Irish Whiskey and Cocktails in a Can

OK, we’ve seen plenty of cocktails in a can but whiskey in a can? Are these any good? Let’s find out, my thoughts below. The Cocktails Post Meridiem Double Old Fashioned $3.99 (Straight Bourbon Whiskey, blend of three bitters, Demerara syrup and orange zest oil): This is at 37% ABV and at 100ml it serves…

Irish Whiskey and Ginger Beer Cocktail 

It’s hot outside so a cold cocktail is the way to go. Now, I do love a nice Moscow Mule but why make that when we have enough whiskey to lubricate a small army. If you love Irish Whiskey and Ginger Beer… Well, you’ll enjoy this cocktail. Ingredients  Lime 2 ounces Irish Whiskey (I used…

Jameson Orange

Now here’s a product that screams summer! Jameson changes things up with Jameson Orange which incorporates natural orange flavors to its whiskey, but, does it taste good? Nose: oranges, sweetness and zestPalate: oranges, sweet, light vanillaFinish: citrus and orangesCost: $30 (what I paid)ABV: 30% I think if you are going into this product with the…

Clonakilty Irish Whiskey

No better way to try whiskies than by buying them in mini form. You get to save money and know if you truly like what you are drinking. Here we have Clonakilty Irish Whiskey Single Grain, Single Batch and Port Cask. Single Grain (green)Nose: oak and sweetnessPalate: vanilla, fruit, apple, and honeyFinish: spices and pepperABV:…

Keeper’s Heart Irish + America 

What exactly makes renowned Irish Master Distiller Brian Nation leave Ireland for Minnesota? I’ll give you a hint, it wasn’t the weather. Monday I had the chance to spend an evening with Nation and co-founder of Keeper’s Heart Michael O’Shaughnessy. Keeper’s Heart has launched their Irish + American whiskey and they have done so with…

West Cork – Barrel Proof

St. Patrick’s Day is now only three days away and West Cork is one of my favorite affordable Irish Whiskey brands. You can’t beat the taste, price, and quality. This barrel proof was no exception if you can handle a strong whiskey. Nose: fruit, malt, and sweetnessPalate: malt, oranges, and fruitFinish: fruity and sweet with…

West Cork Single Malt Irish Whiskey Small Batch 8 Year

What a pleasant surprise this whiskey was. We had a chance to taste this at a small gathering recently and I don’t think I would have picked this up at a store otherwise, so I am glad we tried it as, it’s pretty darn good. The distillery is in Skibbereen, Ireland and was first formed…

Father’s Day 2021 Whiskey Gift Guide

And just like that we are little over two weeks away till Father’s Day and I am sure you are wondering where the heck has time gone. If you don’t have a gift yet and have a whiskey loving dad, I am here to help. I am approaching this year’s gift guide, frugally. So, all…

Waterford Single Farm Origin Dunmore Edition 1.1

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! On this amazing day I’ll be celebrating with what may be my latest obsession. Waterford Whisky! Not only am I drinking an Irish Whisky, but I can tell you the exact year, farm and field this Whisky’s Irish Barley came from. If I’ve not already given it away in my title,…

Blue Spot Irish Whiskey

For the first time in 56 years there are four colors in the Spot whiskey family with the release of Blue Spot 7 year cask strength. Other Spots include: Green Spot (10 year); Yellow Spot (12 year) and Red Spot (15 year). If you are wondering about where the name comes from, it derives from…

Kilbeggan Single Grain

Here’s a single grain whiskey made with two grains, 94% corn and 6% malted barley. Confused? Me too. False Advertising? It happens! Don’t worry, here’s what I learned today when reading about this particular whiskey on the Kilbeggan website. “The notion that ‘single grain’ describes a whiskey made with just one grain is a common…