Chris DeSimone, Matt Russell, and Chris Cohen

To prepare our palates for St. Patrick’s Day, I joined Chris DeSimone on Wake Up Tucson this morning for an interactive segment on Irish whiskey!

I brought along spirits sophisticate Chris Cohen, of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, who walked us through several different expressions in this hugely popular, triple-distilled, whiskey category.

Sipping across the spirits spectrum

Selections for sipping included Jameson, Jameson Orange, Teeling Single Malt, Writer’s Tears, The Irishman, and a 12-year-old Redbreast.

Corned beef: the perfect pairing

Making the moment even more authentic was the corned beef sandwiches that we all enjoyed, courtesy of Beyond Bread, alongside our sips of Ireland’s best.

I couldn’t imagine a better way to get the St. Paddy’s Day celebrations started (a week early!) than hanging out with these guys and talking about premium liquor on the radio.

Pour yourself a glass of Irish whiskey, turn up the speakers, and enjoy our conversation!