Independence Day is fast a approaching and we’re sure our friends across the US are preparing for the national holiday. Marking America’s independence from the Britain, the holiday is a reminder of the principles of freedom and liberty the country has been built on.
On the West coast in LA, Americafest will include an evening of live entertainment, including a performance the DCI Phantom Regiment band and the Ives Brothers FMX motorcycle stunt. The event will culminate in the largest firework display in Southern California.
In Boston, there are 6 six days of festivities to get involved with. Harborfest will include ‘Extreme Sailing’ on Boston’s waterfront, a concert series and historical re-enactment.
The nation’s capital will be hosting the Independence Day Parade, which will include marching bands, floats, giant balloons and displays by military units.
Cocktails are very important to The Wild Geese Collection. They present whiskey in a very different, very contemporary fashion. Our collection of cocktails perfectly capture the versatility of the Rare Irish and Classic expressions of the Collection.
Last week, The Wild Geese hosted an intimate cocktail clinic in Amsterdam – tucked away in a charismatic wine cellar, which provided an ideal location to share what The Wild Geese has to offer. Our resident mixologist Nick Wykes was on hand to introduce the The Wild Geese cocktail recipes.
Chaney (former LA native and) Manager/Head Bartender
of Cigar Bar & Grill in San Francisco, showing off his new
UNTAMED tattoo – look for The Wild Geese Irish Soldiers &
Heroes Classic Blend coming soon to their location
The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey turned up a few weeks ago, on our Italian distributors’ blog – Meregalli Magazine. Meregalli suggested including The Wild Geese’s Single Malt in St. Patrick’s Day recipes, to help papas across the world celebrate the Irish national holiday.
But with Mother’s Day quickly approaching, the ideal gift may lay in the range of sophisticated Cocktail recipes of The Wild Geese. The Whiskey market is growing rapidly, and with this comes innovative new ways to enjoy the unique taste Irish whiskey has to offer. Our female demographic is continuing to grow, proving that this is a whiskey for modern times.
The Quiet American
Astringent fruit flavours married with rich cocoa and vanilla to produces an elegant, textured Martini style cocktail. The vanilla complements the oak notes of The Rare Irish Whiskey, while the rhubarb and lime brings balance to the cocoa sweetness and a zing to the palate.
50 ml The Wild Geese Rare Irish Whiskey
20 ml Crème de Cacao (white)
1 bar spoon rhubarb and vanilla jam
1 bar spoon vanilla sugar
10ml Fresh lime juice
Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wedge
A sophisticated champagne cocktail. The honey adds depth to the plate while the lemon juice adds a citric bite allowing The Rare Irish Whiskey to bring a strong whiskey character to a classic style of sparkling aperitif cocktail.
35ml The Wild Geese Rare Irish Whiskey
10ml Liquid honey
20ml Fresh lemon juice
Top with sparkling wine
Shake all ingredients except sparkling wine with ice and strain into chilled flute, top with sparkling wine and snap lemon zest.
The Long Goodbye
Fresh strawberry and elderflower provide a lightly fruity and floral tone, sweetened by vanilla notes and lifted by sparkling lemonade. The lighter fruit flavours give The Wild Geese Rare Irish Whiskey room to breathe and a platform for the fresher wood flavours.
50ml The Wild Geese Rare Irish Whiskey
35ml Elderflower cordial
2 lime wedges
1 bar spoon vanilla sugar
Muddle limes, strawberries and sugar in a highball glass, add crushed ice, Rare Irish Whiskey and elderflower cordial and stir. Top with lemonade and garnish with a strawberry slice.
‘The Wild Geese Irish Soldiers & Heroes Rocks!’
‘This Whiskey made a soldier out of me’
The story of the Flight of the Wild Geese is a key driving force behind our brand, and we really enjoy sharing it with the consumer
‘Ab Fab! Tour WILL be arranged next Ireland trip’
‘Slaíte Wild Geese Irish Soldiers & Heroes’
‘Slaíte’ is a traditional drinking toast, meaning Good Health. We share the sentiment.
The Wild Geese Irish Soldiers & Heroes is available at Bevmo stores in California
‘Very nice and smooth’
The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey continued on to Highlander – a Whisky bar which specialises in Scottish Whisky. The warm welcome The Wild Geese received is testament to the unique taste of The Collection. This was an excellent chance to showcase our Irish Whiskey in an intimate and sophisticated setting.