Irish Whiskey Reviews

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.

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A BEGINNER’S GUIDE

So, Whisky / Whiskey for Beginners, you want to start drinking Whisky. It’s a pretty versatile drink and caters to many tastes. It also makes you look cool and sophisticated, so what’s not to love?

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Irish whiskey is the smoothest, why is that?

Due to two factors: triple distillation which creates a smoother spirit due to being mellowed out during the three distillations, along with that Irish Whiskey is mostly matured in ex-Bourbon casks that mellow this triple distilled spirit. Other casks such as Sherry casks, Port casks and Rum casks are used to finish various products too, but the core flavours are built upon and layered upon ex-Bourbon cask maturation save for a couple of notable exceptions such as Redbreast Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey this is matured primarily in ex-Sherry casks.

Is all Irish Whisky tripled distilled? No, but most is. Essentially all the traditional pot still distilleries triple distill their whiskey, and many of the more modern distilleries that have opened in the last few years, but some of the newer ones are set up more like the Scottish distilleries to double distill instead.

Irish Whiskey is amongst the smoothest whiskey in the world, due to two factors: triple distillation which creates a smoother spirit due to being mellowed out during the three distillations, along with that Irish Whiskey is mostly matured in ex-Bourbon casks that mellow this triple distilled spirit. Other casks such as Sherry casks, Port casks and Rum casks are used to finish various products too, but the core flavours are built upon and layered upon ex-Bourbon cask maturation save for a couple of notable exceptions such as Redbreast Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey this is matured primarily in ex-Sherry casks.

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