Irish whiskey is gaining popularity year after year and it is no surprise that it is standing the test of time because it is one of the oldest distilled beverages in the world. Irish whiskey is distilled three times and does not use a smoked product in the distilling process giving it a unique flavor profile that is smooth and sweet and extremely easy to drink. Here are our top four Irish Whiskeys to try now along with our suggested cocktail to try it with. Enjoy!
Top Four Irish Whiskeys to Try Now
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 Cockail to Try:
The Old Pal consists of 2 ounces of Jameson, 1.5 ounces of St. George Bruto Americano, and 1 ounce of Dolin Dry Vermouth.
Redbreast is a select offering from Jameson whjich includes the 12 year old blend which is complex and spicy. This whiskey is full of flavor and aroma. This 12 year old whiskey is matured in Oloroso sherry casks which gives it it’s Christmas cake character.
Redbreast Cockail to Try:
The Tippery consists of 1.5 parts Redbreast, 1 part sweet vermouth, 0.5 parts green chartreuse, and 2 dashes of Angostura bitters.
The Teeling small batch Irish Whiskey is touted to be their most interesting blend of Irish Whiskey. Casks are handselected for further maturation in ex-rum barrels which add extra character and a smooth flavor.
Teeling Cockail to Try:
The Conquistadors consists of 1 ounce of Teeling, 1 ounce Mecales de Leyenda San Luis Potosi, 0.75 ounces of Perfect Puree Pear, .5 ounces of allspice, 0.75 ounces of fresh lemon, orange bitters, and club soda.
Green Spot Irish Whiskey
The Green Spot Irish Whiskey has won multiple awards for being a whiskey of exceptional quality. This whiskey is produced exclusively in Dublin, Ireland. This whiskey is matured in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks which produces a perfectly balanced Single Pot Still expression.
Green Spot Cockail to Try:
The Irish Hillside consists of 1.5 ounces of Green Spot Irish Whiskey, 0.5 ounces of syrup, 0.75 ounces of lime juice, 0.5 ounces of Green Chartreuse, Two to three English cucumber slices muddled, and 2 to 3 bay leaves muddled.