february 2019

FIG TRIBUTE - IRELAND

Ireland

...a fig tribute to

THE IRISH SPIRIT

 

Even before the Scotts thought of brewing whiskey, the Irish already had a distillery pumping out this potent potable.  Many historians believe the Irish monks learned how to distill perfumes when they traveled to the Mediterranean about 11.00 A.D. and it didn’t take long for the fun-loving people of Ireland to use the knowledge of distillery for a spirited drink.

 

Irish whiskey is a blend of fermented mash made of both malted and un-malted barley, rye, corn and smaller amount of other grains.  Unlike Scotch whiskey where the malt dries over open peat fires, you’ll find Irish whiskey far smoother without the smoky taste because it dries in closed kilns or ovens.

 

They use copper pots to distill the whiskey three times and then age it in oak barrels previously used for other alcoholic drinks such as bourbon, rum or sherry, for three to nine years.

 

The inspiration for Irish Cream came from the traditional and favorite Irish home remedy of mixing Irish whiskey and cream.  The idea of wanting to create a new drink that would be distinctively Irish yet capture the hearts of people around the world.

 

The result, A unique Irish flavor made from a mix of cream, sugar, cocoa and the finest Irish spirits.

 

It didn’t take long for this delightful beverage to make an impact.  The delightful flavor that’s reminiscent of the Irish Coffee served in the pubs of both large and small cities in Ireland, is today enjoyed around the world.

 

Even people that don’t drink often confess to enjoying a little Irish Cream in their coffee or on the rocks.

 

Today, the rich buttery flavor of “Irish Cream” is common and very much in demand for a wide range of food and drink products such as coffee, creamers, syrups, desserts and much more.

 

http://www.irish-expressions.com/irish-cream.html

 

“ A man genius makes no mistakes.

His errors are volitional and are

the portals of discovery.”

James Joyce

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