Buy Irish Whiskey in the Cayman Islands

Where to Buy Whiskey Near Me in Grand Cayman
3 mins readJun 3, 2020

If you are looking for the best place to buy Irish whiskey in the Cayman Islands, visit Jacques Scott Wines & Spirits liquor stores or place an online order for free delivery and maximum convenience!

Jacques Scott Wines & Spirits is the leading retailer of premium liquor in the Cayman Islands. We also stock a variety of beers from around the world and excellent wines and champagnes from all regions and all price points.

Buy Irish Whiskey in the Cayman IslandsWe are the exclusive Cayman Islands distributor for many top-selling premium brands, such as Smirnoff Vodka, Crown Royal, Ketel One, and Baileys Irish Cream. We also represent Appleton Rum from Jamaica, the Islands’ most popular rum.

Visit our online store and order everything you need, including mixers and soft drinks, for free delivery anywhere on Grand Cayman. If you prefer to shop in person or want to look around for something unique, we have convenient Grand Cayman locations to serve you in every district from West Bay to East End. (Please note that our stores are closed on Sundays.)

The Four Types of Irish Whiskey

Irish whiskey, by law, can fall into one of these four categories.

Single Malt Irish Whiskey

  • Grains: 100% malted barley
  • Distilled in: pot still
  • Made at: a single distillery
  • Flavor: Smooth, sweet, and malty

Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

  • Grains: at least 30% malted and 30% unmalted barley
  • Distilled in: pot still
  • Made at: a single distillery
  • Flavor: Spicy

Single Grain Irish Whiskey

  • Grains: whole, unmalted cereals with up to 30% malted barley
  • Distilled in: column still
  • Made at: a single distillery
  • Flavor: Sweet, light, with floral top notes

Blended Irish Whiskey

  • Grains: any
  • Distilled in: pot and/or column stills
  • Made at: a single distillery or multiple distilleries
  • Flavor: Generally smooth, mellow, and silky.

Little-Known Irish Whiskey Facts

  • It is believed that Irish monks first developed Irish whiskey, which requires distillation to achieve its smoother finish.
  • Irish whiskey was one of the earliest distilled drinks in Europe. It was very popular with the British.
  • Irish whiskey uses a method called pot still where heat is applied directly to the pot. It is distilled three times.
  • According to the Irish Whiskey Act of 1980, Irish whiskey must be aged and distilled in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.
  • In 1779, an estimated 1,200 Irish whiskey distilleries existed in Ireland, today there are only four still operating – Bushmills, New Midleton, Cooley, and Kilbeggan.
  • Cooley distillery is the only Irish whiskey distillery independently owned by an Irish man, John Teeling.
  • In Ireland, whiskey does not necessarily have to be spelled with an ‘e’. Historically, Irish distillers adopted the spelling to distinguish themselves from the then low-quality Scotch whisky. By law, both spellings are still allowed.
  • Irish whiskey has been the fastest growing spirit in the world every year since 1990.

Wondering where to buy Irish whiskey in the Cayman Islands? Jacques Scott Wines & Spirits liquor stores are a great choice! We’ll deliver free of charge to your residence, yacht, villa, resort hotel, or anywhere else on Island.