Here, we like to keep a mix of the old and new, and that is why we have a great selection of well-priced, quality Irish Whiskey just waiting to be discovered. Buy your Irish Whiskey with TheDrinksBasket.
Distinguishable from its Scottish counterparts, Irish Whiskey hosts an extra ‘E’ in its name.
Harking back to the middle ages, the word ‘Whiskey’ is an Anglicised version of the Latin ‘uisce’ from ‘uisce beatha’ meaning ‘water of life’. It was revered back then and continues to be so now, with good reason.
With a smoother taste and more mellow, fresh, flavours, Irish Whiskey is distilled similarly to Scotch, bar a few notable differences. The grains used for brewing are unmalted. This gives it a ‘cleaner’ taste, and there is usually no inclusion of the smoky peat flavour which is often found in Scotch Whisky. Finally- Irish Whiskey is given a third distillation, one more than its Scottish cousins, resulting in a lighter, smoother finish.
Once the world’s most popular spirit, Irish Whiskey has had a tumultuous past. Happily, for Whiskey drinkers, 2019 sees a rise in distilleries, meaning that there are many unique and exciting new tipples to try.