These are the best Irish whiskeys of 2022, according to the experts.

The Irish Whiskey Awards 2022 took place at the Pearse Lyons Distillery in Dublin on November 10, and the winners have been announced.

The awards, which started in 2013, have gone on to be one of the biggest celebrations of Irish whiskey in the world.

"We are delighted to celebrate the excellence and innovation in the Irish Whiskey and Spirits industry this evening, all whilst raising funds for our incredible charity partner Mary's Meals," said Ally Alpine, managing director of Celtic Whiskey Shop and organizer of Whiskey Live Dublin, according to Hospitality Ireland.

"There are more than 64 million primary school-age children out of school around the world. In order to survive, they have to work or beg. Even if they do make it into the classroom, hunger affects their ability to learn. The money raised through the Irish Whiskey Awards tonight ensures that 629 children are fed for a whole school year at the Kapatamoyo school in Zambia."

The winners of the Irish Whiskey Awards 2022:

Overall Winner- Irish Whiskey of the Year 2022

  • Best Irish Whiskey of the Year - Dunville's 21-Year-Old Palo Cortado Sherry Cask Finish Cask No. 1197.

Whiskey Liqueur

  • Winner: Muldoon Whiskey Liqueur
  • Gold: The Whistler Irish Honey Whiskey
  • Gold: St Patrick's Orange Whiskey Liqueur

Cream Liqueur

  • Winner: St Patrick's Irish Cream Liqueur
  • Gold: Merrys White Chocolate Irish Cream Liqueur
  • Gold: Five Farms Irish Cream Liqueur


  • Winner: Boann "New Born" New Make Spirit
  • Gold: Micil Heritage Poitín
  • Gold: Bán Poitín


  • Winner: Zesty Citrus Vodka
  • Gold: Istil 38 Pot Still Vanilla Vodka
  • Gold: Istil 38 Pot Still Vodka


  • Winner: Silks Irish Dry Gin
  • Gold: Sling Shot Gin
  • Gold: Method & Madness Gin

Best Other Irish Spirit

  • Winner: Aqua Vitae
  • Gold: 1848 Apple Brandy

Single Pot Still 11 and Under

  • Winner: Two Stacks Polorais II- Red Ice Wine Finish
  • Gold: Writers' Tears Single Pot Still
  • Gold: Old Comber Single Pot Still

Single Pot Still 12 Years and Over

  • Winner: Redbreast 15 Year Old
  • Gold: Powers John's Lane 12 Year Old
  • Gold: Redbreast 12 Year Old

Single Malt 11 Years and Younger

  • Winner: Dunville's 10-Year-Old PX
  • Gold: Croithlí, Coillín Darach Oak Series - Quercus Robur
  • Gold: Shortcross Peated Single Malt

Single Malt 12 - 15 Year Old

  • Winner: Jack Ryan Finisher's Touch 12 Year Old
  • Gold: Pearse Lyons 'Founder's Choice' 12 Year Old
  • Gold: The Irishman 12 Year Old

Single Malt 16 Years & Older

  • Winner: Dunville's 20-Year-Old Oloroso Sherry Cask
  • Gold: Fercullen 21 Year Old
  • Gold: Clan Colla 20-Year-Old PX Finish 46%

Blended No Age Statement

  • Winner: Micil Inverin Small Batch
  • Gold: Foxes Bow
  • Gold: Michael Collins The Prediction

Blended Age Statement

  • Winner: Jameson 18 Year Old
  • Gold: McConnell's 5 Year Old
  • Gold: Pearse Lyons "The Original" 5 Year Old

Blended Limited Release

  • Winner: Teeling Small Batch Collaboration - Stiggins' Fancy Pineapple
  • Gold: Jameson Black Barrel Proof
  • Gold: Fercullen Estate Series 'The Italian Gardens'

Single Cask 11 Years & Younger

  • Winner: Teeling Single Pot Still Chesnut PX Cask No. 29842
  • Gold: The Whistler P.X. I Love You 9 Year Old
  • Gold: Green Spot Greek Wine Cask

Single Cask 12 Years & Older

  • Winner: Dunville's 21-Year-Old Palo Cortado Sherry Cask Finish Cask No. 1197
  • Gold: Powers 15-Year-Old Single Cask No. 10099
  • Gold: Dunville's 20-Year-Old Temple Bar PX Sherry Cask No. 1651

Cask Strength

  • Winner: Redbreast 27-Year-Old Single Pot Still
  • Gold: Shortcross Rye & Malt Cask Strength
  • Gold: St. Patrick's Cask Strength

Single Grain

  • Winner: Celtic Cask Daichead a Dó (42) 2009 Anima Negra Cask
  • Gold: The Bridge Single Grain- Killunure Release
  • Gold: Egan's Vintage Grain

New Irish Whiskey

  • Winner: Pearse Lyons Genesis Release
  • Gold: The Busker Single Pot Still