Which Irish Whiskey is Right for You?
The Irish Whiskey category consists of a few big, well known brands and several lesser-known smaller brands that encompass a much wider range of flavors and textures than one might expect. Without a proper introduction to the category choosing one can be confusing, so instead of describing the details of distillation an easy way to pick is based on other whiskies you may already be familiar with.
|If you like Whiskies that are…||For example||Try this Irish whiskey||Here’s why|
|Fun to take shots of||Wild Turkey and other bourbon||Jameson, Tullamore D.E.W.||Blended, triple-distilled Irish whiskeys go down easy|
|Light in texture||Canadian Mist and other Canadian whiskies||2GINGERS, Michael Collins||They disappear into ginger ale|
|Creamy and fruity||The Glenfiddich Scotch||Jameson Gold Reserve, other older Jameson||They’re soft yet sophisticated|
|Wine-influenced||Glenmorangie Scotch||Older Bushmills, Concannon, Tyrconnel||You can taste the sherry, port, and other wine barrel influences|
|Smoky||Laphroaig, Bowmore, and Ardbeg Scotch||Connemara||This peated whiskey is still gentle like most Irish brands|
|Hearty||Highland Park Scotch||Redbreast||It’s full-flavored, robust, and a benchmark for the category|