Irish whiskey can be made throughout the island of Ireland, including both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
WHAT IT’S MADE OF
Irish whiskey must include malted barley and may include other unmalted cereal grains, resulting in four main types of whiskey.
Malt: Malt Irish whiskey is made using 100% malted barley and distilled in pot stills. Single malt whiskey comes from only one distillery.
Pot Still: Pot 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.
Blended: Blended Irish whiskey is a mixture of any two or more of the styles of malt, pot still, and grain whiskey.
HOW IT’S MADE
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
|Noah ’ s Mill|
|James E. Pepper||1776|
|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||Russel’s Reserve 10 Yr. Small Batch|
|Wild Turkey||Kentucky Spirit Single Barrel|
|Widow Jane||8 yr. New York|
|Woodford Reserve||750 ml|
|Woodford Reserve||1.75 liter|