What Irish whiskeys would you like to be able to buy?March 17th, 2009
While we’re on the topic of Irish whiskeys, what Irish whiskeys would you like to buy but can’t because they are not available to you in your market (or possibly anywhere, for that matter)?
I’ll tell you the ones on my list. I’d like to see Redbreast 15 year old more widely available. The same goes for that lovely Power’s 12 year old I picked up in Travel Retail a few years back.
I’d also like to see Green Spot available here in the U.S. And maybe even some line extensions of Green Spot, like the limited edition 10 and 12 year old expressions offered a few years back.
I could go for a higher strength Midleton Very Rare too! (I know that there was one single cask done for a retailer in Europe.) Hey, I’m even willing to compromise here. It doesn’t have to be single cask and cask strength. I’ll be happy with 46% ABV and not chill-filtered.
Finally, how about a single malt from Midleton? I know Irish Distillers make it occasionally for one (some?) of their brands. And I know that one slipped out about a decade ago without their endorsement called Erin Go Bragh which I bought. I understand that Irish Distillers wants to separate themselves from Bushmills and Cooley (who produce single malts) by making traditional pot still whiskey, but I still can’t help but be curious about what one would taste like if they really put their heart into it.
Anyone else out there agree with me? Anything else you would like to see?
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