Irish whiskey

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Types of Irish Whiskeys. Irish whiskey comes in several forms. Most Irish whiskey contains alcohol continuously distilled from malted and unmalted barley and other grain, but there are a few Irish single malt whiskies made from 100% malted barley distilled in a pot still. Grain whiskey is much lighter and more neutral in flavour than single malt. Most grain whiskey is used to blend with malt to produce a lighter blended whiskey.Unique to Irish whiskey is the designation pure pot still whiskey. All single malt Scotch is produced via “pot still” methods but single malt from Ireland is called “pure pot still” to differentiate it from most other Irish whiskey and refers to whiskey made from 100% barley, mixed malted and unmalted, and distilled in a pot still. The “green” unmalted barley gives the traditional pure pot still whiskey a unique, spicy flavour in Irish whiskey. Usually no real distinction is made between whether a blended whiskey was made from malt whiskey or pure pot still. Only Redbreast, Green Spot (which is sold only through Mitchell and Son vintners in Dublin), and some premium Jameson brands are pure pot still whiskies. All of these are distilled at Midleton.Irish whiskey is believed to be one of the earliest distilled beverages in Europe, dating to the mid-12th century (see Distilled beverage). The Old Bushmills Distillery lays claim to being the oldest surviving licenced distillery in the world since gaining a licence from James I in 1608, although production of whiskey didn’t commence at Bushmills until the late 1700s. A statute introduced in the late 16th century introduced a viceregal license for the manufacture of whiskey. ExamplesBlends: Black Bush, Bushmills Original, Inishowen, Jameson, Kilbeggan, Locke’s Blend, Midleton Very Rare, Millars, Paddy, Powers, Tullamore Dew, ClontarfPure Pot Still: Green Spot, Jameson 15yr Old Pure Pot Still, Redbreast (12, 15 yrs)Single Malt: Bushmills (10, 16, 21 yrs), Connemara Peated Malt (Regular, Cask Strength & 12 yrs), Locke’s Single Malt (8 yr), TyrconnellSingle Grain: Greenore (8, 10 yrs) See alsoIrish whiskey brandsIrish Cream (liqueur made from Irish whiskey, coffee and cream)Poitn Irish whiskey distilleriesKilbeggan Distillery References^ finnegansweb – Craythur: (Anglo-Irish) Irish whiskey^ Magee, Malachy (1980). Irish Whiskey: A 1000 Year Tradition. Dublin: O’Brien Press. ISBN 0862782287. ^ Ireland in the age of the Tudors External linksWikimedia Commons has media related to: Whiskey from IrelandThe Whiskey GuideThe Irish Whiskey Society ForumPortal site dedicated to pure Irish WhiskyClip from Poteen Making, a one hour documentary which explains the origins the whisky/whiskeyv  d  eAlcoholic beverages History and productionHistory of alcoholHistory of alcohol  History of beer  History of Champagne  History of wine  History of French wine  History of Rioja wineProductionBrewing  Distilling  Winemaking Alcoholic beveragesFermented beverageBeer (types)  Wine (types)  Cider (category)  Mead (category)  Rice wine (category)  Other fermented beveragesDistilled beverageBrandy (category)  Gin (category)  Liqueur (category)  Rum (category)  Tequila (category)  Vodka (category)  Whisky (category)Fortified wine (category)Madeira wine (category)  Marsala wine  Port wine  Sherry (category)  Vermouth (category) Distilled beverages by ingredientsGrainBarley: Irish whiskey  Japanese whisky  Scotch whisky  Maize: Bourbon whiskey  Corn whiskey  Tennessee whiskey  Rice: Awamori  Rice baijiu  Soju  Rye: Rye whiskey  Sorghum: Baijiu (Kaoliang)FruitApple: Applejack  Calvados  Cashew Apple: Fenny  Coconut: Arrack  Grape: Armagnac  Brandy  Cognac  Pisco  Plum: Slivovitz  uic  Pomace: Grappa  Marc  Orujo  Tsikoudia  Tsipouro  Zivania  Chacha  Various/other fruit: Eau de vie  Kirschwasser  Palinka  Rakia  SchnapsOtherAgave: Mezcal  Tequila  Sugarcane/molasses: Aguardiente  Cachaa  Clairin  Guaro  Rum  Seco Herrerano  Tharra  Various cereals and potato: Akvavit  Baijiu  Canadian whisky  Poitin  Shch  Vodka  Whisky Liqueurs and infused distilled beverages by ingredientsAlmond: Amaretto  Crme de Noyaux  Anise: Absinthe  Arak  Ouzo  Raki  Pastis  Sambuca  Chocolate  Cinnamon: Tentura  Coconut: Malibu  Coffee: Kahlua  Tia Maria  Egg: Advocaat  Hazelnut: Frangelico  Herbs: Aquavit  Bndictine  Brennivn  Crme de menthe  Metaxa  Honey: Brenjger  Drambuie  Krupnik  Juniper: Gin  Jenever  Orange: Campari  Curaao  Triple sec  Star anise: Sassolino  Sugarcane/molasses: Charanda  Various/other fruit: Crme de banane  Crme de cassis  Limoncello  Schnapps  Sloe gin

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