Discover Triple-Distilled Whisky With These 9 Bottles

When made using a pot still, whisky generally needs to be distilled at least twice, but some distillers opt for a third distillation on top of that. The process of triple-distilling is complex, and typically associated with Irish whiskey—though it appears across many other styles too. Distillers across the U.S., Scotland, and Ireland are turning to that third distillation more frequently, creating even more whiskies and unique flavors to enjoy. If you want an introduction to the world of triple-distilled whisky, reach for one of these bottles.

triple-distilled irish whiskeys to try

Bushmills 21 year old Single Malt—96 points, $249
Forest honey, banana bread, nuts, browned butter, sultana, date, and blackberry

Redbreast 12 year old Single Pot Still—96 points, $60
Honey, toffee, toasted marshmallow, maple syrup, banana bread, and toasted coconut

Powers John’s Lane 12 year old Single Pot Still—94 points, $70
Fruit, chocolate, marmalade on buttered toast, barley sugar, and a finish of spice

Bushmills 10 year old Single Malt—90 points, $44
Honey, vanilla, peach, darker fruits, milk chocolate, Fruit Pastilles, and a little oak

Tullamore D.E.W. 14 year old Single Malt—87 points, $70
Sweet, syrupy, and spicy; a fruity cocktail of apple and strawberry

triple-distilled bourbon to try

Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon—89 points, $35
Nutmeg, mango, baked apples, cinnamon, blueberry pie, and vanilla

Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Oat Grain Bourbon—87 points, $150
Toasted oak, cake batter, Honey Nut Cheerios, and porridge with pecans

triple-distilled scotch to try

Auchentoshan Three Wood Single Malt—88 points, $70
Toffee, stewed fruits, sherry, cinnamon, wood spice, malt, oak, and dark chocolate

Hazelburn 10 year old Single Malt—86 points, $72
Slightly oily, with cream, orchard fruits, cinnamon, sea salt, vanilla, and cocoa powder

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