About Gin and Genever from Ireland

About Gin  and  Genever from Ireland
Irish whiskey is almost as famous as the single malts from Scotland. The marketing point for most Irish whiskeys is that they are triple distilled, making them ultra smooth (most Scotch is double distilled). There are various types, ranging from blended to single pot still to single malt. A typical Irish whiskey has flavors of smoked peat, honey and even notes of dried fruit and blossoms. The finish is long and spicy, often with notes of oak and hints of pepper. Some examples are aged in sherry barrels and display more of a roasted nut and toffee character. Irish whiskeys are very popular with consumers in the US market. There is also a few distillers in Ireland that distill vodka and gin.

Top Picks for Ireland

Gin and Genever

METHOD AND MADNESS Irish Micro Distilled Gin
95 points
Clear color. Aromas of oregano, tarragon, lemon-lime, rosemary, gingersnap cookies, watermelon rind, and hints of anise with a round, thin body and a very long black pepper, cracked juniper berry, earl grey tea, fresh lemon zest, and hints of peppermint finish. Bold, classic flavors mingle with a kiss of sweetness in this rock solid Gin that will shine in most any cocktail.
Wild Poet Irish Gin
92 points
Clear color. Perfumed aromas of geranium leaf, iris, and white pepper on fresh radishes with a round, vibrant, dryish medium body and a warming, elaborate, very long lime leaf, lime peel, crystalized ginger, juniper, and buttercream finish. A pervasive Gin with bold flavors that delight the senses; make a stunning martini with this one.
Garnish Island Gin
83 points
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of parmesan crisp, dried oregano, ground pepper, and rye with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, medium-length finish manifesting accents of lilac, sage, and juniper finish. A funky and savory craft gin for cocktail play.
83 points $27.99