Welcome to Mother Macs where we pride ourselves on promoting the best of Irish produce. This commitment is most evident with our expanding Whiskey Collection. We have over 30 Irish whiskeys including old favourites and newer entrants to the market, which have challenged the establishment with a level of innovation. Our collection with its diversity of styles, ages, and finishing, holds something for everyone.
Not all whiskeys are created equally but in order to be called an “Irish Whiskey”, distilled spirit must be;
• aged in wood barrels for a minimum of 3 years.
• a minimum of 40% ABV.
• distilled and matured on the island of Ireland.
There are several types of Irish Whiskey including;
Irish Whiskey Pot still whiskey is whiskey made from a combination of malted barley and unmalted barley and is distilled in traditional copper pot stills. Pot Still Irish Whiskeys are characterised by full bodied flavours and a wonderful creamy mouth feel.
A blended whiskey is a combination of 2 or more styles of whiskey (grain, pot still or malt whiskey).
This is typically produced from a mash of maize and malted barley. Grain whiskey is lighter in character than pot still whiskey and generally the characteristics display delicate, fragrant and floral notes.
A single malt whiskey is made exclusively from malted barley and is distilled using a pot still.