Doubtless one of Ireland’s classic whiskey brands, this Midleton line has been in production for over 100 years. Indeed, the whiskey can trace its history all the way back to 1773, but it wasn’t sold under the name Paddy’s until 1913. The whiskey is named after legendary Irish whiskey advocate and salesman Paddy Flaherty. Interestingly, this blend uses all three styles of Irish whiskey: single malt, single grain and single pot still. Perhaps this is what gives this whiskey its excellent balance and enduring appeal. This whiskey has also been triple distilled, creating a clean and pure spirit. The nose is pure pot-still style, oily and fresh with a cut grass note and cereal sweetness. The palate introduces a little more malt and cask notes, with a denser vanilla toffee flavour, a little floral quality and some crisp butterscotch. The finish is drying with woodspice, toasted oak and vanilla custard. A classic for a reason!