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Bushmills 10 Year old

The benchmark Irish single malt, this has a far greater depth of flavour than standard Irish blends. Winner of the ‘Best Irish Single Malt Whiskey in the World’ at last year’s World Whiskies Awards.…

Bushmills Black Bush

A rich, dark, blend from the world’s oldest licensed distillery, Black Bush is comprised almost entirely of Single Malt whiskey, distilled three times in Copper potstills and aged in Oloroso sherry casks for around 8-10 years before marriage with the …

Bushmills Distillery

The Old Bushmills Distillery was founded in 1608 and is now owned by the major drinks company Diageo. Bushmills whiskey is produced, matured, and bottled on-site at the Bushmills Distillery in Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The distillery is a …

Connemara 1992, Single Cask

A rare single cask bottling from Connemara Distillery. Bottled from cask K92/313804 which was filled on 11th August 1992 and bottled on 20th June 2008, this should be phenomenal.

Named after one of the most famous regions in Ireland, Connemara …

Cooley Distillery

Cooley Distillery is the only independent, Irish-owned whiskey distillery in Ireland, converted in 1987 from an older industrial potato ethanol plant by John Teeling. The Distillery is located on the Cooley Peninsula in County Louth on Ireland’s eastern coast.

The …

Green Spot

A fabulous pure potstill whiskey, exalted by connoisseurs as one of the finest Irish whiskeys available. Vibrant and very characterful, Green Spot must be tried by serious fans of Irish Whiskey.

Green Spot is a pure pot still Irish whiskey, …

Greenore 8 Years

A gold medal-winner at the International Wine & Spirits Competition, this unique concoction is a 100% Single Grain Irish whiskey, with no malt content at all.

Sweet, appetising and organic nose. Sweet with vanilla, dried banana chips, and coconut oil.

Jameson 12 Years, Special Reserve

Formerly known as ’1780′ in reference to the year the original Jameson distillery in Bow Street, Dublin, was founded, this has recently been relaunched as ‘Special Reserve’. A smooth, spicy, sweet potstill-based blend.

Jameson 12 Year Old Special Reserve, with

Japanese whisky tasting in Dublin

The Irish Whiskey Society is holding a Japanese whisky tasting at Brooks Hotel, Drury Street, Dublin from 7.30pm on Thursday, May 27.

Committee member, Zoltan Vari, a committee member of the society, visited three Japanese distilleries (Nikka, Yamazaki and Hakushu) on the Japan leg of a world trip in 2009. He will share some of his photos and experiences from the trip and also at least two Japanese whiskies that are hard to find in Ireland: Nikka All Malt (a very unusual blend of pot still malt and Coffey still malt) and Nikka Tsuru 17yo.

Entry is €15 for IWS members. You can purchase membership along with your ticket. Entry is €22.50 for non-members. Book here.

You scratch my back… 2007 St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Harajuku

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Knappogue Castle 1995

The latest vintage in this award-winning series of Irish single malts was distilled by Bushmils in 1995 and bottled in 2007, the oldest release to date. The Whiskey has a pale golden color, a lingering silkiness on the palate.

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