Irish whiskey


: whiskey made in Ireland chiefly of barley

Examples of Irish whiskey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The main categories cover Scotch whisky, Canadian whisky, Irish whiskey, American whiskey, Asian whisky, and world whisky. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024 And now a single-cask bottling of the esteemed is available to purchase from the Whisky Exchange, a rare occurrence in the world of Irish whiskey. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 17 Jan. 2024 The late 1800s and early 1900s were boom years, especially for Irish whiskey. Hovig Tchalian, The Conversation, 18 Dec. 2023 Cask finishing is nothing new in the world of Irish whiskey. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 1 Oct. 2023 Enjoy bourbon, rye and Irish whiskey in the two included Glencairn tasting glasses. Bellamy Richardson,, 29 Sep. 2023 The early British expeditions had thousands of porters carrying tables, chairs, the finest Irish whiskey, and the best food available from India and back home. Jen Murphy, Robb Report, 17 Sep. 2023 So far, the brewery has a selection of Irish whiskey, bourbon, gin, vodka, and tequila. Shauna Stuart |, al, 19 Aug. 2023 From Elliott Clark of Apartment Bartender. Irish Coffee Ingredients 2 oz heavy cream .75 oz simple syrup 4 oz hot coffee 1 oz Irish whiskey Instructions Whisk cream and .25 ox simple syrup in a chilled bowl until soft peaks just begin to form, about 30 seconds. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 12 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1745, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Irish whiskey was circa 1745

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“Irish whiskey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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