Learn about this smooth distilled spirit and try 7 of Ireland's best at Wobbly Bobby.
The word ‘whiskey’ (or whisky) comes from the Gaelic uisce beatha, meaning water of life. This gives you an idea of the importance of whiskey to Irish culture. Whiskey was first invented by medieval Irish monks, who regarded it as a medicine – hence ‘water of life’. Irish whiskey has gone on to have a fascinating history of legal and illicit distilling, of growing to become one of the most popular alcoholic drinks. In the twenty first century Irish whiskey distilleries are once more among the best in the world, carrying on the proud Irish tradition of triple-distilling to create the purest whiskey taste there is.