Our Irish Whiskey tea has a really surprising taste. It is the perfect blend, smooth, creamy, and strong.The whiskey notes are subtle, but obvious. If you like this you would like English Toffee as it has a similar taste profile.
Facts and Stories on Irish Whiskey
The word whisky is derived from the Gaelic phrase meaning “water of life”. There is debate who “invented” whisky – the Scots or the Irish. It is believed that the Irish inserted the “e” in the whisky to get whiskey to differentiate between the two producing countries. America has followed the Irish spelling and Canada the Scots.
Whiskey was once the most popular spirit in the world but declined in the late 1900’s. Irish whiskey from Jameson is now the bestselling whiskey in the world
Although the Scottish whisky has dominated the market over the last 100 years, Irish whiskey is making a big push to get level in sales. Scotch whiskys are generally made from malted barley and distilled at least twice, then aged for at least three years in oak barrels giving it more of a smoky taste. Irish whiskeys have a much lighter, more neutral taste. Single Malt Irish is produced in the same way as Scotch whisky and is produced from only malted barley and is distilled on copper pot stills. I am pleased with coming from Great Britain that we have spelt (spelled) whiskey correctly on our label.
Tullamore Dew is my favorite Irish whiskey and years ago it came in an attractive earthenware jug type container with a cork stopper.