As you would expect, The Pogues Irish Whiskey has as much character as the band itself. Made from a fine blend of grain and single malt Irish whiskey; this mighty drink has an aroma of malts and cracked nuts, with a sweet taste and a smooth intense flavour.
The whiskey is made by West Cork Distillers, one of Ireland’s last independent distilleries. From humble beginnings and the coming together of a Master Blender and his two fisherman friends it now has become a global success, built on friendship and a passion for innovation and quality.
The Distillery is based in Skibbereen in the heart of West Cork, the cultural home of Irish Whiskey.
Lemon sponge, honeyed cereal, vanilla and a little caramel. Toasted oak, banana and tropical fruit. Fairly light, but full of flavour - very nice indeed! Sweet, smooth vanilla before spicy oak comes in. Touches of menthol and coconut ice.
Long with maple and pecan, milk chocolate and a hint of salinity. A sensational grain whiskey this, top stuff!
Really quite a profound Irish whiskey. This has citrus marmalade cream soda and caramel. Scotch tablet on the palate with honey and apricot up front.
This is smooth rich and complex. Lots of concentration smooth spirit with just a little bit of heat at the back from the 46%.
Produced by the Teeling Whiskey Company, this is a delicious small-batch blend with a very high malt content. Interestingly enough, it’s also been matured in rum casks for added spice.
Cut grass and orange blossom. Allspice, hints of vanilla, apple pie and blackberries. Spiced, rich palate with rose petal jelly and lemon curd. Creamy vanilla, hints of dried herbs and cinnamon. Floral, herbal finish. Caramel on the tail.
A deliciously creamy, spicy and rich Irish blend.
Connemara produce a peated Irish single malt, named for the area in Ireland.
Well-smoked and peated, heather freshness and floral notes with a honeyed sweetness and a little wood.
Full and smooth with notes of malt and peat, honeyed smoke and barley sweetness.
Long and pungent with honey and peat smoke.
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.
A mixture of double distilled single malt and grain whiskey from the Cooley distillery in County Louth aged bourbon casks. Superb and, as Jim Murray says “easy going”, whiskey with wonderful character.
Berries and bramble, smooth spices and young oak. There are hints of malt and vanilla on the edges. A slow slide of sweet fresh flaA smoother, creamier, sweetness more akin to light custard. Ends with a crisp oakiness.
A sweet Irish blend that’s likely gain a few converts.
Green Spot is fabulous stuff, and much loved by the critics.
Hints of peppermint, malt, sweet barley, sugary porridge, creamy vanilla, papaya and citrus. Spicy and soft, gentle bourbon oak, green woods, menthol, potpourri.
Creamy, long finish, vanilla.
Kilbeggan is named after St Bécán, one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland who founded a monastery in the area in the 6th century. Smooth and malty.
The nose is smooth and gentle with nut oils, hazelnut and barley, cereal sweetness and a little peat. The palate is of good body with honeyed sweetness and malt. The finish is short with oaked dryness.
Knappogue Castle is a superb vintage Irish single malt whiskey bottled in 2008 as part of a series of excellent whiskeys under the Knappogue label. Great stuff.
Aromatic and very interesting with notes of apple strudel, boiled sweets, barley sugar and honey. A touch of pepper, oak and caramel.
Creamy sweetness on the palate, with tropical fruit, barley malt, digestive biscuits, cocoa and creamy Greek yoghurt with honey and berry compote.
Medium to short with notes of spice and dried grape.