Irish whiskey is incredibly popular not just in Ireland, but the world over. Distilled from grain, Irish whiskey has a smooth taste with subtle undertones that makes it different from other types of whiskeys. But exactly what is it that makes Irish whiskey special? What distinguishes it from Scotch or American whiskey?
Irish whiskey, simply put, is whiskey that is manufactured either in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. The history of Irish whiskey and Irish whiskey distilleries goes back hundreds of years, and it is often said that Scotch whiskey was created with techniques learned from the Irish. Historically, Irish whiskey was known as "uisce beatha" or "water of life" in Gaelic. In modern Ireland, Irish whiskey is known as "The Craythur."