We’ve just got back from the BBC Good Food Show, which took place in Birmingham, UK.
The NEC was packed full of people on the hunt for something new, something different and something to help fill those Christmas stockings.
The show opened on Wednesday and offered the best in fine foods and drinks to guests from all over the UK. In between cooking competitions and presentations on the theatre stages, consumers were able to explore the sprawling alleyways of exquisite independent products. And that’s where they found The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey* – at stand T64.
Although some familiar faces dropped by, who we met at the BBC Good Food Summer Show (in June), for many experiences what The Wild Geese had to offer was something new.
Our promoter, Kate, was an instant hit and her enthusiasm for The Wild Geese was shared by the people we met.
By Friday, the carpets were blocked out by the pulsating crowds – everyone excited to find something new.
Nick Wykees, our mixologist was also on hand to demonstrate the versatility of The Wild Geese, and mixed up some cocktails recipes which emphasised the Untamed nature of The Wild Geese Rare Irish Whiskey and The Wild Geese Golden Rum.
We hope you all enjoyed yourself at the BBC Good Food Show and be sure to stay in touch with The Wild Geese Collection. You can find more photos on our facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/thewildgeeseirishwhiskeycollection
We hope to see you all soon!
*In North America The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey is sold under the brand name ‘The Wild Geese Irish Soldiers & Heroes’.
Thanksgiving has become a intricate part of life in the United States. It’s a time to look around oneself and appreciate all that one has achieved and been blessed with.
During one of the earliest Thanksgiving celebrations in 1619, Captain John Woodlief held a service in thanks that his emigrated settlers had reached North America safely. It was a time to consider the opportunities that lay ahead of them in the New World.
Nearly 400 years later, the United States has become one of the most prominent countries in the world. Americans across the country will be celebrating how far they have come in only 400 hundred years.
For us, this is also a time to consider the incredible impact Wild Geese have had on the US over the centuries. Millions of Irish people have arrived on the shores of the US. No other country has received more of The Wild Geese than America and no ethnic group had a greater impact on the history of the USA.
Eight of the fifty-six delegate signatories of the United States Declaration of Independence were of Irish descent. They fought for a beautiful dream – Freedom for Everyone.
Known for their hard-working ethic and community spirit, Wild Geese of all generations have helped to build the great nation which we know today.
To mark the Holiday Season, we’re put together a recipe for a refreshing party paunch.
Light, refreshing and festive, it is sure to impress your guests this Thanksgiving.
We hope you all enjoy your Thanksgiving and take some time to appreciate everything you have achieved.
After beating Estonia on aggregate, the Irish national football will be heading to the UEFA European Championship next year.
Ireland’s battle with Estonia took place over two matches. The first was hosted in Tallinn last Friday (11/11/11), where Ireland emerged with an impressive 4-0 victory. The second match took place in Dublin this past Tuesday (15/11/11).
In a packed Aviva Stadium, Stephen Ward secured a goal in the 31st minute. Although it looked like Ireland’s European campaign was a sure thing, Estonia battled back with a goal from captain Konstantin Vassiljev.
But as the whistle blew at full time, Ireland were through to Euro 2012 with a victory of 5-1 (on aggregate).
- Goal Keeper Shay Given
This is the first time Ireland have qualified for a major championship tournament in 10 years. The last time they featured in the European Championships was 1988! So there’s plenty of reason to celebrate last Tuesday’s very important victory, and the energy and motivation for next year’s tournament is already building.
- Shay Given
The match draw will take place of December 2nd, which is when the Euro 2012 campaign will truly begin. We’re sure Wild Geese across the world will be watching with anticipation and ready to support Ireland through their first major tournament in 10 years.
Congratulations to the entire team!
Check out these images from Tyler Roemer, a photographer who specialises in Outdoor Adventure.
His latest task as been to ascend Mount Hood at Timberline Ski Resort in Oregon, US, with a group of professional skiers. At more than 3,350m (11,000ft) the skiers performed stunts as they glided above the clouds, allowing Roemer to capture some heavenly images.
Tyler Roemer ‘strives to get off the beaten path by using his extensive knowledge in the outdoor field to get him the next shot’. These latest images combine a sublime elegance with the raw excitement of extreme sports.
Take a look at this video! On a huge 90ft wave, you can just make out the silhouette of Garrett McNamara who broke a world record for the biggest wave ever surfed.
With the wave collapsing just behind him, this Man of Action beat the previous world record, set by Mike Parsons in Cortes Bay, California when he surfed a 77ft wave in 2008.
A native to Hawaii, McNamara was invited to Nazaré in Portugal for a big wave competition. There is an underwater canyon 1,000 ft deep, which causes some of the largest waves in the world.
There certainly is an element of danger, as the position of the canyon – which runs from the ocean to the coast – means that waves often break very close to shore.
What’s extraordinary is that this was a spontaneous decision. Garrett had originally only agreed to tow a friend, Andre Cotton, out but as the waves grew bigger and bigger he decided to take it one step further.
But they say actions speak louder than words – so its worth going back and watching that again….
Already three times voted ‘BEST IRISH WHISKEY’, The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey won a Silver Medal for its Limited Edition at the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition (November 2011).
This is the largest pan-Asian competition of its kind, with judges coming from all the corners of the continent to taste the very best wines and spirits.
The high quality of The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey has been consistently recognised by consumers and industry professionals alike.
In July 2011, The Wild Geese Limited Edition Irish Whiskey was recognised as ‘BEST IRISH WHISKEY’, receiving the Platinum Medal at the SIP Awards in San Diego, California, USA.
These awards reinforce what industry professionals have been saying for years. In his Whisky Bible 2011, Jim Murray gave The Wild Geese Limited Edition the following appraisal:
‘One of the lightest, subtle, intriguing and quite simply disarming Irish Whiskeys on the market’
The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey is forward thinking and maintains a contemporary and exciting profile.
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The Legend of The Wild Geese
Tells the powerful story of the brave men and women who left Ireland seeking a new life. They took the name ‘The Wild Geese’ in the hope and belief that they would one day return to Ireland.
Discover how far they travelled and why The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey Collection celebrates these Men of Action.
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The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey Tasting Notes
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