None of these countries can claim culinary excellence, so they take alcohol seriously. In a place where it rains most of the time and the food is mostly organ-stuffed pies, booze—all kinds of booze—becomes important. Avoiding the obvious choices, here are some unexpected exports to better experience this soggy part of the world.

For a closer look at where to get the best in Irish exports here in the States, check out out list of the 50 best Irish pubs in America.

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