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Cocktails & Spirits

Need some advice on Irish Whiskey.

Faune | Aug 3, 200812:43 AM     8

I am new to Irish whiskey (more of a Scotch drinker) and have tried only two Irish Whiskeys, Bushmill's: White Bush (decent, a bit harsh though) and and Jameson's Original (NAS =no age statement). I really enjoyed the Jameson's Original, it was a bit different from Scotch, no smoke or peat and it was relatively sweet.

I'm debating between Jameson's Original and Jameson's 12 year old, which I have not been able to taste yet but I have heard that its "better". I'd appreciate it if someone could tell me a bit about them (similarities/differences, is Jameson's 12 yr does it taste like the original?, sweetness?, is it "worth the difference"?, etc...)

The Jameson's Original goes for around ~$22 for a 1 liter (100cls) bottle

The Jameson's 12 yr old goes for around ~$53 for a 1 liter (100cls) bottle

Yes, I know there are all these other great Irish whiskeys out there such as Red Breast etc... but they are not available by me. :(

Just for the heck of it how is Red Breast Whiskey compared to the Jameson's (I know Red Breast made by Jameson's)? Is the taste similar? sweet?, etc...

Thanks.

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