Tag: irish

Jul 20

Jameson Irish Whiskey – Review

Jameson Irish Whiskey

Jameson Triple Distilled Irish Whiskey 80 Proof Price Point: $20 – $30 for 750 ML Distiller: The Bow St. Distillery   Background Step into virtually any bar in the world, and you’ll likely see a bottle of Jameson on the shelf (and likely more in the back). This is by far the most popular Irish …

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Feb 23

Barton Irish Whiskey – Review

Barton Irish Whiskey

Barton Imported Irish Whiskey 80 Proof Price Point: $15 – $25 for 1 L Distiller: Unknown   Background Cheaper whiskeys such as Virginia Gentleman and Ten High serve their place at the bar as something to mix, but hardly ever to drink by themselves.  When you don’t specify the type of whiskey you want, these …

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Jan 19

Powers Gold Label Irish Whiskey – Review

Powers Gold Label Irish Whiskey

Powers Gold Label Irish Whiskey 80 Proof Price Point: $15 – $25 for 750 ML Distiller: John Power & Son   Background Ireland has a lot of iconic brands that are known worldwide (I outline some of them in a previous post).  Powers Gold Label is one of those, and one that you may think …

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Nov 24

Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey – Review

Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey

Tullamore Dew Triple Distilled Irish Whiskey 80 Proof Price Point: $20 – $30 for 750 ML Distiller: Tullamore Dew Company Ltd.   Background If you’ve been keeping up with my blog, you’ve probably noticed that I don’t review a whole lot of Irish and Canadian whiskeys.  In all honesty, it’s because I find bourbons and …

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Sep 15

Connemara Irish Whiskey – Review

Connemara Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey 80 Proof Price Point: $35 – $45 for 750 ML Distiller: Cooley Distillery   Background I first had Connemara maybe three years ago.  Without studying the label carefully (this was before whiskey was such a passion for me), I assumed it was a Scotch based on its peaty aroma …

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Mar 21

A Lesson in Irish Whiskey

Irish Whiskey

Ah yes, the redheaded stepchild of whiskey – Irish.  And that descriptor actually works; Ireland is full of redheads! In all seriousness, many whiskey enthusiasts view the Irish variety as boring, laughable, and sometimes even a step backwards in whiskey evolution.  But why?  Let’s dig a little deeper into our beloved drink hailing from the …

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Mar 14

Which Whiskey is Best? (Part 2)

Highland Park 12 Year Old Scotch Detail

Last week I asked the question what is the best type of whiskey?  By this I mean, in your opinion, do you prefer American (including bourbon), Canadian, Irish, Scotch, or another international variety of whiskey? I didn’t get a whole lot of responses, but the ones I did get were very interesting.   On Facebook, …

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Mar 07

Which Whiskey is Best? (Part 1)

Bruichladdich Rocks Scotch Detail

Before we begin, let me just say that I am completely aware that I am jumping into a hornet’s nest.  Whiskey is something that people (including myself) are very, very passionate about, and the geographical segments that we identify the world’s greatest drink by have even more biased fans. That being said, what is the …

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