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
West Cork 12 Year Sherry Cask Finish Single Malt Irish Whiskey
92 points
$65.99
Bright light gold color. Fruity aromas and flavors of white tea with honey, fragrant asian pears, geranium, peaches in cream, and sweet coconut sticky rice with a round, crisp, fruity medium body and a warming, complex, very long honey wheat scone, caraway and dill finish. A seamlessly integrated Irish Single Malt with a beautiful, evolving finish.
Awards: 2018 Best Irish Single Malt Whiskey
92 points $65.99
West Cork 12 Year Rum Cask Finish Single Malt Irish Whiskey
91 points
$65.99
Brilliant light gold color. Aromas of light honey on yogurt, rice cakes, fig, lemon zest, and gooseberry preserve with a satiny, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, complex, long dried orange, black tea, dried strawberry, and grass clippings finish. A tasty and light-on-its-feet Irish Single Malt.
91 points $65.99
Pearse Lyons Founders Choice 12 Year Single Malt Irish Whiskey
90 points
$59.99
Light gold color. Interesting, herbal aromas of juniper, cedar plank, Irish spring soap, egg white, and galangal with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a peppery, charming, medium-length wintergreen, caramelized aliums, black pepper, rice confection, and pickled ginger finish. An intriguingly herbal Irish Single Malt for a gin drinker who needs a proper dram.
90 points $59.99
The Dublin Liberties Copper Alley 10 Year Single Malt Irish Whiskey
90 points
$60
Amber color. Aromas of lemon oil wood polish, Spanish moss, iced pastry, and peach tea with a supple, vibrant, dryish medium body and a peppery, intriguing, medium-length toasty baguette, brown butter, ginger powder, dried rose petal, and menthol mint finish. A dry and brawny Irish Single malt that brings the spice.
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.
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.
The Dubliner 10 Year Old Irish Whiskey
86 points
$50
Golden yellow color. Inviting aromas of nougat with roasted nuts, pineapple-kiwi smoothie, turkish delight, honey-lemon tea, moss, and chocolate covered cherry cordial with a round, vibrant, fruity medium body and a warming, distinctive, long cucumber cordial, chocolate croissant, specials cookie spread, cocoa powder, and orange blossom water finish. A very tasty Irish Single Malt with lots a nooks and crannies of flavor to discover.