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Irish Whiskey Reviews

Reviews of a few brands of Irish whisky including some favorites and some of the newer brands available on the market.

Bushmills Irish Whiskey
With over 400 years of distilling tradition behind it, Bushmills Irish Whiskey is one of the best known and oldest names in distilled spirits. The portfolio is comprised of six Irish whiskies.

Bushmills 10 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Like a perfect evening, Bushmills 10 single malt finishes too quickly. Its brief finish leaves one wanting more, and notes of fresh poundcake and vanilla wafers put an almost dessert-like end to this whiskey. All in all, Bushmills 10 year old single malt is an elegant stunner, more aperitif than digestif, I think you'll be surprised how good this whiskey truly can be.

Connemara Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Connemara peated single malt whiskey makes a strong case for more peated Irish whiskies. Connemara is a fantastic whiskey and deserves recognition as one of the great whiskies of the world

Connemara Turf Mor Irish Whiskey
Cooley, Ireland's only independent distillery, produces the Connemara peated Irish whiskey, a delicious, if slightly unusual Irish whiskey. More recently, Cooley has released Connemara Turf Mor, a much more heavily peated version. The results at best are mixed and most whiskey enthusiasts should give Turf Mor wide berth.

Greenore Single Grain Irish 8 Year Whiskey
Greenore single grain Irish whiskey is an interesting expression of whiskey made by Ireland's only independent distillery, Cooley.

Greenore 18 Year Old Single Grain Irish Whiskey
Greenore is a single grain Irish whiskey from the only independent distillery in Ireland, Cooley. While Greenore offers a 15 year old expression as well, the 18 year is a new offering and the oldest single grain Irish whiskey available in the United States.

Green Spot Irish Whiskey
Green Spot Irish Whiskey is one of the rarest and finest whiskies in the world today. Produced by the Midleton (Jameson) distillery for the famed Dublin wine merchants, Mitchell & Son.. A blend of seven and eight year old pure pot still whiskies (essentially, whiskies made from both malted and unmalted barley, distilled in a pot still and not...

Jameson 12 Year Irish Whiskey
If you are a fan of Irish whiskies in general, or Jameson Irish whiskey in particular, Jameson 12 year old Irish whiskey provides and interesting perspective on aged blended whiskies that you'll enjoy tasting.

Jameson 18 Year Old Irish Whiskey
Jameson 18 year old Irish whiskey is a great representation of just how good a blended Irish whiskey can be with age. Within the Jameson range, the 18 sits only below Rarest Vintage Reserve and above Jameson, Gold Reserve and 12 year.

Jameson Gold Reserve Irish Whiskey
If you enjoy Jameson Irish whiskey, then Jameson Gold Reserve is definitely an Irish whiskey to taste. It bridges the gap between the lower end of the range and the higher end Jameson whiskies quite well, offering decent value for the price.

Jameson Irish Whiskey
There are a few Irish whiskies that almost immediately come to mind and Jameson Irish Whiskey is one of them. This is a brand that you can rely on, one that you know won't cost a fortune and one that tastes pretty good with its full flavor and smooth character.

Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve Irish Whiskey
Rarely do I taste whiskey as good as Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve. At $250, its not inexpensive, but then the very best things never are. Top Recommendation.

Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey
Kilbeggan Irish whiskey is an easy drinking, everyday blended Irish whiskey that is a favorite among this style of whiskey and is available everywhere.

Michael Collins Blended Irish Whiskey
The Michael Collins blended whiskey is a mixture of grain whiskey and double distilled malt whiskies with an age range of from four to twelve years. The result is a light, fruity Irish whiskey that is perfect for cocktails and makes a great introduction into the world of Irish whiskey for the novice.

Michael Collins Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Michael Collins single malt Irish whisky is a 3rd party brand produced at the Cooley distillery in the Republic of Ireland. Like many of Cooley's whiskies, Michael Collins single malt is an outstanding example of a great Irish whiskey.

Slieve Foy Irish Whiskey
I'm sitting looking at a small brown vial that contains a media sample of one of the finest Irish whiskies ever made. The label is simply marked, "Slieve Foy, 8YO Irish Whiskey, 46% abv". As it is, Preiss Imports is bringing it to U.S. shores and any Irish pub or collector of Irish whiskey simply must have a bottle of Slieve Foy on their shelves if they know good whiskey.

Tullamore Dew Blended Irish Whiskey
As Irish whiskies go, Tullamore Dew is a fine example of a classic blend.Tullamore Dew blended whiskey is a good introduction to the world of Irish whiskey. A mixture of grain whiskey and Irish malt whiskey, Tullamore Dew offers perhaps just a hint of the Irish coastline in its blend, more so than other blended Irish whiskies which results in a slightly briny character to the nose.

Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey
Tullamore Dew is a smooth and malty Irish whiskey that has been distilled in the small town of Tullamore in County Offaly since 1829. It is tagged as "The Legendary Irish Whiskey" and is a favorite for many whiskey drinkers for a good reason: it's a fine Irish whiskey.

Tullamore Dew 12 Year Special Reserve Irish Whiskey
It truly says something about a whiskey when it comes from a company (William Grant & Sons) that wins Whiskey Distiller of the Year at the Icons of Whiskey awards, as well as winning Best Irish Blended Whiskey. Tullamore Dew 12 year Special Reserve has done just that, and it richly deserves the accolades that it has received.

Tyrconnell Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Tyrconnell single malt Irish whiskey is one of the best Irish whiskies in the world. Made by Cooley distillery, the only independent distillery in Ireland, Tyrconnell is a must try for any whiskey enthusiast.

Irish whiskey liquor gift guide 2010
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Whiskey of the Year 2010- Jameson Irish Whiskey
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5 Best Irish Whiskies for St. Patrick's Day
Whether you are Irish or you just like to consider yourself an honorary Irishperson on St. Patrick's Day, nothing pairs as well with green beer, corned beef and cabbage and parades as the smooth, sweet taste of Irish whiskies. Here are five of the best to celebrate the holiday with this year.

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