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

Knappogue Castle 21 Year Old Exclusive Cask-Vatting Single Malt Irish Whiskey
96 points
$212
Bespoke and understated elegance here while deftly holding the 46% ABV and could be much bolder but instead maintains restraint and finesse; sip this and enjoy gracefully while others shout and destroy their palates with something cask strength.
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
Knappogue Castle 14 Year Old Non-Chill Filtered Single Malt Irish Whiskey
94 points
$96
A bold, spicy Irish Single Malt that sets the bar at a most pleasurable level.
Knappogue Castle 16 Year Old Sherry Cask-Finished Single Malt Irish Whiskey
94 points
$115
A complex and palate stimulating Single Malt for serious sipping and savoring; let this one open up a bit before diving into its pleasure packed pool.
Bushmills 12 Year Old Irish Single Malt Whiskey
94 points
$59
A fruit and grain balanced Irish Single Malt with vanilla and spice from the oak that could be sipped all day, but with complexity such that it deserves to be savored.
Bushmills 16 Year Old Irish Single Malt Whiskey
94 points
$149
A structured, elegant, and balanced Irish Malt for uncomplicated sipping.
Limavady Single Barrel Irish Single Malt Whiskey
94 points
$49
A complex Irish Single Malt with big impact and big elegance.
Awards: 2021 Best Irish Single Malt Whiskey
The Quiet Man 8 Year Old Bourbon-Cask Finished Single Malt Whiskey
93 points
$42.99
A delicious rich and nutty Single Malt with nice tones of honeyed fruit.
93 points $42.99
Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Bourbon Cask-Matured Single Malt Irish Whiskey
93 points
$69
Delicate, yet the subtle depth does not go unnoticed nor unappreciated.
Keeper’s Heart 10 Year Old Malaga Wine Cask-Finished Single Malt Irish Whiskey
93 points
$79
A delightfully fresh, fruity, and satisfying Irish Single Malt for all occasions.