What is Irish whisky?

Famous quotes containing the words whisky and/or irish:

    The whisky on your breath
    Could make a small boy dizzy;
    But I hung on like death;
    Such waltzing was not easy.
    Theodore Roethke (1908–1963)

    I was the rector’s son, born to the anglican order,
    Banned for ever from the candles of the Irish poor;
    The Chichesters knelt in marble at the end of a transept
    With ruffs about their necks, their portion sure.
    Louis MacNeice (1907–1963)