All Blog Posts Tagged 'Beverage' (12)

Spirits Production Figures for Ireland in January, 1849

Sometimes we hear doubts about whether there was food in Ireland during "The Great Hunger." Please look at the whiskey production published in the Athlone Sentinel on April 25th in the report brief report below:

"The quantity distilled in Ireland for the year ending Jan. 5th, 1849 was of malt: 34,897 gals; malt with unmalted grain: 7,957,000 gals;…


Added by Jarlath MacNamara on January 22, 2015 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

May, Mother's Day and Mary

With a week to go until Mother’s Day (in America) and it being the start of May, all the stars align at Mary.  Mary being the most famous mother in the world with an entire month dedicated to her by the Catholic church.  Here at The Irish Store we have put together our top facts…


Added by The Irish Store on May 2, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

A Quiet Pint

About three decades and a half ago there was a pleasant bar where I used to drop in for a quiet pint.

That was a practice I have not participated in for several years. I am the worse for that. If I had continued with that pleasant pastime the water that has flowed under the…


Added by P.J. Francis on April 19, 2014 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Need a Little Recovery Help After St. Paddy's Day?


Did you have an 'epic' St. Patrick's Day? You might need a Bloody Viking right about now...

2 oz Boru Irish Vodka

6 oz Tomato juice

1 tsp HP sauce

1 tsp Horseradish

1 tsp Lemon juice

Dash hot sauce of choice

Shake black…


Added by Castle Brands Inc on March 18, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Whiskey Tasting in The Virtual Síbín

We hope you enjoy the below…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 13, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

Feeling Thirsty? Have a Brian Boru Dry Martini

4 oz Boru Vodka

1 oz Dry vermouth

Garnish: olive 

Swirl the vermouth in a chilled Martini glass and discard. Shake the Vodka vigorously with ice until well-chilled. Strain into martini glass and add the olive. Sláinte!…


Added by Castle Brands Inc on February 7, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

A Hot Toddy for a Cold Day

If you're on the East Coast (and even if you aren't) you'll probably be in need of a good Hot Toddy today!

1.5 oz Knappogue Castle 12 Yr Single Malt Irish Whiskey

.5 oz Celtic Honey Liqueur 

slice lemon

4 - 5 cloves

Hot water (or for extra flavor and…


Added by Castle Brands Inc on February 5, 2014 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Your First Guinness in Ireland

Some of you might be taking a trip to Ireland in the near future and having a real pint of Guinness will be first on your agenda. You have all heard that the Black Stuff tastes better in Ireland and it definitely does. Trust me; you are talking to an expert. …:)


Added by margopenelope on December 11, 2013 at 10:30am — 8 Comments

An Irish Christmas Cookbook -- Add Your Own Recipes!

We have a dynamic collection of members' own special Irish Christmas recipes building…


Added by The Wild Geese on December 5, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Your 5 Go-to Irish spirits


Added by Castle Brands Inc on November 26, 2013 at 11:30pm — 6 Comments

Coffee Culture in Ireland

When International Coffee Day came and went at the end of September, it got me thinking about the odd coffee culture here in Ireland.  Why do I call it "odd"?  

I'm an Irish-American now living in Ireland -- I…


Added by Ryan O'Rourke on October 21, 2013 at 7:30am — 13 Comments

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