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Tag Archives: Ireland

• Celebrity Booze! This Time It’s The Pogues Whiskey Brand

Celebrity Booze! This Time It’s The Pogues Whiskey Brand

Irish band, The Pogues, collaborating with West Cork Distillers to launch The Pogues Irish Whiskey. The target market is 25 – 30 year olds. Duh. It will sell for around $47. I wonder if they are in there actually making the stuff. If not, what does it mean to have a celebrity simply put their […]

• Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Tracing the origin of green beer

Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Tracing the origin of green beer

It’s funny — Google “St. Patrick’s Day” and “green beer” and just like that, links to dozens of recipes, videos too, appear. Search instead for the origin of this now-prolific holiday tradition and the applicant pool narrows significantly. And even then, a glance at some of the most promising headlines leave you empty-handed, more often than not, […]

• Cheers to National Irish Coffee Day This Sunday at Tom Bergin’s

Cheers to National Irish Coffee Day This Sunday at Tom Bergin’s

National Irish Coffee Day is just around the corner and where better to celebrate than Los Angeles’ historic Irish pub Tom Bergin’s – “The House of Irish Coffee”!  A little fun backstory – Original owner Tom Bergin received a copy of the first-ever recipe from famous San Francisco columnist Stanton Delaplane after he brought it […]

• Guinness Launching 2 New Beers to Crack Craft Beer Market

Guinness Launching 2 New Beers to Crack Craft Beer Market

‘Sweet and smooth with malt and dark caramel notes’ Macrobrewer Guinness is taking aim at the microbrewing market with the launch of two new craft beers “inspired” by the painstaking brewing techniques from the 19th century, or as the company calls it, the “golden age of porters.” The promotional materials lay a heavy emphasis on […]

• Just sad. Over 1,000 Irish pubs go bust because of recession

Just sad. Over 1,000 Irish pubs go bust because of recession

Drinks industry body claims high excise duty on alcohol making tourism less competitive. More than 1,000 pubs in Ireland have gone bust during the recession, the umbrella group for the drinks industry claimed today. The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (Digi), which represents 92,000 employees in pubs, restaurants, hotels and off-licences, said the relatively high […]

• Facebook refuses to block insane online game ‘neknominations’

Facebook refuses to block insane online game ‘neknominations’

Facebook has rejected calls to ban pages and videos linked to the drinking craze “neknomination” – despite one death in Ireland being linked to the online drinking game. ‘Neknomination’ is an online drinking game which sees users post videos of them downing a drink while performing a stunt and then nominating someone else to do […]

• 12 Most Common Beer Myths Exploded

12 Most Common Beer Myths Exploded

Beer gets a bad rap. It’s blamed for so much of society’s ills, when it should be celebrated as one of the finest beverages created. There are a number of persistent myths and urban legends about beer that are passed around that unfairly distort the facts and confuse beer drinkers. At LegendsOfBeer.com, we’d like to […]

• Beer Bubbles: Guinness Stout Mystery Solved By Mathematicians

Beer Bubbles: Guinness Stout Mystery Solved By Mathematicians

The mystery of why the bubbles in the legendary beer Guinness sink as opposed to rise as one might expect has finally been solved — the secret apparently lies in the shape of the pint glasses from which Guinness is often sipped, researchers in Ireland say. After one pours a glass of the famous Irish […]

• Notorious Belfast prison reinvented as distillery

Notorious Belfast prison reinvented as distillery

A notorious Belfast prison that held Irish Republican Army inmates during the worst of the city’s sectarian strife is to be transformed into a Whiskey distillery as Northern Ireland tries to reinvent itself and its struggling economy. A wing of the Victorian-era Crumlin Road prison, which closed in 1996, will house the first whiskey production […]

• Kilbeggan Named World’s Best Irish Blended Whiskey

Kilbeggan Named World’s Best Irish Blended Whiskey

Cooley Continues Its Tradition as an Award Winning Distillery, Earning Top Honors in Two Highly-Regarded International Spirits Competitions. Beam Inc. BEAM -0.98% is thrilled to announce that Kilbeggan(R) Irish Whiskey has been named the world’s Best Irish Blended Whiskey at the 2012 World Whiskies Awards (WWA). Part of the award-winning portfolio of brands produced by […]

• Irish whiskey spiking in popularity

Irish whiskey spiking in popularity

When Swig opened near Union Square in 2003, its Irish owners carried every brand of Irish whiskey available in the United States. All five of them. Nine years later, not only do they carry 32 Irish whiskeys, but their customers are also drinking a lot more of them. “We’ve seen a very dramatic increase in […]

• Tullamore Dew Launches “Irish True” Campaign in the United States

Tullamore Dew Launches “Irish True” Campaign in the United States

MULTI MILLION DOLLAR GLOBAL BRAND INVESTMENT FOR LEADING IRISH WHISKEY BRINGS TO LIFE THE TRUE SPIRIT OF THE IRISH. Independent, family-owned distillers William Grant & Sons Ltd. today announced the roll-out of a multi-million dollar global investment in Tullamore Dew – the world’s number two Irish whiskey brand – with the launch of a global […]

• Bushmills announces finalists for ‘Whiskey World Games’

Bushmills announces finalists for ‘Whiskey World Games’

Colum Egan, Master Distiller at the Old Bushmills Distillery, has today announced the eleven pairs of friends who will represent their countries at ‘Bushcamp’, the global final of ‘Make it 2 Bushmills’, a competition hosted by Bushmills Irish Whiskey. The eleven pairs will be taking part in the final, dubbed the ‘Whiskey World Games’, on […]

• Ireland’s top ten drinks of choice

Ireland’s top ten drinks of choice

For centuries Ireland has produced world renowned beverages which are distributed throughout the world. A nation famous for Guinness, obsessive tea drinkers and some of the best whiskey in the world, Ireland’s indigenous beverages offer a varied selection for any drinker. There is no escaping the impact beverages such as Guinness and Baileys have had on the global market.

• 7 Most Potent Alcoholic Beverages & Where They Originated

7 Most Potent Alcoholic Beverages & Where They Originated

So this goes guy goes up to the bar, slams his fist down on the counter top and says in a gruff tone “give the strongest shit you got…and make it double!!”. We’ve all seen this scene played out in movies but have you ever thought “the strongest shit you’ve got” is really a very […]