It’s St. Patrick’s Day today. Are you covered in shamrocks, chomping on a green bagel yet? Here, in New York, it is very much a thing. From the parade down 5th Ave (which has lost some notable sponsorship this year), to the swarms of four-leaf-clover-clad revelers that pack the pubs, “liven” up the streets and manage to peak by lunch time, it can feel like the whole city is Irish-ish (or, rather an enormous frat party) for the day. I have had some lovely corned beef and cabbage dinners, have attended the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and can even get into a little Riverdance action, but I have never really embraced the green beer and bacchanalia insanity that takes over our city this time of year. I am a big fan of the Irish people and culture, however, and a HUGE fan of their whisky. So instead of creating a weird, green cocktail for the day, I recommend sipping on the good stuff from the land of green.
Bushmills is one of my personal favorites, and it happens to come from the oldest licensed distillery in the world. Liquor.com has also come up with some Irish Whiskys that you may not be familiar with here. So, leave the car bombs and green beer to the amateurs and toast the Emerald Isle with some truly old school “water of life”. Sláinte!