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Irish pure pot still

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Irish whiskeys offer more to the palate than scottish single malts?

Yes
7
22%
No
14
44%
Why bother comparing?
11
34%
 
Total votes : 32

Postby Admiral » Sat Jan 08, 2005 10:30 pm

Aidan,

Is Paddy a big seller on the home market? How is it priced locally compared with its competition? It only arrived on the Australian market about 6 months ago, but I understand it's been around for quite some time.

Do all locals shun it or at least rate it the same as you? :wink:

Cheers,
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Postby Aidan » Sat Jan 08, 2005 11:09 pm

Hi Admiral

It is popular in some areas of Ireland, but I don't know anyone who drinks it. It was the old Cork Distillers drink, so it used to be popular in Cork, but now most Cork people drink Powers. Of course, it was a different animal back then. Now it's the only (I think) blend make from grain, malt and potstill whiskey. Nearly always mixed with something.

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Postby Admiral » Sat Jan 08, 2005 11:41 pm

Now things get interesting!.....

Is not Jamesons also a blend of the three chief grains? (i.e. grain, malt, and potstill).

I know Black Bush doesn't have any potstill, but I thought most of the other blends in fact contained some portion of all three?
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Postby Aidan » Sun Jan 09, 2005 12:07 am

No, Jameson is just potstill and grain. I think that's the case for all Irish distillers blends apart from the Bushmills ones, making Paddy unique. Hewitts was malt and grain, but that's no longer made.

The malt they make in Midleton is only used for blending (now only in Paddy), apart from the Erin Go Bragh, which is no longer being made. They make a malt once every 8 years.

In fact, the blend you made contained more types of whiskies than probably anything being made.
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Postby Admiral » Sun Jan 09, 2005 3:56 am

....which just goes to prove that less is more! :)
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Postby Aidan » Sun Jan 09, 2005 10:33 am

Certainly in the case of Paddy...
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