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8 Great Irish Whiskies for St. Patrick’s Day

8 Great Irish Whiskies for St. Patrick’s Day

People make a big deal out of their St. Patrick’s Day drinking. From green-dyed cheap-domestic-beer kegs & eggs at 8 A.M. to weird emerald-colored frozen concoctions, there are a lot of awful things people drink around the holiday. Instead, if you want to celebrate Ireland, I suggest choosing something made, y’know, in Ireland. Guinness, Harp, Smithwick’s and Magner’s would all be acceptable choices, too, but thankfully, there’s a wide world of Irish whiskey out there for you to try. Because the spirit is a bit softer and sweeter than its Scottish brethren, hardcore whiskey geeks tend to discount it, but Irish whiskey is booming, with new and interesting variations coming on the market all the time. Here are the bottlings worth searching out. TEELING SMALL BATCH ($40) The scion of a family that started distilling in the 1700s, Jack Teeling worked for years at the Cooley Distillery (which makes Kilbeggan and Connemara, among other brands). Now with his own brand, he’s…

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