1. The gold at the end of the rainbow is actually Whiskey
2. It tastes better in coffee
But many people seem to believe that Irish Whiskey tastes better with coffee. Which of course is just not true, and anyone who tells you this clearly hasn’t tasted an excellent Irish Whiskey. In the spirit of the Irish, tell them to “wind their neck in” (I promise this is much more threatening in Ireland).
3. Ireland once ran out of Whiskey and went into a period of national mourning
A time of mourning was had for all the craic and banter the Irish were missing out on. After a week someone found a barrel of Jameson they’d forgotten about and the country erupted into euphoria. No work was done for at least two weeks after the discovery. Some say the economy is still recovering today.
4. Scotch came first
This kind of information could be deadly in the Whiskey industry however, as we all know how protective the Scottish are of their precious “Whisky”. It might even ignite a war unlike any seen in either country. The only thing that can unite us all now is our collective hatred of the English (again, just kidding, we all love the English really!).
5. Jameson is Catholic and Bushmills is Protestant
This is an actual myth that is often talked about in Ireland, and stems from the slight “disagreement” Catholics and Protestants have had in the North of the country for a long time. Ultimately there’s not a lot to it, other than Bushmills is made in Nothern Ireland and Jameson in the South.