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    Tis Irish Whiskey time...nice reviews

    http://www.irishtimesphilly.com/iris...e-irish-times/

    From the list I have tried about half..have not had the Tullamore Dew, Paddy, Middleton (hard to get), Michael Collins, Clontarf or Celtic Crossing (liquor).

    Tullamore Dew is usually on sale this time of year...may pick one up...the Clontarf looks interesting.

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    Re: Tis Irish Whiskey time...nice reviews

    I like the Tullamore Dew quite a lot (particularly the 12 yo)... the Michael Collins, not so much.
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    Re: Tis Irish Whiskey time...nice reviews

    I picked up the Tullamore Dew 12 today...and Clontarf Reserve.

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    Re: Tis Irish Whiskey time...nice reviews

    Tullamore Dew 12 is my favorite Irish whiskey, period. Jameson 12 is also very good. Even regular Jameson isn't too bad. Powers is also really good, especially for the price. I don't like regular Bushmills at all but Black Bush is another good one. Not only is Irish good straight, it is excellent mixed with ginger ale!

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    Re: Tis Irish Whiskey time...nice reviews

    When I was a real newbie with whiskey I used to enjoy Blackbush white with lemonade! Well, it made for a nice summer sipper.

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    Re: Tis Irish Whiskey time...nice reviews

    Picked up some Tullamore Dew 12 today based on this thread. Don't know if I'll break it out this weekend or wait til tuesday.

    I do like an Irish occasionally. I drink bourbon neat or with a half ice cube, but Jamesons I like to fill a tumbler with ice and pour a full glass.

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    Re: Tis Irish Whiskey time...nice reviews

    We are having some people over here for St. Patty's day. None of them are real whiskey drinkers, but one or two may have a pour. I have never gotten into Irish Whiskey, but want to have some on hand. What would you suggest I pick up that exemplifies Irish Whiskey, is a pleasant pour and is under $25?
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    Re: Tis Irish Whiskey time...nice reviews

    You may accuse me of Epicurean tastes, and I have had very little experience with Scotch or Irish whiskey, but the same rule seems to apply when I'm drinking them: I don't like the blends much at all, but I tend to really like the single malts (or malt). So for me, Jameson's is not very appealing. . . I haven't tried the Black Bush, but I thought the Green Bushmill's was fantastic! This doesn't solve Ben's problem, I can't think of anything in his price range that I would care for. So far, however, I do prefer Irish whiskey to Blended Scotch (once again, my single malt Scotch experience is virtually non-existent).

    Does anyone have a suggestion that might open the blends up for me?
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    Re: Tis Irish Whiskey time...nice reviews

    I posted some notes on the Clontarf Reserve (about $17)...if your friends are not real whiskey drinkers this qualifies as a gateway Irish...very light and smooth...easy to drink.....yesterday I had a neighbor over who was not that familiar with Irish....I poured Clontarf, Powers, Redbreast and Tullamore Dew.
    He really liked the Clontarf....the Powers was a little rough...he liked the Redbreast and Tullamore Dew but those are a little more expensive. Blackbush Black is really nice too...not sure you can find it for the price.
    Jameson's is also a good easy drinking whiskey.

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    Re: Tis Irish Whiskey time...nice reviews

    Quote Originally Posted by kickert View Post
    We are having some people over here for St. Patty's day. None of them are real whiskey drinkers, but one or two may have a pour. I have never gotten into Irish Whiskey, but want to have some on hand. What would you suggest I pick up that exemplifies Irish Whiskey, is a pleasant pour and is under $25?
    I pick up a new bottle each year for St. Patty's Day. So far I have accumulated Knoppogue Castle 1992, Redbreast 12, Tullamore Dew 12, Power's, and Kilbeggan. The "best" one from an overall quality standpoint would have to be the Redbreast 12. Irish does tend to be light, but this one has a lot more guts to it than the others. But, I think that is above your price point. Regardless, the most enjoyable bottle I have is the Kilbeggan. Very fruity on the nose, and a very nice, easy drinking whiskey. Non whiskey drinkers would have no problem enjoying this neat. But, it still has enough flavor to be enjoyable to a regular bourbon drinker, like yourself. Plus, it's definitely under your price point. It's also the most fun name to say after 5 shots, while just walking around the house talking like Sean Connery and saying things like, "Order me up another Kilbeggan, Laddy!!"
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