The count down is on for St. Patrick’s Day. Sure it’s a Monday but you have a good excuse to celebrate. We hold a special place for Ireland in our hearts at groovy grapes hq due to a recent golf trip and family ties.
Outstanding people. Rugged land. Too windy for golf (if you are from North America), but breath taking scenery.
It’s a beautiful country for sure. Well known for its beer and Irish Whiskey.
Yes Irish Whiskey. Quite simply it’s Whiskey made in Ireland (I know, I know but thank wikipedia for the next bit of useful info…).
Most Irish pot still whiskey is distilled three times, while most (but not all) Scotch whisky, is distilled twice. Peat is rarely used in the malting process, so that Irish whiskey has a smoother finish as opposed to the smoky, earthy overtones common to some Scotches. There are notable exceptions to these rules in both countries; an example is Connemara peated Irish malt (double distilled) whiskey from the Cooley Distillery in Riverstown, Cooley, County Louth.
Irish whiskey was once the most popular spirit in the world, though a long period of decline from the late 19th century onwards greatly damaged the industry. Although Scotland sustains approximately 105 distilleries, Ireland has only seven in current operation – only four of which have been operating long enough to have products sufficiently aged for current sale on the market as of 2013, and only one of which was operating prior to 1975. Irish whiskey has seen a great resurgence in popularity since the late twentieth century, and has been the fastest growing spirit in the world every year since 1990. The current growth rate is at roughly 20% per annum, prompting the construction and expansion of a number of distilleries.”
If you have been to one of our exclusive under ground tasting club events this one would qualify. Our friends at Beam Global are hosting an Irish Whiskey Spirited Dinner at Indulge Kitchen and Cocktails. Mr. Cashman will be sharing his expertise; providing tasting notes on the premium whiskey pairings, detailing why they were chosen and how they accompany the food courses. The fabulous Nicole Ratté Trio will be providing music and ambiance for the evening.
Join John Cashman, Beam Global’s Irish Whiskey Ambassador for a reception, four course dinner with Irish Whiskey March 18th, 6:30pm.
As of writing this maybe 12 seats remain. Don’t miss out and call 613-604-4456 to try and secure a seat. At $49.99++ it will be sold out before Friday.
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