As its the weekend before Halloween, we thought we would bring you a special cocktail. Made with our Rare Irish Whiskey, spiced apple cider and dark maple syrup, it will be the perfect accompaniment to your Halloween parties!
At this year’s Beer & Whisky Festival The Wild Geese Single Malt received a Silver Medal for its smooth taste and timeless character.
This was our first year attending the Festival which takes place in Stockholm, Sweden.
The will be added to the growing list of recognition the Single Malt has received in recent years, including a ‘Reserve Cuvée’ tag and two ‘BEST IRISH WHISKEY’ awards.
The November issue of GQ British features The Wild Geese Classic Blend! The latest issue is available now, and comes in a choice of special James Bond covers.
As we continue to roll out across the UK, don’t forget to check our store locator for your nearest Wild Geese. We recommend you try the Classic Blend in one of our sensational cocktails recipes – perfect for any occasion, whether you enjoy them shaken or stirred.
You can also order from TheDrinkShop.com.
“The Wild Geese é straordinario!”
Each year, our Italian distributors – Gruppo Meregalli – host ’100 Vini’, a prestigious event where they showcase their finest products. Earlier this week we returned to the event with our multi award winning Irish Whiskey Collection.
We’ve had a lot of positive interest from Italy over the past few months and it was really great to meet some of Meregalli’s clients and spread the word of The Wild Geese.
“Questa é una bella sorpresa”
Visitors got the chance to really engage with the product, from tasting The Collection to exploring the brand story on the back label, and some even shared their thoughts when they tried The Wild Geese:
Food & Travel magazine have picked up the roll out of The Wild Geese across the UK, featuring the Classic Blend in the latest issue:
You can order the Classic Blend at masterofmalt.com
‘Clean, smooth, subtle, summery, rich, well balanced and body this is whiskey’s equivalent to Elle Macpherson’
You guessed it – our multi award winning Single Malt according to James Leavey.
James Leavey is an important name in the media industry. As a freelance writer and journalist, his famous comical style has been found in the pages of many British newspapers, including the Independent, the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mirror, the Daily Express and the Sunday Express. He has also appeared on BBC Radio Four, BBC 2 and Channel 4.
Last month he met The Wild Geese Collection and sparked a beautiful relationship.
The Classic Blend
‘The first bottle I tried was the Classic Blend, which lived up to its name. It was sweet and light and delicate and not over-honeyed, somewhat like lying in a field of wild flowers and clover on a hot summer’s day, enjoying the heady scent and listening to the bees’
The Rare Irish
‘Then I gave the Rare Irish a twirl round my tonsils and it was so smooth and perfectly balanced, with a touch of citrus and the teeniest taste of honey and lasted so long and so lovely, I almost died with delight. It was a beautiful rare whiskey, indeed, and worth waiting a lifetime for’
The Single Malt
‘Clean, smooth, subtle, summery, rich, well balanced and a body that is whiskey’s equivalent to Elle Macpherson’
The Limited Edition
‘Finally came the turn of the Limited Edition, which like its three siblings was one of the nicest and most perfectly balanced Irish whiskeys I have ever tasted, but, like them, with is own distinct character. Smooth, sweet then spicy, light and stunning’
We’re thrilled that James liked the Collection so much, and hope that he continues to enjoy The Wild Geese.
Our Italian distributors, Gruppo Meregalli, are hosting 100 Vini again this year. Held at the world famous Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Meregalli invite their clients to sample the products that they carry.
The Wild Geese will be bringing the taste of Ireland to the tasting event. Last year we were treated to some laps of the track by top of the range sports cars The combination of revving engines and multi award winning Irish whiskey was enough to give you goosebumps.
Thrilling scenes ran through the Ryder Cup at the weekend and there have already been whispers that we saw ‘sports greatest comeback’.
The biennial tournament sees Team Europe and Team USA tee off against each other and this year we all saw a remarkable comeback from the Europeans who ended the tournament with a 14 1/2 lead over the USA’s 13 1/2.
At the centre of this was the world number 1, Rory McIlroy. All eyes were on him going into the tournament. McIlroy has already proved time and again that he is the competitor to beat. But confusion over different time zones meant that he was running late for his tee off.
But he made it with only 10 minutes to get warmed up. He putted a few practice shots, but what happened next really showed what McIlroy is capable of and why he’s the world No. 1.
McIlroy beat the US golfing titan Keegan Bradley and secured a point for his team, which was all important to the Man of Action:
‘This week I’m not the No. 1 player in the world,’ he explained last Wednesday. ‘I’m one person in a 12-man team, and that’s it. It’s a team effort. There’s 12 guys all striving towards the same goal. I’m just part of that’
So when Team Europe came away with a victory, the winning feeling was that little bit sweeter.
McIlroy was a strong cog in the mighty European wheel. Like The Wild Geese, he understands how important team work is, and although you can shine individually, when a whole team work together and support one another, the result is remarkable.
But its hard to ignore that fact that McIlroy is the world No. 1, something which could have overshadowed him going into the tournament. But he’s kept his cool and not caved to that pressure. Like a true world class athlete he’ll face the challenges as they come.
Congratulations to McIlroy and Team Europe!