Gone are the days when Irish whiskey was considered the less-respected cousin of Scotch, or a cheap alternative to classier brown spirits. Over the last few years, Irish whiskey has taken off, sales skyrocketing as the fastest growing spirit category in the world. Not only are new distilleries opening their doors, but established brands are releasing new and unusual bottles—with more stylistic variation than ever before. Here are eleven bottles to know.  —Carey Jones

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