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Irish whiskey enjoys a boom in American bars

New distilleries and enthusiastic bartenders raise interest in the spirit

Walk into a bar in Scotland and mention that the Irish invented whiskey, and you’ll be leaving on a stretcher, and right quick. Conversely, walk into a pub in Ireland, make a fleeting comment about the Scots being the ones who invented whiskey, and you may be hit with a bar stool before you even finish talking.

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