Monday, March 19, 2012

Reader Poll: Canada vs. Ireland

Okay, here's a game for everyone to play. Let's suppose that, for some reason, all major whiskey production in Kentucky, Scotland and Japan (as well as smaller whiskey producing areas) was wiped out due to...grain shortages, political upheavel, national prohibition, whatever.

In this post-apocalyptic whiskey world, the only countries still producing whiskey are Ireland and Canada. Because of...supply line difficulties, rationing, whatever, you must choose one of those two countries to be the source of all of the whiskey that will be able to drink for the rest of your life.

Assume for the purposes of the game that you will have access to any whiskey produced by that country (that you can afford), even if it's not now available to you, so if you live in the US and pick Ireland, for instance, you can have Green Spot. However, while currently available whiskeys will stay in production, no new products will be forthcoming.

So, Canada or Ireland, which will you choose?

21 comments:

Lazer said...

Oh Canada!

Ryan said...

Beer and wine... I'm not that desperate.

Tim Read said...

Ireland. Though I mostly agree with Ryan: Beer. (or gin or...)

Matthew J. Brown said...

Ireland, definitely.

sku said...

That's Ireland 2, Canada 1, Other 1 (that is cheating by the way).

Keep the votes coming folks.

Anonymous said...

The day after: Ireland. Every day after that: Tequila and Rum.

sam k said...

Ireland, no question.

They're not afraid to occasionally bottle something past 80 proof, and there's no 9.09% of anything else to be suspicious of. That, plus Irish single pot still is a unique and tasty style.

Though they're slowly making headway, Canada has yet to find a true international whisky identity, unless said identity involves the addition of ginger ale.

What say you, Sku?

Jason Pyle said...

Make mine Irish whiskey.

Jean said...

Ireland

Ryan Murphy said...

Irish, for sure.

Macdeffe said...

Canada

sku said...

Ah, we have one more for Canada I see.

Sam, I'll make my choice on the blog after I get to see all the results. Blogger's privilege, you know.

Keith said...

Gotta go with the Irish.

Zeke said...

Howdy!

I'm in Canada and would vote for Ireland.

Mantisking said...

Ireland

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what the laws are for Irish and Canadian whiskey? I am pretty sure that Canada allows for some flavor "additives". But I don't know about Irish.

I would probably lean towards Irish.

- Thomas.

Joshua Feldman said...

There are good Canadian whiskies, but few and far between. Irish whisky is a having a renaissance with Cooley - Tyrconnel's secondary wood finished stuff; Connemara peated whisky - twice distilled, not three times. There's real flavor. Plus Irish Distillers makes Midleton Very Rare - which is a superb dram. I'll definitely take Irish.

AaronWF said...

After embracing the St. Paddy's Day opportunity of opening a stunning Redbreast 12 CS, I can't not go with Irish. The only reason I'd go with Canadian is because it doesn't have to cross an ocean to get to me.

But yeah, Irish.

Lazer said...

Ha Ha, I was right! In the post-apocalypse everybody's gonna go for Irish, and Canadian will be very cheap. I win.

James said...

Bushmills 21

Anonymous said...

Irish