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.
We’re sure Mothers everywhere will enjoy any of these after a intimate homemade meal, however, these are perfect for any occasion.
**In North America, The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey Collection is sold under the ‘brand name’ ‘The Wild Geese Irish Soldiers & Heroes’
The passing of Elizabeth Taylor on 23rd March had a profound effect on the world. One of the greatest screen actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Era, Elizabeth Taylor defined a whole generation of celebrity and was as famous for her extravagant lifestyle as she was for her on screen talent. Celebrities and fans mourned her passing last week and continue to express messages of both sympathy and celebration of her career in the public eye.
Joan Collins showed her everlasting admiration: ‘Elizabeth was the last of the true Hollywood icons, a great beauty, a great actress’
Her funeral took place away from the public eye, where close friends and family gathered. It was recently revealed that amongst the congregation was Colin Farrell, who maintained a close friendship with Elizabeth Taylor. The Irish actor read out a poem, which Taylor had hand picked for him - The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo by Gerald Manely Hopkins.
‘Elizabeth chose it. It was a tricky poem as well. Even in passing she had me under the thumb’ Farrell explained to Hollywood Access.
Elizabeth admitted that she had unique approach to men. ‘I‘m a man’s woman. I get along with women too. But I sashay up to a man; I walk up to a woman’
‘I had a ball. My relationships were great and fascinating and exciting’
‘The Irish know their Whiskey. Go Geese!’
We you all enjoyed writing this feedback as we did reading it! We hope you continue to enjoy our Collection!
‘The Wild Geese Irish Soldiers & Heroes Rocks!’
‘The Wild Geese in my new… Lover/Boyfriend/Husband’
You’re making us blush!
’9 out 10 Whiskeyologists agree… its REALLY GOOD. Really.’
We love the drawing.
Our friends across the pond are pretty artistic. Keep the drawings coming!
Simple and to the point. We love it.
‘Loved the Drink! Send me some Wild Geese over seas!’
‘Smooth & Smoke. Ireland gets me every time. Marry me?’
Thats our second proposal, we’re flattered.
‘Wild Geese over seas’
We love your take on our ‘tattoo’ logo and the reference to the brand story. Really great.
We hoe everyone who went to Whiskies of the World enjoyed themselves and we’re already looking forward to our next event – WSWA in Orlando, Florida.
The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey – sold in North and Central America under the ‘brand name’ The Wild Geese Irish Soldiers & Heroes – was showcasing at Whiskies of the World in San Francisco last weekend.
The event was great fun and we were astounded by the response The Collection received from the public. Its really great to see people enjoying the whiskey and connecting with the story that inspires it.
‘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.
Onwards to Cocoon’s super club as the Untamed nature of The Wild Geese was rife with the patrons.
Its really great to see The Wild Geese team interacting with patrons.
The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey Collection was mingling in Singapore over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, bringing the ‘taste of home’ to crowds at a chain of Indochine bars. The weekend was a massive success and seeing people over 6000 miles away enjoying the Collection put smile on everyone in the London office.
‘With each new generation, there is a new legacy. Raise your glass, remember them’
A thumbs up is always a very good sign.
This was the start of a Wild weekend.
The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey is building momentum in Singapore and its magnificent to see people enjoying the product.
IndoChine’s contemporary environment is perfect for The Wild Geese.
Last week was certainly one for the Irish. Thursday was St. Patrick’s Day, an event celebrated worldwide – but either side of the Irish national holiday were a string of very exciting wins at the Cheltenham Festival and a remarkable win in the 6 Nations Rugby.
Cheltenham is renowned for its Irish participation – both on the racecourse and in the stalls. Talking to The Independent’s ‘i’ on St. Patrick’s Day, Irish entrepreneur Michael O’Leary attempted to explain its importance in the Irish calendar, ”It’s a religion where I’m from… A true Irishman will grow up to follow Cheltenham first and the Catholic Church second”. The Festival proved to be an eventful one, with Ruby Walsh resonating on all news channels.
Cheltenham was not the only accompaniment to St. Patrick’s Day. Ireland ended England’s hopes of a grand slam in the Six Nations tournament. The final score was 24-8 to Ireland, and although England ultimately won the tournament, its Ireland’s final victory that will be remembered.
Ireland made quite an impact on the tournament, with Brian O’Driscoll’s performance being respectfully recognised as one of the highlights of the Six Nations.
The celebrations are sure to continue into the weekend, and although the Irish flags will come down on Monday morning, the lasting influence of Irish culture can be seen everyday throughout the world.
The luck of the Irish has shone through on day three of the Cheltenham Festival. A. P. McCoy has won the Ryanair Chase on Albertas Run and Ruby Walsh remained in the spotlight, winning World Hurdle with Big Buck’s.
There was a tense moment between Big Buck’s and challenger Grands Crus, ridden by Tom Scudamore, but Walsh ultimately was the first past the post.
Perhaps citing the ‘luck of the Irish’ isn’t appropriate. These sportsmen are clearly focused and ambitious, just as The Wild Geese were. Congratulations to both and lets see what tomorrow brings.