What is the difference between Irish Whiskey vs. Scotch?
Irish Whiskey is becoming increasingly popular. In fact, more than 5 million cases of it were sold in the United States in 2020 alone. But what is the difference between Irish Whiskey and Scotch? As you may have guessed, Irish Whiskey is exclusively made in Ireland. It’s made from a combination of corn, wheat, and barley, while scotch is made from malted barley and water. Irish Whiskey is usually distilled three times and Scotch is distilled twice. The extra distillation produces a lighter drink with a much smoother flavor.
What is the difference between Irish Whiskey Vs. Bourbon?
Bourbon is a distilled American whiskey made in the United States and is made from at least 51% corn. Bourbon has a sweeter flavor than Irish Whiskey and Scotch, with hints of vanilla, oak, and caramel.
What does Irish Whiskey taste like?
Take a sip of Irish Whiskey and you’ll notice the distinct light and fruity flavor profile. This type of whiskey also has notes of cereal grains, oak, and caramel.
What makes Irish Whiskey unique?
Irish Whiskey has a few things that make it different from any other whiskey in the world. It’s made with a blend of malted and unmalted barley and tastes a great deal like the grains. Irish Whiskey is also triple-distilled, which results in a smoother, higher-alcohol spirit. This type of whiskey must be made in distilled opt stills in the country of Ireland and must be aged a minimum of three years. Irish Whiskey even has its own unique spelling, with an extra ’e’ in the word whiskey, while Scotch Whisky is spelled without it.
What is an affordable Irish Whiskey?
Juicefly has some great affordable Irish whiskey. Here is a list of our top five favorites:
- Tullamore Dew
- Proper Twelve Irish Whiskey
- Jameson Stout Edition Caskmate
- The Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Irish Whiskey cocktails
Looking for some delicious Irish Whiskey cocktails? Try making one of these tasty drinks: