Irish coffee is a cocktail consisting of hot coffee, Irish Whiskey, and sugar stirred and topped with cream and is prepared using one teaspoon of sugar poured over black coffee and stirred until it has dissolved then slowly pour thick cream over the cup to create a floating cream layer. The coffee is then consumed through the cream.
Whiskey comes in many varieties and offer different flavors and aromas that mix well with coffee to make uniquely balanced Irish Coffees.
Top Whiskeys for Irish Coffee
The Sexton Irish Whiskey was created by Alex Thomas who is one of the few female master blenders in the industry. The Sexton Irish Whiskey is made from one hundred percent Irish malted barley and is triple distilled for smoothness and aged in sherry casks that were sourced from Spain.
The Sexton Irish Whiskey is a single malt that creates a bit lighter irish coffee. The Sexton Irish whiskey has aromas of cookies baking and fruity flavors of orange and spices.
The Teeling small batch Irish Whiskey is touted to be their most interesting blend of Irish Whiskey. Casks are hand selected for further maturation in ex-rum barrels which add extra character and a smooth flavor.
The Teeling Irish coffee has floral aromas and notes of spices and orange.
Jameson is the best selling Irish Whiskey in the World. It is a blended Irish whiskey that takes the best of pot still and fine grain whiskeys. It is then tripled distilled and aged for four years to give it the Jameson signature smoothness.
Jameson makes for a toasty Irish coffee with aromas of cookies. The whiskey provides a balanced texture.
Proper No. 12 Whiskey is owned by UFC fighter Conor McGregor and has a blend of sweet Irish grain and single malt Irish whiskey resulting in a smooth and balanced whiskey that has hints of vanilla and a honey-like sweetness combined with hints of toasted wood. The whiskey is aged in Bourbon barrels for four years and is balanced and smooth.
The Proper No. 12 Whiskey Irish Coffee has aromas of bitter chocolate and creamy and chocolatey flavors.