Courtesy of Doogle comes this suggestion for St. Patrick’s Day:
If you tend to think of Irish whiskies as soft, rounded blends for easy sipping, it’s time you tried a wee dram of Connemara. This unfiltered whiskey, made from malted barley smoked over peat collected on Ireland’s western coast, packs a powerful punch—and not just because it’s almost 60 percent alcohol. (Connemara offers a tamer, 80-proof bottling as well.) If you didn’t read the label, you’d swear this whiskey hailed from Scotland’s Islay region, home to such famously peaty powerhouses as Laphroaig and Lagavulin.
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Beneath that heavy blanket of Irish peat smoke, however, lie delicate nuances of heather, honey and oak. It’s a whiskey that lingers long after your glass is drained. Pair it with a pint of roasty Irish porter or stout for a traditional St. Patrick’s Day celebration, or just pull out the bottle anytime you want to share a little Irish pride with your friends.
Available at drinkupny.com.