The word "whiskey" stems from a Gaelic term meaning "water of life," a nod to the fact that the human body is made up of at least 70% sour mash. Sample nature's most spirituous building block with today's Groupon: for $19, you get whiskey flights for two at Mac McGee in Decatur (a $39.60 value, with tax included).
Mac McGee provides an impressive whiskey selection brimming with rich amber liquids, including Jameson Gold, the limestone-filtered Bulleit bourbon from Kentucky, and the mature, oaky Glenlivet 18-year-old scotch. Today's deal grants each taster a flight of three whiskeys: one Irish, Finian's; one scotch, Tamdhu; and one bourbon, Old Forester. Servers are equipped with extensive noggin stock of whiskey expertise, making recommendations based on each spirit's taste, distinct character, and charming sense of self-deprecating humor.
While savoring fine firewater, patrons drink in the warm, welcoming atmosphere of Mac McGee's Irish pub interiors. Accents of dark, varnished wood, bare brick, and stained glass decorate surfaces, and big TVs entertain with screenings of American baseball and football, as well as popular sports from across the pond, such as soccer, rugby, and fog wrestling.