There was a time—not long ago—when Irish whiskeys were an afterthought every day of the year…except one. It was only on or around St. Patrick’s Day that whiskey enthusiasts would set aside their single-malt Scotch or small-batch bourbon for a pour of the Emerald Isle’s golden nectar. Today, Irish whiskey is far from an afterthought. According to the Distilled Spirits Council, in 2016 Irish whiskey sales climbed 18.7 percent. That said, St. Patrick’s Day remains the most popular day of consumption for the spirit. These five new, complex, and mature Irish whiskies are sure to enhance your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.