Irish Ayes - Say 'Yes' to the oft-overlooked Irish Whisky

The Oklahoma Gazette, March 16th, 2011

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By Heide Brandes

The first time Afton Fisher tasted Irish whiskey, she said it “was like being kicked in the teeth by a donkey, but I liked it.”

Peter Crandall Polk described the amber spirit as having “the flavor that is missing from American and Canadian whiskeys. It makes the back of your throat warm, like a fire on a cold morning. A hint of smoke, almost a burnt vanilla. It does not have that harsh burnt peat that Scotch whiskys provide.”

Yet thousands still turn to Scotch whisky, leaving the original whiskey of the Irish lounging on the shelves.