Irish Whiskey 101
The Irish probably got their first, but by now Scotch whisky is arguably more famous (and not just for deleting that “e”). But that doesn’t mean Irish whiskey isn’t worth exploring, especially since it’s enjoying a much-deserved comeback. See, Ireland was once teeming with distilleries. And while, thanks to some historical hiccups, only four distilleries remain—New Midleton, Cooley, and Kilbeggan are all relatively young, while Bushmills was founded in 1608 (yup)—Irish whiskey is on the rise.