All Blog Posts Tagged 'Whiskey' (6)

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;…

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

Here's to the Three Birds: An Irish American Holiday Toast

"Here's to the three birds! May you always have a bird on the table, a bird in your glass and an eagle in your pocket."

I first heard that toast when I was very young from an elderly neighbor. It was a toast from her childhood in the early 1920s. The toast her mother and uncles always used. Already something of an antique in Jazz Age America.…

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Added by Sarah Nagle on December 24, 2014 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Whiskey Tasting in The Virtual Síbín

We hope you enjoy the below…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 13, 2014 at 2:00am — 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…

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


Founding Member
Irish Coffee - first served in the Buena Vista Café in San Francisco on November 10, 1952.

A group of American passengers disembarked from a Pan Am flight in Limerick on a cold Winter’s night in 1940. Joe Sheridan, the head chef at Foynes (the precursor to Shannon airport) put a little whiskey in their coffee to warm them and lo and behold the Irish whiskey was born.  Stanton Delaplane, a travel writer for the San Francisco Chronicle brought the…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on September 24, 2013 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

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