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Mush-a ring dum-a do dum-a da. Airish fowk know their... Whiskey in the Jar'ow.
In a land not so far far away there are vast green fields, beautiful freckled redheads and great Whiskey distilleries. And many stereotypes, obviously.
When you see the spelling being ‘Whiskey’, chances are it’s not a typo. There's an 'e' in 'Whiskey' when it's Irish. Historically, Irish Whiskey distillers inserted an 'e' to their spelling to differentiate their product from Scotch Whisky. American Whiskeys, both Bourbon and Rye, have in general taken-up the insertion of an 'e'.
Irish Whiskey, as one of the greatest styles of Whiskey, is usually distilled three times, making it oh so smooth and pleasant to the tongue. Or as we overheard: 'The Irish are pussies, they distill their Whiskey three times'.
Unfortunately, the 20th Century saw the decline and fall of the Irish Whiskey industry. In recent years Irish Whiskey started making a comeback and new distilleries are opening faster than we can ... erm... drink.
Trivia & SmartAss Corner:
1) There are three general Irish Whiskey varieties: 'grain Whiskey' - mostly derived from corn, 'malted barley pot-still-distilled', and 'pure pot-still' or ‘single pot still’ as it is now officially known - a combination of malted and un-malted ‘green’ barley distilled in copper pot stills). Irish distillers use unmalted barley for less pronounced biscuit flavours. Irish Whiskeys tend to be super-smooth, less assertive in taste, and finish with a pleasant freshness.
2) Irish Coffee was actually invented in San Francisco, not Ireland. Anyways, here is the recipe: 1 cup freshly brewed strong coffee 1 tablespoon brown sugar 3-4 tablespoons Irish Whiskey Heavy cream, slightly whipped
3) Poteen is a Whiskey made from potatoes, in other words, it's Irish Vodka.
4) For foodies, Colcannon (from cál ceannann, meaning "white-headed cabbage") is a traditional Irish dish mainly consisting of mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage.
5) The Vikings founded Dublin in 988.
6) The Harp is the official emblem of Ireland, not the shamrock. It was St.Patrick who made the shamrock so popular.
7) 40% of presidents of United States had Irish ancestors.
In this box (as always) we wanted to show you the range of Irish Whiskey flavours. Now invite you friends, grab your glasses and remember Uncle Flaviar's words: 'Flaviar is not here to help you drink more, but to help you drink better!'