About Irish Whiskey from Ireland

About Irish Whiskey from Ireland
Irish whiskey is almost as famous as the single malts from Scotland. The marketing point for most Irish whiskeys is that they are triple distilled, making them ultra smooth (most Scotch is double distilled). There are various types, ranging from blended to single pot still to single malt. A typical Irish whiskey has flavors of smoked peat, honey and even notes of dried fruit and blossoms. The finish is long and spicy, often with notes of oak and hints of pepper. Some examples are aged in sherry barrels and display more of a roasted nut and toffee character. Irish whiskeys are very popular with consumers in the US market. There is also a few distillers in Ireland that distill vodka and gin.

Top Picks for Ireland

Irish Whiskey

Redbreast 27 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Batch 1
100 points
$585
The stylish, brooding Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey that will surely be unforgettable for the Whiskey connoisseur; a dapper extrovert that engulfs the senses.
Awards: 2021 Best Whiskey
Midleton Dair Ghaelach Kylebeg Wood Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
98 points
$350
A powerful yet graceful and flavorful Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey that has a spicy, high-octane mouthfeel without overwhelming the palate.
Awards: 2022 Best Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey
Redbreast 27 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Batch 2
97 points
$599
Inviting balance of sweet and spicy with some serious age, layers of contemplative flavors make this a true Whiskey drinker's dram.
Blue Spot 7 Year Old Cask Strength Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
96 points
$90
A rich powerhouse of a Whiskey that deserves attention and absolutely delivers with waves of fruity and spicy flavors.
Knappogue Castle 21 Year Old Exclusive Cask Vatting Single Malt Irish Whiskey
96 points
$212
An incredible example of Irish Whiskey; lush and balanced flavors, extraordinarily well done.
Awards: 2022 Best Irish Single Malt Whiskey
Redbreast 21 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
96 points
$230
Pastry dough and dried fruits only hint at the age and complexity of this seriously delicious sipper.
Jameson Bow Street 18 Year Old Cask Strength Irish Blended Whiskey
96 points
$277
A bold and spicy Whiskey to pair with any momentous occasion or your favorite cigar.
Awards: 2022 Best Irish Blended Whiskey
Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
96 points
$288
A focused Whiskey with sweet and sunny flavors with hints of sea salt; would make a lovely pairing with oysters.
Midleton Dair Ghaelach Bluebell Forest Tree 03 Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
96 points
$356
A rich and sophisticated Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey that sets the standard for the category.
Yellow Spot 12 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
95 points
$92
A benchmark example of Irish Whiskey and the tremendous class of the pot still category.