Originally Posted by speedster.8
Neither Bushmils or Jameson have impressed me. Would like recomendations along the lines Higland Park 18+, Springbank, Macallan, even Adbreg. The Irish are bound to have some ... Thoughts?
No, they're not, really. Irish whiskys may not be your style as they (almost) never use peat, and as you're citing HP, and heavens, Ardberg, you should know you're not going to find that. I call Jamie's 12 as the archetypical Irish. Connemara Cask Strength, as mentioned here, might be your best shot. Black Bush also has some peat, but it's not Ardberg. You're also not going to find the wineyness of the Big Mac on the Emerald Isle, though Springbank might have a cousin in Knappogue. ~ Huntsman