Items that will be hard to find in Utah on St. Patrick's Day: a pot of gold, a four-leaf clover and a bottle of Black Reserve 86 Irish Whiskey.
West Cork Distillers, said to be one of only two independent distilleries in Ireland, released just 4,800 bottles of its limited-edition whiskey, aged six months in double-charred bourbon barrels.
Six bottles of the whiskey, which were special ordered, arrived in Utah last week. But none is available through state liquor stores, according to the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control online product locater.
We did find one bottle — only three-fourths full — last week at Whiskey Street, a popular downtown Salt Lake City bar that has one of the largest collections of Irish whiskey in the state.