Irish Ayes - Say 'Yes' to the oft-overlooked Irish Whisky
The Oklahoma Gazette, March 16th, 2011
By Heide Brandes
The first time Afton Fisher tasted Irish whiskey, she said it â€œwas like being kicked in the teeth by a donkey, but I liked it.â€
Peter Crandall Polk described the amber spirit as having â€œthe 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.â€
Yet thousands still turn to Scotch whisky, leaving the original whiskey of the Irish lounging on the shelves.