Among Irish people, whiskey holds a special significance. Even among folks who don't normally imbibe, there is a bottle tucked in the cupboard, behind the tea biscuits. It's there because it's mandatory at significant comings and goings; and the Irish have done a lot of coming and going over the generations. When you put someone on a train or plane and face the prospect of not seeing them for a while or perhaps never again, a glass of uisce beatha (the water of life) must be raised (and lowered within). And so we'll toast our final sidewalk pig of the year with the mountain dew collected from the hills of Tullamore, back in the Old Country.
Tullamore Dew is perhaps the most assertive and masculine of Irish whiskeys. We use it in our famous home-made Irish Cream and it has quite a bit of stuffing to stand up to cocktails that call for true whiskey....um, I mean Irish whiskey. Sunday our pig will come off the coals at 5 PM. We will toast him with punch. An Irish punch is a very simple affair of basically whiskey, honey and lemon. Learn more about punch here. We'll also offer the wonderful Pear, Irish and Cinnamon signature cocktail The Irish Twin for just $5. See ridiculous video on Irish twins here. And yes, I know that's not what it means.
We'll also offer a tasting of three whiskeys: Tullamore Dew, The Tullamore Dew 12 Year and The Tullamore Dew Single Malt, for just $10. And one of my favorite things about Tullamore Dew is the crock bottle (pictured below). We'll have crocks available for just $35. They're fantastic to re-use as containers for punch and they last for years. We'll be giving out recipes for punch and cocktails as well. Make a reservation here.