Irish whiskey is one of the fastest growing spirits for a few years running now, with so many options that picking a bottle of Irish whiskey is actually now somewhat befuddling. And while we love Jameson for shots at the bar (and we're hardly alone; Jameson is the best-selling Irish whiskey in the world), if you're going to buy a bottle rather than a round of shots, go for an upgrade
Our go-to for a perfectly-priced, high-quality sipping Irish Single Malt is Powers Gold Label. This workhorse whiskey has been popular with the blue-collar set for years, but it has a seriously refined finish. Powers goes big on the barley – it's much more of a whiskey taste than a lot of others in the category – but it's still got that sweet honey taste at the end. Best of all, it won't leave you with the same burn as your economy-priced bottle of Irish whiskey.