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DrinkyBanjo
09-24-2006, 17:34
Okay, just got back. I purchased a Redbreast 15 Year Old from the Celtic Whiskey Shop. I also purchased a "Golden Irish" which is sold by Dunnes Stores. It is Cooley whiskey and is supposed to be quite good but I've yet to try it.

Anyone else out there have it yet?

brockagh
09-25-2006, 13:34
I've had the Golden Irish. It's kind of like tyrconnell. Quite nice, but I would not say it's brilliant. It's a sweet malty whiskey. Enjoyable. Jim Murray gives it something like 93/100.

The Redbreast 15, on the other hand, is brilliant (in my opinion, of course). It is quite sherried, so if you like that...

Hope you had a good time in Ireland.

DrinkyBanjo
09-25-2006, 14:14
Basically spent the time visiting with my wife's family. Her sister lives in Naas so we spent an afternoon in Dublin. That is when I did my visit to Celtic Whiskey and some cigar shops on Grafton Street. Her mother lives in Galway so I took a few trips into the city. Basically a good relaxing trip! Unfortunately everyone was on me about the Ryder Cup the entire time!

brockagh
09-26-2006, 10:23
Ryder Cup? Never heard of it.

DrinkyBanjo
09-26-2006, 14:30
Where were you when I needed you?

brockagh
09-27-2006, 11:21
Where were you when I needed you?

I was at the Ryder Cup!

If you wanted to steer people away from talking about the Ryder Cup, you just had to say the magic words - "George W Bush".

DrinkyBanjo
09-27-2006, 11:27
Another phrase I ignore like the plague when in Eire. I wish more people wanted to discuss Whiskey like the enthusiastic gentleman I met at The Celtic Whiskey Shop!

brockagh
09-27-2006, 12:52
Yeah, you're dead right. I know the staff at the Celtic Whiskey Shop. They're all very nice.