Irish whiskey

Irish whiskey is whiskey produced on the island of Ireland. The term 'whiskey' (or whisky) comes from the Irish uisce beatha, representing water of life. Irish whiskey was once the most widespread spirit in the world, though a long period of a drop from the late 19th century onwards greatly hurt the industry.

It's one of the world's great styles of whiskey and most often triple-distilled from unmalted barley that is typically blended with grain whiskey, though there are single malts as well. This extra step results in a lighter drink with a smoother finish.

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Irish coffee

Irish coffee is a cocktail consisting of hot coffee, Irish whiskey, and sugar, stirred, and topped with cream. The coffee is drunk through the cream. The drink was later made famous by Pulitzer Prize-winning "San Francisco Chronicle" columnist Stanton Delaplane, who frequented the Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco during the 1950s.

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The Tipperary is a cocktail made with Irish whiskey, sweet red Vermouth, green Chartreuse, and Angostura bitters. Though perhaps less mainstream than some of its fellow classic cocktails, the Tipperary has been around for quite some time. It first appeared in the 1916 printing of "Recipes for Mixed Drinks" by Hugo R. Ensslin.

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Irish Car Bomb

An Irish Car Bomb is a cocktail, similar to a boilermaker, made by dropping a bomb shot of Irish cream and whiskey into a glass of stout. The Irish Shot is a 1979 invention that quickly took off in Irish pubs and other bars around the U.S. It was first created by Charles Burke Cronin Oat.