Frequently Asked Questions
In a world where whiskey can be a little complicated and warrants a few questions, we have collected some of the most common for you to view below and welcome any enquiries you may have!
There are 4 styles of Irish whiskey, Malt, Grain, Pot still and Blended.
No, not all Irish whiskeys are triple distilled. Here at Powerscourt we have made double and triple distilled whiskey.
A single malt is a whiskey made from 100% malted barley, distilled in copper pot stills and from one single distillery.
Powerscourt is a classic malt distillery with 3 pot stills which allows us to distil both malt and pot still Irish whiskeys.
Pot Still Irish whiskey is a style of whiskey unique to Ireland where malted and un-malted barley is mashed together with some other cereals and distilled in copper pot stills. If all from one distillery it can be called a Single Pot Still.
Irish whiskey needs to be matured for no less than 3 years to be classified as whiskey. If younger than 3 years or under 40% alcohol it can only be referred to as spirit or spirit drink.