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Break out of the Guinness rut this St. Patrick’s Day with a slug of Irish whiskey (ideally not in the form of a car bomb)—these are the ones you'll actually want to taste. Drinks enthusiast David Wondrich, a cocktail columnist for Esquire, ranks his favorite bottles of the Emerald Isle import. From affordable to blowout, light to rich, these selections of the best Irish whiskey offer a range of price points and flavor profiles. Order yourself a glass at one of the city's best Irish pubs after watching the St. Patrick's Day Parade or checking out other great events in NYC.
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