Wild Geese To Be Honoured At Tip O’Neill Award 2013

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We’re very proud to be returning to the Tip O’Neill Award as sponsors.

The award has been established to commemorate the life and achievements of US Speaker Tip O’Neill and celebrate the achievements of members of the diaspora who exceed expectations in the their chosen field. Much like Tip O’Neill did.

O’Neill fought for the Irish diaspora in the United States, by encouraging migration to the country, where Irish people could enjoy the same opportunities that he had experienced – to be the best that you can be. He served as Speaker of the US House of Representatives for ten years.
This year’s recipient is Brian Schweitzer, who served as Governor of Montana in the USA from 2005 – 2013. He is being recognised for his work in this role. As Governor, Me Schweitzer holds one of the highest approval ratings in US politics.
This Award proves that Wild Geese are still making an impact in all corners of the world and we’re very happy to be a part of this gathering. The Governor will be presented with a bottle of The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey.

The Gathering: The Connaught Telegraph Features The Wild Geese!

We’re really pleased to see The Connaught Telegraph picked up our support of co. mayo’s flagship Gathering celebration!

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Taoiseach Shares Irish Identity with Wild Geese

 

Taoiseach (the Irish Prime Minister) Enda Kenny created The Gathering to invite the worldwide Irish diaspora back to Ireland throughout 2013.

Returning home to Castlebar, the Taoiseach joined The Wild Geese Collection in support of Co. mayo’s flagship Gathering Celebration: In Humbert’s Footsteps (15-18th August).

The idea is close to the hearts of those of us from The Wild Geese Collection. Our Irish Whiskey has been produced to celebrate the brave men and women who have left Ireland over the years, starting in 1691 with Patrick Sarsfield and his followers. When they left Ireland, they took the name ‘The Wild Geese’ in the hope and belief that they would one day return. Today, The Gathering sees the realisation of that dream.

The Wild Geese first travelled to France, where many served in the military with honour.

In his commemoration speech, the Taoiseach underlined how important history has been in shaping Ireland today, drawing on the strong bond between the country and France.

The Taoiseach met The Wild Geese company owner, Mr Andre Levy, in a show of solidarity for this Irish identity; an identity that runs deep within The Wild Geese Collection.

The Wild Geese is an internationally acclaimed Collection of Premium Spirits and has been voted ‘Best Irish Whiskey’ three times. The brand sponsored the closing Victory Concert on Sunday 18th August, celebrating the Irish experience together with Wild Geese past and present.

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.

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Andre Taoiseach Enda Kenny greets Irish Pikemen durig the battle re-enactment, Castlebar Taoiseach delivers his commemoration speech Re-enactors gather to enjoy a glass of Wild Geese Irish Pikemen march through Castlebar Humbert Footsteps641

Travel Retail’s Wild Geese: Alan Brennan

The Moodie Report Issue 90 - The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey - 22 August 2013Click here to read issue 90 of The Moodie Report e-zine. 

 

Classic Blend Recognised as Top Independent Irish Whiskey

Classic 70cl WWWe’re very proud to announce that The Wild Geese Classic Blend has been recognised as one of the top independent Irish Whiskeys on the market in Ireland’s Sunday Business Post.

Columnist and drinks expert Tomás Clancy saluted the Classic Blend with a score of 90, and a ‘very good quality’ rating.

Nose:
Berries, fresh oak and a hint of spice.

Taste & Finish:
Light, sweet, fruity taste, balanced and smooth. The grain comes through gently and it ends with a tingle of honey and citrus fruit. The finish is clean.

The Wild Geese Classic Blend is ideal for a wide range of cocktails but is also great on it’s own.

 

Travel Retail’s Wild Geese: Garrett Coogan

The Moodie Report Issue 89 - The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey - 8 August 2013Click here to read issue 89 of The Moodie Report e-zine. 

 

Travel Retail’s Wild Geese: Adrian Hayes

The Moodie Report Issue 88 - The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey - 25 July 2013Click here to read issue 88 of The Moodie Report e-zine. 

 

Travel Retail’s Wild Geese: Russell Deaney

The Moodie Report Issue 86 - The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey - 11 July 2013Click here to read issue 86 of The Moodie Report e-zine. 

 

Travel Retail’s Wild Geese: Marcus Griffin

The Moodie Report Issue 85 - The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey - 4th July 2013

 

Click here to read issue 85 of The Moodie Report e-zine. 

Les Irlandais et la France

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The French Ambassador to Ireland, Emmanuelle d’Achon, accepting a bottle of Wild Geese whiskey from the Deputy Mayor of Castlebar, Ger Deere together with local writer and historian, Steve Dunford.

We’re proud to support the on-going Irish-Franco relationship, which is also commemorated in the exhibition ‘The Irish in France: Three Centuries of Military History’, which features material on The Wild Geese who served their adopted country in extraordinary ways.

The exhibition is presented by the French Embassy in Ireland and the National Museum of Ireland, produced originally by the Musée de l’Armée in Paris.

For hundreds of years, Irish soldiers have sought their destiny abroad. Wherever they travelled, whichever side of the battlefield they have stood, the tales of their exploits have never been forgotten.

Take a look at our own video which charts this on-going relationship, from the arrival of The Wild Geese in France up to the modern day.