WATERFORD DISTILLERY

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Waterford Ballymorgan

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Waterford Sheestown

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Waterford Ratheadon

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Waterford Ballykilcavan

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Waterford Bannow Island

IRISH INDEPENDENT WHISKEY

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An Fear Grinn

A 16 Year Old Single Cask Single Malt which has been matured in bourbon barrels and bottled at cask strength by the Whiskey Factor. Limited to 222 bottles. Very unique packaging that features sunglasses on the box of the bottle, a lot of attention to detail has been put into this bottling.

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Matt Darcy 10 Year Old

The first blended Irish Whiskey to be released in over a century by Matt D’Arcy & Co. Ltd, a 10 Year Old finished in port casks. 10 Year Old grain whiskey has been blended with 17 Year Old single malt to create this expression. Rich on the palate with plenty dried fruit sweetness with just a touch of oak.

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Liberator

The Liberator Irish Whiskey been matured initially in first fill American ex-Bourbon casks and then finished for nine months in fresh ex-Tawny Port casks. The Tawny Port finish contributes intensity, richness and complexity to the whiskey: figs, apple and pear on the nose, a rich taste of cocoa, clove and blackcurrant, and a warming long finish.

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Hinch Peated

A welcome addition to the few Irish peated whiskeys on the market, the Hinch peated single malt. Sweet yet smoky on the palate with flavours of liquorice, toasted oak and lots of peat smoke.

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Dingle Sons & Daughters

Dingle The Sons and Daughters of Dingle / Single 25 Litre Cask. The Dingle Whisky distillery started production in 2012. This is a Sons & Daughters of Dingle bottling where each son and daughter filled a 25 litre European Oak cask, with an approximate bottle count likely around 30.

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Liberties Copper Alley

This is a 10 year old single malt that was initially aged in traditional ex-American Bourbon oak before given a finishing period in fine 30 year-old Oloroso sherry barrels for around 6 month. Just 31 sherry casks were chosen for this bottling which is limited in numbers. The whiskey has been bottled un-chilfiltered and at a generous 46%.

Copper Alley is in the heart of Dublin city and was once a bustling centre for tradesmen, craftemen and whiskey taverns.

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Liberties Murder Lane

Named after an unmarked alley between Bow Street & James Street in Dublin. In the early 1600’s many men, women and children met an unpleasant fate on that lane in the Liberties. This 13 Year Old Single Malt has been matured in ex-Bourbon barrels before being finished in Hungarian Tokaj wine casks. Notes of tropical fruits, vanilla and a little coconut appear on the palate.

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Liberties Keepers Coin

A 16 Year Old Single Malt which was initially matured in ex-Bourbon barrels before being finished in Pedro-Ximenez Sherry casks. Named after a series of crypts underneath the Christ Church cathedral which were known for being drinking dens. They had cellar keepers which had their own casks and coins, hence the Keeper’s Coin.

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Writers Tears Copper Pot

Writers’ Tears is a unique vatting of Aged Single Pot Still and Single Malt whiskey. Distilled entirely from Pot Still and Malt, without Grain, this is a truly special Irish whiskey. Writers’ Tears is triple distilled, non-peated and matured and aged in American Oak bourbon casks. A gold Medal winner at the International Spirits Challenge in London and one of the highest rated Irish Whiskeys in Jim Murray’s Iconic “Whiskey Bible” “Altogether a very unusual Irish Whiskey , a throwback to the last century where spiced Pure Pot Still whiskey was married with Floral Single Malt” – Jim Murray . It has also been added to Ian Buxton’s publication “101 Whiskeys to try before you die”.

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Writers Tears Double Oak

Writer’s Tears Double Oak is the newest release from Writer’s Tears Whiskey, created using a combination of American Oak casks from Kentucky and French Oak Cognac casks from Allary Cooperage in France, to perfectly age this unique blend of Irish Single Malt and Single Pot Still Whiskey.

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Liberties OakDevil

Liberties is a blended Irish whiskey that has been aged for over 3 years and is bottled without chill filtration at 46%. Maturation is entirely in ex-Bourbon barrels.

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West Cork Peated/Charred

West Cork Glengarriff Peat Charred Cask Finish is adored for its smoky, pepper, charred and oak flavor notes. This Irish Whiskey is carefully distilled at West Cork distillery, Ireland. Based on 195 votes, the average rating for West Cork Glengarriff Peat Charred Cask Finish is 6.9/10.

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Tullamore Dew 18yo

This is a very limited edition of Tullamore Dew. Bottled at 18 years old, this triple distilled single malt was matured in a complex mix of ex-bourbon, sherry, madeira and port barrels. Less than 2500 bottles have been made and they will surely sell out quickly.

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Tullamore XO Rum Barrel

Hand selected casks of Carribean Demerara Rum have been used to finish the Tullamore D.E.W Original and thus create the Tullamore D.E.W Carribean Rum Cask Finish. Flavours of tropical fruit and warm spices dominate the palate.

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Tullamore Dew

Tullamore Dew is a smooth, mellow whiskey that is a blend of Pot Still and Grain Whiskeys which are presently distilled in Midleton Distillery in County Cork. On the nose, a mild blend of spicy, lemony and malty notes, with charred wood and vanilla undertones. Light bodied, sweetish spices, buttery and rounded with light citrus fruitiness.

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Tullamore Dew 12yo

The whiskeys in the Tullamore Dew 12 Year Old Special Reserve have a very high concentration of pot still in addition to grain whiskeys, triple distilled between 12 and 15 years ago from unmalted as well as malted barley. It is a very fine aged whiskey with more complexity coming from the additional aging. All the whiskies in the blend are matured in old Bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks, slowly reaching their perfection. The sherry cask finish gives a sweet nuttiness to the taste. It also has pleasant spicy back notes. On the nose, medium intensity, malty, spicy, toasted wood and vanilla notes. Complex flavours with sweet nuttiness, faint notes of Christmas cake and a hint of lemon.The palate is smooth and full with woody undertones, giving way to sweet oloroso and just a touch of spice. Pleasantly dry finish withslightly lemony and sweet notes lingering.

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The Whistler Blue Note Malt

The Whistler range of single malts are a great new series of whiskeys produced by the Boann Distillery. These bottlings have all been finished in quality oloroso sherry casks and we have been very impressed with the three different bottlings. This 7 year old ‘The Blue Note’ is the core expression and is also joined by a 10 year old and a 7 year old cask strength.

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Pearse Lyons 7 yo

Pearse Lyons 7 Year Old Whiskey is a specail release from one of the most unique Irish Distilleries, set in a Gothic designed church. St James Church was constructed in 1859 but there has been a church here dating back to the 12th century.

The Whiskey is a blended of 7 Year Old Irish Whiskey of grain and malt whiskeys predominantly aged in Bourbon barrels with a small amount of Sherry barrel aged whiskey in the mix. This Irish Whiskey contains Pearse Lyons own single malt which was initially made off site. But before we get to the whiskey you need to find out a bit more about the history and the family behind Pearse Lyons Distillery & Whiskey.

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Roe & Co Dublin Whiskey

Diageo’s first forray into Irish whiskey since they sold the Busmills distillery. Roe & Co will eventually be the name of their new distillery at the Guinness complex in Dublin. This whiskey is a blend comprising of malt and grain whiskey. All of these have been entirely aged in ex-bourbon barrel with a strong emphasis on first fill casks. Bottled at 45% without chill filtration, it is well suited to cocktails where the extra alcohol helps carry the whiskey flavour across.

