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Irish Whiskey 101
Last Updated: December 26, 2022
Irish whiskey is arguably less famous than it’s neighboring Scotch whisky, but don’t count it out. Did you know, for example, that Irish whiskey is also known as “uisce betha,” which means “water of life” in Gaelic?
Despite it’s long history, there aren’t very many whiskey distilleries. Some of the most famous Irish whiskies include Bushmills, Kilbeggan, Teeling, and, of course, Jameson. It only takes a sip of one to know that Irish whiskey is more than just something to make an Irish coffee with. Read VinePair’s full Irish Whiskey guide to learn more.