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Irish distilleries such as Bushmills and Midleton master the triple-distillation process and also dry barley in closed kilns, which are the main distinctive features of Irish whiskey.

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Learn more about Irish whisky

  • What’s the difference between whisky and whiskey?

If the term whisky is universal, the spelling “whiskey” is more specific to the bottlings of Ireland and the United States. Also discover our selection of Scottish whiskies.

  • Where do we make Irish whiskey?

Ireland is divided into 32 counties, at the Irish Counter you can find whiskies from the counties of Antrim, Carlow, Cork, Dublin, Louth, Clare, Meath and Waterford.

  • What are the big Irish distilleries?

In Ireland, a large part of the production of whiskey is ensured by 4 large distilleries: Bushmills, the most emblematic, Midleton, one of the oldest Irish distilleries and Cooley, the last. There are also more confidential productions and many projects throughout the Green Island.

  • What is the best whiskey in Ireland?

A whisky will rarely agree with everyone because its appreciation is specific to each according to his tastes, his sensitivity and his preferences. Our experts offer a selection of award-winning Irish whiskeys and collector whiskies!

  • What is the special feature of Irish whiskeys?

In Ireland, 3 types of whiskies 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, the Blended whiskey that the Irish produce particularly well.

  • Are Irish whiskeys peated?

The peat is emblematic of Ireland and many Irish whiskeys like Connemara whose barley is dried with peat fire and which gives the whisky this particular peat flavour. Discover all our peated whiskies.

  • What are the different types of Sherry casks?

We count six, but the four most commonly used sherry casks are the Fino, the driest characterized by hazelnut; the Oloroso, darker with a more marked character; the Pedro Ximenez, sweeter and sweeter; and Amontillado, heavier and slightly softer than Fino. Browse our article to learn more about whisky aged in Sherry casks.

  • Where to find the best whisky? 

Each year, World Whiskies Awards and other competitions reward the best whiskies in each category. Discover the awarded of the year 2020 as well as our selection de exceptional whiskies and exclusive bottlings. 

  • How to choose a good whisky to offer? 

Try to know the brands, distilleries or type of whisky that the person appreciates to offer novelties with close profile. You can also opt for a whisky gift box that always has its effect!

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