5 Great Irish whiskies for toasting St. Patrick’s Day

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.

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 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.

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.

Slane Triple Casked

Slane Irish Whiskey is draws from a trio of casks–virgin oak casks, seasoned casks (which previously contained Tennessee whiskey and bourbon) and Oloroso Sherry casks. It has a nose of sweet oak and toasted barley with flavors of Victoria Sponge Cake and butterscotch with a toasted, lingering finish.

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 either IPA or stout-seasoned whiskey casks. While their triple-distilled smoothness is very much intact, notes of oak, vanilla, and butterscotch confirm the beer’s influence in the classic Irish whiskey.

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

Saturday Wine Tasting – Natale Verga

This Saturday, March 14, Wyatt’s is offering a free tasting of the wines of Natale Verga.

Join us for this special sampling from the Natale Verga winery from Lombardia, Italy, and explore some of their most popular wines:

Natale Verga Barbera DAsti: Natale Verga, from the Piedmont region of Italy, provides a variety of rich, complexly textured wine experiences. This red-purple wine has a robust taste with notes of ripe red fruit and a touch of vanilla and a lingering finish.

Pinot Grigio: Green apple, pears and orange blossoms in the bouquet followed by notes of figs, almonds and pears on the tongue. This light and dry wine is versatile enough to be served by itself or with fettuccine alfredo, lemon chicken or “bun-less” turkey burgers with steamed veggies.

Prosecco: Natale Verga’s sparkling offering is dry, lemony, and bubbly with overtones of almond and honey. Chill it down and serve as an aperitif. Pairs well with calamari, crabmeat dishes, and spring mix salads.

Natale Verga Governo: This blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon dates back to the most ancient traditions of Tuscan farmers. Part of the grapes planted before harvest are added to wine during fermentation, to give it more softness and enhance its bouquet. Intense red color, fruity notes, and round aromas are the distinctive characteristics of this wine. It is fresh, harmonic and savory on the palate. It sports a bing cherry nose,and light crispness due to the Governa process. A fantastic wine that you can chill for any occasion.

You can sample these delightful wines this Saturday during our free tasting 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.

 

UPDATE: This event has been rescheduled, due to Coronavirus concerns. -March, 13, 2020.

Friday Tasting – Crooked Stave

Located inside The Source, Denver’s River North Art Districts’s acclaimed artisan marketplace, Crooked Stave has garnered a national cult following for its old-world style of brewing, Brettanomyces-fermented wild ales, barrel-aged experiments, saisons (specialty sour beers) and more.

Experience the best of their selections at this week’s free Friday Beer Tasting.

You can try four samples from this Denver brewery, and all of this week’s featured beers will be on sale! Even better–Crooked Stave is Wyatt’s “Colorado Craft Brewery of the Month”–enjoy savings on them all March long!

Tasting hours for this free tasting event this Friday, March 13, will be from 4-6:45 pm, at Wyatt’s Outlaw Saloon, in the back of the store.

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

Saturday Tasting – Wines of Chile

This Saturday, March 7, Wyatt’s is offering a free tasting of wines from Chile.

This weekend, try selections such as:

Painted Face Sauvignon Blanc: Aromas of cut grass and grapefruit kick off this herbally intense Sauvignon Blanc. Loaded with flavors of citrus lemon and pear, it is refreshing and clean with the perfect balance of acidity. A great wine to chill down and serve with crab meat appetizers, spring rolls, or shrimp.

Painted Face Cabernet Sauvignon: Packed with plenty of red fruit with black currants, tobacco, and cassis notes, this Chilean Cabernet is well-structured and perfectly balanced. Its finish is long and velvety. Matches nicely with pork loin, grilled chicken breasts, and Chilean sea bass with creamy mashed potatoes.

Painted Face Chardonnay: This Chardonnay from Chile’s Central Valley displays green apple and pear on the nose, followed by a palate with oak and a subtle, creamy mouthfeel and a bright acidity. Excellent with chicken dishes or appetizers with friends.

Bouchon Pais Viejo: Pais Viejo (‘Old Pais’) is a wine with history. Made with Pais grapes from over 100-year-old Gobelet vines planted in the dry-farmed, coastal region of Maule, it has a bright cherry color with very juicy, fresh aromas of strawberry, wildflowers and sour cherry. It pairs well with fish and pasta.

You can try these exciting wines this Saturday during our free tasting 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.