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What Irish Whisky Are You Drinking?

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Currently I'm drinking Midleton Very Rare Barry Crockett Legacy and Green Spot. The Barry Crockett Legacy is the finest Irish I've ever had, with a finish that lasts forever. Unreal.

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Middleton for special occasions and Powers John’s Lane for general drinking
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Have been a big fan of Bushmills 10 and redbreast 15 recently.
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#4 Post by Jim Brennan »

Ones I have and enjoy:

Redbreast 12 and Lustau finish
Tyrconnell 10 Madiera finish
Powers Gold Label and John's Lane
Glendalough 7 year single malt
Green Spot

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#5 Post by K John Joseph »

Redbreast 15 which I like for its punch of snappy green apple with the rest of its lovely rich flavors and silky smoothness.

Yellow Spot which I like for its malty toffee richness. Pretty different in style, but I like both quite a bit.
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#6 Post by Scott G r u n e r »

wait, no one is drinking proper12?
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#7 Post by Glenn L e v i n e »

Scott G r u n e r wrote: January 25th, 2021, 8:04 am wait, no one is drinking proper12?
I came here too, just for this.
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#8 Post by Brent C l a y t o n »

Midelton is certainly the cream of the crop.

I really like the Redbreast stuff and I am also a fan of Bushmills.

I find the West Cork line to have pretty good value.

There is a slew of new stuff coming out but if it's a brand from an actual distillery it is probably relatively young. I definitely suggest doing some research before jumping in to something you don't know, especially if it's a little older and more expensive.
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Glenn L e v i n e wrote: January 25th, 2021, 9:05 am
Scott G r u n e r wrote: January 25th, 2021, 8:04 am wait, no one is drinking proper12?
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Have you tried any of the Waterford products? Curious on how they are but hesitant to try based on the price.
Brent C l a y t o n wrote: January 25th, 2021, 10:49 am Midelton is certainly the cream of the crop.

I really like the Redbreast stuff and I am also a fan of Bushmills.

I find the West Cork line to have pretty good value.

There is a slew of new stuff coming out but if it's a brand from an actual distillery it is probably relatively young. I definitely suggest doing some research before jumping in to something you don't know, especially if it's a little older and more expensive.
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I have not had anything from Waterford but the whiskey freaks I know are gushing over them.
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Brent C l a y t o n wrote: January 25th, 2021, 7:30 pm I have not had anything from Waterford but the whiskey freaks I know are gushing over them.
I heard it's kind of blah.

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Yellow Spot tonight - my favorite of the lineup (have not yet tried to new cask strength Blue Spot)
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This is smooth!

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#15 Post by Dan Hammer »

I have Powers Gold in the house. My wife brought home a 375 from a trip to Ireland. It's ok. I prefer RedBreast 12, but this bottle has just a few shots left.

I'm open to replacement suggestions?
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#16 Post by Rajesh P a r i k h »

Opening up my bottle of Blue Spot tonight to celebrate at home.

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#17 Post by Mike Maguire »

Redbreast 12yr. cask strength.

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#18 Post by Doug Schulman »

I just finished a bottle of Yellow Spot. Love it. There's so much citrusy goodness alongside savory, aged notes. I will definitely replace that one at some point.

I was fortunate to try Teeling 28 once. That's by far the best I've had (including Midleton), but I don't think it makes it to the US, and it's out of my price range.

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#19 Post by Adam Noble »

Had Redbreast 12 for the first time on SPD and was impressed. Also enjoyed Yellow Spot in the past.

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#20 Post by Kris Patten »

Been flirting with a bunch of new Irish whiskey releases....to see what my preferences are

The Busker Releases
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Jim Brennan wrote: January 24th, 2021, 2:42 pm Ones I have and enjoy:

Redbreast 12 and Lustau finish
Tyrconnell 10 Madiera finish
Powers Gold Label and John's Lane
Glendalough 7 year single malt
Green Spot
That Redbreast Lustau finish is very nice indeed. You should give Yellow Spot a try as well.

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Scott G r u n e r wrote: January 25th, 2021, 8:04 am wait, no one is drinking proper12?
Proper 12 is straight-up garbage. It may get better over time as they make adjustments and increase age, but what I had was damn near undrinkable.

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#23 Post by Glenn L e v i n e »

Dave McCloskey wrote: April 9th, 2021, 10:43 am
Scott G r u n e r wrote: January 25th, 2021, 8:04 am wait, no one is drinking proper12?
Proper 12 is straight-up garbage. It may get better over time as they make adjustments and increase age, but what I had was damn near undrinkable.
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Glenn L e v i n e wrote: April 9th, 2021, 10:52 am
Dave McCloskey wrote: April 9th, 2021, 10:43 am
Scott G r u n e r wrote: January 25th, 2021, 8:04 am wait, no one is drinking proper12?
Proper 12 is straight-up garbage. It may get better over time as they make adjustments and increase age, but what I had was damn near undrinkable.
Whoa, really?
Yep. I thought it taste like watered down gasoline and to add complexity they offered up some lighter fluid notes.

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#25 Post by Glenn L e v i n e »

Yikes.
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#26 Post by Scott G r u n e r »

Glenn L e v i n e wrote: April 9th, 2021, 12:02 pm Yikes.
I am shocked it is THAT bad- but not shocked it isn't good. I figured with the resurgence of Irish distilling there must be enough bulk whisky on the market to produce a generic, if uninspired, Ray Walker type effort. But there are now so many labels, that maybe the good stuff is hard to get.
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