Irish coffee is a popular after-dinner beverage, according to Mix That Drink, and it’s easy to make. All that is required is a good Irish whisky and freshly brewed coffee. Of course, sugar and whipped cream are always welcome additions. This beverage is an oldie but a goodie, having been around for a long period of time. Irish coffee was invented in 1952 by Joe Sheridan, a chef who worked at an Irish airport, according to San Francisco Travel. He invented the hot beverage after being stranded with a group of passengers during a winter storm.
Today, the beverage retains its popularity. After all, January 25th is International Irish Coffee Day, according to Irish Central. However, not just any whisky will suffice when preparing this popular coffee beverage. That is where we enter the picture. For the next time you’re in need of a (boozy) pick-me-up, we’ve compiled a list of the 16 best whiskeys for an Irish coffee.
1. Whiskey Skrewball Peanut Butter
While we prefer our whisky bold — tasting of barley or oak — with a hint of vanilla, we can’t get enough of this peanut butter whisky — and with reason. Skrewball Whiskey claims that the flavour is completely unexpected, which we have to agree with. As with peanut butter, it’s the ideal balance of sweet and salty without being overpowering. Additionally, similar to peanut butter, it is silky smooth. For a whisky that first gained traction as a result of a well-received cocktail at the brand’s Ocean Beach restaurant, it’s certainly worth a sip (or three).
The flavour combination creates the ideal whisky for an after-dinner drink. This is what the brand refers to as its Skrewed Up Irish coffee, but it is actually made the same way as the traditional Irish coffee, except with this delectable peanut butter whisky. To finish, this sweet rendition calls for a dollop of whipped cream on top.