Before you get into the below Irish whiskey reviews, a little background.
First, it’s not a spelling error. Unlike scotch, Irish whiskey is indeed be spelled with an ‘e’. Why?
The odd spelling is in fact a hangover from languages past. Quite simple, Irish whiskey is an evolution from a Gaelic term. Scotch whisky, meanwhile is derived from a Celtic term. The difference might be a source of constant frustration for us whisky bloggers (/whiskey bloggers), but, all told, it’s a small price to pay.