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

The Tyrconnell 16 Year Old Single Malt Oloroso & Moscatel Cask Finish Irish Whiskey
97 points
$100
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of honeycrisp apple, fresh tangerine, wild strawberry, pastry dough, and golden raisin with a satiny, lively, dryish light-to-medium body and an effortless, complex, very long finish with suggestions of rosehip tea, butterscotch, acacia, and jasmine finish. A journey for the senses that traverses every inch of the palate.
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
The Tyrconnell Single Malt Irish Whiskey
94 points
$44.99
Light gold color. Aromas of honeyed pears, cola, cinnamon-dusted raisin, spice drops, and toasted croissant with a velvety, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-long flan with caramel, nutmeg, sponge cake, and sea spray finish. A delicious Irish Single Malt whiskey with a spectrum of spice flavors and a lengthy finish.
94 points $44.99
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, long finish revealing notes of creme brulee, spicy pie crust, and minerals finish. An elegant, nuanced Irish whiskies 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 finish that exhibits nuances of 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
Connemara Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey
91 points
$54.99
Gold color. Aromas of blackened pie crusts, grilled pear, sea salt, honey, Royall Lyme., and marmalade with a velvety, vibrant, dryish medium body and a graceful, stimulating, medium-long shortbread, custard, savory herbs, and caraway finish. Captivating aromas and lengthy flavors; a slightly smoky malt with tantalizing richness.
91 points $54.99
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.