The unmissable Irish whiskeys

Whether you are a connoisseur or you would like to learn about this spirit, you’ll find hereafter, our selection of unmissable Irish whiskeys.
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The origins of Irish whiskey

Legend has it that Irish whiskey first appeared in 432. It was St. Patrick's missionaries who brought back from the Middle East the distillation technique that made it possible to produce this eau-de-vie.

But it was not until the 15th century that the name Whiskey was mentioned, a drink distilled from cereals.

Where do we make Irish whiskey?

Ireland is divided into 32 counties, at the Irish Counter you can find whiskies from the counties of AntrimCarlowCorkDublinLouthClareMeath and Waterford.

What are the big Irish distilleries?

In Ireland, a large part of the production of whiskey is ensured by 3 large distilleries: Bushmills, the most emblematic, Midleton, one of the oldest Irish distilleries and Cooley, the youngest one. There are also more confidential productions and many projects throughout the Green Island.

What is the special feature of Irish whiskeys?

In Ireland, 3 types of whiskeys are made, the Pot Still whiskey made from malted barley, the Single Malt whiskey and the Single Grain whiskey often used for blending. The mixture of at least two of them allows to create a fourth one, the Blended whiskey that the Irish produce particularly well.

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