By Denis Smyth | Beer & Spirit Buyer
The clock is ticking down as our Irish Whiskey Sale finishes this Sunday. With so many superb whiskeys still on offer, it can be hard to choose but I’ve selected a few gems that you should try and get your hands on before our prices increase next week.
(€50 down from €55)
Dingle distillery was one of the first small independent distilleries to open post the Celtic tiger recession. Aside from producing its famous Gin they have been releasing their whiskies in small batches up until this year.
In May they launched their first core whiskey expression, Dingle Single Malt. And in doing so it became one of few Irish distilleries to produce a core single malt product made entirely with its own spirit.
The whiskey is non-chill filtered and matured in PX Sherry (61%) and Bourbon (39%) first fill casks and comprising predominantly six to seven-year-old spirit, every element of the production of Dingle Single Malt is manual and overseen by Master Distiller Graham Coull who has over 25 years’ experience in the industry joining Dingle in 2019 from Glen Moray.
(€42 down from €53)
Part of a small batch range at the famous Midleton distillery offering the apprentices and masters the opportunity to experiment with different techniques, innovations, and practices. The single grain release was a first for Irish Distillers and since its introduction to the market has picked up numerous accolades. This expression is a single gain whiskey aged in ex-bourbon casks before being finished in virgin Spanish oak cask. Displays a floral and herbal character backed up with zesty fruit, black pepper, and nutmeg spice.
(€50 down from €59.95)
The Spot brand family is synonymous with great liquid, and this is one of Ireland’s most recognised non-age- statement whiskeys, a pot still aged between 7 and 9 years with 25% aged in sherry cask. To taste this whiskey is just bursting with honeyed spice and orchard fruits rounded off with toasted oak and hints of spice. Why not try some of the other family members when you are next considering a purchase.
*Please note, prices are correct at time of publishing, please check our website or stores for the most up to date pricing.