The Fighting 69th Irish Whiskey

Who makes it? Not sure, some surmise it comes from Cork

Mashbill: barley, malted barley, pure Irish water

Where it’s from: Ireland to Brooklyn

When it Started: in 2019

This time we travel outside the US to Ireland and then back again. Even though this is an Irish whiskey produced in Ireland, it’s for an American brand call The Fighting 69th Regiment Irish Whiskey. Colonel James Tierney wanted a whiskey for his troops. Put out the word and finally Scott Reid stopped by with a Master Blender on hand named Chris Leskowicz. The result is a unique Irish whiskey that deserves your attention.

On the nose Kris could smell apple and honeysuckle. Erik got pears and an interesting spice.

The palate brings in subtle heat, fruit and unbelievably smooth. On the finish more of the fruity apple and pear that has something on it like cardamom, floral tones making you want to go back for another sip.

Adding ice brings out more of the fruity flavors and we agree this is at the top of our Irish whiskey lists.

Kris gives it a 7.5

Erik gives it a 8.5

Coming in at around 35 dollars, well worth picking up.