Over the years, "Uisce beatha" developed into the name Whiskey. The spelling with "e" was deliberately chosen to distinguish it from its Scottish competitors. Only the Americans have chosen the same choice of words.
The Irish Saint St. Patrick is considered the inventor of whiskey and spread the know-how of whiskey production throughout the country and beyond. But the Scots also claimed authorship and, to the detriment of the Irish, were able to produce the first document on the subject.
Irish Whiskey can be divided into the categories of grain, malt and blended. Characteristic for this are the distillation by means of patent still processes and a three-year oak barrel storage. The final product is relatively mild in taste because the grain is not dried over peat. For optimal enjoyment, the "water of life" should be brought to room temperature. Irish whiskey is particularly characterized by mild fruity notes with a hint of spice. Often sweetish flavors round off the taste perfectly.
More information about Irish whiskey, the history, as well as the production can be found under the section whiskey.