelized peaches and figs, muesli, and clay with a silky, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, creme brulee, spicy pie crust, and minerals finish. An elegant, nuanced Irish whisky with a great combination of fruit and spice.
94 points $79.99
Glendalough 13 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
94 points
$99.99
Golden amber color. Delicate, creamy, fruity spicy aromas of cola, cherry chutney, and white toffee with a satiny, lively, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-length alpine honey lozenge, peppery spices, nuts, and minerals finish. A tasty and refreshing Irish whisky with a lots of appealing flavors.
94 points $99.99
Kavanagh 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
93 points
$46.99
Brilliant gold color. Lively, confected, citrusy fruity roasted aromas of dried apricots and citrus in a suede pouch, roasted nuts, floral honey, and delicate polished wood with a soft, lively, fruity medium body and a tingling, elegant, medium-long peach cobbler, creme Anglaise, chalk dust, and delicate spices finish. A delicate, elegantly balanced and fruit-forward whisky that is sure to please.
93 points $46.99
Hyde 10 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
90 points
$79
Gold color. Aromas of mincemeat pie with graham cracker crust, dried pear and peach in cream, pepper, and candle wax and yeasty dough with a silky, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, compelling, medium-long honeyed grain and toast, browns spices, honeyed citrus, and minerals finish. An elegant warming Irish whiskies with a creamy, spicy center.
Hyde 10 Year Old Sherry Finish Single Malt Irish Whiskey
89 points
$69
Dull gold color. Creamy aromas and flavors of cream of wheat with dried apricots, raisin bread, dried banana and waxy pear, and potter’s clay with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, delightful, medium-length baking spices, vanilla cream, nougat, and minerals finish. A pleasing, lively single malt sipper.
Glendalough 7 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
89 points
$44.99
Bright gold color. Bright, sulfurous aromas of raisin chutney, pencil shavings, creme brulee, and hint of fuel with a silky, racy, fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, interesting, relaxed caramelized papaya and mango, pepper jelly, ground nuts, and balsa finish. A brash and boisterous Irish whiskey.
89 points $44.99
Hyde 10 Year Old Rum Finish Single Malt Irish Whiskey
88 points
$69
Bright gold color. Yeasty, fruity aromas and flavors of raisin soda bread, sassafras candy, orange pepper, and pencil eraser with a supple, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, spicy rum cake, honeyed grain, fennel, coriander and grains of paradise, and cedar and chalk finish. A zesty, spicy, warming Irish whiskey.
Kavanagh Single Malt Irish Whiskey
87 points
$26.99
Clear light gold color. Bright, toasty, fruity aromas of spicy peach-pear pastry and honeyed grains and nuts with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length nut oil, cream, straw, and minerals finish. A silky and smooth, well made Irish whiskey.
87 points $26.99
Spade & Bushel 10 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Irish Whiskey
86 points
$39.99
Light golden straw color. Yeasty, grainy aromas and flavors of soda raisin bread, fermenting apples and pears, spiced praline, and waxy honeycomb and clay with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a honeyed peach scone, creme brulee, and baking spices finish. A robust, Irish whiskey with solid flavors and snappy, peppery finish.
86 points $39.99