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Learn more about irish whiskey
Whether you are after Bushmills, Midleton,Cooleys or the wonderful Pogues whiskey, browse our selection of Irish whiskies here at Drinksupermarket.com
Unlike Scotch whisky, Irish whiskey does not have defined categories, however they are commonly referred to as single malt, single grain, blended and pure/single pot stills. The key difference between Irish whiskey and Scotch whisky is that most Irish whiskey is distilled three times whereas Scotch whisky is distilled twice. Also peat is rarely used in the malting process and it is this that gives the Irish whiskey a smoother finish in comparison to Scotch whisky. The major distilleries in Ireland are Irishman, New Midleton, Bushmills, Old Locke's in Kilbeggan, Cooley and Clontarf.
Fact: Kilbeggan is believed to be the first licensed distiller in the world.