70cl / 46% - A special bottling to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the license to distil aqua vitae in Antrim originally granted in 1608 to Sir Thomas Phillips. Bushmills 1608 has already won 'Best Irish Blended Whiskey (No Age Statement)' at the World Whiskies Awards 2008 and 2012.
70cl / 40% - A rich, dark, Irish blend, Black Bush contains a high proportion of triple-distilled single malt, aged in Oloroso sherry casks for around 8-10 years before marriage with the grain. Picked up the top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010.
70cl / 46% - Introduced by Irish Distillers in 2011 as part of the relaunched range of pot still whiskies, The Barry Crockett Legacy is named for the Midleton master distiller and combines bourbon cask matured whisky with some from a new american oak barrel. A great entry into the Midleton line-up which has been showered with awards since it first appeared on the horizon.
70cl / 40% - Hugely popular Irish blend, renowned for its affinity with ginger ale. The default springboard into the fascinating world of Irish whiskey, Jameson's quality has improved massively in the last 10-15 years and it's one of Jim Murray's favourites, with 95 points in the Whisky Bible 2013.
70cl / 43% - A limited edition version of Wild Geese's blended Irish whisky, rated 93/100 in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible in 2010. The blend is made at Cooley's distillery in County Louth
70cl / 43% - A massive step up in quality from the standard Hakushu 12 yrs, this 18yo is amazingly well-defined (as we've come to expect from Japanese whisky) with deliciously rounded fruit and cereal flavours, at times surprisingly reminiscent of the finest Irish potstill whisky (eg Redbreast 15yo).
70cl / 46% - The ne plus ultra from Jameson, this has been blended with some of the oldest and rarest whiskeys from Jameson's maturing stock - one of which was a pot-still whiskey matured in a port pipe, which adds an extra fruitiness to the final assemblage. More than justifies the price tag - this is one of the greatest Irish whiskies ever bottled, we feel.
70cl / 43% - A single malt Irish whiskey produced for Wild Geese that's picked up a few accolades since 2010, including Best Non-Age Irish Malt in the World Whisky Awards 2011 and 94 points from the Ultimate Beverage Challenge.
70cl / 46% - Another special new Tyrconnell 10 year-old, this time finished in ex-Madeira casks. The last bottling of this received 95 points and won Irish Whiskey of the Year in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2008.
70cl / 43% / Flora & Fauna - A very interesting dram, the only Speysider to be triple-distilled like a Lowland malt or Irish whiskey, but with a lot more body and character than either of those styles. Impressive stuff.
75cl / 43% - A very old bottle of Bushmills whisky from sometime in the 1960s, bottled after 9 years of maturation.
70cl / 54.1% - A very exciting single cask of Irish whiskey bottled exclusively for The Whisky Exchange. This first fill bourbon cask of single pot still whiskey from Ireland's largest distillery, Midleton, was distilled in November 1991 and bottled at cask strength in October 2012 a month shy of its 21st birthday. A profusion of tropical fruit flavours on a luxurious bed of creamy vanilla.
50cl / 61.5% - A punchy bottling of the infamous Irish moonshine known as Poitin, put together by the folks of the Teeling Whisky Company. A blend of double-distilled malt spirit and triple distilled maize spirit - classic Irish whiskey new make available to try before it's touched a barrel.
70cl / 46% - A noticeably darker colour for this special sherry-finished Tyrconnell single malt from the Cooley distillery. Bottled at the ideal strength of 46%, this picked up a well-deserved gong at the World Whisky Awards 2010.
100cl / 40% - A litre bottle of Power's Gold Label, one of the biggest selling and oldest whisky brands in Ireland.
75cl / 40% - A very old bottle of the famous Paddy blend, probably bottled sometime in the 1970s. Interestingly, this was bottled when Paddy still had an age statement (10 years old) and before Irish Distillers began using an 'e' in ‘whiskey’ for this brand.