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The Best Irish Whiskeys
Here are the 5 best Irish whiskeys for you to enjoy this winter and you don't need to be from Ireland to enjoy them. Irish Whiskey has always been less well know than the Scotch Version, ironic when one considers that Whiskey originated in Ireland. The name itself, being derived from the Irish (Fuisce or Uisce Bheatha) for "Water of Life," a phrase that very much exemplifies that Irish irreverence is not a new trait. Irish Whiskey makers rejected the large batch distillery method, when it came out, they felt that quality was being sacrificed for volume. Times have changed and Irish Whiskey is the fastest growing Spirits product in the United States and no longer confined to the homes or bars with Irish flags. The key distinction between Irish and other whiskies is that it's usually triple distilled, features malted and unmalted grains.
All About Vodka Brands
Like everything else in life, we want to know which is the 'best' vodka. Which vodka is most superior to others. And like everything else in life, we realize that there is no one single answer. For example, I use the latest Intel Pentium Core Duo Processor, as I require it to power my media center, on the other hand, my Grandfather still uses a 11 year old IBM Thinkpad with 4 MB RAM running Windows 3.11 with Wordpad!
Anyway, back to Vodka. Vodka is defined as a neutral spirit devoid of any distinct characteristics such as odour, taste or colour. Considering the above definition all vodkas should be the same and the brand shouldn't matter. This is true to some extent, in the sense, that the final product of all the brands are more or less similar to each other and while mixed in a blood mary, there is little or no discernable distinction between them. However, if you plan to have them as shots, on the rocks or in a martini, then you are well advised to consume a premium brand.