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.

Whiskies
Irish Whiskey Guide
Helen Rosner
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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