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Celtic Whiskey Shop celebrates 20th anniversary


For those who have followed Irish whiskey for long enough to remember, the Celtic Whiskey Shop was at the very hub of what then was a small but enthusiastic group of whiskey lovers. The role that Celtic Whiskey Shop played in the development, promotion and support of Irish whiskey cannot be overstated. There are many in the industry who began their careers in the industry thanks to their experience of working there. Celtic Whiskey Shop has been, and continues to be, not only a store to purchase whiskey, but a source of knowledge and enthusiasm from the team. They have supported established producers, new starters and consumers. They have brought us The Irish Whiskey Awards, Whiskey Live Dublin, Celtic Whiskey Auctions and in doing so helped spread the word. Of course, the charitable aspect of Celtic Whiskey Shop does not go unnoticed with over €300,000 raised.

Congratulations to Ally and the fantastic team. Here’s to the next 20 years!


Press Release

Celtic Whiskey Shop first opened it’s doors on the 20th June 2003 and hasn’t looked back since. It’s store on Dawson Street & online shop are favourite destinations for whiskey, premium spirit and wine consumers from throughout Ireland and abroad. A winner of the World’s Best Whiskey Shop on three occasions, in the Icons of Whisky Awards hosted by Whisky Magazine and multiple other awards. Celtic Whiskey Shop is home to Ireland’s largest collection of whiskey and spirits, including exclusive, rare and collectable bottlings. It also has one of Ireland’s most interesting and eclectic wine selections with over 95% of these wines imported directly from vineyards across the world. Over the past 20 years, Celtic Whiskey has added many other layers to the business including;

Celtic Whiskey Wholesale which supplies bars, restaurants, hotels & independent shops with the widst range of whiskeys, premium spirits & wine.

Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder in Killarney which won Ireland’s Best Whiskey Bar in Icons of Whisky 2023.

Celtic Whiskey Auction one of Ireland’s leading whiskey & spirits online auctions, www.celticwhiskeyauction.com

Online Shops – www.irishdrinkshop.com , www.craftbersdelivered.com , www.dramsdelivered.com

As well as doing many exclusive single cask releases with all the leading distilleries, Celtic Whiskey has its own Celtic Cask and The Celt whiskey brands.Celtic Cask has now released 45 different single cask offerings, with Celtic Cask Triìocha a Cuìig (35) 1999 21 Year Old Oloroso Cask Finish winning Ireland’s Best Whiskey in 2021.

An integral part of the Irish Whiskey industry, it organizes and hosts Ireland’s premier drink event, Whiskey Live Dublin which recently had its 8th show at the RDS with over 100 exhibitors showing their drinks to over 4500 whiskey & spirit aficionados and enthusiasts.

The Celtic Whiskey team also run the annual Irish Whiskey Awards which is Ireland’s main Whiskey & Irish Spirits competition.

Together with the help of suppliers and customers, Celtic Whiskey have managed to raise over €300k for charities over the years including Mary’s Meals, Down Syndrome Dublin, Down Syndrome Ireland, Debra Ireland and the Kerry Parents & Friends Association.

To celebrate it’s 20th anniversary milestone Celtic Whiskey Shop is doing a prize draw open to every instore purchaser of whiskey or spirits this week (June 19th-24th). Some fabulous prizes to be won, courtesy of the fantastic suppliers of Celtic Whiskey including prizes such as Dunville’s 21 Year Old, Fercullen 21 Year Old, Teeling 22 Year Old Single Cask, Gunpowder Gin, Jameson 18 Year Old, Five Farms Cream Liqueur, Bushmills 21 Year Old, Dingle Single Malt, Delord 25 Year Old Armagnac, Glenallachie 15 Year Old, Glengoyne 10 Year Old, Plantation Rum, Mad March Hare Poitin, Ron Zacapa XO and much much more!!

The fun doesn’t stop there; with some instore tastings, exclusive birthday whiskey offers and discounts, as well as 20% off all wines & fortified wines in store (not including sparkling wines or champagnes) for the week- June 19th-24th.

Celtic Whiskey Shop Managing Director Ally Alpine said:

“We are delighted to reach such a wonderful milestone and extremely grateful to all staff, suppliers and of course loyal customers who have helped us achieve so much in the last two decades. This week we’ll be raising a glass to the next 20 years!”


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