Dublin International Charity Bazaar

Its no surprise that Ireland is a very special place for The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey* and we’re always really happy to support a worthy cause that helps the Irish people.

Back in November the Cuban Embassy in Dublin hosted the annual Dublin International Bazaar. This was held to raise money for six local charities and give a contribution to the Lord Mayor of Dublin’s winter fuel fund.

Attended by 2641 people, the event was an astounding success, raising €56,635.55 for the following charities:

  • Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart
  • Focus Ireland
  • Headstrong
  • Irish Wheelchair Association
  • National Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Ruhama
Some bottles of The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey* Single Malt were included in a raffle and were also sold on a stall separately, being bought within the first hour!
It was an honour to be a part of such an event and congratulations to all those who organised it.



In North America The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey is sold under the brand name ‘The Wild Geese Irish Soldiers & Heroes’.Its no surprise that Ireland is a very special place for The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey* and we’re always really happy to support a worthy cause that helps the Irish people.

Back in November the Cuban Embassy in Dublin hosted the annual Dublin International Bazaar. This was held to raise money for six local charities and give a contribution to the Lord Mayor of Dublin’s winter fuel fund.

Attended by 2641 people, the event was an astounding success, raising €56,635.55 for the following charities:

  • Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart
  • Focus Ireland
  • Headstrong
  • Irish Wheelchair Association
  • National Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Ruhama
Some bottles of The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey* Single Malt were included in a raffle and were also sold on a stall separately, being bought within the first hour!
It was an honour to be a part of such an event and congratulations to all those who organised it.



In North America The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey is sold under the brand name ‘The Wild Geese Irish Soldiers & Heroes’.

Boxing Day at The Spare Room Pt. 2

The Boxing Day charity event was a big success!

We sponsored an event hosted at The Spare Room (in the Roosevelt Hotel) on Hollywood Boulevard in L. A., which supported The Hospitality Kitchen, a charity that helps California’s homeless.

It was an exciting evening! Guests were treated to an electrifying punch on offer from The Wild Geese Irish Soldiers & Heroes created by the event’s hostess and Spare Room Beverage Director, Naomi Schimek.

 

 

 

Boxing Day Punch

Created by Naomi Schimek

2 oz The Wild Geese Irish Soldiers and Heroes Classic Blend
1 oz Barry’s Irish tea (double strength)
75 oz Honey syrup 
5 oz fresh lemon juice
25 oz fresh orange juice 
Mix ingredients together with ice. Add a dash of angostura bitters and a dash of cardamom tincture to taste. Shake and strain over ice. Garnish with micro-planed nutmeg. 

 

Naomi and Silamith

With the frivolity in full swing, our new brand ambassador Silamith Weir was on hand to serve the punch and showcase our Collection to the bar and cocktail community, who joined in the fun. Many influential mixologists really loved the brand, with the Single Malt emerging as the prominent favourite.

There was a drive to collect blankets and clothes, and about $2000 was raised to help keep the homeless community warm this winter. We’re really proud to have been a part of the event. Thanks you to all who turned up and we hope you enjoyed yourself!

*Outside North America The Wild Geese Irish Soldiers & Heroes is sold under the brand name ‘The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey’.

Boxing Day in The Spare Room

On Boxing Day night we’ll be sponsoring a charity event at the Spare Room in The Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles.

The event has been set up in support of The Hospitality Kitchen. This charity is a Skid Row soup kitchen . It’s known as the ‘Hippie Kitchen’ and offers aid to those who truly need it.

Designed by Studio Collective, the newly renovated Spare Room opened in January 2011 has a distinct character and beacons in the stylish trendsetters. The Spare Room offers a unique night out, boasting two vintage reclaimed bowling lanes and backgammon tables. Tucked away in a secret location is secret photo booth, which is rumoured to be somewhere near the bowling shoes area. It’s worth a look, as you could come away with some back and white photo booth pictures to add to the photo albums.

The Spare Room has already attracted celebrity patrons (including Ryan Gosling) and is quickly becoming a sensational part of Los Angeles nightlife. We’re really excited to get The Wild Geese Irish Soldiers & Heroes* mixing it up in such a mesmerising location.

If you’re in the area, come down and show you’re support in a remarkable location.

*In North America The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey is sold under the brand name ‘The Wild Geese Irish Soldiers & Heroes’.On Boxing Day night we’ll be sponsoring a charity event at the Spare Room in The Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles.

The event has been set up in support of The Hospitality Kitchen. This charity is a Skid Row soup kitchen . It’s known as the ‘Hippie Kitchen’ and offers aid to those who truly need it.

Designed by Studio Collective, the newly renovated Spare Room opened in January 2011 has a distinct character and beacons in the stylish trendsetters. The Spare Room offers a unique night out, boasting two vintage reclaimed bowling lanes and backgammon tables. Tucked away in a secret location is secret photo booth, which is rumoured to be somewhere near the bowling shoes area. It’s worth a look, as you could come away with some back and white photo booth pictures to add to the photo albums.

The Spare Room has already attracted celebrity patrons (including Ryan Gosling) and is quickly becoming a sensational part of Los Angeles nightlife. We’re really excited to get The Wild Geese Irish Soldiers & Heroes* mixing it up in such a mesmerising location.

If you’re in the area, come down and show you’re support in a remarkable location.

*In North America The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey is sold under the brand name ‘The Wild Geese Irish Soldiers & Heroes’.

The BBC Good Food Show Winter, November 2011

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 2011

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.

Berlin Bar Convent (BCB)

We were in Berlin over the weekend, showing off our BRAND NEW GOLDEN RUM, as well as our super-premium Irish Whiskey Collection.

