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Irish Whiskey Public House pours pairings

Dram hounds, note: More than 80 whiskeys dominate the drinks menu at Irish Whiskey Public House.

Choose from your favorite Scotch, bourbon and Canadian whiskeys–but the most unique offerings are from the bar's namesake island.

As proof, owners Sam Harper, Reese Gardner and Michael Knapp–who also own Mighty Pint–shared their favorite undiscovered whiskeys from the Emerald Isle:

Connemara Turf Mor Small Batch Peated ($27 for 2 ounces): This young, limited-edition whiskey bursts with violet, burnt-sugar and vanilla notes. Heavily peated, the malt also has enough earthiness to stand up to the truffle-and-lobster macaroni and cheese, which arrives as a side dish alongside the pan-seared filet and butter-poached lobster tail ($54 or market price).

Jameson Select Reserve Small Batch ($19 for 2 ounces): Aged in first-fill sherry and bourbon casks, this batch-distilled liquor has warm, Moroccan-inspired aromas of date, walnut and cinnamon. Pan-seared halibut ($25) with chanterelles and a grassy artichoke-goat-cheese sauce balance the drink's winter notes.

Knappogue Castle 12-Year ($9 for 2 ounces): Biscuity, with marshmallow and marzipan flavors, this spirit is an ideal complement to the Irish custard ($7). In a fitting Irish finish, the dish is topped with a Jameson-infused caramel sauce.

Irish Whiskey Public House, 1207 19th St. NW; 202-463-3010 or