What do you have planned for St. Patrick's Day this year? If you're celebrating at home with friends and family or going to a house party, stop by Martin Brothers Wine & Spirits on the Upper West Side for a bountiful selection of spirits—and yes, there are plenty of Irish liquors to choose from!
It wouldn't quite be an authentic St. Patrick's Day without Irish whiskey. What should you choose from the Emerald Isle? If you're sticking with authentic Irish whiskey—as opposed to other varieties—popular brands include Jameson, Midleton, Bushmills, Tullamore Dew and Greenspot. Keep in mind that Irish whiskey differs from other whiskeys in that it is distilled three times, uses more barely, and, of course, must come from Ireland.
If you're looking for a spirit with a bit more bite, pick up a bottle of scotch. Scotch is also a whisky, but it's made mostly from malted barley. Most importantly, you cannot call the drink scotch unless it was made in Scotland. Pick up a bottle of Glenlivet, Johnnie Walker, or Glenfiddich. The liquor store has one of the largest single malt scotch selections in the neighborhood, and if you're not sure what to choose, the staff is more than happy to make a recommendation.
For those of you who want to steer clear of whiskey this year, Martin Brothers Wine & Spirits has plenty of wine. Ask their sales representatives to help you select a bottle, and they'll gladly show you their extensive collection of red wine, white wine, rose, port and champagne.
Before heading out to the festivities this St. Patrick's Day, stop by Martin Brothers Wine & Spirits and grab a beautifully crafted whiskey. For more information, call the liquor store directly at (212) 222-8218, visit them online, and don't forget to like them on Facebook for news updates, photos and more.
Also, stay tuned—they've got scotch and cocktail classes coming soon!