St Patrick’s Day: It’s A Long Way to The Tipperary But Our Heart’s Right There

P1010677The Tipperary is the oldest Irish pub in London. Steeped in Irish heritage, it has been a haven for Wild Geese for hundreds of years and a remarkable taste of home. And now we’ve flocked behind the bar! Yes, The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey is now served in London’s oldest Irish pub, just in time for St Patrick’s Day!

The Tipperary was first built in 1300, on the side of a monastery where the monks brewed ale.

In 1605 it was transformed into ‘The Boar’s Head’. It’s stood the test of time, surviving the Great Fire of London having been built of stone and brick, rather then wood.

It came under Irish ownership in around 1700, becoming the first Irish pub outside of Ireland. It was fitted out in traditional Irish style, including a clock by Thomas Tompion.

Following the First World War, the printers returning from the war had the pub named ‘The Tipperary’, inspired by the war song, ‘It’s A Long Way’, and the name remains today.

Today The Tipperary is run by Steve Rowlands, who has a huge passion for fine spirits. The interior retains the original Irish character and behind the bar now sits The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey Collection. It’s a great place to enjoy The Wild Geese this St Patrick’s Day!

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The owner of The Tipperary Steve Rowlands with The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey Collection.

 

The Wild Geese Cocktails: The Bentley

Shay from Elixir is back with another cocktail recipe – The Bentley. Based on an Old Fashioned cocktail mix, Shay uses our Rare Irish and brings you an Untamed flavour you don’t want to miss!

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2 oz The Wild Geese Rare Irish Whiskey
0.5 oz Simple Syrup
2 Dashes Chocolate Bitters
Grated dark chocolate to garnish

The Wild Geese Cocktails: The Tipperary

Shay is one of the star barmen at Elixir in San Francisco. He mixed up a sensational cocktail using our Classic Blend – The Tipperary. It’s a classic cocktail with a Wild twist.

Check out our video and treat yourself to the The Tipperary.

2013-03-17_TWGISAH-Elixir_1519-38152 oz. Classic Blend whiskey
3/4 oz. sweet vermouth
1/2 oz. green Chartreuse
Ice cubes

Tools: mixing glass, barspoon, strainer
Glass: cocktail
Garnish: lemon twist

Combine ingredients in an ice-filled mixing glass and stir. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish.

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’

New Cocktail Video: The Saint

In case you’re struggling to make our new St Patrick’s Day cocktail, The Saint – fear not!

Click to watch Joe Gunner from the Portobello Star in London guide you through making this special cocktail to wow your friends this St Patrick’s Day!

the-saint-cocktail-facebooknewTHE SAINT
50mls The Wild Geese Classic Blend Irish Whiskey
12.5mls Vanille De Madagascar or vaneilla liqueur
75mls Apple Juice
10mls Cinnamon Syrup

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

St Patrick’s Day Special: 15th March, Tasting at Harrods, London

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
Knightsbridge
London
SW1X 7XL
UK
http://www.harrods.com/

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

St Patrick’s Day Special: 13th March Tasting at Gerry’s Wine & Spirits, London

gerry2013marchSt Patrick’s Day Special Event: Gerry’s Wine & Spirits, Soho, London
74 Old Compton Street
Soho, London
W1D 4UW
UK
http://www.gerrys.uk.com/

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!

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THE SAINT
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.

 

 

Remember The Wild Geese This St Patrick’s Day

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The St Patrick’s Day celebrations have always been important to Wild geese found throughout the world.

Traditionally, it was a special feast in Ireland, a day for prayer and remembrance. But over time, as many Wild Geese travelled to all corners of the world, St Patrick’s Day became a time for those abroad to connect with their countrymen and remember Ireland: a celebration of the bonds of solidarity.

Solidarity bound The Wild Geese together in 1691. United under their beautiful dream of freedom for everyone, they chose to leave Ireland, thinking they had secured liberty for their country. As they boarded ships bound for France they took the name The Wild Geese in the hope and belief that this would be a temporary strategic exile.

Today St Patrick’s Day incorporates everyone. Its a day that the world can stand together and celebrate the important bonds of the courageous. On this day everyone is a little bit Irish.

So this St Patrick’s Day we’re celebrating those bonds of solidarity and have loads of exciting events coming up in the UK. Join us on Facebook to keep up to date with our events.

Your St Patrick’s Day celebrations start here. Join us in remembering The Wild Geese.

Wherever you are in the world, if you are of Irish descent you are part of this story and entitled to call yourself Wild Geese.