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The 15 Best Irish Whiskeys Under $50

McConnell’s Irish Whiskey

The Original McConnell distillery dates back to the beginnings of American independence in 1776. A long-time favorite of American colonists, this whiskey fell on hard times through Prohibition and world wars and was closed in the 1930s.

But now, with help from a group of international investors and intensive study of old mash bills, McConnell’s is back in the game. It’s a curiously delicious brew, made with both malt and grain whiskeys that are then matured in ex-bourbon barrels. This creates a distinctively rich and honeyed character with a smooth, herbal finish.