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Ten "Must-Drink" Irish Whiskeys

Ten "Must-Drink" Irish Whiskeys

Times are changing and Irish whiskey is demanding that you pay attention to it. It's been "well known" that serious whiskey drinkers drink scotch for drinking and use blended Irish whiskey for drowning their sorrows. However Irish whiskey companies, such as Jameson and Bushmills, are expanding their ranges to include deluxe creations ranging from pot stills, aged blends and their own brand of single malts.

"The top Irish whiskeys are just as good as many single-malt scotches. It's too bad more people aren't aware of how complex some of these whiskeys have become."

John Hansell [editor and publisher of Malt Advocate magazine] says Irish distillers are simply--and astutely--responding to consumer demand.

"People are drinking less, but smarter," he says. "They don't just want whiskey, they want the best whiskey. And they'll pay for it."

And so, just in time for St. Patrick's day, Forbes has compiled a list of the ten "must-drink" Irish whiskeys. To discover what's on the list,

  • Bushmills 21 year old (single malt) - $115
  • Midleton Very Rare (blend) - $150
  • Redbreast 12-year-old (pure pot still) - $50
  • Green Spot (pure pot still) - $60
  • Jameson 18-year-old (blend) - $65
  • Knappogue Castle 1951 (pure pot still) - $1000 (pictured)
  • Connemara Cask Strength (single malt) - $60
  • Jameson 12-year-old (blend) - $33
  • Black Bush (blend) - $29
  • Powers Irish Whiskey - $17

and no, that $1000 was not a typo...

Source: Forbes

Join The Conversation
HaterTot HaterTot 8 years
Midleton is my favorite. I didn't know much about whiskey until I lived in Dublin in the 90s. Now I keep both a bottle of Midleton and one of Red Breast in my bar.
ALSW ALSW 10 years
Wow. I can definitely afford the poor side of that list!
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 10 years
anything without alcohol? lol
baltimoregal baltimoregal 10 years
Black Bush is my favorite whiskey. Smooth! BaltimoreGal
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
My friend just got back from Iraq and he's having a St Patty's Day party tonight, so as a welcome home gift we're bringing him a bottle of Jamison (his favorite) !!
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