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5 Irish whiskies to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style

This year, St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday, so be sure to celebrate right.

Nothing says “St. Patty” and “party” like Irish whiskey. With its signature smoothness, sweetness, and easy drinkability, you can see why the Irish style is the fastest growing in the whiskey market.

For your celebration, try one of these festive Irish whiskey options:

Green Spot

A favorite of whiskey critics, Green Spot has an aroma and taste of orchard apples and toasted wood with a sprinkling of clove. It is full bodied while balancing the fruity sweetness and toasted oak spiciness into a nicely malted finish with accents of vanilla.

Redbreast 12

Redbreast is a very special single pot still whiskey that is matured for a minimum of twelve years in sherry casks and bourbon barrels. It is robust, assertive, and highly praised among whiskey connoisseurs. Its nose is nutty and rich with notes of dried peels and spice. Its palate exhibits essences of spice and freshly cut citrus fruit with hints of marzipan and sherry. Redbreast has a delightfully long finish full of creamy custard and spice.

The Irishman Founders Reserve

The Founder’s Reserve is the only Irish blended whiskey to contain 100% whiskey distillates from the copper pot still and 0% grain or column still whiskey. This, along with aging in bourbon casks, results in a deeply flavorful whiskey full of cinnamon, peach, and creamy caramel flavors with a long, lingering finish of oak and butterscotch.

Flight of the Earl

Its gentle honey scented edge, accented with vanilla, leads into a palate of more vanilla with caramel, oak, and baking spice on its relatively warm finish. A splash of water really reveals its vanilla and honey notes, and hints of pear and a mellow fade. It is excellent with ginger beer or as the base for a whiskey sour.

Jameson Caskmates

Emerging from a conversation between their head distiller and the head brewer of Cork’s Franciscan Well Brewery, Jameson Caskmates is finished in stout-seasoned whiskey casks. While their triple-distilled smoothness is very much intact, notes of cocoa, coffee and butterscotch confirm the stout influence in the classic Irish whiskey.

You can find these, as well as many other types of whiskey, at Wyatt’s Wet Goods, where we offer you superior choice and selection for all your drinking desires. Be sure to check out our giant Irish whiskey and beer sale, March 15-21.