Tag: Ireland

Gin Magazine: Dublin’s Top 10 Bars

My latest print feature in Gin Magazine , issue 9/Nov-Dec 2019 (from the publishers of Whisky Magazine, which I have also written for here). This issue I cover 10 top Dublin bars: Bar 1661, Bonobo, Gin Palace, The Liquor Rooms, The Cauldron, VVC, Chelsea Drugstore, The Blind Pig, Opium, Peruke & Periwig Past issues of Gin Magazine: — My San Francisco bars article here— My… Read more →

A Unique Marriage Between Cognac & Ireland: Irish Whiskey Meets Cognac

Published in my regular print columns at Haute Living Magazine, the November-December 2019 issue includes my feature on travels to Cognac, France (in depth on Cognac — how it’s produced, what the region is like, etc. here), and Lambay Island, Ireland, to explore a unique marriage between Cognac and Irish Whiskey between two spirits families. MY HAUTE LIVING ARTICLES— Wine… Read more →

The Only Bar of It’s Kind… Showing Off Ireland’s Homegrown Spirit: Poitin

Covering the world’s only full-on poitin bar, Bar 1661, in Dublin from Dave Mulligan, who I interview at Liquor.com in my latest feature, SHOWING OFF POITÍN, IRELAND’S HOMEGROWN SPIRIT, AT A NEW BAR. ONE THAT’S ALL POITÍN, ALL THE TIME. Bar 1661 poitin flightDoctors often have a viagra best difficult time diagnosing the exact cause of malady should be ascertained.… Read more →

The Enchantment of Dublin

Dublin surprises me. I expect the charm of a European city, particularly that certain appeal the Irish hold, but there’s indescribably more. Despite gray days and even incessant rain one day in Summer (plus one glorious, clear night), I fell under Dublin’s eclectic, literary spell cast by Joyce, Shaw, Yeats, and the many figures who came from or made their… Read more →

Visiting New Midleton Distillery, Home of Jameson, Redbreast & Other Irish Whiskies — in County Cork, Ireland

Ireland is a green land of rolling hills, sheep and craggy coastline, to be sure. The people enchanted even more… a generous, welcoming, hilarious lot. One of my favorite people in recent Ireland travels was Liam O’Leary, distillery operations manager at New Midleton Distillery in County Cork, near the southern coast of Ireland. The name New Midleton may not mean … Read more →