Sipping The Pogues Irish Whiskey

You may have seen this information I shared a couple of weeks ago Savour the rebelliousness of the Irish with The Pogues Irish Whiskey #News

The Pogues Irish Whiskey South Africa I had a few sips of The Pogues Irish Whiskey at a whiskey shows and tastings, but that was pre-2020.  So I was keen to try this Irish Whiskey at home, without feeling rushed.

What something delicious to warm you up on a cool and rainy day? Well, #ThePoguesIrishWhiskey has got you covered. It was my first time sipping and savouring this #whiskey, and after sipping it neat, I was also inspired to try it in a cocktail. Coffee and whiskey? Yes, please!

This is the original recipe, from the website – I did omit the chocolate bitters though, I really need to get my hands on some!

“Iced Irish Cocktail

50ml The Pogues Single Malt,

75ml Cold Brewed Coffee,

10ml Simple Syrup,

2 dashes Bitter Truth chocolate bitters

Stir ingredients together over cubed ice, and garnish with whatever the hell you please.”

Simple and tasty cocktails are just the best, don’t you think?

Interesting fact – “The Pogues Irish Whiskey” is a collaboration between Irish punk band “The Pogues” and master distiller Frank McHardy. This premium spirit celebrates the poetic rebelliousness of the Irish. It is a 50/50 blend of single grain Irish whiskey and single malt Irish whiskey.

This blend is then matured in an oak barrel for exactly three years and one day.The Pogues Irish Whiskey Tasting Notes

  • On the nose: roasted almonds, dark chocolate, spice, hints of sweetness
  • On the palate:  citrus, spice, cracked pepper, dark fruit.

Versatile and balanced, this whiskey was won several awards, including gold at the “San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2018, 2019 and 2021.

The Details

(Information shared from Halewood SA, local distributors in South Africa)

Since the 1980s, The Pogues have been fusing the tropes and melodies of traditional Irish folk music to the energy of punk rock. And now, we’ve captured the mutinous soul and passion of The Pogues in a whiskey that’s a s full of character as the band itself. Launched in 2015, and produced by West Cork Distillers in Ireland’s rugged coastal spot, Skibbereen, The Pogues rebels against the norm with a blend of 50% Irish grain whiskey and 50% single malt Irish whiskey. The grain, maturation, cask selection and blend has been entirely chosen and approved by all the band members, the liquid crafted in small batches in handmade copper stills and aged for three years and a day.

Alcohol Volume:  43%

This very affordable #Irish Whiskey is available at most leading liquor retailers, as well as online at Takealot and Liquor Drop.

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