The Wild Geese Tasting Notes with H. Joseph Ehrmann (Bar Manager at Elixir, San Francisco)

We were the proud sponsors of the 10th Annual St Patrick’s Day Party at Elixir in San Francisco. Elixir is regarded as one of the best saloon bars in the world. It’s steeped in history and great place to hang out with experienced bar tenders who know a great drink when they see one.

Elixir’s bar manager, H. Joseph Ehrmann talks us through our Collection of Irish Whiskeys as we share with you highlights from this fantastic weekend!

‘It’s nice to have a range of expressions in an Irish whiskey. I really enjoy the Single Malt in particular. The Classic Blend I’ve made in a lot of different cocktails, it mixes really well and holds up as a nice hot whiskey. All in all I would say that I’m really impressed with the line’

Elixir, San Francisco – The Place To Be

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Elixir in San Francisco has not only been recognised as one of the USA’s top bars, it is also one of it’s oldest. Its rich heritage means this is a place with bundles of character and plenty of charm. The perfect place then for us to celebrate one of the big events of the year: St Patrick’s Day.

Over the St Patrick’s weekend, we sponsored Elixir’s 10th Annual St Patrick’s Party, where our whiskey was poured as the feature product. Patrons enjoyed our Collection straight up and in two bespoke cocktails. We’ve got some fantastic videos from this event to share with you all, but first a little more about this impressive venue.

Recent evidence suggests that Elixir’s building has stood since 1858, meaning its location on the corner of 16th and Guerrero has seen the American nation develop.

From being one of the ‘Wildest of the Wild West’ saloons in the late 1800s to being a vessel for the new European immigrants of the 1900s to pass through. Elixir is found in the Mission Delores district of San Francisco, which itself has undergone many changes. Today it is a trendy area for young professional, a great art scene, but it was originally swallowed up by an expanding San Francisco after the Gold Rush era. It became a place for immigrant communities to live and make their way in America. Amongst these was a large Irish community, many of whom worked on the construction of one of the country’s iconic structures: San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.

In March 2012 Elixir remembered and celebrated these Men of Action by featuring our Rare Irish Whiskey in their commemorative ‘The Mission’ cocktail. So it was fitting that we collaborated once again on celebrating the Irish heritage of the neighbourhood. Check out our new videos at Elixir which will be released this Thursday (May 2nd).

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Travel Retail’s Wild Geese: Dominick O’Reilly

You can enjoy our latest column in The Moodie Report below. Thank you to Dominick O’Reilly for providing some fantastic answers to our questions!

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The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey tasting at Harrods, London. St Patrick's Day Special


The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey tasting at Harrods
87-135 Brompton Road

St Patrick’s Day Special: 14th March, Tasting at The Whiskey Exchange

The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey tasting at The Whisky Exchange, Vinopolis, London. St Patrick's Day Special

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74 Old Compton Street
Soho, London

St Patrick’s Day Cocktail: The Saint

Enjoy this cocktail wherever you are this St Patrick’s Day. It’s easy to make at home and perfect to celebrate with friends!


50ml The Wild Geese Classic Blend Irish Whiskey
12.5MLS vanille De Madagascar or vanilla liqueur
75mls Apple Juice
10mls Cinnamon Syrup

Shake ingredients and strain into a tall glass full of ice, garnish with an apple fan.