5 Irish whiskies to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2019

There’s no better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with a toast of true 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.

Teeling Small Batch

This small batch bottling consists of hand selected casks which are given further maturation in ex-rum barrels imparting extra character and smooth flavor unique to Irish whiskey. Bottling at 46% ABV with no chill filtration.

Bushmills Red Bush

This variant is a bourbon barrel-aged specialty. Matured in American White Oak, this blend of malt and fine grain whiskeys is triple distilled for smoothness and aged for a minimum of four years. Its taste offers sweet, nutty vanilla notes, with just a touch of bourbon.

Jameson Stout 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 celebratory whiskey, at large, local independent spirit retailers like Wyatt’s Wet Goods, who offers you superior choice and selection for all your drinking desires.

St. Patrick’s Day Tasting – Irish Whiskies & Meridian Hive Mead

This Saturday, March 17, Wyatt’s is offering a free tasting of Irish whiskies and mead from Meridian Hive.

Start your St. Pat’s off right with samples of:

Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey: This small batch bottling consists of hand selected casks which are given further maturation in ex-rum barrels imparting an extra character and smooth flavor unique to Irish whiskey. Bottling at 46% ABV with no chill filtration.

Flight of the Earls: The gentle honey scent edged with vanilla leads into the vanilla-forward palate, with caramel, oak, and baking spice on its relatively warm finish. A splash of water really reveals its vanilla and honey notes, along with hints of pear and a mellow fade.

Jameson IPA CaskmatesStarting with barrels from the Midleton distillery, the local Irish brewery receives the propriety oak whiskey barrels to be filled with their local craft IPA. Once the IPA has imparted its crisp citrus notes, the barrels are sent back to Jameson to be reused to finish Jameson Original, enhancing the smooth taste of Jameson with a crisp, hoppy finish.

McGrath’s Irish CreamMcGrath’s Irish Cream is a supple balance of the finest local Irish whiskey and fresh cream from the county Tipperary. Well suited for enjoying chilled over ice or married with your favorite coffee drink.

If whiskey isn’t your thing, or you’re looking for something more adventurous, now’s your chance to try some mead–and from an exceptional source.

The winner of 11 Mazer Cup awards, Meridian Hive is a renowned craft meadery from Austin, Texas. Their modern take includes bold additions to broaden the flavor profiles and appeal of interest in the developing mead scene.

Tasting hours for this free event on Saturday, March 17, 2018, will be from noon-4:45 pm, at Wyatt’s Outlaw Saloon, in the back of the store.

All of this week’s featured items will be on sale!

As always, all participants must present valid I.D.

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.

 

6 Irish whiskies to try for St. Patrick’s Day

In the early twentieth century Irish whiskey was the most popular whiskey style in the United States. Unfortunately, Prohibition upset the export market and forced many distilleries out of business.  Irish whiskey started to bounce back in the early 1990s, and for over twenty years it has been the fastest growing spirit in the world.

A key reason for this turnaround is Irish whiskey’s signature smoothness and sweetness, which makes it incredibly easy to drink.

Irish whiskey is distilled three times, and the barley is usually kiln dried rather than being dried over burning peat for a smoother finish. (Most Scotch is distilled twice and the malt is often peated, giving it a smoky flavor with earthy overtones.) Traditionally, Irish whiskey is made from cereal grains and aged there in wooden casks at least three years.

For your March 17 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 its 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.

Kilbeggan Traditional Irish Whiskey

Kilbeggan is named after St Bécán, one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland who founded a monastery in that area in the sixth century. Its nose is smooth with a gentle touch of nut oils, hazelnut, and cereal sweetness with a little peat. It has a firm body with soft, light malt sugar flavors and a bit of vanilla. Kilbeggan finishes dry with some genuine wood oak tones. It is excellent with ginger beer or as the base for a whiskey sour.

Bushmills Red Bush

Just in time for St. Patty’s Day, Bushmills introduces their new bourbon barrel aged Irish Whiskey blend–Red Bush. Matured in American White Oak, this blend of malt and fine grain whiskeys is triple distilled for smoothness, and aged for a minimum of four years. Its taste offers sweet, nutty vanilla notes, with just a touch of bourbon.

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 to the classic Irish whiskey.

You can find these, as well as many other types of whiskey, at Wyatt’s, where we offer you superior choice and selection for all your drinking desires.

We are currently in the midst of a giant Irish whiskey and beer sale, and that’s no blarney.