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  1. #41
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    Re: Irish whiskey -- what's your favorite?

    Redbreast CS would be my fave, but looking forward to giving the Green and Yellow spot a go here in about a month.

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    Re: Irish whiskey -- what's your favorite?

    I mentioned on another thread that I picked up a Powers 12 and that I was not terribly impressed. But it is growing on me, especially if I just throw a cube in it and don't ponder it too much.

    Having said that, I will probably replace it with a standard Powers which can serve the same "on the rocks" purpose much cheaper.
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    Irish whiskey -- what's your favorite?

    Quote Originally Posted by DeanSheen View Post
    Red Breast 12 Cask Strength
    Ditto. Definitely my favorite.


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    Re: Irish whiskey -- what's your favorite?

    Quote Originally Posted by Richnimrod View Post
    I'm no particular fan of Irish Whiskey. Of the few I've tried, I would say the Tullamore Dew 12-year is the best, second would be ordinary Tullamore Dew, followed by Bushmills. One I tried and and found absolutely awful is 'The Tyrconnel', if I spelled that correctly. That one reminded me of kerosene that had been left too long opened up to the air.... EEEEEEWWWW!
    You must have gotten a bad bottle, maybe someone drank the whiskey, then filled it with kerosene to clean a bicycle chain later, ... or something.

    I haven't had Redbrest, but I've had a few and I like them all. So there's not much difference between my top and bottom here, but here goes:

    Connemara peated (especially the cask strength version, whoa!)
    Black Bush
    Bushmill's 10 y.o.
    Green Spot
    Tyrconnell
    Powers
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    Re: Irish whiskey -- what's your favorite?

    Quote Originally Posted by DeanSheen View Post
    Red Breast 12 Cask Strength
    My fave, as well. Listen, I'm a bourbon-first guy, but I'm not sure I can find more than a couple that I like better than this Irish. Definitely, in my All-Time Top 5 of all whiskies.
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    Re: Irish whiskey -- what's your favorite?

    A less common Irish that I have taken a liking to is the Greenore 15yo. Unfortunately it is not readily available locally. The 8yo is more common and OK but a bit on the mild side.

    This is an all grain (corn) mashbill that is aged in used bourbon barrels. The extra time in the barrel makes a significant difference though. Perhaps the appeal is because it seems a bit more bourbon-y than others.
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    Re: Irish whiskey -- what's your favorite?

    Quote Originally Posted by edo View Post
    You must have gotten a bad bottle, maybe someone drank the whiskey, then filled it with kerosene to clean a bicycle chain later, ... or something.

    I haven't had Redbrest, but I've had a few and I like them all. So there's not much difference between my top and bottom here, but here goes:

    Connemara peated (especially the cask strength version, whoa!)
    Black Bush
    Bushmill's 10 y.o.
    Green Spot
    Tyrconnell
    Powers
    Clontarf
    Tullamore Dew
    Jameson 12
    Jameson
    Agreed. Tyrconnell is one of my favorites and is exceptionally smooth. Connemara is a smoky whiskey for sure. One that most people won't mention is 2 Gingers, which is only here in MN. It's another Cooley product, but it's got nice balanced vanilla and citrus. Good for sipping...great with ginger ale.
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    Re: Irish whiskey -- what's your favorite?

    Last week I would have said Redbreast 12, either proof. Last night I grabbed a Powers' John's Lane, and wow! Very similar to the Redbreast (probably off the same still) but the harsh penny flavor/bitterness I find easily in the Redbreast is hard to find in this, and replaced with some great honey notes. My list now looks like this:

    Powers' John's Lane
    Redbreast 12



    everything else.
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    Re: Irish whiskey -- what's your favorite?

    Quote Originally Posted by Max Power View Post
    Agreed. Tyrconnell is one of my favorites and is exceptionally smooth. Connemara is a smoky whiskey for sure. One that most people won't mention is 2 Gingers, which is only here in MN. It's another Cooley product, but it's got nice balanced vanilla and citrus. Good for sipping...great with ginger ale.

    Now that Beam owns Cooley it seems that 2 Gingers is likely to get broader distribution. Seems to be a young whiskey primarily intended for mixing such as with ginger ale/beer to suit the younger "hip" crowd (although the name has more to do with the hair color than the soda apparently). Might try it if I see it but not one I am hunting for at the moment.
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    Re: Irish whiskey -- what's your favorite?

    Quote Originally Posted by Young Blacksmith View Post
    Last week I would have said Redbreast 12, either proof. Last night I grabbed a Powers' John's Lane, and wow! Very similar to the Redbreast (probably off the same still) but the harsh penny flavor/bitterness I find easily in the Redbreast is hard to find in this, and replaced with some great honey notes. My list now looks like this:

    Powers' John's Lane
    Redbreast 12



    everything else.
    Another convert!
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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