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Natterjack (Waterford)

Natterjack Irish Whiskey has been triple-distilled and first matured in ex-Bourbon barrels before finishing in virgin American oak barrels. The whiskey is said to have notes of vanilla, apple and cinnamon on the nose, orange, spice, cedar and tobacco on the palate, with a “clean, fresh finish”.

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Paddy Centenary

This special once-off release was introduced to celebrate 100 years of the famous brand, with the packaging, recipe and even spelling harking back to the time when Paddy Flaherty was selling Cork Distillers’ whisky around the country. Back then, and up to the 1980s, it was a single pot still whisky rather then a blend and the distillery spelled its produce without the ‘e’.  It has been matured predominantly in first fill bourbon and sherry casks. Having tasting this, we all agree that it is a cut above the regular Paddy and is one of the most intensely fruity Irish whiskey available. This is a small volume release and unless they decide to keep it going it will dissapear very soon.

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Pearse Lyons 12 yo

This fresh release from the Pearse Lyons distillery is a single malt whiskey aged for at least 12 years, non-chill-filtered and without artificial colouring.

Manufacturer’s tasting notes include sweet orchard fruits, white peach, apple, spiced pear, rich vanilla and herbal notes on the nose, as well as hints of lemon, dried orange, honeysuckle, silky smooth vanilla on the palate, finishing with warm ginger and clove.

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Knappogue Castle 12yo

The first Knappogue Castle Single Malt to have an age statement. This is triple distilled in a Northern Irish distillery and is matured in bourbon casks for twelve years.

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Liberties Oak Devil

Liberties is a blended Irish whiskey that has been aged for over 3 years and is bottled without chill filtration at 46%. Maturation is entirely in ex-Bourbon barrels.

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Kilbeggan 8 yo

A stunning 8-year-old Irish whiskey – plenty of vanilla, tropical fruits, honey and spiced oak to cater to your palate. Smooth and light, it was formerly known as Greenore 8 Year Old.

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Kilbeggan small batch rye

An exciting limited edition release from the Kilbeggan distillery, the Kilbeggan Small Batch Rye! This is the first expression to be fully distilled and matured at the distillery and is comprised of malt, barley and approximately 30% rye. A style of Irish whiskey that was very popular in the late-1800s.

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J.J. Corry

Named after a Bicycle J.J. Corry invented, the first release of The Gael took just about two years to develop. This release was the distillery’s first attempt at beginning to express the house style of whiskey they wished to make and was warmly received all round, taking home the award of ‘Irish Blended Whiskey of €60 or more’ at the Irish Whiskey Awards for two consecutive years. They are now on their second batch which has a run of 2800 bottles.

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Jack Ryan 12yo

Award-winning 12YO Single Malt, finished in Bourbon. The Ryans have been whiskey people for 6 generations. Tipperary man John worked in the 1820’s in Limerick Distillery (Walker’s). Michael worked in Birch’s Roscrea and supplied barley from the nearby home place in Toomevara. Thomas set off for Dublin in the mid 1890’s, and after a long vintner’s apprenticeship started independent sourcing and finishing of the finest of Irish single malt, culminating in Ryan’s Malt (supplied around the city and in his own pubs, starting with the first – the iconic Beggars Bush – bought in 1913 and still in the family). Jack honed the craft further, till the near demise of Irish whiskey brought a hiatus. Eunan revived the family tradition in 2013, to award-winning effect, and the next generation is getting involved already. The Jack Ryan Whiskey Co plans annual CS, single cask and small batches, through traditional and novel finishes and collaborations.

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Inish Turk Beag

The Inish Turk Beg single malt takes its name from the island of the same name which means ‘small island of the boar’. It is one of the many islands in Clew Bay on the Mayo coast. This whiskey is unique in that a final maturation was done in poitin barrels on the island itself. There were just 2888 bottles made of this ‘Maiden Voyage’ edition and to reflect the sea voyage of the barrels each hand blown bottle resembles a mooring buoy. “Situated off the wild, Atlantic, west coast of Ireland in County Mayo, the island of Inish Turk Beg is a place of outstanding natural beauty, constantly changing vistas and rugged land and seascapes. It’s a place of natural invigoration and inspiration where we enjoy ‘Life Vividly Lived’.

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Egans Single Malt

P&H Egan were a famous old company based in Tullamore where their business was bottling wine and whiskey for the domestic market. The company has now been revived by the descendants of the original founders. This is their first bottling to bear the Egan name and it is a 10 year old single malt, bottled at 47% and non chill-filtered.

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Drumshanbo Single Pot Still

A 2014 vintage, Drumshanbo Whiskey is a triple distilled Single Pot Still and has a mash bill of malted Irish barley, un-malted Irish barley, and Irish Barra oats. … ‘The Shed’ marks a return to traditional distillation using medieval copper stills and is the first multi-purpose distillery of its kind in Ireland.

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Dunvilles 12yo PX Cask

A very welcome addition to the Dunville’s Irish Whiskey range, the 12 Year Old PX Cask. Similar to the renowned Dunville’s 10 Year Old, this whiskey has also been finished in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. Rich in flavour and extremely well-rounded!

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DWD Heritage Whiskey

D.W.D. Heritage Edition Irish WhiskeyDWD Heritage edition is a blended Irish Whiskey which has brought the old Dublin Whiskey Distillery(D.W.D) brand back to life in Dublin once more. The whiskey itself is well balanced with soft citrus fruits turning slightly richer as time is spent.

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Dingle Single Malt

The long awaited Single Malt Batch 4 from the Dingle Distillery in Co. Kerry. This whiskey has been carefully matured in a combination of of Bourbon, Port and Sherry casks, resulting in a full flavoured, balanced mix of vanilla, oak, dried fruit, apricot and sultanas.

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Conamera Peated Malt

Connemara is rare amongst Irish whiskey, its hook being the smokiness associated with the malts produced by our neighbours Scotland. It’s a style of whiskey that had died away in Ireland after the 19th century, when small distillers would probably have dried their malt with whatever fuel was available at the time. It’s said that when the Cooley Distillery started up in the late 1980s, it had no plans to make a smoky whiskey, but at some stage peaty malt was bought and run through the stills with fantastic results. It’s a lovely malty whiskey with Cooley’s signature honey and pear notes as well as a beautiful waft of smoke.  Since it was released in the late 1990s, it has won over many fans of peated Scotch whiskies such as Laphroaig and Ardbeg. Yet Connemara still has a definite Irish character.

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Conamera Peated 12yo

A peated single malt whisky from Ireland. Winner of numerous international plaudits – this truly is a great effort from distillers, Cooley.

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Barr An Uisce - Wicklow Rare

The Wicklow Rare blend is an excellent mix of 80% grain whiskey with 20% 10 year old malt whiskey. Six months of ‘finishing’ in Oloroso sherry barrels has added some welcome depth and richness.

MIDLETON

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M&M 31yo Single Cask

The limited edition Single Grain Irish Whiskey 31 Year Old has been matured in an ex-Bourbon cask for 31 years. The rare single cask release has developed a ‘full deep grain character’ and on the palate notes of ‘honey, juicy mango and ripe melon with an endless dark wood and spicy finish’.

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M&M 28yo Port Cask

An incredibly rare whiskey release as part of the Method and Madness range. This combines rich and spicy pot-still spirit with a dark and fruity port pipe to create an almost unique bottling. Matured initially for six years in American-oak barrels, the whiskey was reracked into a single port-seasoned cask for 22 more.

