Listen to Episode 56: From Barley to Blarney – A Whiskey Lover’s Guide to Ireland”
For this week’s Bit by a Fox Podcast, we have a bonus St. Patrick’s Day episode!
I recently got a chance to sit down with two charming Irishmen in town to discuss the launch of their new book. Jack McGarry, co-founder of famed NYC Irish bar The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, and return guest Tim Herlihy, Brand Ambassador for Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey, are two of the authors behind ‘From Barley to Blarney – A Whiskey Lover’s Guide to Ireland’
To research the book, Muldoon, McGarry and Herlihy conducted two, month-long whirlwind tours in a VW bus driven by McGarry’s father. They logged over 4,000 miles, visited 111 pubs and every single working whiskey distillery on the island. In the process, they explored 29 counties and recorded 120 hours of interviews with distillers and publicans.
Every step was documented by Elaine Hill, a noted photographer, whose images grace the book. Drinksology, the Belfast firm behind The Dead Rabbit’s award-winning menus and its two cocktail tomes, designed this handsome book.
This week’s cocktail recipe is the legendary Dead Rabbit Irish Coffee recipe from the book
Dead Rabbit Irish Coffee
1 oz Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey
1/2 oz Demerara Syrup
3 1/2 oz medium-dark roast, made in a French Press
Thumb of prepared whipped cream
Garnish: freshly grated nutmeg
In an Irish Coffee glass, build all ingredients, top with whipped cream and grated nutmeg