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Top 10 Irish whiskeys

14th March, 2014 by Lauren Eads

What better way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day than with a tipple or two of some of the world’s best Irish whiskeys.

Connemara, County Galway

Connemara, County Galway

Despite there now being just a handful of operational distilleries producing Irish whiskey, the category features a range of diverse products from blends to Irish single pot stills and single malts.

Irish whiskeys are usually triple distilled and are known for their less smokey than Scotch flavour.

All Irish whiskey’s are required to be distilled in wooden casks for at least three years with single malts made in pot stills from malted grains.

The majority of growth within the Irish whiskey category is led by Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard’s Jameson, which soared by 4.1% in 2012, but a host of other brands are now clipping at its heels.

So this 17 March, why not raise a toast to the patron saint of Ireland with one of these top rated Irish whiskeys as rated by winesearcher.com.

Scroll through to see the site’s top 10 rated Irish whiskeys…

2 Responses to “Top 10 Irish whiskeys”

  1. Bob T. says:

    I’m flabbergasted to learn that Irish whiskey in general, and The Irishman Cask Strength Blended Irish Whiskey in particular, are “… distilled in wooden casks for at least three years ….”

    No wonder Irish whiskey tastes so distinctly different. Who knew?

  2. Jake says:

    You can’t beat Irish whiskey!

  3. Chestertnted says:

    Did you not get paid by Bushmill?…best Irish whiskey..!!

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