The term "Irish Whiskey" defines whiskey that is exclusively made in Ireland. The word "whiskey" comes from the ancient Gaelic term "uisce beatha" which translates as "water of life". It was back in the 11th century that Irish monks brought the technique of distilling perfumes into Ireland and started distilling the first whiskey. Irish Whiskey has been reborn in the past decade, with a lot of new distilleries now producing Irish whiskey. New brands and labels like Teeling, Glendalough, Connemara, Irishman, Knappogue Castle and Writer's Tears have come in to join the all-time classics such as Bushmills, Jameson, Redbreast, Midleton, and Powers, providing a huge range to please the most demanding whiskey aficionados.