Yeah, there's really no basis to the distinction. In any case if you really care enough about whiskey you're better off with Redbreast or Green Spot.
And the Wire rules.
Are you an Irish whiskey fan? I think it may be my least deliberately bought and ordered whiskey. Are these worth trying for people who are lukewarm to the standard Irish?
I don't know if I'm an Irish whiskey fan per se, just because there is such a limited selection of the stuff, compared to scotch or bourbon. I think part of this is an issue of distribution in the states, and partly that there really aren't many independent distilleries in Ireland itself.
But yeah, Redbreast and Green Spot are good stuff. Comparing them to your typical Jameson or Bushmills is roughly like comparing Laphroaig, Glenlivet, or Macallan with Johnny Walker Red.