This $100 Tyrconnell is another sign that Irish whiskey is becoming more like Scotch

Charles Passy
This $100 Tyrconnell is another sign that Irish whiskey is becoming more like Scotch

The back story: It’s no secret that Irish whiskey has become one of the trendiest of sips. In the U.S. alone, the category has grown by 1,267% since 2003, according to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. A good chunk of that sales surge has come from the priciest of the Irish whiskeys, the council notes.