Originally Posted by Dale
Doing a little research today, there are just 51 unique Irish whiskies listed for **** 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)