Friday, March 7, 2014

Paddy's Irish Whiskey

Another new Irish Whiskey?? Well no, this one has been around a while (although unavailable in the US for around a decade). The good news-- it is here now. The bad news-- it is only here for a couple months.

Originally known as Cork Distillery Company Old Irish Whiskey, Paddy was first produced in 1789 (name changed to Paddy in 1912). In 1881 the company hired a young local named Paddy Flaherty as a salesman. If you crossed paths with him, he made sure you tried some of his whiskey. Soon every customer was calling and requesting "Paddy Flaherty's whiskey". This went on until 1912 when the distillery officially renamed it. This whiskey had been away from the US for a long time, and we are glad to have it back. Aromas of soft vanilla caramel with hints of light grains and persimmon resolve on the palate entry that is smooth, brisk and clean-- this whiskey is delicate finesse. The finish is smooth, crisp and short with a tiny touch of spice at the end. Try this any way you can think of—it will work.

You want more Irish Whiskey, well then it is here . . ..