Today is St. Patrick’s Day!!
At Sherlocks we have been revealing our Top 3 Irish Spirits and Beers every day this week. Celebrate Ireland and its wonderful exports today! Stop in and see us for great buys and fun ideas from our staff!
It is time to reveal our NUMBER ONE Irish Whiskey and Beer!
#1 Irish Whiskey
Jameson Irish Whiskey
When John Jameson acquired the Bow Street Distillery in 1780, it was producing about 30,000 gallons annually. By the turn of the 19th century, it was producing 1,000,000 gallons annually. It was the second most popular spirit in the world after rum, and internationally Jameson had, by 1805, become the world’s number one whiskey. Today, Jameson is the third largest Single Distillery Whiskey in the world.
Jameson’s profile reflects its blending techniques of whiskies aged in various casks including sherry, bourbon and port and it is these woods that impart the complexity of the whiskey. Jameson holds a sweet fragrance of malted barley with butter tones and subtle oak. The palate is marked by the same, with the grain turning darker and more apparent and notes of spicy nut mixing in and out. It finishes with honey and spicy, smoky snaps of barley that work through the long fade.
#1 Irish Beer
Guinness is a popular Irish dry stout that originated in the brewery of Arthur Guinness (1725-1803) at St. James’s Gate, Dublin. Guinness is directly descended from the porter style that originated in London in the early 18th century and is one of the most successful beer brands worldwide.
Guinness Draught contains nitrogen as well as carbon dioxide. Nitrogen is less soluble than carbon dioxide, which allows the beer to be put under high pressure without making it fizzy. The widget in cans and bottles enables very small bubbles to be formed and the creaminess of the head.
A dark, roasted smell with a little bit of a creamy tinge from the foam top. Dark, hoppy and smooth on the palate with little to no carbonation to spoil the taste. It is very creamy and easy to drink.