Irish whiskey is, for many people, a simple and cheap spirit you order when taking shots. Yet year after year, Irish whiskey is growing into something much, much more than that bottle of Jamo you’re used to seeing and feel comfortable ordering. In 2007, there were just three Irish whiskey distilleries. Today, Ireland has more than 20.
All this is to say that it’s about time you consider more than just the green bottle of Jameson at the bar. That means looking at some of Jameson’s other offerings (especially Jameson Caskmates Stout) but also checking out the bottles from the many other distilleries of the Emerald Isle.