A lot of whiskey drinkers may not explore Irish bottles too far from St. Patrick’s Day, but since this time last year, there have been tons of new bottles crossing our desk. The whiskey boom has brought everything from new high-end experiences to strange cask finishes to American soil.
Since you’re probably hankering for some Irish whiskey more than usual, we put together a list of great bottles for 2018 that you should check out. Whether you’re off to a party in green this weekend or just fulfilling a promise to expand your Irish horizons, here are some can’t miss bottles we love—from Tullamore D.E.W. to Dead Rabbit.
A Dozen Great Bottles of Irish Whiskey to Drink Right Now
Teeling 34-Year Single Malt
A marquis release from a marquis brand, Teeling 34 is one of the oldest whiskeys ever bottled out of Ireland. They released a 33-year-old version last year which was stunning, and amazingly this whiskey still seems like it has room to age. Only a minuscule 40 bottles were put into the market of this rare whiskey, but it really is a one-of-a-kind taste experience. Vanilla and caramel take background positions as notes of sandalwood and allspice take front and center.
[$5,000; teelingwhiskey.com]Get it
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