The many pleasures of Irish whiskey are far too numerous to list in their entirety. So rather than go into the minutiae of everything I love about them, I'll just recommend one that sums up and embodies them all: Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey, a fantastic rum-cask-finished beauty that I fully plan on spending most of this evening enjoying. The toffee and nougat aromas, joined by caramel, apricot, and orange oil whiffs, lead to a palate both sweet-souled and gently spicy, with flavors running the gamut from caramel to white chocolate to cafe mocha...with nods in the direction of vanilla and ginger along the way. Put simply, this is stunningly complex and dangerously easy to drink. Perfect, in other words, for St. Patrick's Day. Or, for that matter, any other day of the year.