Irish whiskey

Whiskey made and matured anywhere in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Irish whiskey must contain malted barley and may include other unmalted cereal grains, must be distilled to an ABV no higher than 94.8%, and must mature in wooden casks that are no larger than 700 liters. It can contain no additional additives other than water and caramel coloring, must display the typical characteristics of whiskey, and be bottled at no less than 40% ABV. Irish whiskeys are often triple distilled in pot stills, but can be double distilled in a style more similar to Scotch whisky and can also be made in column stills. For more information, see “Instant Expert: Irish Whiskey.”