Though Ireland’s climate denies us exotic fruits, we are proud of the humble apple, whose flavour remains true when pressed but is lost in juices from concentrate.
Long before trick or treating took over Halloween, Irish children would go door to door asking "Apples or Nuts?" in search of a slice of Barmbrack, a currant loaf baked with a lucky ring hidden inside. It's this old Irish tradtion that's inspired our Barmbrack.
It's a little known fact that ginger ale, created in 1851, is a product of Ireland, and like the Irish, the Ginger D.E.W. is firey and spirited. With just the two ingredients, Tullamore D.E.W. and ginger ale is a refreshingly simple premise.
The Irish Manhattan
The world’s most iconic skyline owes a great deal to a strong band of Irish immigrants, who made the journey from Ireland to New York in search of work.
In 1829, Tullamore D.E.W. was born, but it also marked the year that Daniel O' Connell achieved Emancipation for Ireland. His passion for liberty, freedom and equality applied to all men, no matter their creed, religion or geography.
Though not alike in climate, Ireland and Montserrat share a little more than ancestry. During the 18th century, slaves were sent from Ireland to Montserrat. On March 17th, 1768, these Irish-African slaves stood together in an uprising against their colonial masters.
The DEWlep is our shake-up on a classic, the darling of the Kentucky Derby, the Mint Julep. Kentucky and Ireland have a great deal in common. They both produce fine fiddlers, fine horses and fine whiskey.
Neat, Water or Ice
Neat, water or ice? The subject crops up in conversation as much as religion and politics, but unlike the other two, it makes great bar banter, and leaves a great taste in the mouth.