Diving through the incredible Irish whiskeys, we will give you a selection of the best Irish whiskeys under $60.
With a variety of different flavours and notes, what they all have in common is the superior quality that you would not expect for its price. This is a great selection for you to try different types of Irish whiskeys.
Redbreast 12 Year Old
This is an unbelievable Irish whiskey made in New Middleton. It has a very beautiful balanced single pot still whiskey with some warm, rich, spicy and sweet flavours. Many whiskey connoisseurs like Jim Murray, describe this as the finest and best Irish whiskey, so that is by itself a great excuse to try it. In the 2013 Irish Whiskey Awards, it won the prize of “Overall Irish Whiskey of the Year”.
Once you pour this whiskey, you will feel immediately the smell of nutty, rich and oily notes. This is because of the notes of dried peels, ginger, linseed and fruits such as melon.
Taking a sip you will feel a strong body with a touch of spicy. Hints of marzipan, dried fruits, nuts, citrus and sherry will surround your mouth like never before. At the end, it will finish with a long and creamy touch with custard and spice.
Redbreast 12 Year Old – $55
This is an historic Irish whiskey, which used to be available only in Dublin’s grocer Mitchell’s. Its recognition and search has many this single pot still whiskey available across the world. It is also produced in New Middleton and it is a great starting point if you are looking to try a pot still whiskey.
Critics all around the world are incredibly surprised by this whiskey because of its quality and price point. This is definitely one to try out.
On the nose, you will feel hints of peppermint, malt, sweet barley, vanilla, papaya and citrus. This gives the whiskey some warm and intense starting points.
Once you take the first sip, it will feel softer and fresher but also spicier. It has a gentle bourbon oak note with green woods, menthol and potpourri flavours. This whiskey will end with a long and creamy touch of vanilla
Green Spot – $45
Jameson Signature Reserve
This incredible selection from Jameson has aged in American oak barrels with the finest sherry casks. Giving it a special and unique touch, you will only find this whiskey in the travel retail, adding a welcoming note to your holidays or your return home.
It has the Jameson signature taste with an added smoothness and sweetness that is so unique to this whiskey.
This selection will inspire you and delight you in ways that you would not expect with a light perfume never experienced before.
Its pale gold colour gives a good starting point as you pour this whiskey in your glass. The gentle sweet floral light perfume notes with shine through with some hints of spice. You will also experience some nuttiness and some apple and dried fruit smells.
Once you take a sip, your mouth will be coated with heather honey sweetness followed by some smooth spicy oils. As it increases its depth, you will feel the American oak and cedar wood with touches of dried fruits, which come from the sherry casks.
The end will be long and sweet with a special warmth.
Teeling Small Batch
This premium Irish whiskey blend is a bargain due to its price versus its quality. Produced by the famous Teeling Whiskey Company, this is an incredible and delicious small-batch blend with a high malt content. As it was finished in rum casks with has an added spice, making it even more interesting.
Many connoisseurs describe this as a delicious creamy, spicy and rich Irish whiskey.
Once you pour this Irish whiskey, you will feel the notes of cut grass and orange blossom followed by allspice, vanilla and blackberries.
On the palate, hints of spice will shine through followed by a rich palate of rose petal jelly and lemon curd. Vanilla and cinnamon will end the taste notes leaving your mouth with a floral, herbal and caramel finish.
Teeling Small Batch – $30