HAPPY St PATRICK'S DAY
Whether you prefer the sweet malt taste of Bushmills or the fiery citrus of Jameson's this is a good week to stock up on some Irish whiskey. You want to have some on hand for St'Paddy's next week. It won't hurt to come down to the pub for a pint of Guinness either and don't forget to wear some green.
Next Sunday we have the March whiskey tasting event and we are featuring 2 outstanding Irish whiskey's in Tullamore Dew and Middleton Rare.
Tullamore Dew Voted ‘Best Irish Blended Whiskey’ at
2011 Icons of Whisky Awards Dinner
10 March 2011 - Last week, at the prestigious Icons of Whisky Awards dinner in London, Tullamore Dew 12 Year Old won for the ‘Best Irish Blended Whiskey’. Chosen amongst a very competitive shortlist of other whiskey brands, the outstanding win is a true testament to the pride and care we take in producing the very best whiskey in Ireland.
I particularly enjoy Irish whiskey prior to dinner or with Seafood appetizers the citrus notes are a natural match. I have been a fan since I first started working in my mothers bar The Duke of Westminster in Edmonton in the early 80's. Even though it had an English name it was predominantly an Irish Pub with the requisite Irish entertainment ant list of characters. It was hard to get through a shift without some excuse to have a shot with the boy's. When I think back to the back bar in those days we still had Jameson's and Glenlivet but there were a lot of things like Pinch, Ne'Plus Ultra, and Captains Table that have disappeared off the Bar in the last 30 years. Maybe that says something about how those iconic whiskeys like Jameson's stand the test of time by being consistent, recognizable and tasty.