5 Must-Try Bottles of Irish Whiskey
March 15, 2016
There's no better occasion to serve an Irish whiskey than St. Patrick's Day. As you prepare the celebration of this lucky day, we challenge you to try a new bottle of Irish whiskey that you've never tasted before. These can be served straight or in an Irish cocktail. No matter the way you consume it, it is sure to be mild and gentle.
Jameson Irish Whiskey
Jameson is the best selling Irish whiskey in the world. The bottle's label, "sine metu" explains it all, meaning "without fear." Its main ingredients being unmalted and malted barley, maize, and Irish water from the Dungourney River. Jameson is aged in sherry, bourbon, and port barrels and is distilled three times. If you haven't tried this best-seller, you are missing out. Try it straight or in a cocktail, like the Irish Old Fashioned or Irish Maid.
Bushmills Irish Whiskey
Bushmills is another popular choice driving a lot of the Irish whiskey sales at Bluegrass Beverages. It is a smoother, lighter whiskey without the smokiness of scotch. We love it served on the rocks, but it makes a great addition to an Irish coffee. Simply add a few teaspoons of sugar, strong hot coffee, and whipped cream and voila.
Redbreast Irish Whiskey
Redbreast is a balanced, single pot still Irish whiskey, known for being smooth and rich, with a spicy kick. It is a pure Irish pot still whiskey without the addition of a grain whiskey. At Bluegrass Beverages, we carry the 12 Year Old, the 12 Year Old Cask Strength, and the 15 Year Old. Come try it out!
Yellow Spot and Green Spot Irish Whiskey (Midleton)
These Irish whiskeys are rare. In fact, every whiskey in the blend is triple distilled and between 12 and 25 years old. The Yellow and Green Spot are single pot still Irish whiskeys - a combination of malted and unmalted barley distilled together. These Irish whiskeys have a hint of orchard fruits and barley with a full spicy body. The "Spot" name comes from the practice of marking their maturing casks of whiskey with a spot of colored paint to determine the aging potential.
Teeling Irish Whiskey
Teeling is a true craft whiskey, made with 35% malt whiskey and 65% grain whiskey. This Irish whiskey is unique in the fact that it is aged in rum casks. The casks usually fall between four and seven years old. It has a hint of sweet caramel, cinnamon, and rummy molasses and is a must-try Irish whiskey for sure!
Now, get your Irish on and try out some of our favorite Irish Whiskeys.