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Cocktails & Spirits

Single Malt Irish Whiskey?

Zander | May 7, 200702:54 PM     8

As a casual Scotch whiskey drinker, I’ve come to appreciate the vast variety of single malt scotches and uniqueness of each distillery. It’s fascinating how different they can taste based on the region where they were produced.

I noticed a single malt Irish whiskey the other day. Do single malt Irish whiskeys vary in flavor as much as Scotch whiskeys?

I was under the impression it was the smoke used to dry the grains that give scotch it’s unique flavor whereas the grains for an Irish whiskey were dried using “dry” heat (not smoke).

Any insight is greatly appreciated.

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