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M&M Acicia Wood

How would acacia wood casks, famous for ageing French white wines, impact our Irish whiskey? A postulation with a perfect result: a world first for Single Pot Still. This limited-edition release was initially matured in a combination of ex-bourbon and sherry casks, then finished in acacia casks.

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M&M Single Malt

Single Malt Irish Whiskey Enhanced With French Limousin Oak, has been initially matured in ex-Bourbon barrels, imparting flavours of “malt and biscuit”, and in a first for the category, has been part-finished in French Limousin oak for one year to add a “lighter, floral and herbal note”. Method and Madness reinforces Irish Distillers’ “continued commitment” to experimentation and innovation at the Midleton Distillery.

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M&M Cherry Wood

A Method and Madness Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey finished in Wild Cherry Wood. A brave and exciting new approach to whiskey maturation, it marks the first time that a single pot still Irish whiskey has been finished in nine wild cherry wood casks. A bold and fresh whiskey with plenty of complexity and spice. Bottled at 46%, non-chill filtered.

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Yellow Spot

Yellow Spot was perhaps one of the most eagerly awaited new releases from Irish Distillers in recent years. This is the recreation of an old brand that once was partnered by Green Spot and Blue Spot whiskeys. The pot still content in Yellow Spot is medium weight, similar to Green Spot but aged for at least 12 years. Interestingly it is drawn from three types of casks. Ex-bourbon and sherry casks are supplemented by some Malaga casks that previously held Pedro Ximenez wine. These PX casks add a good bit of weight, body and flavour, giving an extra dimension to the whiskey. Yellow Spot still retains some of the signature freshness that Green Spot has but offers a definite step up in quality and complexity. It’s part of Midleton Distillery’s commitment to single pot still whiskey, which is garnering more and more fans around the world as they cotton on to unique qualities of the most traditional of Irish whiskey styles.

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Red Spot

The latest addition to the Spot Series, the Red Spot 15 Year Old Single Pot Still. A whiskey that has been matured in a combination of American Bourbon casks, Sherry butts and Sicilian Marsala wine casks.

Its name orginates from the Mitchell family’s whiskey bonding business, whereby different casks would be marked with a spot of paint, such as; Blue Spot, Green Spot, Yellow Spot & Red Spot. Until now, this whiskey had yet to be revived, however, it gives us great pleasure to welcome its return.

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M&M Hungarian Oak

The first Irish whiskey to have been finished in Hungarian oak. The wood for these unique barrels was sourced in the Carpathian mountains where the volcanic soils is highly suitable for oak trees. The forest is felled in the winter and the wood is air dried for two years in the same region used to make Hungary’s famous Tokaji wine. Once coopered the barrels are used in their virgin state to impart unique flavours on the whiskey during a finishing period of 11 months. This release from Midleton’s innovative Method and Madness range is a welcome addition and is sure to become one of the highlights amongst the different releases. Previous single pot stills in this range have sold very quickly so order ASAP to avoid dissapointment!

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Green Spot Leo Barton

Their origins in history, two stories of Irish endeavour and enterprise intertwine and together are the inspiration for a special edition whiskey – Green Spot Chateau Léoville Barton. Initially matured in traditional sherry and bourbon casks, Green Spot Chateau Loville Barton was then finished in Bordeaux wine casks, adding an exciting new dimension to this Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey already renowned for its excellent quality.

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Green Spot Chateau Montelena

The second release of the Wine Green Spot series, following on from the Green Spot Chateau Leoville Barton released in 2015.

Initially matured in traditional Sherry and Bourbon casks, the Green Spot Chateau Montelena was then finished for an additional 12 months in French oak Zinfandel Wine casks, from the prestigious Chateau Montelena in Napa Valley. There is an abundance of marzipan and toasted oak which has undoubetly added to the complexity.

Celebrating an Irish heritage, the collaboration between Green Spot and Chateau Montelena is not just the coming together of two unique stories, it’s also the fusion of two unique histories that as one deliver an exceptional whiskey – Green Spot Chateau Montelena Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey.

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Green Spot

Green Spot is a 100% pure pot still whiskey that can trace its roots to the early 1900s, when Jamesons sold whiskey to wine merchants Mitchell & Son. In those days it was common practice for wine merchants and publicans to bottle their own whiskey but sell it under the distiller’s brand name. Green Spot became as famous as Jameson itself and it is one of just a few old merchant brands that is still available. It was called Pat’s Whiskey in the early part of the 20th century and became part of a range that included Blue Spot, Yellow Spot and Red Spot, all of which had different ages and recipes. Yellow Spot has now been revived and maybe we’ll see a few more coloured versions on the shelves in years to come. The current Green Spot is made at Midleton from pot still whiskey aged between seven and nine years, with 25% coming from sherry casks and a medium weight pot still content. Made in very limited quantities, it is highly prized by drinkers, whiskey writers and Celtic Whiskey Shop staff…

TEELINGS DISTILLERY

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Teelings 28yo Limited

Building on the international success of the Teeling 21 and Teeling 24 Year Old single malts, Teeling now present their latest release; Teeling 28 Year Old Single Malt. This whiskey consists of the same liquid as the World’s Best Single Malt winning 24 Year Old single malt, aged for a further four years. This is a very limited release of vintage single malt whiskey, celebrating the very best that Teeling has to offer. Initially aged in ex- Bourbon casks and finished in Sauternes, this special whiskey is limited to just 4,000 bottles.

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Teelings 21yo Limited

Silver Reserve was the first in Teeling’s Vintage Reserve range of small-batch single malt Irish whiskeys. Initially matured in Bourbon barrels, the Silver Reserve was finished in Sauternes wine casks, the first time this has ever been done with a Irish whiskey.

I saw this won World’s Best Irish Single Malt and had to try it. IT BLEW MY SOCKS OFF. Unbelievable flavours and complexity. Can’t wait to try their new 26 year old single malt

Ditiller ; Teelings, Dublin | ABV: 46% | Price: €18

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Teelings 24yo Limited

2017 Release- The Teeling 24 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey was first distilled in 1991 and matured in Bourbon casks then allowed marry in Sauternes wine casks producing a wholly unique taste experience. The unique dual maturation imparts an extra depth of fruit flavours that perfectly complement the hint of smoke derived from the inclusion of a small portion of Peated malt as part of the original ingredients used in production. This small batch bottling, limited to just 5,000 70cl bottles, were hand bottled in unique decanter bottles and come with their own certificate of authenticity. Recently awarded the title of World’s Best Irish Single Malt, this is a whiskey to be savoured.

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Teelings 18yo Limited

The first release of the Teeling Renaissance Series which has been matured in ex-Bourbon barrels then finished in Madeira casks for 18 months. This 18 Year Old Single Malt has rich flavours of toffee apples, dried fruits and a hint of Christmas spice. Limited to 9,000 bottles.

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Teelings 12yo Brandy Cask

Teeling’s Revival series comes to its conclusion with Volume V, which is a 12 year old single malt Irish whiskey initially in ex-Bourbon barrels. Following that maturation, the whiskey was moved over to Cognac and brandy barrels for a finishing period, then bottled at 46% ABV. A release of 15,000 bottles.

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Teelings 15yo Muscat Cask

A superb release in the hugely popular Revival series from Teeling, and winner of the top accolade at the 2017 Irish Whiskey Awards. This has been finished in muscat wine barrels for a final period of 12 months and has been aged for a total of 15 years. It has a gloriously fruity flavour with great balance, smoothness and a luscious mouthfeel. Limited to just 10,000 bottles.

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Teelings Calvados Cask

A wonderful single cask from Teeling brothers Stephen and Jack. Calvados cask #16638 was filled in October 2003 and bottled 15 years later in 2018. Bottled at a cask strength of 54.9%.

