Saint Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day

An Irish whiskey to celebrate St. Patrick's Day 2022

With March 17 being St. Patrick's Day, Whiskylander thought it was the perfect occasion to offer some excellent whiskeys from the Emerald Isle.

Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated in Ireland and by Irish people around the world to commemorate Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. This party has become a celebration of Irish culture and includes parades, green dressing up, special food, music, dancing and of course the drink is flowing!

Paddy's Day is the perfect time to enjoy a glass of Irish whiskey given the booming Irish whiskey industry, where new distilleries and expressions are constantly popping up.

Tasting a great Irish whiskey is truly an experience worth the detour. That's why you can count on Whiskylander to bring you a hand-picked selection of the finest Irish whiskies!

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So which styles of Irish whiskey should you try?

Whiskylander works with W. D O'Connell in Ireland. This Irish independent bottling pioneer bottles amazing whiskeys and specializes in limited edition batches.

Single pot still

The whiskey comes from a single distillery and is made in a pot still with crushed malt and unmalted barley. A classic Irish style is worth trying!

WD O'Connell Tomásín - Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

1- Tomásín – Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey - €79.95


Distilled in September 2016 at the Great Northern Distillery. Unchillfiltered, 49% alcohol by volume. This signle pot still whiskey was first aged in an ex-bourbon cask for three years and 10 months, then in an ex-peated Bill Phil single malt cask. for another 16 months. A unique slightly peaty flavor. Limited to 262 bottles worldwide.

Single Malt Irish Whiskey

The rules that govern single malt Irish whiskey are the same as those that govern single malt Scotch. The whiskey must be 100% malted barley. WD O'Connell bottles some very good examples.

2- WD O'Connell Sherry Series - 13 years - €139.95


WD O'Connell Sherry Series – 13 years old

Distilled in Bushmills and matured exclusively in an ex-Oloroso sherry cask for 13 years.

Bottled at 59%, chill-filtered and with no added colouring, the latest edition is an all sherried release and can be described as nothing short of exceptional. With notes of dark chocolate, toasted hazelnuts, sherry-soaked raisins and clove spice.

A bottle that arrives just in time to warm up in the winter cold.

3- WD O'Connell PX Series – 19 years - €159.95

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WD O'Connell PX Series – 19 years

This 19-year-old single malt was distilled in Cooley and matured for 17 years in first-fill ex-bourbon casks before undergoing a second 30-month maturation in an ex-Pedro Ximénez sherry cask.

Bottled at 46%, unchill-filtered and uncoloured, this is a rich, full-bodied Irish whiskey that exemplifies the continued progression of the limited run of Pedro Ximénez-influenced single malt Irish whiskeys.

Single grain

Whiskey is distilled from one grain or several grains from the same distillery. Here at Whiskylander we love grain whiskey and we buy good examples when we can.

Single grain whiskeys include whole grains or cereals other than malted barley - such as corn or wheat - and must be distilled at a single distillery.

4 - WD O'Connell - 10 years - €69.95


WD O'Connell - 10 years

The WD O'Connell Bourbon & Rye series is part of a small list of exceptional grain Irish whiskeys.

This whiskey's journey began at the Cooley Distillery, where it was distilled and matured for at least 10 years. WD O'Connell has handpicked the components of the rye cask to provide an added characteristic - the spiciness of a rye whisky. It complements the notes of vanilla, caramel and honey that one expects from an ex-bourbon cask grain whisky.

Good tasting, and happy St Patrick's Day 🍀