For Irish Whiskey, we recommend checking out the Single Minded web site
http://www.singleminded.ca/archives.htm. Wikipedia also has an
excellent discussion of Irish Whiskey at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_whiskey. The one pure pot still whiskey
available is a must buy (Redbreast 12 Year Old). Powers Gold
Label is the biggest selling whiskey in Ireland.
Pick up a Bushmills Malt (either the 16 Year Old or the 21 Year Old) and
Jameson 1780 12 Year Old or the Jameson 18 Year Old and you would
have a wonderful selection of Irish Whiskey!
B-21 has an excellent selection of
Irish Whiskey. Although
ABC Fine Wine & Spirits
doesn't show much of a selection on their web site and their store on Semoran
Blvd. below Aloma has Powers Gold Label and not much else, the ABC store
on S. Alafaya south of Waterford Lakes shopping center has a very good selection
including a number of items not shown on ABC's web site. Knightly Spirits
has a good selection of the better Irish Whiskeys.
Whiskey Prices for some favorite Irish
ABC Fine Wine & Spirits
Total Wine & More
|Bushmills Black Bush
|Bushmills Malt 16 Year Old
|Bushmills Malt 21 Year Old
|Jameson 1780 12 Year Old
|Jameson 18 Year Old
|Knappogue Single Malt 1994 Vintage
|Michael Collins Single Malt
|Powers Gold Label
|Redbreast Pure Pot Still 12 Year Old
Lowest price shown in bold.
Prices taken from company web sites in July 2006 and personal visits to ABC
stores and to Knightly Spirits.
*Not shown on company web site, but found in select ABC stores.
A wonderful book published in 2002 on Irish
Whiskey is The Whiskeys of Ireland by Peter Mulryan.
Bourbon is one of the great bargains of the whiskey universe.
Not yet as trendy as Scotch (although it is getting there!), prices are still in
the realm of reality. Wonderful bourbon web sites are
Straight Bourbon and
Possibly the best book on bourbon is Bourbon, Straight by Charles K.
Cowdery. It can be ordered at
Also highly recommended is Charles K. Cowdery's newsletter,
The Bourbon Country Reader.
In Central Florida the best bourbon selections can be found at
Liquor Leaf and Wine with some additional hard-to-find items available
at B-21. At Knightly Spirits (as
of Feb. 2007) you can find selections such as Wild Turkey Tribute Jimmy
Russell's 50th Anniversary 15 Year Old and various Black Maple Hill bourbons.
Items found previously at Knightly Spirits (but no longer in stock)
included Old Forester 2003 Birthday bourbon and Wild Turkey Russell's Reserve 10
Year Old 101 Proof bourbon. B-21 carries (as of Feb. 2007) the
hard-to-find George T. Stagg and Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Four Grain
bourbons. Booker Noe Single Barrel and Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year Old
bourbons can be found at some of the better liquor stores in the Orlando area.
Some excellent products like Eagle Rare 10 Year Old, Elijah Craig 12 Year Old,
and Wild Turkey Rare Breed bourbons can be found at numerous locations across
American Rye whiskey has been getting a lot of press attention.
For an excellent overview of rye whiskey, check out
Chronicles. Rye whiskey can be very hard-to-find in
Central Florida. As of Feb. 2007, you could find Black Maple Hill 18 Year
Old Rye at Knightly Spirits and Sazerac
6 Year Old Rye and Classic Cask 22 Year Old Rye at B-21.
As of Nov. 2007, you can find Rittenhouse 21 Year Old Single Barrel Rye
and Russell's Reserve Rye at Total Wine & More and
Russell's Reserve Rye and Hirsch Selection 22 Year Old Rye at B-21.
Whiskey Information Sources:
Jim Murray's Whiskey Bible is in its 4th Year with the
2007 version. It reviews more than 3600 whiskeys and is an excellent
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