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    Re: A good Irish whisky?

    Quote Originally Posted by Richnimrod View Post
    Straight Line Irish? ....You might try Bushmills; pretty good; .... Or, sweeter? Try Tullamore Dew... or even better? Try TD 12-year (only a bit different/better). ...Just my own opinion.
    Bushmills might be the worst alcohol I've ever tried. I got it as a stocking stuffer one year and my wife and I each tried making Irish coffees. We threw the entire rest of the bottle away after one sip.

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    Re: A good Irish whisky?

    I've sampled the entire Midleton line and Jameson 12 and Jameson Gold Reserve are the best values for me. They even stand up well to Midleton Very Rare and Jameson Vintage Reserve. Redbreast 12 is also good… plan on trying the cask strength some day.

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    Re: A good Irish whisky?

    Jameson Gold is very good, I rank it right behind Black Bush.
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

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    Re: A good Irish whisky?

    Quote Originally Posted by dcbt View Post
    Bushmills might be the worst alcohol I've ever tried. I got it as a stocking stuffer one year and my wife and I each tried making Irish coffees. We threw the entire rest of the bottle away after one sip.
    Bushmills Black or White?

    I enjoy the Black quite a bit.

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    Re: A good Irish whisky?

    Quote Originally Posted by Merrymash Monk View Post
    I've just lately been enjoying Tullamore Dew Phoenix. Its a limited edition, non chill filtered, bottled at 55%ABV. Its a blend but it has more pot still whiskey in it than the TD 12yr, which I also like. So if you like RB I think you'll like this. The high ABV gives it lots of heat. I find that the flavor still holds up well with a good dollop of water to calm it down a bit. I've tried quite a few Irish whiskeys and so far this is easily my favorite. As mentioned, the Powers Signature is good, but quite a bit sweeter and doesn't have quite as much character as the Phoenix.
    So far I like this recommendation, sounds like what I'm looking for, but what kind of money are we talking,.... and seeing that is an LE, is it easy to find? I'm not looking for another PVW, but something more on the lines of the RB, SOMEWHAT AFFORDABLE, but really good whisky. I know I'm asking alot ...but you got to set your standards high nowadays..
    Everyday my spirit seems to find its way to the bottom of a glass...... Don

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    Re: A good Irish whisky?

    DSculpt, my favorites are RB Cask Strength-$60, and Black Bush-$36.

    Can't go wrong with either: great whiskies.
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    Re: A good Irish whisky?

    Quote Originally Posted by dSculptor View Post
    So far I like this recommendation, sounds like what I'm looking for, but what kind of money are we talking,.... and seeing that is an LE, is it easy to find? I'm not looking for another PVW, but something more on the lines of the RB, SOMEWHAT AFFORDABLE, but really good whisky. I know I'm asking alot ...but you got to set your standards high nowadays..
    a quick google turns up:
    http://www.drinkupny.com/Tullamore_D...ey_p/s1244.htm
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    Re: A good Irish whisky?

    Also check out Greenore Single Grain - it's a single grain whisky and I think it's pretty tasty and since corn is the primary ingredient it is a good whisky for a bourbon lover. GreenSpot is now available in the US - I forgot what I saw it priced at. Another Irish whiskey that doesn't get a lot of respect is Knappogue Castle 12 Year Single Malt - I've seen it on sale for $25 in several states, although it normally runs $35-40. I find it to be a crowd favorite when I bring it to parties.

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    Re: A good Irish whisky?

    Along with Green Spot, Redbreast 21 YO is now arriving in the States. I have a sample but haven't tried it; the folks at WA certainly liked it:

    http://whiskyadvocate.com/whisky/201...of-the-year-2/

    That said, it costs some serious coin; there are obviously other, more affordable ways to crack into the category.

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    Re: A good Irish whisky?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Bushmills Black or White?

    I enjoy the Black quite a bit.
    I think it was the white if I'm picturing it right...

 

 

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