If I asked what the bestselling Irish whiskey in the world was, I'm sure most of us would correctly guess Jameson. But, could you guess the second bestselling and fastest-growing whiskey brand in the U.S. market? That's right, it's Tullamore and it's for good reason.Founded in 1829, Tullamore Dew derives its name from the initials of its creator, Daniel E. Williams. Aged in bourbon and sherry casks, it's got the three levels of easy: easy on the eyes, easy to drink and easy on the wallet. What more can you ask for?
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we selected a liqueur that is made in Ireland, conjures up Irish history and adds a modern twist to an Irish classic. Irish Mist is linked with the history of Ireland, itself. In ancient Ireland, the Chieftains, nobles and warriors drank a wine made of honey and herbs. With the English conquer of Ireland in the 1500's and the fleeing of the Irish nobility and soldiers in the 1600's, the recipe seemed to disappear and was lost. According to lore, the recipe was lost until Desmond Williams of the Tullamore Distillery came across a manuscript containing the recipe that magically appeared in the 1940's. Mr. Williams took this recipe and adopted it, using Irish Whiskey at it's base.
With spring and summer fast approaching, the time for sunshine and citrusy cocktails is almost here!
In Boozehound, Mr. Wilson traces his humble drinking origins back to his parent's liquor cabinet where he was quite fond of the bottle of Sambuca, an anise flavored liqueur, that remained relatively untouched in high school. He charts his path onto college, an enlightening experience with a mentor who ordered him his first Stinger and a college trip through Europe. Not stopping, Mr. Wilson then regales us of tales from his time as a spirits writer traipsing through distilleries, going to booze festivals and stops along the way in many drinking establishments, famous and otherwise.
We’ll admit it, there may not be anything particularly Irish about these cocktails aside from the name and maybe the inclusion of a little bit of Irish whiskey. But, there’s one thing we do know for sure — you’ll love them!
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Check out some of our tastiest Irish whiskey recipes to put some pep in your holiday step!