Michael Collins, Tyrconnell Earn Top Whiskey Honors

Ultimate Spirits Challenge - Irish Whiskey


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Michael Collins, Tyrconnell Earn Top Whiskey Honors In our fourth edition of our Ultimate Beverage Challenge series, we bring you the top placing Irish Whiskeys. Out of 20 tasted bottles, 10 Irish Whiskeys placed as finalists, with two winning the Chairman's Trophy. Read on for the full reviews.

For more information on the Ultimate Spirits Challenge, check our roundups of the top vodka, bourbon and gin winners. 

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  • Snooth User: sweedld
    160650 3

    Redbreast 12 and 15 received highest marks but are in their own category. Can't wait to try the very affordable Michael Collins Irish Whiskey. He literally wrote the book on whiskeys!

    Aug 18, 2011 at 6:39 PM

  • Disappointed that Black Bush wasn't included in the tasting - it has long been my favourite. Curious as to why no Bushmill's products were included in the taste test - they are a very popular, reasonably affordable, high quality Irish Whiskey. Would have been interesting to see how they ranked.

    Aug 19, 2011 at 9:49 AM

  • Snooth User: buzzer
    334169 0

    There needs to be another tasting all the Bushmills whiskeys were left out
    Bushmills Snigle cask should always be included

    Aug 19, 2011 at 10:44 AM

  • Snooth User: WelpeWL
    724236 0

    Michael Collins, rated the best, is more like Scotch than good Irish. The results make me wonder just who was doing the tasting. Most likely Scotch drinkers.

    Aug 19, 2011 at 1:07 PM

  • Snooth User: shanadia
    858471 14

    Just wondered why Bushmills whiskey was not in the test.Have tried Michael Collins irish..nice but still prefer Bushmills..

    Aug 21, 2011 at 1:40 PM

  • Am surprised that Green Spot wasn't on the list.



    Aug 21, 2011 at 5:27 PM

  • No Bushmills? Where is Tullamore Dew, Paddy's, and Powers. OK, maybe not the best but certainly have been around for quite a long time and should have been included. I agree with WelpeWL about Michael Collins; I also drink Scotch and MC sort of crosses the line.

    Aug 22, 2011 at 8:43 PM

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