Frequently Asked Questions
Please find below the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about our whiskey. Feel free to contact us anytime with any questions 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.