MODERN IRISH WHISKEY UNLOCKED!
Traditionally, Irish whiskeys could be likened to Canadian rye ““ several labels that all tasted more-or-less the same. Has much changed with new brands such as Locke’s, Writers Tears and Green Spot? Irish whiskey now has premium, interesting, deluxe bottlings that are worth the extra.
Writers is a lovely mix or warm flavours and refreshment. More interesting and less “˜sweet’ than regular Irish. Chianti might be the closest wine cousin. A lovely, everyday treat.
Locke’s is one of the many characterful whiskeys produced by the upstart Cooley Distillery (Connemara, Inishowen). Bold flavours and feelings. Shades of Scotch.
Green Spot is another rung up the flavour ladder. Quite bold and earthy with the long finish of a big red wine. Solid, manly, Cabernet whiskey. For the seasoned whiskey drinker ““ to mark moments. Produced under license for Mitchell & Son, an old Dublin wine merchant house. If you’re over there, visit their beautiful renovated, warehouse store on the banks of the river Liffey. Also, the Celtic Whiskey & Wine shop on Dawson Street. celticwhiskeyshop.com
WRITERS TEARS Pot Still Irish Whiskey 271106 $47.95
LOCKE’S Single Malt Irish Whiskey 913475 $54.95
MITCHELL & SON “˜GREEN SPOT’ Pot Still Irish Whiskey 699827 $85.10