The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey Enterprise Awards: Winners Selected

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The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey Enterprise Awards Adjudication Committee: from left, Mark Murran and Mary McHugh, Department of Social Protection; Jim Slevin, chairperson of Donegal Local Development Company; Louise Brogan, DLDC enterprise co-ordinator; Mr Andre Levy, chairman of The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey company

Our Chairman, Mr Andre Levy, sat on the adjudication committee to select the winners of this year’s The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey Enterprise Awards, which celebrate entrepreneurs in the Donegal area who are forging their own paths in business.

Twelve businesses have been shortlisted for the awards which are for small enterprises set up under the Back To Work Enterprise Allowance Scheme run by Donegal Local Development Company (DLDC). Three winners will be presented with awards, £500 to help grow their businesses and will go through to the regional awards in Cavan in June.

On the adjudication committee were Mr Andre Levy; Jim Slevin, Chairperson of the DLDC; Mark Murray and Mary McHugh from the Department of Social Protection. Mr Levy said:

‘There are some remarkable individuals involved who’ve already had significant success and in some cases have already won awards for their business.
‘We all know that the business environment has been very challenging in recent years and I’m delighted The Wild Geese company is able to help celebrate this level of achievement in Donegal’

 

 

 

St Patrick’s Day: It’s A Long Way to The Tipperary But Our Heart’s Right There

P1010677The Tipperary is the oldest Irish pub in London. Steeped in Irish heritage, it has been a haven for Wild Geese for hundreds of years and a remarkable taste of home. And now we’ve flocked behind the bar! Yes, The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey is now served in London’s oldest Irish pub, just in time for St Patrick’s Day!

The Tipperary was first built in 1300, on the side of a monastery where the monks brewed ale.

In 1605 it was transformed into ‘The Boar’s Head’. It’s stood the test of time, surviving the Great Fire of London having been built of stone and brick, rather then wood.

It came under Irish ownership in around 1700, becoming the first Irish pub outside of Ireland. It was fitted out in traditional Irish style, including a clock by Thomas Tompion.

Following the First World War, the printers returning from the war had the pub named ‘The Tipperary’, inspired by the war song, ‘It’s A Long Way’, and the name remains today.

Today The Tipperary is run by Steve Rowlands, who has a huge passion for fine spirits. The interior retains the original Irish character and behind the bar now sits The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey Collection. It’s a great place to enjoy The Wild Geese this St Patrick’s Day!

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The owner of The Tipperary Steve Rowlands with The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey Collection.

 

Stay Untamed with The Wild Geese Classic Blend, Now Available in the Times Whisky Club

Stay Untamed and give your St Patrick’s Day celebrations a Wild twist! Our Classic Blend is featured on The Whisky Club from The Times and The Sunday Times!

The Times Whisky Club is well known for selecting the best products on the market. You can read the full review of The Classic Blend below.

Nose: A light, berry, sweetness at first. Oak develops followed by barley malt, digestive biscuits and vanilla.

Palate: A cool and refreshingly sweet early palate. Giving way to a richer sweetness with undertones of manuka honey, aniseed and a slight citric tang.

Finish: There is a refreshingly sharp oak present at the very end, preceded by more cream vanilla.

Overall: A delightful Irish blend that is a superb example of a sweet and vanilla rich whiskey.

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Brand New Video: The Exile

The festive season is now upon us. At this time of year we come together with loved ones, sometimes fighting time and distance to spend the season with them.

Our latest video draws inspiration from what The Wild Geese left behind. Although these Men of Action stood strong in 1691 and achieved some remarkable things in their adopted communities, many left behind families. The took the name ‘The Wild Geese’ in the hope and belief that they would one day return. Their hearts remained focused on Ireland.

Wherever you are in the world, if you are of Irish descent you are part of this story and entitled to call yourself Wild Geese. 

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TASTING INVITATION : The Wild Geese Cocktail Competition at The Royal Exchange, London

The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey Collection is delighted to present the first in a series of innovative cocktail competitions in the UK!

Join us and 12 of London’s top bartenders in creating the best for this seasons challenge: “The ultimate Cafe Creme” using The Wild Geese Classic Blend. There will be a chance to sample our multi award winning, three times voted “Best Irish Whiskey”, The Wild Geese Collection and win a bottle of our superb Single Malt (SRP £54.99), so come along for a fun after work drink.

Also check out the free offer with the Wild Geese Classic Blend at Rex’s Restaurant, The Royal Exchange throughout next week.
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To keep you warm this winter

The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey Collection 1691

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Ingredients

40ml The Wild Geese Classic Blend

2 tsp Honey

25ml fresh squeezed lemon juice

2 dashes angostura bitters

75ml hot water

 

 

Method

Mix all the ingredients in heatproof glass and top with hot water. Garnish with a fresh whole cinnamon stick an clove studded lemon slice.