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Worlds Best Whiskey Shots: Powers, Jameson, Jack Daniels, Tullamore Dew, Crown Royal, Bushmills and more

Powers Whiskey Worlds Best Whiskey Shots: Powers, Jameson, Jack Daniels, Tullamore Dew, Crown Royal, Bushmills and morePowers Reigns Supreme Over the Best Whiskey Shots in the World!

By Matt Goldstein

1.  Powers Irish Whiskey Gold Label

Established in 1791 in Dublin, Powers is now the most popular whiskey in Ireland.  Powers is also the most popular whiskey in Philadelphia’s infamous Chestnut Hill Bocce Club, home to many Irish hoodlums and 1 lonely Jew, me.

2. Jameson Irish Whiskey, Triple Distilled

Established in 1780 in Dublin, Jameson now sells 30 million bottles annually and is by far the best selling Irish Whiskey in the world.

3. Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey, Old Number 7 Brand

This Lynchburg Tennessee native is made with a signature Charcoal Mellow and aged in hand crafted barrels.  Established in 1875, Jack Daniels has a net income of $121 million. 

4. Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, Triple Distilled

Founded in Tullamore, Offaly County in the heart of Ireland in 1822, this “legendary” Irish Whiskey is famous for it’s copper pot still blend.  Tullamore Dew is the 2nd best selling Irish Whiskey in the world and is also growing the fastest. 

5. Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey

Created in 1939, the Segrams president decided to make a special whiskey blend for    the arrival of King George IV and Queen Elizabeth, hence the royal blue, velvet bag.  Crown Royal always performs well in international competitions and is the best selling Canadian whiskey in the United States.   

6. Bushmills Irish Whiskey, triple distilled

7. Makers Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

8. Jim Beam Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Sour Mash

9. Old Grand Dad Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

10. Wild Turkey Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey


Random Whiskey Shots:

I bet you are asking yourself how I came up with such an iron clad, scientifically factual top 10 list that cannot be changed, ever!  Well, It was years of practice my friend.  I bet you are also asking yourself how you can join the prestigious members only Bocce Club.  Well, I doubt you can afford the very pricey $40 a year membership fee that comes with about 80 shots of free Powers annually.  The Bocce Club is an elite force of Irish hoodlums and former Italian Mafioso, and I’m the only Jew allowed in, although I have been kicked out and I think suspended or something, but that’s all in the past.  You are probably also annoyed that I stopped those amazing little synopsis paragraphs after Crown Royal.  The truth is that I have to go to the gym before my wife starts yelling at me to clean the house, which will never happen by the way.  I have to burn off those three shots of Powers from yesterdays Bocce outing that were somewhere between the 12 beers tailgating at a Phillies game in 100 degree weather.  Ugh!  Never again.  But the whiskeys listed 6-10 are certainly deserving in their own right.  Jim Beam actually produces Baker’s, Basil Hayden’s, Booker’s and Knobb Creek.  So if you thought Jim Beam was cheap, middle shelf, think again.  Jim Beam is probably the finest Bourbon Whiskey distiller in the world!  Also, this list is about doing shots, not sipping, so stop being a whiney little girl.




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8 comments to Worlds Best Whiskey Shots: Powers, Jameson, Jack Daniels, Tullamore Dew, Crown Royal, Bushmills and more

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  • I have some Crown Royal next to me. I don’t think very highly of it. I should’ve grabbed the Evan Williams, which, while cheap, is pretty good. My choice would be Jameson. My preference would be skipping Whiskey altogether and having a nice glass of Macallan 18, though


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  • Karl

    I kinda like Seagrams 7,, but I was never much for shots though.


  • Edward Moran

    Need to do a bit more research. Canadian whisky does not have the “e” in the spelling, same as Scotch whisky. Irish and American versions have the “e”.


    Elizabeth Reply:

    Hate to break the news to you, but you should have done some research as well before commenting. Not all U.S. whiskey brands have an “e” in whiskey, so stop being an elitist.


  • Matt goldstein

    Whiskey on Tap? That’s my kind of whiskey!


  • Matt Rodgers

    Ever heard of Black Velvet Whiskey. Not the most sophisticated whiskey or best tasting but it sure goes down smooth. For the amatures its not bad chilled. I heard in pittsburg you can order Black Velvet on tap!!


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