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.

 

Stay Untamed with The Wild Geese Classic Blend, Now Available in the Times Whisky Club

Stay Untamed and give your St Patrick’s Day celebrations a Wild twist! Our Classic Blend is featured on The Whisky Club from The Times and The Sunday Times!

The Times Whisky Club is well known for selecting the best products on the market. You can read the full review of The Classic Blend below.

Nose: A light, berry, sweetness at first. Oak develops followed by barley malt, digestive biscuits and vanilla.

Palate: A cool and refreshingly sweet early palate. Giving way to a richer sweetness with undertones of manuka honey, aniseed and a slight citric tang.

Finish: There is a refreshingly sharp oak present at the very end, preceded by more cream vanilla.

Overall: A delightful Irish blend that is a superb example of a sweet and vanilla rich whiskey.

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New Cocktail: The Irish Apple

irishappleOur friends at London’s renowned Nightjar have created the Irish Apple cocktail. Bursting with flavour, this is a long and refreshing drink.

2 parts The Wild Geese Classic Blend
1 part apple and rhubarb juice
3 parts dry cider
1/2 part Kamms & Sons

Mix the Classic Blend, dry cider and apple & rhubarb juice by ‘rolling’ them in a cocktail shaker. Pour into a high ball glass and float a large ice ball on top. Add the Kamms & Sons to crete a bitter-sweet taste and garnish with a crab apple and apple blossom. Drizzle fresh caramel over the garnish for the final touch.

Wild Geese Sets New Flight Record

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The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey Miniatures has been announced as the only miniatures set to be available on all British Airways long haul flights. It will be available to passengers from October 2013.

British Airways have an on-going commitment to provide the best inflight experience, and only select the most highly desirable products for its very limited inflight portfolio.

As one of the last independent Irish Whiskeys, The Wild Geese offers an internationally acclaimed alternative to other leading spirits.

The Wild Geese is recognised as the only Super Premium Collection of Irish Whiskeys and has been voted ‘Best Irish Whiskey’ three times. The Wild Geese Miniature set features 50cl bottles of the Rare Irish, Limited Edition and Single Malt Irish Whiskeys.

The Collection celebrates the brave men and women who have left Ireland and found success abroad, coming to be known as ‘The Wild Geese’. When the leader of the Irish rebellion, Patrick Sarsfield, and his followers left Ireland in 1691, they took the name ‘The Wild Geese’ in the hope and belief that they would one day return. Today over 70 million Wild Geese are still making a positive impact on the global community. Many have settled far from home, and this new listing is a testament to the brand story. 

The Perfect Mix: Nightjar and The Wild Geese

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The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey is now available at London’s Nightjar, which has recently been recognised as one of the world’s best bars. Nightjar moved up a place from last year’s competition to win second place, proving to be the perfect place to enjoy The Wild Geese.

Our friends at Nightjar have been enjoying The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey, using it to create bespoke cocktails, which we’ll be sharing on our Facebook page.

Nightjar’s co-owner, Edmund Weil, describes the bar as having ‘old school glamour, surprising cocktails, live music, top service and a very special atmosphere in a space which is never overcrowded’.

 

Nightjar narrowly missed out on first place, which went to the Langham Hotel’s Artesian bar, which serves The Wild Geese Rum.

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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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.