A while back, we did an Irish whiskey tasting as the dessert course with a BBQ supper. The results still hold for us and this seems the perfect week to repeat the findings.
Our favorite Irish whiskey had been Redbreast. We stopped at Marty's where they have a good spirits selection. We picked up a bottle of 12-year-old Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey and did a blind tasting against the Redbreast.
The two are so alike, we nearly had a tie. After sipping and sniffing, we decided we like both but gave the Redbreast a lead for a hint more sweetness.
They both come from the same distillery and really are very close. So, if cost is a factor, you can feel safe saving the difference and buying the one with the lower price.
Here's a great Guide to Irish Whiskey from our friends over at Serious Eats.
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Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photography: © 2008 Penny Cherubino
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