Irish whiskey is one of the fastest growing spirits categories right now and here's a couple of Irish Single Malts to try right now:
TEELING SINGLE MALT
Produced in the first new distillery to open in Dublin in over 125 years, this single malt is matured and finished in no fewer than five different types of wine barrels (Sherry, Port, Madeira, White Burgundy, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The result is a dizzying but enjoyable mix of leather, fresh fruit, nuts, earth, and spice notes.
BUSHMILLS SINGLE MALT 10 YEARS
The single malt category might be synonymous with Scotch whisky, but this 10-year aged expression from Bushmills offers stiff competition. The lengthy aging develops complex leather and earth aromas, which offer a nice contrast to the youthful scent of fresh fruit. The palate has a light-bodied texture, but also serves a rich depth of flavors, including dried apples, honey, and spices. This is a delicate whiskey for those who enjoy subtle pleasures.