This year celebrate St. Patrick's Day with some really great Irish Whiskey courtesy of Bayway World of Liquor!
1) Redbreast which
makes three of the world's best whiskies. Most whiskey drinkers know
the 12 year old although for years they thought they had to travel to
Ireland for it. But there are also available a 12 year cask strength and
15 year that together are perhaps the best pot still drams you'll ever
2) Middleton Very
Rare is a flavorful and super smooth premium Irish blend with a long
finish. If you truly have the "Luck of the Irish" then this St. Patty's
Day someone will offer you a dram of the Middleton Barry Crockett that
is their single pot still whiskey -- huge in both flavor and style.
3) Tyrconnell 10 year old Madeira finish from Cooley has a nose and palate of lush tropical fruits with a very long smooth finish.
4) Powers John's
Lane is a 12 year old single pot still version of an "old friend,"
Powers Irish. It's aged in bourbon and oloroso casks and has flavors of
chocolate, coconut, toffee and spice with a very long silky finish.
5) Bushmills 10
year and 16 year olds are perhaps two of the easiest drinking single
malts in the whiskey world. The 10 year is light and flavorful while the
16 year because of aging in bourbon, sherry and port barrels is more
complex but still maintains the softness on both the palate and finish.
6) Knappogue Castle
has a 12 year and 17 year old single malts. The 12 year is a very
enjoyable everyday whiskey with a well rounded body and a palate of
fruit and spice with a nice clean finish. The 17 year old spends 15
years in bourbon and then 2 years in sherry casks for an extremely rich
whiskey that adds layers of chocolate and nuttiness to the fruit and
spices of the 12 year. It has a long luscious finish.
7) Greenore 8 year old single grain whiskey is the soft feminine cousin of the Irish whiskey family but like the rest is rich with flavor.
8) Jameson Gold
and 18 year old remain two of the most popular premium Irish whiskies
and with good reason. Both are big on flavor with the 18 year being
smoother but in my opinion the Gold having more character.
9) I've saved my all time favorite whiskey for last the Knappogue Castle
1951 vintage. This is the oldest and rarest Irish whiskey available and
it takes your tastebuds on a journey they'll not soon forget and then
follows a super long and wonderful finish.
The next major local whisky tasting will be on April 3rd
in New York City. It is WhiskyLive and please stop by Bayway's table.
There is a 15% ticket discount available for Bayway customers. Use code:
"May the road rise to meet you and may the wind be always
at your back and have a happy & healthy St. Patrick's Day!" -- Pat
Patrick McCarthy Whiskey Ambassador For Bayway World Of Liquor Twitter: @WorldOfWhiskey