Known for being very smooth and supple, Irish whiskey is usually triple-distilled. The country also stakes its own claim to being the first whiskey-producing nation in the world, though of course this is hotly debated by the Scotch distillers! Ireland is certainly home to the world’s oldest licenced distillery, Bushmills, which was founded in 1608. Whiskey styles in Ireland vary from single malts, grains and blends, through to the country’s unique single pot still whiskey, which is produced by distilling both malted and unmalted barley in a pot still. This tends to be a spicy, fresh-tasting whiskey.
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