In Drink More Whiskey, Mr. Yaffee takes a new approach to examining the spirit that is fun, witty and bordering on irreverant. Mr. Yaffee doesn’t write a dissertation on whiskey in his book. Instead, it’s written as he speaks, as though Mr. Yaffee were discussing the topic with friends. Believe it or not, it’s a somewhat novel approach in the drinks book category. You generally see technical dissertations or cocktail books.
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In the town of Kilbeggan, Ireland sits one of the World’s oldest distillery. It dates back to 1757. After siting idle for over 50 years, Cooley Distillery (now Beam owned), began making whiskey in Kilbeggan once again. One of the 2 copper pot still used to make Kilbeggan is a 180 year old beauty from the Tullamore Dew Distillery.
They started distilling in Kilbeggan in 2010, so the whiskey we are drinking was made at … Read more
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.
First originating in the 1940s at the Port of Foynes, in the West of Ireland, by chef Joe Sheridan. Wanting to warm a some weary American passengers, Joe added some whiskey to there glass. When they inquired what sort of coffee it was, Joe replied, “Irish Coffee”. The drink became a staple at near by Shannon Airport, where it was discovered by San Francisco travel writer, Stanton Delaplane. Delaplane was so taken by the cocktail, … Read more
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!