The fact that we must yet again live through a full lockdown in Ireland is heartbreaking. Business owners need our support now more than ever, and now (if not earlier) is the time to ditch Amazon and start shopping local. Buy Irish products, buy from Irish (preferably independent) shops. There's lots to be found here - and for us whiskey lovers, the good news is that many of the Irish whiskey companies now have their own webshop and I'm sure they will be delighted to hear from you.
Whiskey, spirits and related
Ballykeefe Distillery - Gin, Poitín and vodka
Blacks Brewery & Distillery - Beer, ales, whiskey, gin and merchandise
Blackwater Distillery - Whiskey, gin and merchandise
Boann Distillery - Coming soon. Buy their whiskey at Celtic whiskey shop.
Clonakilty Distillery - Whiskey, gin and merchandise
Connacht Whiskey - Whiskey, gin, beer and merchandise
Copeland Distillery - Gin, Rum and merchandise
Dingle Distillery - Whiskey & gin. For merchandise send an e-mail.
Dublin Liberties Distillery - Whiskey & merchandise
Glendalough Distillery - Whiskey & gin
Gortinore/Natterjack - Merchandise. Whiskey sold at Celtic whiskey shop.
Echlinville Distillery - Whiskey & other spirits, merchandise
JJ Corry - Whiskey
Lambay whiskey - Whiskey
Lough Mask Distillery - Gin & Vodka
Lough Ree Distillery - Whiskey & gin
Mourne Dew Distillery - Whiskey, gin, poitín
Pearse Lyons Distillery - Whiskey, gin and merchandise
Powerscourt Distillery - Whiskey, gift cards and merchandise
Sliabh Liag Distillers - Whiskey & gin
Teeling Distillery - Whiskey, gifts and merchandise
The Shed Distillery - Coming soon
W.D O'Connell - Whiskey
West Cork Distillers - Whiskey, gin and vodka
Irish distillers & Diageo
I would recommend you buy these at your local Off Licence shop if you can.
We all love our Powers, Redbreasts and Spot whiskeys, and of course we want to support these brands too. But Irish distillers/Pernod Ricard and Diageo are huge companies that will certainly survive the pandemic. Your local Off Licence may not. Use them or lose them!
If you do need to buy your Powers, Jameson, Redbreast, Spots, Midleton and Roe & Co online, here are the links:
Dream drams at Bar 1661, Dublin
Dick Mack's pub, Dingle
Drops from the sky
Shelbourne bar, Cork - Whiskey boxes for sale online, and custom whiskey samples for collection if you're in Cork
Sliabh Liag distillers sell 5 cl samples of the Silkie and Dark Silkie!
Not brand-specific Irish whiskey shops
Whiskey crafts & merchandise