When it comes to single pot still Irish Whiskey that won't cost you an arm and a leg, it's tough to beat Green Spot. The biggest problem for those of us in the United States though, is the fact that you couldn't find a bottle — until earlier this year that is. Green Spot is one of the only remaining bonded Irish whiskeys and is produced for Mitchell & Son of Dublin, an independent wine merchant. Sourced from the famed Midleton Distilleries, Green Spot is not only one of the best Irish Whiskies around, and now that it's on store shelves stateside, you have no reason not to seek it out.
How important is water in your whiskey? Not the water you add to cut it, but the water the distillery adds. Tincup Whiskey thinks it's a vital ingredient, and after a taste, it's tough to disagree. Tincup is a brand new American whiskey that boasts a high rye content, making for a spicy but smooth and flavorful quaff. But the water, sourced directly from the Rocky Mountains, combined with a price point that makes it an easy choice, takes this to another level. Tincup celebrates Colorado's first mining towns and the American pioneer spirit, making it a great addition to any whiskey lover's collection.
It's one of the newest trends in the distilling industry, craft beer brewers are beginning to distill spirits like whiskey in addition to brewing the beers that put them on the map. Rogue Brewing isn't following a trend, instead they helped start it with their award winning Dead Guy Whiskey. Made using the same three malts that are used in the legendary Dead Guy Ale, Dead Guy Whiskey is distilled twice through copper pot stills and then aged in American oak barrels for three months before bottling.