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.

Celebrate Halloween with Heritage Hills Pumpkin Spice Liqueur

Heritage Hills Pumpkin Spice Liqueur is an adult pumpkin beverage with sweet notes of oranges, vanilla, and graham crackers layered with cinnamon and cloves. It is seductive and long in the finish, allowing all its pumpkin flavor to shine. It is not overtly syrupy, and pairs well with other spiced liqueurs and whiskeys.

It also performs nicely as a dessert cordial with roasted nuts, ice cream, or fruit cocktails.

The strength of Heritage Hill’s pumpkin cream liqueur is how well it partners with other flavored spirits for a seasonal treat. Try it in an equal part combination with either Disaronno Amaretto or Frangelico for a “Nutty Pumpkin” cocktail. It also pairs well with whipped cream or marshmallow flavored vodkas.

For something specially fitting the change in temperature, mix one part Heritage Hills Pumpkin Spice with two parts of your favorite cinnamon whiskey.

However you choose to enjoy your grownup pumpkin spice this fall, remember to drink responsibly.

Heritage Hills Pumpkin Spice is a perennial autumn release. You can find it, as well as some unique options for mixing partners, at large local, family owned liquor stores like Wyatt’s that offer you a variety of fun, holiday treats.

Captain Morgan Jack-O Blast, the original pumpkin spiced rum

For those looking for something for the season besides pumpkin beer, Captain Morgan returns with Jack-O Blast, the original rum pumpkin spirit.

This limited edition infused rum for fall revolutionizes the shots for the season. By blending their Caribbean rum with some of the favorite flavors of autumn—fresh pumpkin, cinnamon, and brown sugar—Captain Morgan has created a hit for any Halloween party.

Inspired by their Cannon Blast cannon ball-shaped bottle, Jack-O Blast is modelled to look like a Halloween pumpkin. The bold, round bottle even simulates the look of a carved jack-o-lantern when illuminated under a black light.

It is a must-have for any well-stocked bar this Halloween.

Captain Morgan Jack-O Blast is currently available nationwide in a 750 ml bottle for a limited time.

Best enjoyed well chilled as a fall-inspired shot, Jack-O’Blast can also be served as the featured ingredient in a number of seasonal drinks. Try a shot and a half shaken over ice with an ounce of Irish cream or as a warmer with hot cocoa or coffee. You can also add some fresh lime juice and make pumpkin daiquiris.

You can find Jack-O Blast, and other fun seasonal liquors, at local liquors stores like Wyatt’s Wet Goods which offer you an outstanding selection of autumnal items, such as a large variety of pumpkin spirits and beers. When it comes to selection, more is always merrier.

3 Great Colorado vodkas for summer

This broiling July heat is not very cooperative for summer stout and whiskey drinking.

Thoughts turn to boat drinks and more fruit-filled fare for refreshing drinking. Vodka is a natural for providing a lighter bodied cocktail base, and Colorado has no shortage of quality products.

Here are some to try when you’re mixing for fun this month:

Pruf

Renowned for their Rhok and Ginski Barrel Aged gins, Vapor Distillery of Boulder makes this impressively clean, soft, super-smooth vodka. It bears a subtle sweetness that makes it perfect for sipping over ice or mixing into your favorite cocktail. They begin with pure Colorado Rocky Mountain water from the Arapaho Glacier and use only the highest purity alcohol distilled from corn to produce this pure, clean vodka. It also was awarded the Gold at the 2015 Denver International Spirits Competition.

Breckenridge

This award-winning vodka is clean and brilliantly clear with notes of lemon cream and fragrant meadow flowers. It has a light body with a soft, warm texture and a balanced mellow finish with just a hint of sweetness. The minerality of the local Breckenridge water lends just the right mouth feel. Perfect for shots or a well-chilled vodka martini.

Vanjak

Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado, Vanjak uses fresh spring water from Eldorado Canyon in Boulder, and a silver filtration system to create a remarkably smooth, clean vodka with no additives and a satisfying a rounded mouth feel. It is a refreshing relative newcomer to the local spirit scene.

These, and other vodkas from the Centennial state, can be found at Wyatt’s Wet Goods, where selection and customer service reign.