The Berlin Bar Convent (BCB) is a very important event in the Bar Industry. Here, bar tenders from across the world came together to experience exciting new products and create enticing recipes.

It was a really great event, and we hope everyone who attended enjoyed themselves!

We’ll have more photos to share with you soon!

*In North America The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey Collection is sold under the brand name ‘The Wild Geese Irish Soldiers & Heroes’We were in Berlin over the weekend, showing off our BRAND NEW GOLDEN RUM, as well as our super-premium Irish Whiskey Collection.

The Berlin Bar Convent (BCB) is a very important event in the Bar Industry. Here, bar tenders from across the world came together to experience exciting new products and create enticing recipes.

It was a really great event, and we hope everyone who attended enjoyed themselves!

We’ll have more photos to share with you soon!

*In North America The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey Collection is sold under the brand name ‘The Wild Geese Irish Soldiers & Heroes’

Tasting Event in California, October 4th

The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey Collection is now available throughout California! We’re working closely with our new distributors Wine Warehouse

Sold under the brand name The Wild Geese Irish Soldiers & Heroes in the USA, our Collection featured at one of Wine Warehouse’s customer trade shows last week. 
The reception was excellent!
“It was a very busy event and consumers were really impressed with The Wild Geese Irish Soldiers & Heroes”
     – The Wild Geese Irish Soldiers & Heroes brand ambassador. 
Consumer responses:

‘That is so smooth!’

‘Best whiskey I have ever had’

‘It sure beats Jameson’

‘Love the name’

‘Where can I purchase this?’

Wine Warehouse has been committed to the marketing and distribution of quality beverages for over 30 years.  

Our next event in California will be Whisky Live LA, now in it’s third year. 

Photos from The Savoy Taylor’s Guild

Here are some more photos from our event at The Savoy Taylor’s Guild. We were supporting a charity event, in aide of the Kids Company charity.

The evening included an exclusive tasting of The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey Collection*, which has recently been voted ‘Best Irish Whiskey’ for the third time. Guests were invited to enter a prize draw, where prizes included a weekend at St. Andrews Golf Resort and a bottle of our super premium Irish Whiskey. 

The Savoy’s Taylor’s Guild on The Strand is the flagship store. It offers specialist suiting services and a mezzanine floor with access to unique collections. The evening saw 50 guests attend the event, many of which continued on to the West End to enjoy London’s theatre offerings. 

The proved very successful. The Wild Geese Rare Irish Whiskey was very popular and was a great introduction for those who were new to drink whiskey. 

Thank you to all who came down on Thursday 8th September, we hope you enjoyed yourself. 
You can find more photos on our Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/thewildgeeseirishwhiskeycollection
*In North America The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey Collection is sold under the brand name ‘The Wild Geese Irish Soldiers & Heroes’

The Wild Geese at The Strand

On Thursday The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey supported The Fairmont Group and Moss Bros during a charity event to raise awareness of Kids Company – an organisation that works to improve the lives of neglected inner-city children.

Taking place in the Savoy’s Tailor’s Guild, we met many new faces – some were seasoned whiskey drinkers, others were new to the whiskey experience. Either way, The Wild Geese had a very warm reception.

The Wild Geese Rare Irish Whiskey was definitely a hit. The Rare Irish is a fundamental ingredient in our cocktail recipe, so this gives us a perfect opportunity to unveil some of our cocktails at future events.

Stay tuned for a full follow up on the event.

Remembering Patrick Sarsfield: The Wild Geese Legacy

The Siege of Limerick  

The Battle of Aughrim in 1691 devastated the Jacobite army. Four thousand lives were lost, including the commanding officer the Marquis de St. Ruth. But determined to fight on for their freedom, Patrick Sarsfield oversaw the retreat to Limerick.

Limerick was a stronghold, still in the hands of the Irish Jacobite forces. It had withstood a siege a year before, in which Sarsfield planned a daring mission to destroy a siege train that carried heavy weapons that could breach the town’s walls. But morale was low and the Jacobite forces were crumbling. As the Williamite army blockaded Limerick, the hope of securing civil liberties for the Irish people starting to fade. The French commanders who Sarsfield served under refused to retreat, but having been abandoned by King James, Sarsfield subverted the commanders and negotiated peace for his people – and began talks for the Treaty of Limerick.

Freedom

In the Treaty, Sarsfield tried to secure the safety of the civilians living in Limerick as well as their guaranteed freedom. Patrick Sarsfield and The Wild Geese fought passionately for these liberties believing that every person had the right to enjoy them. This is why each bottle of The Wild Geese carries a commemorative ’1691′ medallion – the Collection celebrates the Men of Action who fought to uphold this freedom.

But when Sarsfield and The Wild Geese chose to leave Ireland, they also sparked an intrepid story, that is still very much alive to this day. Wild Geese all over the world have had a remarkable impact on the world. Our Collection of Irish Whiskeys, which have been recognised as ‘Best Irish Whiskey’ on three occasions within twelve months, continues to celebrate this.

In March of this year US President Barack Obama planned a ‘homecoming visit’ to Ireland, to trace his own Irish roots. In an address to an excited crowd in Dublin, the President echoed the story of Sarsfield and The Wild Geese:

‘Remember that whatever hardships the winter may bring, springtime is always just around the corner. And if they keep on arguing with you, just respond with a simple creed: Is Feidir Linn – Yes We Can’

Sarsfield is remembered as a prominent figure – a hero – in Ireland, particularly in Limerick where appropriately a bridge has been named after him, which leads onto Sarsfield Street.
Sarsfield Bridge in Limerick