Irish whiskey can be made throughout the island of Ireland, including both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.


Irish whiskey must include malted barley and may include other unmalted cereal grains, resulting in four main types of whiskey.

MaltMalt Irish whiskey is made using 100% malted barley and distilled in pot stills. Single malt whiskey comes from only one distillery.

Pot StillPot Still Irish whiskey is made from a mash of a minimum 30% malted and a minimum 30% unmalted barley, with up to 5% of other cereals added, and is distilled in pot stills. Single pot still whiskey comes from only one distillery.

Grain: Grain Irish whiskey is made using no more than 30% malted barley in combination with other whole unmalted cereals—usually corn, wheat, or barley—and is distilled in column stills. Single grain whiskey comes from only one distillery.

BlendedBlended Irish whiskey is a mixture of any two or more of the styles of malt, pot still, and grain whiskey.


The Irish Whiskey Act of 1980 defines the basic requirements for Irish whiskey with detailed definitions of style coming from the Food Industry Development Division of the Department of Agriculture. Irish whiskey must:

  • Be made from a mash of malted barley, plus other cereal grains (optional);
  • Be mashed, fermented, distilled to no more than 94.8% ABV, and matured in wooden casks, such as oak, not exceeding 700 liters for a minimum of three years in the Republic of Ireland and/or Northern Ireland;
  • Not contain additives other than water and caramel coloring (e150a);
  • Retain the characteristics of its raw materials (in other words, smell and taste like whiskey);
  • Be bottled at no less than 40% ABV.

Pecks Wines & Spirits is proud to stock the following brands of Irish Whiskey

Irish Whiskey

Brand Years Aged/Description
Lexington Kentucky
Noah ’ s Mill
Oola Washington State
Oyo Ohio
James E. Pepper 1776
Prichards Double Barrel
Righteous 375 ml
Rowans Creek
John B. Stetson
E.H. Taylor Single Barrel (Out of stock)
E.H. Taylor Small Batch (Out of stock)
Tuthill Town Hudson Baby Bourbon and 4 Grain(375 ml)
Wild Turkey Forgiven
Wild Turkey Russel’s Reserve 10 Yr. Small Batch
Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit Single Barrel
Widow Jane 8 yr. New York
Willet Single Barrel
Woodford Reserve 750 ml
Woodford Reserve 1.75 liter