Whiskey?

brownthumbiaDecember 15, 2009

I have a recipe for Irish Cream that calls for Irish whiskey. Can someone tell me what is the difference between Irish whiskey and the cheaper whiskey I have on hand. Would it make a big difference in the taste? I also was wondering if I could substitute rum for whiskey. As you may be able to tell, I'm not much for hard liquor so I don't know if the substitutions will be acceptable. Thanks in advance for your help. BT

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texasredhead

I am much for hard liquor. Regarding "whiskey", there are subtle differences among Irish whiskey, Scotch,Canadian, sour mash bourbon and straight whiskey. Baileys, makes an excellent Irish Cream. Now, back to your original question, if you want to make an Irish cream of your own, use the whiskey your have. NO, rum is not an acceptable substitute for whiskey or bourbon.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2010 at 10:03AM
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struwwelpeter

It's not always subtle. Some brands of Scotch smell like beer.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2010 at 5:15PM
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jolj

Bailey's makes a creamer, so you can have both for the non whiskey drinkers.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 8:49AM
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