Aidan wrote:Older Irish whiskey is quite different, in my opinion.
I don't know how much money you have to spend, but if you can get your hands on the Knappogue Castle 1951, it's well worth a try. Even if you pick bottles of Jameson 1780 from the 1980s you get the tast of the older style Irish whiskey. It's quite distinctive.
The aged Irish whiskeys from this period are huge money, though.
I took the opportunity, when it presented itself, to try just that very thing when in Las Vegas 2 years ago.
VERY nice and BIG whisky, as I recall. The 9 Fine Irishmen at the New York, New York listed it on their whisky menu (misspelled it as Knappague though!).
Yes, per pour! And I tipped the server that much, just 'cause I could!
Now if I could get my mitts on a bottle or dram of Green Spot!