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Chloe Therrien
 
March 13, 2017 | Beer, Spirits | Chloe Therrien

Happy Saint Patricks Day!

 

“The day of the festival of Patrick” is a cultural and religious celebration that is recognized around the world since the 17th century. The drinking myth goes back to the fact that Lent restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted during church services, which has encouraged and propagated the holidays tradition of alcohol consumption.

St. Patrick’s Day is a public holiday celebrated in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat, and our very own Newfoundland and Labrador.

30th street liquor store has your St. Patrick’s Day needs, from Irish beer and booze to our very own Newfoundland and Labradors’ fine spirits. 

 

Jameson Irish Whiskey ~ $32.95 +T&D  40% Alc.  

Made at the Bow St. Distillery in Dublin, Ireland using rich Pot Still whiskey from malted and unmalted barley and the finest Grain whiskey, both distilled 3 times for smoothness, and aged for a minimum of 4 years, this is the timeless whiskey that turned their green bottle into an icon worldwide!

Nose: Light floral, peppered with spicy wood and sweet notes.

Taste: Perfect balance of spicy, nutty and vanilla notes with hints of sweet sherry and exceptional smoothness.

 

 

2 Gingers Irish Whiskey ~ $29.75 +T&D  40% Alc.

Inspired by his fiery haired mother and aunt, Kieran Folliard had the faces to start the award  winning spirit. Faithfully distilled at the famed Kilbeggan Distillery in Ireland; during its first year it was only sold in its home state, and is now available in Canada!

               The four year-aging process allows it to be smooth, malty, slightly sweet with a tingle of honey and citrus. The woody essence suggests caramel and vanilla to the finish. Drink neat, mixed, with ice, and of course on the Irish Holiday!

 

Carolans Irish Cream ~ $14.45  - $47.95 + T&D  17% Alc.

First developed in 1978 and named after a celebrated 17th century harpist, Turlough O’Carolan, a legendary travelling musician of that time.

This combination of Irish spirits, and whiskey with fresh cream, and fresh honey; giving it a palate of vanilla flavour, with a smooth texture. Creamy taste, toffee notes accented with burnished gold of aged spirits, and wildflowers’ honey.

Honey is particularly appropriate for a drink produced in the Clonmel area in Ireland – the word “Clonmel” derives from the Gaelic “Cluain Meala” which means Vale of Honey. Clonmel, in County Tipperary, is also set in Ireland’s famed “Golden Vale”, recognized as a great natural dairy land.

Only the best cream suppliers are considered since the vital component of one third of the product, giving it the famous smooth consistency.

 

Baileys Irish Cream ~ $9.45 - $54.95 + T&D 17% Alc.

It all began in 1974 Dublin…. The godfather of Irish cream David Dand had a vision. He and his technical experts began the mission to create the famous recipe: an unashamedly delicious blend of two of Irelands most delicious ingredients- rich dairy cream and the finest whiskey.

Every drop of Baileys cream is supplied by small, local Irish dairy family farms. Each year 38000 top-bred Irish dairy cows produce over 220 million litres of fresh cream. Combined with world-class aged whiskey from distilleries across Ireland with luxurious vanilla pods and rich cocoa beans to add a distinct chocolate character. Every bottle has a shelf life of two years without any artificial preservatives!

 

Famous Newfoundland Screech Rum ~ $34.00 + T&D  40% Alc.

This delightful product may have been nameless if it wasn’t for a story during WW2:

A visiting American WW2 serviceman downed the rum in one quick toss. His howls of distress caused a bystander to rush to aid, roaring “What the cripes was that ungodly screech?” The taciturn Newf simply replied “The screech?” “Tis’ the rum, me son.” LEGENDARY!

It’s an award-winning Jamaican rum, steeped in history- crafted in Newfoundland. Imported from Jamaica 200 years ago; it’s a true part of Newfie culture and tradition. Sweet taste of caramelized sugars, ripe fruits, vanilla and oak. A smooth, balanced blend with no sugar added. 

 

Newfoundland & Labrador Iceberg Vodka ~ $22.95 + T&D  40% Alc.

Conceived on the vision of turning a limitless supply of iceberg water into a true Canadian business. Named after the source for the product, it was born in 1995 in Newfoundland, where the harvesting and production remains to this very day.

Once the annual harvest is complete and the ice is melted down to water, they blend it with their triple distilled spirit  (made from Ontario sweet corn), at their blending and bottling in St.John’s.

The pioneer spirit of the wholly Canadian owned and operated company is exceptionally smooth, comprised of light notes of sweetness, and complete with a crisp finish.

Smithwick’s Irish Red Ale ~ $2.15 + T&D 4.5% Alc.

Edmond Smithwick got his family name over the brewery’s gate (which is located 90 minutes outside of Dublin) in 1827. Under his leadership, trade increased massively in 10 years from 5000 barrels to 40000 in 1860. It took until 1892 to win 1st prize in Dublin’s Exhibition of Brewers and Distillers.

After 300 years of brewing, they have learned a thing or two since the first pint was produces in 1710. The perfect pint doesn’t happen by accident, it comes with experience.

Their Superior Irish Ale is clean and delicate with hints of caramel, biscuit and campfire smoke. Ruby red in colour.

 

Harp Irish Lager ~ $2.20 + T&D  5% Alc.

This euro-style lager is brewed by Guiness has a clean rich taste that will please any beer lover!

It was first released in 1960 as a bottled beer by Guinness. The man behind the brew is Dr.Herman Muender, a master brewer from Germany after he was invited to create a golden lager in the traditional continental style. It  is brewed using golden barley and the choicest hopes to give it a smooth, satisfying taste.

 

 

 

Spinnakers Irish Stout ~ $6.75 + T&D  5% Alc.

This mild stout is delicate and smooth, brewed using Canadian  and English malts and done in the traditional Irish fashion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guinness Irish Draught ~ $11.45 + T&D  4.2% Alc.

The most die-hard company for St.Patricks day award goes to them, especially since they lobbied to have it made into a national holiday in Canada! 

In 1725, the brewing legend Arthur Guinness was born in Celbridge, County Kildare. Arthur inherited 100 pounds from his godfather Archbishop Price in 1752, and set up his own ale brewery in Leixlip, County Kildare. On the last day of 1759, he signed a 9000-year lease on a small, disused and ill-equipped property at St.James Gate and started to brew what has became the most highly recognized Irish beer and beer with a widget in the can! (talk about humble beginnings!) 

 

 

 

Have a safe and happy holiday!!!

Xoxox, Chloe

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