The oldest known Whiskey producing region in the world. The origins of Irish whisky are shrouded in the mists of time. Legend has it that whisky production was brought to Scotland from Ireland by St. Patrick in AD 500.
What is without doubt though is that the oldest distillery in the world is Bushmills founded in 1608.
Irish Whiskey differs from its Scottish counterpart in a number of ways.
The ingrediants used will differ slightly Irish water and barley having their own flavours. Crucially Irish Whiskey is triple distilled resulting in a smooth and light style of whiskey. Finally their is also an absence of the smokieness that you find in Scottish Whisky.
Whatever,Irish whiskey is without doubt worth taking the time to examine and get to know.
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