About Vodka from Ireland

About Vodka 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


Boru Vodka
87 points
Clear color. Aromas of banana taffy, coconut, and geranium with a satiny, bright, dry light body and a peppery, breezy pumpernickel with pepper jelly and white pepper finish. A nice workhorse vodka for all manner of mixed drinks.
87 points $16.99
Kalak Single Malt Vodka
84 points
Clear color. Funky aromas of kefir, toasted bread crumbs, fallen banana, saran wrap, and chocolate wafer cookies with a velvety, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, appealing, medium-length cheese pastry finish. A distinctive grain-forward vodka with unusual creamy character.