Irish Mist

Honey Liqueur

Irish Mist Honey is a honey liqueur unlike any other. Its smooth, mellow flavour combines the distinctive character of Irish whiskey with honey and natural aromatic spices.

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The History of the Original Irish Whiskey Liqueur

Irish Mist was the first liqueur to be produced in Ireland when commercial production began in 1947 at Tullamore, County Offaly. Tullamore is the hometown of the Williams family who were the original owners of Irish Mist. The company history goes back to 1829 when the Tullamore Distillery was founded to produce Irish whiskey.

In the mid-1940s Desmond E. Williams began the search for an alternative yet related product. The search ended with the discovery of Irish Mist. Its roots can be traced back to an ancient recipe for heather wine which originated over a 1000 years ago.

Flight of the Wild Geese

The chieftains and nobles of Ireland’s ancient clans throughout the centuries had drunk heather wine, a spirit combined with honey, spices and herbs. However, the secret of this legendary drink disappeared with the last great exodus of the Irish Earls in 1691, an event that has passed into Irish History as "The Flight of the Wild Geese".

Desmond Williams

Desmond Williams

The recipe was thought to have been lost forever until a traveller from Europe arrived, quite fortuitously, with an old manuscript he had found. Desmond Williams recognised it as the ancient recipe for heather wine and transformed it into Irish Mist, setting up the Irish Mist Liqueur Company.

Produced in Ireland

Irish Mist is a blend of Irish whiskey, honey and natural aromatic spices. It was the first liqueur to be produced in Ireland and, while the bottle has changed a number of times over the years, the liqueur itself has remained true to its origins – the recipe has not changed, so you can be sure of the warming whiskey and honeyed sweetness, beautifully counter balanced by aromatic spices, that gives Irish Mist its wonderfully complex flavour and taste experience.

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Irish Mist Lime

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Irish Mist Honey with Cola & Lime

Irish Mist Honey with Cola & Lime

Over ice in a highball glass, cola & a wedge of lime.

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Irish Mist Honey with Cola and Lime

Irish Mist Honey with Cola & Lime

Glass
  • Highball Glass
Ingredients
  • Irish Mist Honey
  • Ice
  • Cola
  • Lime
Directions
Pour Irish Mist Honey over ice in a tall highball glass, top up with cola and squeeze in a wedge of lime.
Irish Mist Honey on the rocks

Irish Mist Honey on the rocks

Over ice in a short whiskey tumbler.

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Irish Mist Honey on the rocks

Irish Mist Honey on the rocks

Glass
  • Whiskey Tumbler
Ingredients
  • Irish Mist Honey
  • Ice
Directions
Over ice in a short whiskey tumbler.
Irish Mist Honey & Soda

Irish Mist Honey & Soda

With ice in a tall highball glass.

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Irish Mist Honey and Soda

Irish Mist Honey and Soda

Glass
  • Highball Glass
Ingredients
  • Irish Mist Honey
  • Ice
  • Soda
Directions

With ice in a tall highball glass.

Irish Mist Honey and Soda

Irish Mist Coffee

With hot black coffee and cream on top.

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Irish Mist Coffee

Irish Mist Coffee

Glass
  • Highball Glass
Ingredients
  • Irish Mist Honey
  • Coffee
  • Cream
Directions

With hot black coffee and cream on top.

Professional Tasting Notes

With its foundation of Irish whiskey, aged in oak casks, it’s not surprising that Irish Mist Honey has a sophisticated taste profile. This is how the Master Blender describes it:

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