What is Irish whisky?

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    The whisky on your breath
    Could make a small boy dizzy;
    But I hung on like death;
    Such waltzing was not easy.
    Theodore Roethke (1908–1963)

    Hindered characters
    seldom have mothers
    in Irish stories, but they all have grandmothers.
    Marianne Moore (1887–1972)