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Teelings Brabazon Single Malt

Brabazon is a single malt that comes from a range of barrels of different ages. The youngest being from 2008 and the oldest 2002. 95% of the malts have been matured entirely in ex-Sherry barrels with the remaining 5% being finished in either PX or Oloroso sherry casks. Brabazon is named after Lord Brabazon the 3rd Earl of Meath who was responsible for the development of the Newmarket Square area where the Teeling brothers built their new distillery. The historic Liberties area would become the centre of distilling and brewing in Dublin from the 17th to early 20th century. That tradition has returned with the possibility of at least four distilleries operating in the Liberties in the near future.

Taste Mouth-filling and chewy but not cloying like some overly sherried whiskeys. More of the salty, sherry tang promised on the nose. Hints of chocolate, cured meats, toasted oak, leather, dried orange peel, perhaps a touch of wood smoke (not peat smoke), incense, spice,cinnamon and ginger. Marked by spicy, chewy, fruity flavours that hide the 49.5% alcohol very well.
Nose A nice touch of oloroso sherry is immediately evident reminding us of Glenfarclas 105 (and that definitely a good thing!) A glorious mix of caramel chocolates, salted meats, anejo tequila, dried citrus fruits, dates and walnuts.
Colour Deep gold.

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Teelings 14yo Cognac Cask

The third release of the Teeling Revival range, this time in the form of a 14 year old whiskey. This has gone through a quite unique pineau des charentes cask finish and has been bottled at 46%.

Nose Honeyed and fruity on the nose with aromas of vanilla, grape juice, fresh oak, ginger snaps, lemon and pineapple.
Palate Mouth-filling and satisfyingly rich. A suggestion of sweetness and a fruit laden palate with flavours of citrus peel, honey, sultanas, apricots, pineapple and caramel toffees. Perfect at full strength.
Colour Pale gold.

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Teelings Pot Still

Teeling Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey is crafted using a uniquely Irish mash bill consisting of 50% malted and 50% unmalted barley that has been triple distilled and matured in a combination of American Virgin Oak, Bourbon, and Sherry casks. This is not how everyone makes Irish Whiskey – it’s the Teeling way.

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Teelings Stout Cask

Collaboration with Galway Bay using the barrels from 200 Fathoms Stout to finish Teeling’s Small Batch whiskey.
Nose: Dark Chocolate, truffles, sour apples, oceanspray.
, Taste: Sweet Malt, roasted barley, sour fruits, black cherries.
, Finish: Sevilleoranges, digestive biscuits, honey comb and cream.

JAMESON & POWERS

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Powers Aviation Release

A rare single cask release from Powers, the Powers Single Cask Aviation Release Cask #100. Bonded in January 2000.

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Powers 12yo

Powers is a great example of how tradition and craftmanship can meet innovation. While staying trueto its traditional style of Irish pot still whiskey. With ageing, Powers have found new ways to bring the best to its customers.

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Powers Johns Lane

John’s Lane Release is a celebration of the original style of Powers Whiskey and the quintessential Irish Single Pot Still distillate. Nose : An abundance of earthy aromas, leather, tobacco with layers of charred wood, dark chocolate and treacle toffee.

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Powers 1817

Triple distilled and non-chill filtered, Powers 1817 release is a single pot still whiskey characterised by full spicy and wonderfully complex flavours, which personifies the style of whiskey that was renowned the world over and prevalent in the pubs of Dublin in 1817 at the foundation of the LVA.

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Powers 3 Swallows

A revival of the old style of Powers once made at the old distillery off Thomas St in Dublin. This is a no-age statement release which has been aged in ex-Bourbon barrels with a small amount of Oloroso Sherry casks.

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Jameson Vintage Reserve

The Jameson Vintage Reserve is a very special blend that draws its components from some of the oldest whiskeys available in the warehouses at Midleton. At its core is a generous amount of old pot still with some very old grain, but what sets it apart is probably the portion matured in a sweet, raisiny port pipe. This is a highly complex, fruity, spicy and sweet tasting blend and must rank as one of the best Irish whiskeys currently available. A rare treat.

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Powers Gold Label

Powers is an old classic. It was once made in the old John’s Lane Distillery in Dublin, but since the 1970s it has been made at Midleton in County Cork. Little has changed in the recipe, however. At one time it was the best selling whiskey on the Island of Ireland, and there are still pockets around the country where it outsells Jameson. The blend is dominated by generous pot still content which is blended with a small amount of grain whiskey. All ageing is done in ex-bourbon casks which gives the whiskey a nicely rounded character.

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Jameson 18 yo

A revamped version of the Jameson 18 Year Old. Unlike the old Limited Reserve his time there is no Port wood ageing and the components are aged in both ex-Bourbon and Sherry casks before being finished off in first fill ex-Bourbon barrels.

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Jameson Bow St Cask

A great addition to the Jameson range of whiskeys. This is created using three distillates and is aged in both sherry and bourbon barrels before being sent to Bow St in Dublin for a final finishing of at least 6 months in fresh Bourbon barrels. This comes in a very impressive laser etched oak box.

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Crested 10

This is the older version of Jameson Crested Ten (now relabelled as simply ‘Crested’). These bottles date from before August 2016.

We think this is a far better example than the standard Jameson, it has just a bit more flavour and complexity, meaning it is a little easier to drink straight up without a mixer or ice! The blend composition is very similar to the regular Jameson but has a little more ageing. Some extra use of sherry casks also adds some nice weight and spicy fruitiness.

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Jameson Black Barrel

This is one of the newest additions to the Jameson range and was also labelled previously as ‘Select Reserve’. We were impressed when we first tried this and it seems a bit different to the rest of the Jameson range having some nice flavours of chocolate and spice added to the usual mix. The term ‘Black Barrel’ was used because some of the spirit is matured in heavily charred 1st fill bourbon casks. This charring gives more cask influence with some butterscotch, dark chocolate and vanilla flavours coming through. The remainder of the casks used are 1st and 2nd fill bourbon barrels which add some balancing sweetness to the blend.

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Jameson Cask Mates IPA

Following on from the hugely successful Caskmates Stout edition comes this crisp and fruity tasting IPA cask aged Jameson. This is created the same way: Jameson whiskey barrels are sent to a local brewery where they are used to mature an IPA, the casks are then returned to Jameson where the whiskey is finished again in the casks giving the whiskey gentle hop and fruit flavours.

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Jameson

The biggest selling Irish whiskey in the world! Jameson can trace its history back to 1780 when John Jameson established a distilled on Bow St in Dublin. Surprisingly he was a Scot who had married into the famous Haig and Stein whisky dynasty. He acquired an existing distillery in Dublin at a time when the city’s whiskey was a world leader. Dublin pot still was the best selling style of whiskey in the world, but unfortunately hard times lay ahead. The fortunes of Irish whiskey faltered due to prohibition, the temperance movement and the breakup of Ireland from the Commonwealth. Jameson was ultimately saved by joining Irish Distillers Group which consolidated production to a new distillery at Midleton in County Cork. Now it is fortunate to be the best selling brand of Irish whiskey in the world.

RED BREAST WHISKEY

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Red Breast 2001 Single Cask

A superbly rich and complex tasting single cask Redbreast. A Celtic Whiskey Shop exclusive. This whiskey can be described as Christmas cake in a bottle because of it’s very pronounced sherry notes. Almost rum-like with aromas and flavours of banana fritters, rum baba, hot cross buns, marzipan, dates, pepper sauce and mesquite.

