Whatever you think of Irish whiskey, it’s time to rethink it. Like the best distilleries in Scotland, Japan, and the United States, Ireland’s whiskey makers have been experimenting with cask finishes for the past few years and the Emerald Isle is turning out some quality gems. Here are my top five picks. And yes, I do think you should buy them all—not just to compare and contrast, but to also to fortify your whiskey arsenal.
Woodford Reserve may now be the official sponsor of the Kentucky Derby, but there’s still a “stableful” of bourbons (and ryes for that matter) that can make the most exciting two minutes in sports even more fun. After all, there are many ways to saddle up a mint julep, old fashioned, and other classic cocktails. So I reached out to Lee Zaremba—the beverage director of Bellemore, Somerset, and Devereaux in Chicago.
Most of the year, Scotland comes to me—in a glass. My favorite whiskies instantly transport me across the Atlantic. But some of the best whisky expressions never make it to the U.S—and the ones that do come in meager per-state allocations that are laughable at best. Just think of it this way: America is a massive country that’s home to more than 320 million people.
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