any whiskey made in Ireland, characteristically a product of barley.
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Origin of Irish whiskey
First recorded in 1790–1800
Also called Irish.
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British Dictionary definitions for irish whiskey
any of the whiskeys made in Ireland, usually from malt and subject to three distillations
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