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Red Breast Cask Strength

Have you ever been enjoying a glass of the multi-award winning Redbreast 12 Year Old single pot still Irish whiskey and thought to yourself “This is great (because it is), but I’d quite like to taste it at cask strength…”? Well now you can! Get stuck in to the cask strength goodness of 12 year old Redbreast from the Midleton distillery.

Distiller – Midleton,Cork  | ABV: 458.6% | Price: €13

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Red Breast Dream Cask 28 yo

On this World Whiskey Day 2020, Redbreast Whiskey have launched their third annual Dream Cask release, a 28 year old ruby port single pot still whiskey.

According to the Midleton team the inspiration for the 28-year-old Dream Cask began during trials for Redbreast 27 Year Old – the oldest permanent expression in the Redbreast family. During this time, the Midleton Masters discovered a liquid worthy of the Dream Cask name which uniquely comprises both a ruby port cask component and finish.

Created by Master Blender Billy Leighton, in collaboration with Blender Dave McCabe, Redbreast Dream Cask Ruby Port Edition is the culmination of four extraordinary whiskey journeys dating back more than 30 years, which were set aside during the crafting of Redbreast 27 Year Old. Aged for a minimum of 28 years in a combination of ex-bourbon barrels, an oloroso sherry butt and a ruby port seasoned cask, these exceptional liquids were then married in the ruby port cask to mature further as a single Dream Cask.

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Red Breast Dream Cask 32 yo

Redbreast Dream Cask 32 Year Old (46.5% ABV) represents the perfect contribution of flavours through a careful maturation journey, rounded out by a particularly sublime sherry butt. … Redbreast Dream Cask is a very special rare bottling that celebrates IDL’s signature Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey.

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Red Breast 15

A beautiful pure pot still whiskey (or “single pot still” as it’s now officially known). Redbreast 15 is a rich, thick, sweet, pungent whiskey with loads of flavour and complexity – really good stuff!

Nose: Fruity and tangy. Notes of zesty citrus, cut hay, guava, beeswax, manuka honey and tropical fruits.

Palate: Creamy and smooth, notes of cooked fruits, fried banana, orange groves, nutmeg, butterscotch and caramel lattes.

Finish: Custard, peppermint and grapefruit.

Distiller – Midleton, Cork | ABV: 46% | Price: €14

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Red Breast 21

Redbreast is a rich, spicy single pot still Irish whiskey matured exclusively in first-fill Sherry and bourbon casks, and this fantastic 21 year old is no exception. A masterpiece of cask selection and blending, we absolutely love this older expression with its notes of tropical fruit, menthol and a touch of leather alongside all that mouth-filling goodness you find right across the range. Hats off to Billy Leighton and all those at Midleton!

Nose: Tropical pineapple (!) and crushed peanuts specifically, a bit like the combo you get on the outside of those soft cheese rings. Rich, rounded, spicy – prunes, quinces, a little deeply caramelised apple.

Palate: Mouth-filling and reassuring. A little menthol alongside the expected spiciness and some leather. On the tail there’s a touch of nectarine.

Finish: A little tangy fruit gives way to sweet and savoury barley notes.

Overall: Tremendous! Intricate and still full of life even though there’s a good proportion of whiskey older than 21 years old in there. Thoroughly enjoyable and one of the very best Irish whiskeys we’ve ever had the pleasure of tasting.

Distiller ; Midleton, Cork  | ABV: 46% | Price: €25

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Red Breast Lustau

New Bottling! A unique collaboration between the prestigious Bodegas Lustau in Jerez, Spain and the Midleton Distillery in County Cork. Initially matured in traditional bourbon & sherry casks for a period of 9-12 years. It is then finished for one extra year in first fill sherry butts which have been seasoned with oloroso sherry from the prestigious Bodegas Lustau in Jerez, Spain.

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Red Breast 27 Year Old

A Redbreast family member that is now the oldest permanent part of the range.

This expression has been matured in both bourbon and sherry casks as well as including ruby port casks for the first time to bring even more complexity and depth. Rich flavours of exotic fruits, wood spices and wonderful sweet treacle notes.

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Red Breast 12

A delightful Pure Pot Still Irish whiskey, Redbreast 12 is highly praised by Jim Murray and a host of other notable whisky critics. Named ‘Overall Irish Whiskey of the Year’ at the 2013 Irish Whiskey Awards, we can’t get enough of it.

The nose is nutty and rich. There are notes of dried peels and spice, an oily note and cut fruits. The palate is spice and of good body. There are notes of nuts and citrus and the peel and juice thereof. There are hints of marzipan and dried peels and a hint of sherry. The finish is long and creamy with custard and spice.

Distiller – Midleton Cork | ABV: 40% | Price: €9

BUSHMILLS WHISKEY

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Bushmills Regular

Grain whiskey reserved for Bushmills Original is slowly matured for a minimum of five years in American oak casks before blending with Irish Single Malt to produce this popular whiskey.

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Bushmills 1608

ABV 46%
In celebration of the 400th anniversary of the original licence to distil granted to the Bushmills area, the Bushmills Distillery has released a special, limited edition whiskey, Bushmills 1608.

True to the history of Ireland’s oldest working whiskey distillery, Bushmills 1608 is a unique blend of tradition and innovation. It combines some classic features of their whiskeys (such as triple distillation, the use of fully malted barley or maturation in the finest quality oak casks) with a pioneering process: it was distilled using crystal malt, a special type of malted barley selected to deliver exceptional smoothne.

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Bushmills 21 yo

The 21-year-old Bushmills is the oldest whiskey in the standard distillery range. It is a remarkably fresh and lively tasting malt, given its advanced years. Like the rest of the single malts from Bushmills, this is initially aged in both bourbon and sherry casks. These are then vatted together and married into madeira wine casks for two years. We would go as far to say that this is, thankfully, quite a subtle wood finish. The Bushmills malt is very delicate and elegant and this strikes a nice balance of fruit, spice and sweetness. A top notch whiskey that is dangerously easy to drink!

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Bushmills 16 yo

Bushmills Single Malt Whiskey 16 year old is aged for 16 years in a combination of Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon-seasoned casks, then matured for several months in port wine barrels. The unique maturation process gives this single malt its distinct notes of juicy fruits, nuts and spice, as well as a hint of ruby redness.

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Bushmills 12yo

Only ever available from the distillery. This is a special bottling of 12 year old Bushmills single malt that has been matured predominantly in sherry casks. The label states that this is drawn from whiskeys aged between 12 and 14 years old.

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BlackBush

Black Bush is classed as the ‘deluxe’ blend from Bushmills and it has a lot of loyal fans across the world. Compared to the standard blend this has more depth, richness but also some woody hints. Maybe not as smooth as the Bushmills Original but it packs a lot more flavour. This is vatted from approximately 80% malt whiskey and 20% grain whiskey some of which is aged for as long as 18 years. A very high proportion of ex-sherry casks are used for the maturation giving the whiskey its signature dark colour and some delicious flavours of dried fruits, roasted nuts and caramel toffees. This still ranks as one of the best blended whiskeys in the world!

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Bushmills 10 yo

This has been the standard single malt release from Bushmills for many years and is drawn from triple distilled malt that is aged in both bourbon and sherry casks. The sherry cask influence is very subtle (less so than Black Bush), and the overall taste is quite light and delicate. This is more about good bourbon casks maturation and it has a creamy, yet light mouth feel along with some crisp barley, warm vanilla and gentle pepper and spice flavours.

MIDLETON VERY RARE

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Midleton Very Rare 1985

The 1985 release from the Midleton very rare collection.

