Insider knowledge: Paddy Irish Whiskey is named whiskey by virtue of the fact it's from Ireland. If distilled in Scotland the spelling would be Paddy Irish Whisky, as opposed to whiskey.
The nose is oily and fresh. There are floral notes and cereal grains. Plenty of fruit. The palate is sweet and of medium-body with toffee and cereals, a rosewater note with a little butterscotch and vanilla. The finish is spicy and dry with a little black pepper and oak.
I drink loads of lovely and many expensive whiskies, but if I had to choose one whiskey only, it would be this. I just love it with ice. I could drink it every day. I never get tired of it. I've been drinking it for 30 years. Other stronger tasting whiskies pall rapidly on the palate.
6th December 2009
I love Paddy's and my wife always asks for a hot whiskey w/ Paddy's when she isn't feeling her best. But it's not sold in the U.S. and only available outside the border. Why is that? Also, Is it owned by the maker of Jameson and/or Pernod???
14th July 2010
This is the one, cheap and really lovely taste!!
19th July 2010
best i ever tasted
9th August 2010
How is $40 for .750ml bottle cheap? its more then most single malts
3rd April 2011
Very nice, very smooth and very good value for money!
11th June 2011
I love my whiskey but I have never enjoyed this.
29th February 2012
A wonderful smooth and fun drink!
29th March 2012
Paddy is as smooth as silk with no headache in the morning.
Neat or in a Manhatten "Paddy" is elegant to sip.
16th May 2012
I sipped a few and I forgot to rate Paddy
I went to the Village in Dublin to see the New York Dolls a few years ago and started drinking Paddy in one of the pubs (Davitz ?) - haven't stopped since!
28th August 2012
Paddy is God's whiskey.
5th January 2013
Smooth sipping whiskey.
5th February 2013
once will be enough..... prefer jamesons
16th February 2013
Highly recommended...smooth...only a hint of the grain...the malt and oak and honey'd oak come barreling through with grace. only $26.99 for us...and often on sale for $2 off. this is 1L...i remember when i brought back a bottle from the Shannon Airport...glad we can finally enjoy it whenever we want it. even impressed an Irish friend who never had it and was not expecting it to compete with his favorite drams. it's not quite a 5 star but then it is closer to 5 than 4. this distillery impresses!
17th February 2013
my wife brought it back home after laying her father to rest in Dublin and we have liked it ever since
22nd March 2013
I had Paddy for the first time on a layover in Shannon..I buy a couple bottles every time I fly through.... smooth and great tasting whiskey
31st March 2013
I like the taste of Jameson better but this is great stuff and does not give the hangovers like Jameson can. I have tested this theory 6 times now with equal consumption, with 3 others I may add, we all came to the same conclusion.
17th May 2013
Paddys is the only whiskey my family ever drinks..special occasions the bottle comes out
2nd November 2013
I've been drinking Irish Whiskeys lately, particularly Michael Collins, sometimes Jameson, but came upon this at $20 a bottle. Sweet. It's very, very smooth and amazing for the money.
4th November 2013
I prefer Paddy's to the similarly priced powers and Jameson. Smooth.
22nd November 2013
I've been enjoying Paddy for a couple of years now. I had the pleasure of touring the distillery in Cork in 2012. Jameson, Powers. and Paddy are all made there. While all of them are outstanding, Paddy just is a bit more elegant than its cousins.
11th December 2013