Now Irish whiskey is not really a hip libation. The cultured and affluent like to conspicuously display their sybaritic excess and high net worth with expensive Scotch single malts.
Even if I had the money, which I don't, I don't really care for the taste. I guess it is a bit too nuanced for my simple palette.
American whiskey is all the rage, rye and bourbon suddenly hip but there is a smokiness to it that I also find mildly off putting.
Too much like my abusive stepfather's Old Crow or Old Grand Dad I suppose, the mere smell teleports me back to one of Bosch's little hell zones of childhood.
So I go for the Irish, it is clean, straightforward and simple. As I said, my go to is Jameson but I have no problem drinking the protestant whiskey, Bushmill's, in its absence. My gullet is evidently nondenominational.The twelve best Irish Whiskeys to drink in 2022. Interesting.
I have drank two of these in the past, Green spot and Red Breast and one not on the list, Powers. None of them slayed me.
I do like the sound of some of these. Writer's Tears and Knappogue sound promising. Might scratch some literary itch. Be interesting to dwell in the devil's keep for a spell.
Might be time for a fact finding research project. Let me know if you are in.