There’s a lot of wordage used in classifying the world’s different types of whiskey, or whisky. It can be overwhelming. So, take a seat, pour yourself a tipple over one of our handcrafted whiskey stones and give this handy flow chart a look-see. It’ll help make sense of the often perplexing terminology.
The Multnomah Whiskey Library in Portland, Oregon features an obsessively curated archive of spirits, tableside whiskey service, and a full curriculum of booze education. Time to dig out your old library card and do some drinking. With 1,500 bottles of liquor, the Multnomah Whiskey Library is a whiskey lover’s paradise. It’s a 2,200 square foot clubhouse with 25-foot high ceilings, […]
Council Votes to Let Some Drink & Drive The County Kerry Council in southwest Ireland recently passed a motion that would allow rural drivers to legally drive while under the influence of alcohol. The council voted 5 to 3 – with 12 absent and seven abstaining – to issue special permits to people who live […]
Whisk(e)y Grows in Popularity A recent trade report conducted by International Wine and Spirit Research reveals that the rest of America loves whiskey as much as we do. Three out of the five top-selling liquors sold in the United States were whisk(e)y brands. Sadly, the dark liquor that we adore so much didn’t make it to […]
Hammerstone’s Irish Cream Cake Here is one of our favorites. It’s a delicious sponge cake soaked in our homemade version of Irish cream liquor. The Irish whiskey packs a wonderful boozy punch, while the milks account for its beautiful sweet flavor. The slightly-sweetened whipped cream layer is a delicate and delightful topper. And here’s the […]
Irish Car Bomb Jello Shots If you’re like us, you’re into do-it-yourself science projects, especially the ones which allow you to take your favorite liquors and turn them into one awesome semi-solid cocktail. This recipe combines Guinness, Jameson and Bailey’s with a little gelatin. The result? The best jello shot you’ll ever have. These beautifully nebulous babies […]
John Jameson’s Irish Whiskey On a Tuesday morning on October 5th 1740, John Jameson was born and the first chapter in a whiskey legend began. Now, it’s a fact that most people believe John Jameson was an Irishman, through and through. Wrong. He was born in Scotland. Ah, but it’s an easy mistake to make and […]
The Paddy Cocktail St. Paddy’s Day is right around the corner. It’s time to start planning. You need a strategy. The goal here is to pay homage to a rich culture through one of it’s time-honored traditions, which is drinking. But, you need to accomplish this task with the decorum and class of a grown adult. […]
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The Pirate Queen of Ireland Grace “Grania” O’Malley was born around 1530. She was the daughter of Dudara “Black Oak” O’Malley, a powerful Irish chieftain who ran dozens of ships in a herring fleet. Just before Black Oak died he arranged a political marriage, giving fifteen-year-old Grace as a bride to Donal-an-Cogahaidh, a son of […]