Originally Posted by Dale
Doing a little research today, there are just 51 unique Irish whiskies listed for sale in New York. Of those, only 37 are in stock and available from the distributors. The bigger challenge, however, is finding a store that has more than Jameson & Bushmills. Interestingly, it hits me that one can become an expert on Irish whisky in short time given there are only a few distilleries and only about 100 whiskies currently being bottled. Even if one is confined to New York, with a little effort one can easily accomplish the 37 that are currently available. I can say that I have and that the pure pot still whiskies (by classic definition) and the single malts are really good, I'm not as much of a fan of most of the blended whiskies as they're often a bit too sweet and light for my tastes.
I have noticed here (North Carolina) that anything other than Jameson or Bushmill is hard to find. Jameson seems to have a variety of offering while Bushmills seems to only have a couple of options ( I had to go through a lot to find the Irish Honey)