Best of 2015: Irish spirit

Michelle Locke has picked up some of the Palate Press spirits beat, and this year her pursuit of spirits for this publication has taken her to Mexico, Scotland, Ireland, and France. Her Irish travel piece, though, stands out since it has one of the best ledes we've ever run.

Brenne Single Malt Whiskey

Tropical fruits explode upward from the glass, bananas, mangos, and pineapple. More fruit, a veritable Carmen Miranda topper full of fruit, dances across the palate. The finish is sweet bubble gum. This is not ...

Angel’s Envy Rye Whiskey

The smooth scent of this whiskey is not an indicator of the finish – when sipped neat.  First there’s a pleasant molasses/sorghum aroma.  Flavors are very woody and bright – even a bit too bright, turning into ...