Sláinte! 5 Irish Whiskies to Drink Now

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Want to try one of the best Irish whiskies out there? Redbreast is the one. $66.99

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Powers Gold Label is a perfect sipper or really nice in a hot toddy. $29.99

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Bushmills 10 Year comes with a slightly dry finish with lingering sherry cask mustiness. $39.99

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Jameson is deserving of a permanent place in the liquor cabinet. $24.99

Once a dominating spirit in the United States, Irish whiskey’s popularity faded after prohibition. Only in the last decade or so has it started to gain momentum again – some even say it is the fastest growing category on the market – and now, it has quickly become the object of many a whiskey aficionado’s pursuit.

With St. Patrick’s day just around the corner, we thought we’d share five of our favorite Irish whiskies.

1. Jameson Irish Whiskey

Jameson is a true icon of Irish whiskey. A light and easy spirit with some honey and zest to it. Perfect for cocktails or a classic Irish coffee. Deserving of a permanent place in the liquor cabinet.

Price: $24.99

2. Jameson Black Barrel Select Reserve

Jameson’s Black Barrel Select Reserve is well worth the up-charge from regular Jameson. It has a nice body with a more substantial presence on the palate. Select Reserve shows a family resemblance to Jameson but with more complexity and intrigue, likely due to the fact that it is aged twice as long. Sip this one neat or on the rocks.

Price: $34.99

3. Powers Gold Label Irish Whiskey

Powers Gold Label is peppery and sweet with a definite honey flavor at its core that will draw you in. A perfect sipper or extremely well-suited for a hot toddy. Powers is a high quality, handcrafted blended Irish whiskey.

Price: $29.99

4. Bushmill’s 10 Year Old Single Malt

Bourbon and Oloroso cask finishing imparts balanced and complex flavors that lean toward the sweet side in Bushmill’s 10 Year Old Single Malt. A slightly dry finish with lingering sherry cask mustiness. An excellent deal for the complexity it offers.

Price: $39.99

5. Redbreast 12 Year Old

Redbreast is a very refined single pot still Irish whiskey. 12 years of aging gives it a medium and slightly oily body. Brazil nut and orange peel interact delicately on the palate. Want to try one of the best Irish whiskies out there? This is the one.

Price: $66.99

Your favorite Irish whiskey not on the list? Chime in below with a recommendation.

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Thanks for reading. And Sláinte!

Stylishly Yours,

Chris Sarangoulis
He Spoke Style

Photography by Rob McIver Photo.

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  • Bret N.

    It’s tougher to find in the States, but Green Spot (and its older brother Yellow Spot) are both amazing Irish whiskies produced by the Midleton Distillery. Jim Murray described Green Spot as “unquestionably one of the world’s great whiskeys.”

    Sláinte!

  • Beretta

    I’ll cast another vote for Midleton. It’s more expensive than many, but worth it.

  • Koinoyokye

    Knappogue Castle 12 year is my go to. It’s a little harder to find, but right up there with Redbreast and only a little more than half the price.

  • Jeff Rider

    Gotta admit, I bought a bottle if Tullamore after seeing THIS (The suits! The Boots! The Singing! http://adage.com/article/creativity-pick-of-the-day/tullamore-dew-short-film-tells-beautiful-tale-lost-friend/245279/ ) about a year ago, and it’s become my nightly tipple before bed. Smooth with lots of honey flavor, good for those with a sweet tooth like myself.