Discover the Possibilities of Irish Whiskey

Feb. 20, 2018

Discover the Possibilities of Irish Whiskey


A mainstay of distilled drinks since the 12th century, Irish whiskey is enjoying a strong resurgence. Currently the fastest-growing spirit in the world, Irish whiskey grew more than 20% in 2017, and all signs point to continued growth.


Once considered a niche spirit often enjoyed during St. Patrick's Day, the expansion of distillers and styles now appeals to a wider audience. Here are the four main types of Irish whiskey consumers can choose from.


Single Malt: The whiskey is made using 100% malted barley and distilled in a pot still within a single distillery, a process also commonly associated with Scotch whisky. These may be double or triple distilled.


Single Pot Still: Irish pure pot still whiskey is made from malted and unmalted barley, with up to 5% of other cereals added, and is distilled in a pot still from one single distillery. These whiskeys have more depth when it comes to taste, with a more grainy texture than other whiskey types.


Grain: Grain whiskey uses corn, wheat, rye, and/or barley, which are distilled in a column still. Single grain whiskey comes from only one distillery. This is the rarest of Irish whiskey types and is primarily utilized in blended whiskey. Which leads us to…


Blended: The most common style, blended Irish whiskey is a mixture of any two or more of the styles of malt, pot still, and grain whiskey.


Here are some of the Irish whiskeys that we currently have available at Breakthru Beverage. Be sure to talk to your sales consultant to take advantage of the ongoing popularity of this spirit.

 Hell-Cat Maggie, The Dubliner, Slane, The Irishman, Tullamore D.E.W., Writers' Tears


  1. Hell Cat Maggie
  2. The Dubliner
  3. Slane 
  4. The Irishman
  5. Tullamore D.E.W.
  6. Writers' Tears
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