Paddy Whiskey is a brand of 80-proof blended Irish whiskey and is Ireland's third best selling whiskey. Paddy is one of Ireland's favourite whiskeys and is the only major Irish whiskey to use single malt in its blend, thus creating its uniquely rich & mellow flavour. First distilled in 1779, the whiskey originally sold under the unlikely name Cork Distilleries Company Old Irish Whiskey until a young salesman by the name of Paddy Flaherty joined the company in 1881. Paddy was a larger than life character who became famous in his native county for standing rounds of his favourite whiskey. Over time, Paddy became synonomous with the whiskey and publicans began writing to the distillery asking for another case of Paddy's whiskey. Despite frequent differences of opinion with his employers concerning his unconventional sales techniques, the Paddy whiskeyname stuck so much so that in 1912, the distillery owners bowed to public pressure and officially changed the name to Paddy Irish Whiskey. It could only happen in Ireland! Paddy is now enjoying export success, and has become an iconic brand with night-clubbers in France. Paddy has a high malt content in its blend in comparison to other Irish whiskeys, which ensures that Paddy is (according to Jim Murray) One of the softest of all Ireland's whiskeys'.
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