Whether sipped neat, with a splash of water, or in coffee, Americans can’t get enough Irish whiskey. According to The Spirits Business, in 2020 Irish whiskey sales in the United States totaled $1.1 billion in revenue, adding to an already impressive run of increasing sales for over a decade.
Three venerable brands — Jameson, Bushmills, and Tullamore D.E.W. — have all held their ground as gold standards in the Irish whiskey category. And while many fans turn to the nostalgia of each brand’s original or flagship expression, there are multiple styles even diehard fans may not yet have explored.
From the oldest licensed distillery to an Irish whiskey made by the world’s top seller, keep reading to learn more about these Emerald Isle treasures that continue to charm American palates.
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