Top 5 Irish Whiskeys Under €100

Whiskey

Whiskey or whisky or whatever way you want to spell it, is such an incredible and complex thing. It is steeped in history and made using many different ingredients, depending on the country.

The spelling of Whiskey varies depending on country. Ireland and America spell it “whiskey”; while our Scottish neighbors, Japan and Canada spell it “whisky”. Ingredients and Whiskey laws, also vary from country to country, giving each location its own distinct history, flavour and characteristics.

Irish whiskey must be made in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. It has to be aged in wooden casks for a minimum of three years. There are more rules for it to be called Irish whiskey, but I will delve into that further in future articles.

These are the top 5 Irish Whiskeys under €100 in no particular order.

  1. Redbreast 15 Year Old:

A really incredible single pot still whiskey. A little pricier than the 12 year old but worth every cent. It's a lot richer and stronger than the 12 year old. Really balanced and well rounded with mellow fruit, combined with spice and toasted wood. (€98.00).

Redbreast 15 year old 70cl

2. Connemara Peated Single Malt:

We had to include a peated whiskey in the selection. Peat gives the Connemara that immense flavour, nice and smoky with lovely notes of honey and pear. Its on the lower end of the price scale, making it look very good value for money. (€40.99)

Connemara, Peated Single Malt 70cl

3. Powers Special Reserve 12 Year Old 

This 12 year old is a great blend, with the perfect amount of pot still. Aged to perfection, giving it a nice full body with lots of character and spice. Very good price for a 12 year old. (€47.49)

Powers 12 Yr Old 700ml

4. Bushmills 16 Year Old Single Malt:

This beauty was aged in 3 different casks, sherry, port and bourbon; contributing to the amazing depth of this award winning Single Malt. Its aged in bourbon and sherry casks for 15 years, then its finished off in port casks to add to the flavour. Smooth with a nice balance of fruit and some slight sweetness. (€90.00)

Bushmills Malt 16 Yr Old 700ml

5: Teeling Single Malt:

Last but not least, a very vibrant Single Malt, with a lot going on. An incredible 6 different cask types have been incorporated to make this fine whiskey, Cabernet Sauvignon, Burgundy, Sherry, Port and Medeira. Rich and spicy. (€52.50)

Teeling Single Malt 70cl

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