Irish whiskey tends to be three times distilled in a pot still, matured in oak cask for at least 3 years and as opposed to Scotch, Irish whiskey is unpeated. Triple distillation leads to a lighter style that matures well resulting in a smoother drinking experience. There are four different styles of Irish whiskey:
Single Malt – Made from 100% Malted Barley at the single distillery using a pot still.
Single pot – This style is unique to Ireland made with 100% Barley both malted and unmalted barley in a pot still.
Grain – Typically lighter in style made from wide range of grain in a column still.
Blended – Combination of single malts and grain whiskeys
Irish whiskey mixes incredibly well with a wide range of different ingredients in cocktails.