posted on Jun, 30 2005 @ 01:47 AM
The Irish invented whiskey...just look at where the name comes from...Uisce Beatha, Gaelic for "Water of Life".
I have tried many whiskeys down through the years and despite the undoubted shouts of bias from the sidelines, Irish Whiskey is still the best there
Vagabond, you claim Irish Whiskey is too harsh for you? What brands did you drink? I can tell you you certainly didn't drink anything from the
Midelton distilleries of County Cork.
Try a straight Jameson. A plain ordinary blend, cheapest of the Jameson range. Sip it, let it roll around your mouth and rest a bit on your tongue. It
is one of the smoothest blends out there. Go upscale with the 12 years or the 1780 for a bigger treat. If you can get your hands on Jameson Gold, I
guarantee you won't be disappointed.
Then there is Powers Gold Label. The best selling Whiskey in Ireland for decades. C'mon, a whole country can't be wrong, right? This whiskey is a
bit harsh to drink straight, but it makes an incredible Hot Whiskey. Some sugar or honey, boiling water first, then a generous few fingers of Powers
with a slice of lemon pierced with cloves to garnish. It cures colds and insomnia. My Granmother swore by them, drinking one before going to bed each
night. Never had a cold or a flu and lived out her 96 years by herself in her own house, fit as a fiddle.
I love whiskey and I would love to know which brands you like, so I can try them out and compare notes with you or anyone else who wants to start a
Whiskey Appreciation Society here at ATS!!! Hey, even whisky lovers join in!! Scotch, bourbon, whatever, tell us what you like!