About Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey

About Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey
Single pot still whiskey is an in Irish whiskey made at a single distillery from a mixed mash of malted barley and unmalted "green" barley in a pot still.

Top Picks for Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey

Redbreast 27 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Batch 1
100 points
$585
Amber color. Aromas of candied lemon and ginger, echinacea, toasted caraway seed, caponata, and sarsaparilla with a velvety, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a warming, very complex, endless cola, eucalyptus, Chinese 5-spice, exotic woods, and creme brulée finish. 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
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of cassis and tart red cherry, baklava, pistachio cream, and canelé with a glycerous, fat body and a warming, complex, medium-long finish with accents of apple pastry, grape seed oil, and leather. A powerful yet graceful and flavorful Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey that has a spicy, high-octane mouthfeel without overwhelming the palate.
Redbreast 27 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Batch 2
97 points
$599
Clear golden amber color. Toasty, fruity, baked, attractive aromas and flavors of apple, nutmeg, and marzipan, peach, prunes, and dried red berries, lemongrass and orange blossom honey, and spiced tea with a round, flat, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a hot, interesting, medium-long finish that presents suggestions of candied oranges, molasses and caramel corn, spearmint, and mesquite. 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
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of candied raspberry and strawberry, cinnamon and brown sugar pecans, cinnamon roll, and tangerine marmalade with a fat body and a very long finish manifesting accents of cherry preserves, dark cocoa, teriyaki jerky, and caramel and nougat. A rich powerhouse of a Whiskey that deserves attention and absolutely delivers with waves of fruity and spicy flavors.
Redbreast 21 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
96 points
$230
Clear golden amber color. Baked, phenolic, boozy aromas and flavors of apple and orange marmalade, graham cracker and nutmeg, and almond sugar cookie with a satiny, flat, dryish medium body and a warming, delightful, medium-length finish with notes of malted milk balls, sassafras root, and dried red fruit in pineapple sorbet. Pastry dough and dried fruits only hint at the age and complexity of this seriously delicious sipper.
Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
96 points
$288
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of blanched almond and sea spray, amontillado and a bite of jamon, brioche and marzipan, and dried apricot with a round, lively, dry medium body and a tingling, intricate, medium-long finish with impressions of sun dried white grapes, orange blossom honey, cinnamon stick, and vanilla. 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
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of salted almonds, basque cake, thyme, and lavender with a satiny, vibrant, dry medium body and a warming, interesting, very long finish that shows impressions of leather, brown sugar, black tea, orange peel, and black licorice. 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
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of hot beeswax, and lavender honey, honeycomb cereal, candied green apple, baked pear, and orange preserves on baked brie, lemon tea, chai tea, and and anise with a round, crisp, bone-dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, medium-long finish revealing nuances of orange marmalade on toasted whole grain bread, garden herb and chive cheese umami, and red apple. A benchmark example of Irish Whiskey and the tremendous class of the pot still category.
Red Spot 15 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
95 points
$150
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of figs, dates, and buttered honey cookies, dried berries, dried red flower potpourri, toffee, christmas cake, black tea, and chinese five spice with an oily, lively, bone-dry medium-full body and a tingling, distinctive, long finish with notes of red fruit, barrel spices and orange peel, and toffee maple syrup. A delicious Whiskey using excellent casks; sip all day or make a very fine highball.
Powers Three Swallow Release Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
94 points
$53
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of white grape, fruit infused salted caramel, dates, and caramel and cinnamon brioche with a full body and a long finish manifesting overtones of cooked fruit wrapped in pastry dough, candied pecans, roasted plantains, and maple cookies. Tasting of brioche, brown sugar, and bananas, this Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey leaves you wanting more and thinking you can convert your bourbon drinking friends.