1985 was the 2nd year of the Midleton very rare series and was being well received by Publicans and the public.

Bottle in perfect condition with the outer sleeve with no staining or marks, the Bottle has a perfect Fill Level and a matching number distillery invitation and certificate of authenticity.

Bottle No 14034

75cl  /  40%

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Midleton Very Rare 1984

Obtaining a full collection of Midleton Very Rare Vintages is no easy task. It has become increasingly difficult in terms of time, money and scarcity. This collection has been assembled over four years of searching for Midleton Very Rare bottles from all over the world including the US, Japan and Greece as well as France, Germany, Holland, Spain, Austria, UK and Ireland. It is nearly impossible to source older vintages particularly the first ten years. Other vintages that are very scarce and difficult to find include the 1995, 1997, 2002, 2003 and 2009 vintages. The collection includes both versions of the 2017 vintage. Please note the 1986 bottling is missing is certificate and has a discoloured label.

Midleton Very Rare represents the pinnacle of Irish Whiskey and has proven to be a good long term alternative investment. This is an opportunity to own a near full collection of Midleton Very Rare vintages and Midleton Very Rare always commands a premium particularly as the growth of premium Irish Whiskey spreads internationally.

The collection is for auction with a disclosed reserve of €24,000, allowing an ample budget to purchase the Midleton Very Rare 1988 Edition required to complete the collection.

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Midleton Very Rare 1986

This famous blend of whiskies was initially produced by Jameson’s Master Distiller, Barry Crockett, and has been released in very limited quantities on  an annual basis since 1984 right up to the current year. In 2012, when Barry  Crockett retired, in his honour Irish Distillers released the acclaimed ‘Barry  Crockett Legacy’ whiskey. In 2013, Brian Nation took over as Master Distiller and he has carried on the proud Midleton Very Rare tradition right up to the present day.

The whiskey is aged somewhere between 12 and 25 years and matured solely in Bourbon casks. Each bottle is individually numbered and carries the signature of the Master Distiller.

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Midleton Very Rare 1989

The 1989 Release as part of the Midleton Very Rare collection.

One of the hardest bottles of the Midleton collection to find, there have only been a few of these for sale and are extremely difficult to source.

The outer sleeve and presentation box are in excellent Condition with some minor wear and tear.

The bottle is very Good with a good neck fill level. and a crisp clean label.

The matching numbered distillery invitation and certificate of authenticity are included.

Bottle No. 1357

75cl  40%Vol

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Midleton Very Rare 1988

The Midleton Very Rare series is incredibly popular with collectors and many are seeking to complete an entire range with every year spanning 1984 to the present day. Some vintages are harder to find than other. None more so than 1988, which is the real unicorn amongst Midleton Very Rares. This bottle is in excellent condition and comes with the original gift box, cert and invite. The fill level of the bottle is just a little low as can be seen in the photos.

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Midleton Very Rare 1987

Midleton Very Rare 1987 Edition. This famous blend of whiskies was initially produced by Jameson’s Master Distiller, Barry Crockett, and has been released in very limited quantities on an annual basis since 1984. The whiskey is aged somewhere between 12 and 20 years and matured solely in Bourbon casks.

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Midleton Very Rare 1992

A rare and collectable bottle of Midleton Rare from the 1992 vintage when the master distiller was Barry Crockett. The bottle and box are in excellent condition and includes the distillery invite and certificate.

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Midleton Very Rare 1991

This famous blend of whiskies was initially produced by Jameson’s Master Distiller, Barry Crockett, and has been released in very limited quantities on an annual basis since 1984 right up to the current year. In 2013, when Barry Crockett retired, in his honour Irish Distillers released the acclaimed ‘Barry  Crockett Legacy’ whiskey. In 2014, Brian Nation took over as Master Distiller and he has carried on the proud Midleton Very Rare tradition right up to the present day.

The whiskey is aged somewhere between 12 and 25 years and matured solely in Bourbon casks. Each bottle is individually numbered and carries the signature of the Master Distiller.

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Midleton Very Rare 1990

Midleton Very Rare 1990 Edition. This famous blend of whiskies was produced by Jameson’s Master Distiller, Barry Crockett. Midleton Very Rare was released in very limited quantities on an annual basis since 1984, until 2012 when it was replaced by the equally desirable and acclaimed Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy.

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Midleton Very Rare 1995

This famous blend of whiskies was initially produced by Jameson’s Master Distiller, Barry Crockett, and has been released in very limited quantities on  an annual basis since 1984 right up to the current year. In 2012, when Barry Crockett retired, in his honour Irish Distillers released the acclaimed ‘Barry  Crockett Legacy’ whiskey. In 2013, Brian Nation took over as Master Distiller and he has carried on the proud Midleton Very Rare tradition right up to the present day.

The whiskey is aged somewhere between 12 and 25 years and matured solely in Bourbon casks. Each bottle is individually numbered and carries the signature of the Master Distiller.

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Midleton Very Rare 1994

This famous blend of whiskies was produced by Jameson’s Master Distiller, Barry Crockett. Midleton Very Rare was released in very limited quantities on an annual basis since 1984, until 2012 when it was replaced by the equally desirable and acclaimed Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy.

The whiskey is aged somewhere between 12 and 25 years and matured solely in Bourbon casks.  Each bottle carries a signature from Barry Crocket and has an individual bottle number, this particular bottle is #10672.

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Midleton Very Rare 1993

This famous blend of whiskies was initially produced by Jameson’s Master Distiller, Barry Crockett, and has been released in very limited quantities on  an annual basis since 1984 right up to the current year. In 2012, when Barry  Crockett retired, in his honour Irish Distillers released the acclaimed ‘Barry  Crockett Legacy’ whiskey. In 2013, Brian Nation took over as Master Distiller and he has carried on the proud Midleton Very Rare tradition right up to the present day.

The whiskey is aged somewhere between 12 and 25 years and matured solely in Bourbon casks. Each bottle is individually numbered and carries the signature of the Master Distiller.

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Midleton Very Rare 1997

A 1997 Release from the Midleton Very Rare collection.

Bottle in great condition with minimal wear. Includes certificate and invitation.

700ml 40%Vol

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Midleton Very Rare 1996

The Midleton Very Rare 1996 is part of the Midleton Very Rare collection that began in 1984 whereby a new vintage is released every year. The bottle and box are in excellent condition and the certificate is also included.

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Midleton Very Rare 1998

A collectible bottle of Midleton Very Rare from the 1998 vintage.

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Midleton Very Rare 2001

Bottled in 2001, this is an older vintage from Midleton’s Very Rare series of bottlings. Highly collectible.

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Midleton Very Rare 2000

This famous blend of whiskies was initially produced by Jameson’s Master Distiller, Barry Crockett, and has been released in very limited quantities on  an annual basis since 1984 right up to the current year. In 2012, when Barry Crockett retired, in his honour Irish Distillers released the acclaimed ‘Barry  Crockett Legacy’ whiskey. In 2013, Brian Nation took over as Master Distiller and he has carried on the proud Midleton Very Rare tradition right up to the present day.

The whiskey is aged somewhere between 12 and 25 years and matured solely in Bourbon casks. Each bottle is individually numbered and carries the signature of the Master Distiller.

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Midleton Very Rare 1999

The 1999 Release as part of the Midleton Very rare series.

In Perfect Condition complete with distillery Invitation and certificate of authenticity.

700ml  .. 40%Vol

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Midleton Very Rare 2004

A rare bottle of Midleton Very Rare from 2004. Very collectible.

