St. Patrick's Day is a time to celebrate Irish culture and heritage. What better way to do that than drinking some of the best Irish whiskey brands in town?
Irish whiskey is a type of distilled spirit made from grains and malted barley and distilled in Ireland. The history of Irish whiskey is long and complex, dating back to the early 17th century. At that time, Irish distilleries were producing a type of whiskey that was different from any other spirit on the market. Irish whiskey was typically smoother and had a lighter more delicate flavour than other types of whiskey on the market.
When it comes to celebrating St. Patrick's Day, there are few things more important than getting your hands on some of Ireland's finest whiskey. But which brands should you drink? Here are six of the best Irish whiskey brands to drink instead of that tragic green beer on St. Patrick's Day.
First on our list has to be Jameson Original. Jameson is a brand that is well-known for its Irish whiskey. It is one of the most popular brands on St. Patrick's Day, and for good reason. Jameson Original has a smooth, rich flavour that is perfect for celebrating the holiday. It is also a bit less expensive than some of the other Irish whiskey brands, making it a great option for budget-minded drinkers.
The brand was first created in 1759 and is now one of the world's most popular whiskey brands. Jameson is made from a blend of corn, malted barley, and rye. The whiskey is triple distilled and then aged in oak barrels for a minimum of four years leaving no wonder to its status as a national treasure.
(Shop the entire Jameson collection here)
Red Breast 15 is an Irish whiskey that is often overlooked due to its understated flavour profile. This whiskey is made from a blend of malted barley and unmalted barley and then triple distilled in copper pot stills. Redbreast 15 is comprised exclusively of Pot Still whiskeys matured in the finest oak casks for no less than 15 years. While the whiskey has a subtle flavour profile, it is a great choice for those looking for an Irish whiskey to drink on St. Patrick's Day.
Method And Madness Single Pot Irish Still is one of the best Irish Whiskey brands to drink on St. Patrick’s Day. There whiskey has been matured in a combination of ex-Oloroso Sherry and ex-Bourbon barrels before being transferred to chestnut casks sourced from the Isére region in France. This gives it a stronger flavour than other Irish Whiskey brands. Perfect for an elevated on the rocks moment this St Patrick's Day.
Green Spot Irish whiskey is one of the oldest and most popular Irish whiskeys on the market. It was first created in 1825 by John Jameson and has been produced continuously ever since. The brand is made in several different distilleries across Ireland and its popularity has grown a lot in recent years.
Green Spot Irish Whiskey is a great drink to enjoy on St. Patrick's Day. It has a smooth taste with a hint of sweetness, making it a great choice for those looking for an Irish whiskey that won't overpower their taste buds. Additionally, Green Spot Irish Whiskey is made with only the finest Irish whiskey, so it's sure to give you a delicious and satisfying drink experience.
Jameson Black Barrel Irish Whiskey is a popular choice for St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Great Irish Whiskey doesn't just happen by chance, years of experience and expertise go in to creating the Jameson Black Barrel.
Black Barrel contains a triple distilled sweet grain whiskey which is then blended with a high proportion of select single Irish pot still whiskey. The result is a smooth, flavourful drink that is perfect for celebrating the Irish heritage in style.
Bailey's Irish Cream , while a whiskey liqueur rather than a whiskey proper, is also a perfect Irish drink for St. Patrick's Day if you feel like treating yourself. It's sweet, creamy, and has a complex flavour that is perfect for celebrating the holiday. The brand is well-known and loved around the world, so it's a great choice for those looking for an Irish beverage to enjoy on this special day.
Baileys Irish Cream is a smooth, creamy liqueur that is made from Irish milk and cream. It has a sweet, butterscotch flavour that is perfect for drinking on St. Patrick's Day.
When it comes to celebrating St. Patrick's Day, there are a lot of things to consider. Whether you're looking to drink your whiskey neat, in a cocktail, or on the rocks, we've got you covered. Here are three cocktails to get you started:
The Irish Coffee: Start with a strong brew coffee, the darker the better. Add Irish whiskey, and sweeten with sugar or syrups (like Brookie's MAC liqueur). Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of green sugar.
The Irish Mule: This cocktail is a mixture of whiskey, ginger beer, and lime juice. The ginger beer adds a bit of sweetness and the lime juice gives it a sour taste. Build over ice in a copper mug and enjoy freshly chilled.
The Irish Maid: This is a whiskey drink that is made with Irish whiskey, elderflower liqueur, fresh cucumber, and lemon juice. It is named after the maid who served it to President John F. Kennedy at his inauguration in 1961. If you're looking for an easy sipper for the celebrations, this is your drink. Simply muddle cucumber over ice, build ingredients, and stir.
So there you have it, whether you're celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Ireland or in another part of the world, be sure to drink some of the best Irish whiskey brands around! Whether neat, on the rocks or in a cocktail you can't go wrong when you steer clear of the green dye and stick with the classics when it comes to Irish whiskey.
Check out our entire Irish whiskey range by clicking this link!