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Irish whiskey recommendation

Postby Grass Snake » Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:49 am

The wife is off to Dublin for a long weekend tomorow. She's offered to bring me back a bottle of irish Whiskey.

Can anyone recommend anything, around the £20-£30 mark.

I've already had Jamesons, Bushmills, Black Bush and Connemara, so soething different would be interesting

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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:51 am

I wouyld go for Redbreast or Green Spot - both are pure pot still, which is arguably the traditional form for Irish whisky.
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Postby bamber » Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:00 pm

I'd ask for Powers 12yo (as I've not had it).
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Postby Ize » Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:46 pm

Nick Brown wrote:I wouyld go for Redbreast or Green Spot - both are pure pot still, which is arguably the traditional form for Irish whisky.

I second these, although I have had Redbreast 12yo only, sorry, which was for me very complex and interesting whiskey and I'm going to order RB15yo and Green Spot soon.
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Aug 03, 2006 1:21 pm

Check out http://www.celticwhiskeyshop.com/

They have a shop in the city centre on Nassau Street adjacent to Grafton Street.

Also Locke's 8yo € 36.99 is a nice peated single malt worth trying.

Powers 12yo € 35.99 is not liked by all and very much an Irish whiskey

but Redbreast 12 € 37.49 or Greenspot € 38.99 are probably your best bet all right.

Generally these would be around 35.00 in other off licences and supermarkets but as the above is a whiskey specialist and has a bigger selection he charges slightly more.
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Postby Bulldog » Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:47 pm

i would say
redbreast 15yo as it's a limited edition, i went to buy one yesterday and they dind't have it any longer.

and i would defenatley recommend jameson 12yo distillery edition ,if you didn't have it already (available in the old jameson distillery in Dublin (bowstreet))

but they cost more than 30€
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:58 pm

I agree, Redbreast 15yo is a super whiskey but unfortunately it is a whopping €95.00 in the Celtic Whiskey Shop.... Better off to source this online in Germany, Belgium or France between 50-60Euro(plus p&p).

The Jameson 12yo is a great whiskey also but I would presume it is widely available in the UK.
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Postby Bulldog » Thu Aug 03, 2006 3:10 pm

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:..............................................
The Jameson 12yo is a great whiskey also but I would presume it is widely available in the UK.


not the 12yo but 12yo distiller's edition

this one
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Aug 03, 2006 3:56 pm

Doooh !!!! misread that.... sorry


About €45.00 in the Bow street shop.
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Postby Aidan » Thu Aug 03, 2006 4:00 pm

Yes, you can get the Distiller's Selection at the distillery museum on Bow Street, just north of the Liffey.

I'd go for the Green Spot if you're buying it in Dublin.

When you wife is coming back through Dublin airport, she could pick you up some Jameson Gold. Or there are usually Bushmills cask whiskey available in the Duty Free.

In summary then, Green Spot or Jameson Gold.
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Aug 03, 2006 4:20 pm

Oh yes talking about Dublin Airport she could get you the Connemara 3 x 5ml pack plus Nosing glass(NAS CS & 12yo) for circa 12Euro not bad value when Glencarin glass included.


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Bushmills Bourbon Barrel for €70.00

Also well worth a try is Jameson Crested 10 which is arount €26.00
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Postby Ize » Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:00 pm

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:I agree, Redbreast 15yo is a super whiskey but unfortunately it is a whopping €95.00 in the Celtic Whiskey Shop.... Better off to source this online in Germany, Belgium or France between 50-60Euro(plus p&p).

OMG! I need to fill in my order immediately, price is 49.90€ at my "purveyor", before they run out.
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