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Midleton Very Rare 2003

A rare bottle from the Midleton Very Rare series. This one was bottled in 2003.

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Midleton Very Rare 2002

A smooth and complex tasting whiskey from 2002. Old bottles of Midleton Very Rare are getting very hard to find and are highly collectible.

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Midleton Very Rare 2005

A rare bottle of Midleton Very Rare. This one was released in 2005.

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Midleton Very Rare 2007

This famous blend of whiskies was initially produced by Jameson’s Master Distiller, Barry Crockett, and has been released in very limited quantities on  an annual basis since 1984 right up to the current year. In 2012, when Barry  Crockett retired, in his honour Irish Distillers released the acclaimed ‘Barry  Crockett Legacy’ whiskey. In 2013, Brian Nation took over as Master Distiller and he has carried on the proud Midleton Very Rare tradition right up to the present day.

The whiskey is aged somewhere between 12 and 25 years and matured solely in Bourbon casks. Each bottle is individually numbered and carries the signature of the Master Distiller.

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Midleton Very Rare 2006

A hard to find, and very collectible release of Midleton Very Rare from the 2006 vintage.

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Midleton Very Rare 2008

A 2008 release of Midleton Very Rare that is now getting quite hard to find.

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Midleton Very Rare 2010

This famous blend of whiskies was initially produced by Jameson’s Master Distiller, Barry Crockett, and has been released in very limited quantities on  an annual basis since 1984 right up to the current year. In 2013, when Barry  Crockett retired, in his honour Irish Distillers released the acclaimed ‘Barry  Crockett Legacy’ whiskey. In 2014, Brian Nation took over as Master Distiller and he has carried on the proud Midleton Very Rare tradition right up to the present day.

The whiskey is aged somewhere between 12 and 25 years and matured solely in Bourbon casks. Each bottle is individually numbered and carries the signature of the Master Distiller.

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Midleton Very Rare 2009

A hard to find bottle of Midleton Very Rare. Very few bottles were made of the 2009 release, so these bottles are quite scarce.

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Midleton Very Rare 2013

A recent bottle of Midleton Very Rare that was released in 2013. A lovely smooth, yet complex whiskey.

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Midleton Very Rare 2012

The 2012 release as part of the Midleton Very Rare series

In perfect condition complete with distillery invitation and certificate of authenticity.

700ml  /  40%Vol

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Midleton Very Rare 2011

A rare and collectible bottle of Midleton Rare from the 2011 vintage.

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Midleton Very Rare 2016

The 2016 vintage of Midleton Very Rare effortlessly combines smoothness with some really nice, old pot still complexity. Definitelty one of our favourite Midleton releases.

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Midleton Very Rare 2015

The Midleton Very Range has been going since 1984, but the latest edition in the series is one of the best yet, in our opinion. This time round it seems to offer up a lot more pot still character and also more spicy, oaky notes. It even reminds us a little of some of the recent Midleton Virgin Oak single cask releases. Like last year’s bottling, this now carries the signature of new-ish Master Distiller Brian Nation.

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Midleton Very Rare 2014

This is the latest release from the Midleton Very Rare range. The Very Rare series started in 1984 to showcase the best available whiskey at the time from the new modern distillery at Midleton. Now in 2014, it is better than ever. The blend is dominated by pot still whiskey mixed with some very old grain whiskey. All maturation is done in 1st fill bourbon casks which gives this whiskey a wonderful smooth but complex flavour profile.

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Midleton Very Rare 2018

The 2018 release of Midleton Very Rare collection, the Midleton Very Rare 2018. The long awaited Irish blended whiskey is as luxurious and delicious as ever.

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Midleton Very Rare 2017

The long awaited new Midleton release for 2017 with all new packaging and a new bottle shape. The box and presentation is now just as luxurious as the whiskey inside the bottle.

As always this is a complex yet gentle whiskey which is packed with juicy fruit flavours and some subtle spiciness on the finish.

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Midleton Very Rare 2019

The latest addition to the Midleton Very Rare collection, the Midleton Very Rare 2019. A highly sought after Irish Whiskey that has been matured in lightly charred ex-Bourbon American oak barrels between 13-34 years. Notes of vanilla, orchard fruits in particular sweet pears and pot still spice.

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Midleton 20th Anniversary

Is a commemorative edition issued on the 20th anniversary of the launch of the flagship Midleton Very Rare whiskey. It is bottled at cask strength. The bottle comes with two crystal glasses with which to enjoy your whiskey. Only 400 bottles were produced.

Midleton today is the main distillery of the Irish Distiller Group of Pernod-Ricard. They produce the “majority” of all Irish whiskey. It was founded in 1796 as a woolen plant until the 1820s when it was converted to whiskey production (James, Murphy & Co). They eventually merged with other distilleries to become the Cork Distillers Company. They claim to have the world’s largest still with a reported capacity of 31,618 gallons. Midleton whiskey is known for being “very rare” pot still whiskey, which means it is generated in batches and a claim to old-fashioned production techniques. In 1966, Cork Distillers merged with Jameson to become the Irish Distillers Group. At that time, the Midleton Distillery became the New Midleton Distillery when it was expanded and modernized. The Irish Distillers Group is still in existence today under the ownership and Direction of Pernod-Ricard.

Created in the same casks used for the inaugural Midleton Rare 1984.

Bottle number 306 of 400.

Please note condition of seal.

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Midleton 30th Anniversary Pearl

This is an incredible Midleton whiskey that was released to celebrate 30 years – the pearl anniversary – of the Very Rare range of blends. A collaboration between retired master distiller Barry Crockett and new master distiller Brian Nation, each bottle carries a signature of both men. Two casks were selected, one a single pot still cask from 1984 and the other a single grain from 1981. These were then married for six months in a fourth-fill Bourbon barrel which eventually yielded just 117 bottles of sublime Irish whiskey!

Apparently the Midleton distillery had a massive clearout of old casks during the 1980s when they moved onto a stricter wood selection and cask management scheme. Therefore barrels from this era are incredibly rare and unlikely to crop up again.

Great care went into the high-end packaging and presentation. Each bottle is hand-blown at Jerpoint Glass in Kilkenny and a miniature is also supplied for tasting purposes. The oak box which hugs the bottle very neatly was crafted in County Wexford.

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Midleton Dourgorney 1964

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Midleton 1973 /25yo

Reputed to be one of the best Irish whiskeys ever bottled. This is a pure (single) pot still whiskey that was distilled at the old Midleton plant in 1973 and bottled in the late 1990. Around 1000 bottles were released and they are becoming increasingly rare.

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Midleton 1973 /26yo

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Midleton 1973 Private Collection

Midleton 1973 Private Collection, is a vintage bottling from the Midleton Distillery in Cork. It is a Pot Still Whiskey which was laid down in 1973 and bottled in 2003 which makes it a 30 year old Irish Whiskey. With only 400 bottles being produced it is a limited edition and a must have for any whiskey collector. It is a non-chill filtered whiskey which has the ABV of 56% and 112 proof.

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Midleton Master Distillers 30yo

This whiskey, first laid down in 1969 had just two surviving barrels. This is due largely to the evaporation spirit over the course of time. A yield of only 400 bottles followed 30 years of maturation in cask. This whiskey has very traditional, strongly flavoured attributes indigenous of the old Midleton distillery.

JAPANESE WHISKEY

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Togouchi 15 Year Old

A 15 year old blended whisky from the Togouchi range, produced by the little-known Chugoku Jozo in Japan. They source whisky from Scotland and Canada, and then age it in a railway tunnel before bottling it at 43.8% ABV.

