A fail-safe present option, every time.
You'd be hard pressed to find a person in Ireland who isn't delighted at the sight of a bottle of whiskey. We've all got at least one connoisseur in our lives - the person who dusts off the bottle they keep for special occasions at parties or family gatherings and gives everyone a tasting tutorial while they sip. Naturally, an offering from an Irish distillery is the perfect present option for them.
But it's also great for anyone you may be struggling to buy for - parents-in-law, rogue Kris Kindles, kind neighbours - works a charm every time. And luckily there are no shortage of excellent Irish whiskeys to choose from.
Here are ten of our faves:
Roe & Co
A historic distillery located in Dublin's Liberties, which was the largest exporter of Irish whiskey in the 19th century. In the last few years, Roe & Co has enjoyed a rebrand and now offer a host of beautiful whiskeys as well as accessories like glassware, cocktail shakers, clothing and more - all of which would make beautiful gifts. Browse their wares HERE.
Beara Irish Whiskey
A family-run distillery set against the dramatic backdrop of the Beara Peninsula, producing award-winning spirits infused with sea water, sugar kelp, fuchsia and other local ingredients. Browse their selection HERE.
Bottled, matured and distilled in the heart of the Tipperary countryside, this sweet malt would make a beautiful Christmas gift. Shop HERE.
The top of many an Irish whiskey list, the new Teeling distillery opened back in 2015 (on the site of their original family distillery, established in the 1800s), and the years of experience and whiskey knowledge is evident in the taste. Browse their bottles HERE.
Redbreast Irish Whiskey
Redbreast is the biggest selling Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey in the world, and the product of a century spent perfecting the Irish Pot Still whiskey making method. Have a browse through their flock HERE.
Award-winning, triple-distilled whiskey inspired by the golden era of Irish Whiskey, pot still distillation and its deep, lasting bond with creative thinkers and artists. Shop HERE.
Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey
Choose from 12, 14 or 16 year old depending on your giftees preference. This smooth and flavourful whiskey is made with pure Irish spring water and malted barley - browse their bottles HERE.
Green Spot Whiskey
'A very rare whiskey from the cobbled streets of Dublin', Green Spot along with its siblings Red and Yellow is originated from the Mitchell family’s practice of marking casks of different ages with a daub of coloured paint. Green Spot Green Spot emerged as their the family'd most popular whiskey and is one of the few “whiskey bonder brands” to survive to modern day. Pick up a bottle HERE.
Method and Madness
A spirit brand hatched by the Masters and Apprentices of Midleton Distillery, Method and Madness are known for 'thinking outside the barrel' when it comes to their single malts and pots. Find out more and pick up a bottle HERE.
Glendalough's single malts and grains are all all bourbon barrel aged, before being transferred to separate barrels which are regularly swapped with Irish breweries to create unique tastes with incredible depth. There are plenty of bottles to choose from - have a browse HERE.
Happy gifting all!