I was planning on writing an article about Irish whiskey today when I got to my desk, but I woke up and found that Camper English did it for me. Thanks Camper! That saves me a lot of work. Now I can write about something else!
What's interesting is how Irish whiskey is slowly becoming the next Bourbon here in the Bay Area. For the last five years, Bourbon has been slowly working its way back into the youth drinking movement, with hipsters and young professionals everywhere ordering everything from a Pabst and a shot to a Manhattan to Four Rose's neat. That same trend is now turning over to Irish and, as Camper points out, it's beginning to outsell single malt whisky.
The article covers all your basic info. You'll be an expert when you're done reading. Then get some Redbreast 12 Cask Strength before it sells out.