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Nikka 12yo

A fantastic 12 year old blended Japanese whisky from Nikka presented in a bottle that takes its design from the neckline of a kimono. Enjoy neat, over ice or in a classic highball.

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Nikka Tailored

Nikka was the life’s work of Masataka Taketsuru, the “Father of Japanese Whisky”. Its products are rightly celebrated worldwide for their quality, and it is not an exaggeration to say that you can feel the ingenuity of Masataka in Nikka whisky.

This exciting Nikka Tailored whisky is a brand new release from Nikka set to replace the discontinued Nikka 12 Year Old. Made up from whisky from the Miyagikyo and Yoichi distilleries, this one brings vanilla cookies, caramel, coffey grain, cocoa and dried fruit in what already appears to be a delicious and worthy replacement for the much-loved 12 Year Old.

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Toki

A blended whisky from Suntory’s three distilleries: YamazakiHakushu and Chita. Toki has a different composition to another Suntory blend, Hibiki, as its main components are Hakashu single malt and Chita grain whisky. It should work really well in a highball.

Fun fact: ‘Toki’ means ‘time’ in Japanese.

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Nikka from the Barrel

A soft yet richly flavoured blend from Nikka. This has been drawn from what are described as ‘re-casked barrels’. Not sure what that means, but the whisky tastes really good! This comes in a nifty little 50cl bottle making it an ideal travel companion.

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Nikki Miyagikyo

From the second distillery to be built by Mastaka Taketsuru in 1969, the Miyagikyo Single Malt. A whisky that has had some sherry influence, making it soft and fruity on the palate.

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Super Nikka Whiskey

A famous old brand of Japanese whisky. Nikka Super is made with a high proportion of malt whiskies from Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries. The flavour profile is classically Japanese in style with herbal, spicy notes along with sweet citrus fruits and a subtle maltiness.

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Suntory Very Old Rare 1970's

Suntory Old Whisky is a series of especially mature whisky from Suntory, first released in 1950. The company occasionally releases new bottles of this brand. However, this is a wonderful and very rare old bottle of Suntory’s blended Japanese malt whisky, specially released in commemoration of Expo 1970. Presented in an original box, this is truly a collector’s item!

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Nikka Black 50

Appearance / Color
Gold.
Smell / Nose 
Floral, fruity and a bit spiced. Notes of citrus/orange peel, apricot, vanilla extract, caramel and wood. Christmas pudding, new leather. Flavor / Taste / Palate
Complex and smooth. Caramel candy, toffee, vanilla, dark chocolate, nutmeg. A spicy Christmas cake.
Finish
Long, warm and creamy. Loads of oak and a bit of smoke. Red chilli on the back of the throat. Notes of vanilla are present.
Comment
Wonderful aroma makes for an excellent start. Great bang-for-the-buck Whisky.

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Hakashu Suntory

A green and crunchy entry in the Hakushu Range, combining whisky of a wide variety of ages, from across the range of casks used by the distillery to create a gently smoky dram, packed with fruity flavour.

AMERICAN BOURBONS

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Weller Special Reserve

The original wheated bourbon and one of many top class bourbons being made at the Buffalo Trace distillery. A mix of grains are used to make W L Weller and the recipe is known to contain a high proportion of wheat grain when compared to standard bourbons. This is a sweet and pleasantly fruity tasting bourbon that is excellent over ice or in your favourite whiskey cocktail.

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Jack Daniels 150th -100proof

A very hard to find special edition of Jack Daniels. This was made to exactly the same recipe as the standard edition but the barrel selection and slightly higher bottling strength (43%) has yielded more flavour and intensity.

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Rip Van Winkle

Old Rip Van Winkle bourbon is perhaps best known for the highly sought-after Pappy Van Winkle releases, which are today distilled under contract at Buffalo Trace.

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Stagg Jr

One to go for if you like Bourbons with plenty of flavour. This is a robust full strength and unfiltered whiskey that shares some of the flavours of the harder to find and more expensive George T Stagg. Bottled at a whopping 66.15%.

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Jack Daniels Sinatra

Frank Sinatra was a long time fan of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and was often seen sipping a glass of it on stage while singing ‘Fly Me To The Moon’ or ‘My Way’. He even kept a stash of the classic whiskey on his private plane to enjoy while on the way to his next show, which would certainly beat a plastic cup of warm wine any day.

Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select has been created in honour of this friendship with Old Blue Eyes. The bold, smooth qualities of the Sinatra Select come from the specially made Sinatra barrels in which part of the whiskey was aged. Deep grooves were cut into the staves of the casks, increasing the amount of exposure the whiskey had to the wood. It is then married with Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 and bottled at 45% abv, which is how Sinatra would have enjoyed it back in the day.

So put on a Sinatra LP, sip some Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select and raise a glass to the man with one of the best voices the world has ever known.

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Sazerac Rye

The One and Only New Orleans Original… Sazerac Rye Whiskey symbolises the tradition and history of New Orleans dating back to the 1800s. Sazerac Rye Whiskey was used to make the original, first and only branded American cocktail—The Sazerac.

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Jack Daniels Single Barrel

Bottled from a single barrel from the Jack Daniel distillery. Each barrel is selected by the Master Distiller by its suitability as a stand alone product before being bottled.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Good body with plenty of toasty oak, there are notes of corn and lovely cereal sweetness, there is a good smoke note, a little spice and toffee.

Palate: Full and mouth-filling. There are notes of cereal sweetness, the rye is in evidence with a touch of cigar box and nut oils, a little spice and an aniseed character.

Finish: Good length with a hint of citrus and plenty of cereal sweetness.

Distiller: Jack Daniels | ABV: 45% | Price: €8.50

Master Distiller – Jeff Arnett discusses Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel. This is one segment of a three part series shot at the JD Distillery

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1792 Small Batch

All the way back in 1792, Kentucky officially became a state. Many moons later, 1792 Small Batch bourbon was named after that very same year. As it happens, it’s a Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. Coincidence? We think not. This expression features mashbill with a generous helping of rye, resulting in a flavour profile packed with herbal spice alongside the classic caramelised sugar, buttered corn and toasted oak notes you find in top-notch bourbons. Great for sipping over a couple ice cubes on a sunny evening.

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Eagle Rare

Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is masterfully crafted and carefully aged for no less than ten years. The rareness of this great breed of bourbon is evident in its complex aroma, as well as the smooth and lingering taste. Eagle Rare is a bourbon that lives up to its name with its lofty, distinctive taste experience.

REST OF THE WORLD

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Penderyn Single Malt

This ‘peated’ version of Penderyn Welsh single malt is not peated in the traditional sense but has instead been matured in quarter cask obtained from the Laphroaig distillery. The smoke is therefore less pronounced than you may expect but is well balanced with the fresh orchard fruits and vanilla flavours of Penderyn. Irish whiskey drinkers may find some similarities between this and the standard expression of Connemara.

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Canadian Club

Canadian whisky combines the richness and fruitiness of bourbon for a cleaner, crisper palate. Canadian Club, with its unique distilling process is lighter than scotch and smoother than bourbon. Made and bottled in Walkerville Canada, Canadian Club is the only Canadian whisky that is Barrel Blended prior to aging in white oak barrels to allow the flavours to marry. Aged six years (twice the period required by Canadian law) Canadian Club is a true, quality Canadian whisky that has not changed with time.

Canadian Club has been the world’s favourite Canadian whisky for more than 140 years and has set the standard for great whisky. It’s a smooth satisfying taste that will never go out of style

Distiller : Canadian Club | ABV: 40% | Price: €6

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