Patrick’s Day Special – Ten Top Irish Whiskeys
We are entering another golden age for Irish whiskeys, so with Paddy’s Day just around the corner there’s never been a better time to sample some of the good stuff.
We are spoilt for choice these days with the amount of good Irish whiskey there is on offer, and over the years I have featured many of them here on The Life of Stuff as a ‘Bevvy of the Week‘.
So with that in mind, here’s a list of 10 Irish Whiskeys that are perfect for celebrating Paddy’s Day.
This is a great whiskey and probably one of my favourites. This whiskey is made in the North of Ireland but the grain that is used to make this great drink comes from Midleton in the South, and has been since the 1970’s. Read more here
Powers Three Swallows
Powers Three Swallow Release is a single pot still whiskey produced in the Midleton Distillery in Cork and it really is a tasty brew. Aromas of spice, herbs and wood follow on to the palate. Read more here
Jameson Black Barrel
I must say I am very impressed with Jameson Black Barrel. The charred barrel gives the whiskey a true character. This whiskey is exceptionally smooth and creamy, full of spice and vanilla with a soft fruitiness to boot. Read more here
Teeling Small Batch Whiskey
Teeling Whiskey is aged in rum casks which gives the whiskey a nice sweetness that is notable on the nose and follows through on the palate. It packs a punch at 46% but having said that it is quite smooth. Read more here
Teeling Single Malt
Here’s an excerpt from Edwina’s review on the Teeling Whiskey Distillery in Dublin ‘Our whiskey tastings were all ready and waiting for us along with a glass of water and a straw. As mentioned the option we availed of was the Teeling Trinity Tasting – Small Batch, Single Grain and Single Malt’. Read more here
This Irish whiskey won the best blended whiskey for under €50 in the Irish Whiskey Awards 2013, and there’s no wonder why as this is a very enjoyable whiskey. Read more here
Redbreast 12 Year Old
Green Spot is matured for six to seven years, linseed and menthol are the dominant characters with some great sherry notes coming through. Read more here
Yellow Spot 12 Year Old Single Pot Still Whiskey. Aged for no less then 12 years in a number of different casks, American, sherry and Spanish Malaga, the latter adding sweetness, this is a wonderful whiskey. Read more here
Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old
Knappouge Castle 12 Year Old has aromas of vanilla and freshly baked bread, nicely balanced on the palate with a nice richness and a fresh and light fruit character. Read more here
These whiskeys are just a taste of what’s on offer, so if you choose one of the above or go for something different just remember, Keep it Irish.
Happy Paddy’s Day,