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Learn more about Irish whiskey
- What’s the difference between whisky and whiskey?
Where do we make Irish whiskey?
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 best whiskey in Ireland?
It is difficult to get everyone to agree because its appreciation is specific to each one according to one's tastes, sensitivity and 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 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.
Are Irish whiskeys peated?
The peat is emblematic of Ireland. There are many Irish whiskeys like Connemara whose barley is dried with peat fire which gives the whisky this particular peat flavour. Discover all our peated whiskies.
What are the different types of Sherry casks?
We count six of them, 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, softer 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, distillery 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!