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whiskey sale

  • New Irish Whiskey Releases

    Now that the snows are beginning to recede how about something to warm the spirit?

    Well great news, our Irish Whiskey sale in now on. We have some great offers across the range with some old favourites at great prices and a few new additions as well.  So, a great time then to look at a few of those recent additions. We have some great new whiskey expressions that highlight the diversity of the industry. Each of these are also the start of a new range of limited releases.


    First up, Retronaut represents a new brand of whisky from Blackwater distillery (makers of Blackwater Gin). The first in the range of limited releases is a 17-year-old Single Malt, fully matured in ex-bourbon casks. First time on promotion for this limited release at €99 down form €115. This was released to mark commencement of work on their new distillery. The distillery is planned to open in summer this year, however it will be three years aging before spirit distilled here can be called whisky. In the meantime, Blackwater will be releasing excellent sourced whisky under the Retronaut brand with each whisky released to mark an occasion in the development of the Blackwater distillery.


    The eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed no “e” in whisky in the previous paragraph, you won’t find one on the label for Retronaut either. For Blackwater founder and distiller Peter Mulryan, this spelling reflects the time before the monopoly of Irish whiskey made the ‘e’ ubiquitous. In his words it’s “time to shake things up”

    The second new release is from West Cork Distillers and their new Glengarriff Series. Ok cheating a little here as, though they have much in common, this is in fact two whiskeys with two distinct flavour profiles. Two truly unique and innovating whiskeys at that. This pair of single malt whiskeys are firstly aged in Sherry cask before finishing for six months in casks that have been heavily charred. As with much of the equipment in the West Cork distillery they made the equipment used for charring themselves, with the help of a local blacksmith. However, it’s not just the bespoke equipment that make these whiskeys unique, but the fuel used for charring. Glengarriff Bog Oak is charred using, yes you guessed it, bog oak sourced from the Glengarriff Forest in west Cork. For Glengarriff Peat Charred Cask the charring is fuelled by peat from the same forest. Both are on offer in our Irish Whiskey Sale at €33.95 down from€38.95.


    Please note prices are correct at time of publishing, these offers will end on 2nd April, please check our website or stores for the most up to date pricing.

  • Irish Whiskey, Two Hellos and One Goodbye

    Irish whiskey is in a time of change with distilleries opening and some great new expressions being released. Sometimes also some old friends must retire. This week I’m looking at two new releases on the whiskey market and one soon to be retired whiskey.

    First up is Roe & Co, a new venture from Diageo making their return to Irish whiskey following the sale of Bushmills distillery. Master Blender Caroline Martin and her team began work on the blend in December 2014 and developed over one hundred different prototypes before settling on the final liquid, a blend of Irish malt and grain whiskeys aged in bourbon casks. Displaying balance between the rich fruity character of the malt and the mellow creaminess of the grain whiskeys and backed up by smooth vanilla, fruit and soft spice from its time in cask. You can pick it up for €40.00 (down from €42.00) in our Irish Whiskey sale.

    Roe & Co is also a great base for cocktails

    This summer saw the opening of the new Slane Distillery with the conversion of the 250-year-old stables on the grounds of Slane Castle. The first release from this new brand is the eponymous Slane Whiskey (currently €30.00, down from €35.00) made in partnership between the Slane castle’s Conyngham family and American powerhouse of the spirits industry Brown-Forman, distillers of Jack Daniel’s and Woodford Reserve amongst many others. Slane whiskey makes use of three cask types to impart its robust, sweet and spicy flavour; virgin American oak casks, Tennessee whiskey casks and Oloroso sherry casks. Expect plenty of caramel, vanilla and toasted oak character with a vein of rich dried fruit beneath.

    Our final whiskey pick this week sees the retirement of a great single grain Irish whiskey, Kilbeggan 8-year-old. Formerly known as Greenore, this multi award winning whiskey from Cooley distillery is soft and easy drinking with crisp barley, tropical fruit and a light touch of spiced oak. If you are an admirer of this whiskey you can pick it up, before it’s all gone, in our whiskey sale for €35.00 (down from €40.00). But don’t worry fans of single grain, it is to be replaced by a new expression in the form of a no age statement, coming in at a higher alcohol content of 43% and partially finished in fortified wine barrels. Coming soon…

    Over 35 great Irish whiskeys on offer

    Please note prices are correct at time of publishing, these offers will end on 26th September 2017, please check our website or stores for the most up to date pricing.

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