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Big Brewers Strike Back

Big Brewers Strike Back

System Tuesday 7th April 2015 0
It is no secret that there has been a paradigm shift in Irish brewing over the last few years. An underground brewing scene and a change in taste towards highly hopped and more interesting styles has led to an explosion of newly founded breweries with some great tasting ales and lagers. It is clear that Ireland has always had a talent for brewing but it is only now that we can really claim to be producing world class craft beers. Has the scene reached saturation point? Probably not yet, but i...
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American Craft Distilling

American Craft Distilling

System Monday 26th January 2015 2
Distilling in America can trace its roots back to the 1600s when Europeans landed with a longing to set up farms on newly (ahem) acquired fertile land. Corn and sugar cane were new crops to many of these settlers and it was not long before they began plantations for commercial purposes. Sometimes a bumper harvest would come along and farmers were left with an excess. Some settlers from Scotland, Ireland and Wales brought with them a knowledge of distilling and they quickly adapted their old r...
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Highly Recommended

Highly Recommended

System Tuesday 28th October 2014 0
Planning a trip to Dublin in the future, or simply a local looking for some new places to enjoy a nice whiskey or a quiet pint? Our staff have comprised a list of seven spots we would highly recommend to anyone who asked us!  Palace Bar Fleet Street - Fleet Street Unspoiled by the passage of time, The Palace Bar is one of Dublin's best-loved original Victorian pubs. The Palace has attained international acclaim for its devotion to the promotion of Irish whiskey.  L Mulligan Grocer - Stoney Batte...
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Gins Glorious Gins

Gins Glorious Gins

System Wednesday 3rd September 2014 3
There was once a time when you had two choices; Cork Dry Gin, or Gordons Dry Gin. If you were lucky you might get served a small slice of lemon and some room temperature tonic to accompany it in your G&T. This is how I remember my first experience of what is one of the world’s greatest mixed drinks. Fortunately it did not put me off. Later when I started working in the drinks trade I was introduced to Bombay Sapphire served with a slice of lime and some slightly better quality tonic.   ...
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