Prichard’s Lincoln County Lightning
Name: Prichard’s Lincoln County Lightning
Price: around $20
Notes: On the nose, Prichard’s Lincoln County Lightning has a lot of grain, sweet corn, and vanilla. At first sip you are hit with a burst of corn flavor which slowly mellows out and allows a slight vanilla flavor to move in. The finish is short but with a nice cornbread taste. We received this whiskey a while back and only recently got around to reviewing it. I enjoyed this whiskey but would most likely reach for something else over this one. We tried Lincoln County Lightning on the rocks and in a cocktail, but enjoyed it best on the rocks.
Jameson Irish Whiskey
Name: Jameson Irish Whiskey
Notes: Jameson’s has a sweet grain and light oak scent. On the palate we can taste the grains and oak but with a slight spicy taste. The finish is moderate with a honey, vanilla, and smoky grain taste that slowly fades away. Jameson is another great bargain Irish whiskey. It is widely available and inexpensive. It can hold up in a number of different cocktails as well as on the rocks. I preferred the taste of Jameson’s over Bushmill’s but both are enjoyable Irish whiskeys. This is one that I keep stocked at the bar for when I want a change from bourbon and for the friend who prefers other whiskeys over bourbon.
Bushmill’s Irish Whiskey
Name: Bushmill’s Original
Age: 5 Years
Notes: Bushmill’s Original has a rich, warm inviting vanilla scent to it. At first sip we noticed the spicy vanilla and oak taste with a light sweet grain background. The finish seems to be fairly hot with some grain and honey tastes that linger. Overall this is a good bargain Irish whiskey that can be used in a wide variety of cocktails as well as on the rocks. It is also widely available and very inexpensive. We rated it just slightly below Jameson’s Irish whiskey which seems to have a slightly better taste and less of a bite.
History: Bushmill’s Original is a blend of triple distilled malt whisky and a light Irish grain whiskey that is aged for at least five years in used American bourbon barrels and sherry casks.
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