Irish Whiskey Gift Guide…
A collector of fine whiskeys for decades, Willie Jack, owner of famous Belfast bar, The Duke of York, provides his top picks of the best Irish whiskey styles, with a gift to suit every taste (and budget)…
For the Whiskey Drinker
POWERS 3 SWALLOW 70CL RRP £29.99
If you’re looking for a solid pot still Irish whiskey at a great price, look no further than Powers 3 Swallow, the perfect introduction to the pot still style. Robust, spicy and powerful, Powers 3 Swallow is matured primarily in American ex-bourbon barrels, amplifying the classic Powers taste with a strong wood character. Marrying these attributes with a small sherry aged component gives Powers Three Swallow balance and finesse. Buy this for the Irish whiskey drinker in your life and you’ll earn some serious kudos.
POWERS GOLD LABEL 70CL RRP £19.49
A whiskey of superior quality, Powers Gold Label is triple distilled and matured in a way that has made it famous throughout the world. There might be excitement around the arrival of new whiskeys on the scene but Powers Gold Label has been around for over 200 years for a reason. Distilled and aged to perfection, this award-winning whiskey has robust, spicy characteristics, complemented by strong woody undertones, creating a finely balanced yet powerful and unique flavour. This is the perfect choice for someone who knows their whiskey.
For the Enthusiast
JAMESON CASKMATES 70CL RRP £24.99
JAMESON BLACK BARREL 70CL RRP £35.99
For the whiskey drinker that enjoys something a little different, Jameson Caskmates or Jameson Black Barrel are a sure bet. If you’re looking for a gift for a craft beer lover, then Jameson Caskmates is sure to impress. Matured in stout seasoned barrels, the stout influence comes through in notes of milk chocolate, vanilla and butterscotch. Jameson Black Barrel is matured in double charred barrels. It’s smooth and mellow with a subtle vanilla sweetness and is a firm bartenders’ favourite.
Explore & Experiment
JAMESON WHISKEY MAKERS SERIES 70CL RRP £47.99 EACH
Want to learn more about the world of Irish whiskey then look no further than the Jameson Whiskey Makers Series. The newest addition to the Jameson family, these three fantastic whiskeys have been designed by Midleton Distillery’s master craftsmen, celebrating the craft behind the whiskey. Each whiskey is a new discovery, created by Midleton’s master distiller, master cooper and master blender.
Out to Impress
REDBREAST RANGE 70CL RRP £39.99 – £149.99
Whether you’re looking for a special gift, or just want to treat yourself, there’s a world of new Irish whiskeys to choose from. Redbreast is the world’s number one pot still Irish whiskey and with good reason. From the classic and much-loved Redbreast 12 Year Old to the richest and oldest expression – Redbreast 21 Year Old and the new Redbreast Lustau, you’re spoilt for choice.
MIDLETON VERY RARE 70CL RRP £114.99
MIDLETON BARRY CROCKETT 70CL RRP £159.99
Midleton is the quintessential Irish whiskey and if you’re looking for a gift that will knock the socks off the most discerning whiskey connoisseur, Midleton Very Rare or the Midleton Barry Crocket Legacy Edition will leave a lasting impression.