Top 10 Irish whiskeys for St. Patrick’s Day14th March, 2016 by Amy Hopkins
Looking across a multitude of price ranges and categories, we bring you a comprehensive list of award-winning Irish whiskeys to toast the patron saint of Ireland this St. Patrick’s Day.
Each year in The Spirits Business’s Irish Whiskey Masters, a panel of expert judges blind taste an array of variants representing different price points and subcategories within the industry.
The Irish Whiskey Masters 2015 in particular demonstrated the diversity and heightened quality in the sector, with an abundance of Masters and Gold medals awarded to worthy brands.
As St. Patrick’s Day (17 March) approaches, we have handpicked a number of medalists from the latest Irish Whiskey Masters to give revelers some high quality spirits alternatives to Guinness.
Although it has long played second fiddle to its Celtic cousin Scotch, Irish whiskey is now one of the most exciting and rapidly growing categories in spirits. And as consumer knowledge in the sector grows, interest is diversifying away from the leading blends to single malts, single grains and single pot still variants.
Click trough the following pages to discover the top 10 award-winning Irish whiskeys for St. Patrick’s Day.