Spirits & Liqueurs
7 bottles to celebrate International Irish Whiskey Day
If you’re looking to celebrate International Irish Whiskey Day tomorrow, why not snap a photo of one of these bottles
By: Tiff Christie|March 2, 2022
Now over a decade old, International Irish Whiskey Day is an annual global celebration of Ireland’s greatest alcoholic spirit. As you probably know, there are three established styles of Irish whiskey: single grain, single malt and single pot still. It is also well known that Irish whiskey must be matured for at least three years before it can be called whiskey.
Proper No. 12
MMA fighter and boxer Conor McGregor has entered the whiskey-making ring with Proper No. Twelve, a blended Irish whiskey produced with the help of veterans Bushmills distillery manager David Elder. With malt and grain whiskeys drawn from bourbon casks, the team created nearly 100 blends before choosing the one to bottle. Proper No. Twelve takes its name from Dublin 12, the neighborhood where McGregor grew up.
For more information, visit bonwhiskey.com
Bushmills Black Bush
combines an exceptionally high amount of malt whiskey married to lighter grain whiskey, then aged in ex-Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon casks. One of the best-known Irish blends, Bushmill Black Bush has rich, fruity notes and a deep, intense character, balanced by an incredibly unique sweetness. With sherry malt in its recipe, alongside a classic caramel grain whisky, it’s a great whiskey cocktail.
For more information, visit bushmills.com
Tears of writers copper pot
Writers Tears is a light and smooth Irish whiskey made from a blend of single pot still and single malt whiskeys, resulting in tons of honeyed and fruity notes. Wonderfully easy to drink, it would make a great introduction to Irish whiskey. Sweet honey develops in the mouth. Sweet notes of vanilla and golden malt. Green apple skin, caramel and a hint of oak. But it’s important to note that no writers were harmed in the making of this whisky.
For more information, visit walshwhiskey.com
Roe & Co Blended Irish Whiskey
Roe & Co Blended Irish Whiskey was named after George Roe, a true Irish whiskey pioneer. Refined, elegant and of remarkable depth, a masterful blend of rich malt whiskey and the smoothest grain whiskey aged in bourbon casks. Roe & Co is bottled at 45% abv without chill filtration and is a blend of single malt and grain whiskeys aged exclusively in bourbon casks (a high proportion of which are first fill).
For more information, visit roeandcowhiskey.com
Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey
It only makes sense that The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog in New York, home to the largest collection of Irish whiskey in North America, would create its own blend of Irish whiskey. The bar has teamed up with Darryl McNally, master distiller at Dublin Freedomsto create a 5-year-old whiskey with notes of vanilla, spice, fruit and malt, aged in ex-bourbon barrels and refined in “half-size” American virgin oak barrels.
For more information, visit deadrabbitirishwhiskey.com
Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey
Teeling Single Grain is exclusively fully matured in barrels of California Cabernet Sauvignon wine, which creates a very distinctive rich amber color while imparting strong spicy notes and lush flavors of red berries and grapes. Bottled at 46%, without chill filtration, this clean, smooth and smooth whiskey has been made with a combination of maize/maize and the modern technique of column distillation to retain the natural flavors of the whisky.
For more information, visit teelingwhiskey.com
Robin 15 years old
Red brisket is made from a mixture of malted and unmalted barley, then triple distilled in pot stills from a mixture of malted barley and unmalted grain. The 15 year old expression is produced at 46% abv and is not chill filtered. Notes of sherry, marzipan and Christmas cake on the nose; lush and oily with figs. A classic Irish palate, smooth and buttery, with spicy notes of sherry, olives and rye. Long on the finish, with lingering oil, citrus and spice.
For more information, visit redbreastwhiskey.com