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A Toast to our Irish Traditions

Posted March 14, 2017
A Toast to our Irish Traditions

Nova Scotia may be Latin for New Scotland, but the Irish roots in Guysborough run deep and wide. Irish settlers came to the Guysborough area in droves in the 1700s and 1800s.  They prospered in communities like Erinville and Ogden along the Salmon River, as well as Manchester, Guysborough and the Guysborough Intervale. In these parts you’ll meet lots of Gradys, Connors, Clearys, Connollys, Hallorans and Doyles to name a few of the Irish families that still call these parts home. So it only seems fitting to share an Irish Coffee recipe from our distillery on the historic Guysborough harbour to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Now there are a number of opinions on what makes a great Irish Coffee recipe, but the best ingredients are essential and our GLYNNEVAN Double Barrelled Rye Whisky and freshly brewed Full Steam Coffee are the starting point for a memorable St. Paddy’s Day drink. GLYNNEVAN’s sweet and creamy taste with notes of vanilla, spice, hazelnut, butter, toffee and caramel make it the perfect whisky for a delicious Irish Coffee.

Six easy steps to a perfect GLYNNEVAN Whisky Irish Coffee:

  1. Start your Irish Coffee by warming a mug or a heat resistant glass with boiling water and then empty the mug.
  2. Pour your freshly brewed Full Steam Coffee into the mug, filling it about three-quarters of the way up (Full Steam Coffee’s Full Steam signature medium roast or Titanic 1912 dark roast would be two excellent choices for your Irish Coffee).
  3. Stir in two teaspoons of brown sugar until it is dissolved.
  4. Stir in 1½ ounces of GLYNNEVAN Whisky.
  5. Pour lightly whipped cream over the back of the spoon to float the cream on top of the coffee.
  6. Say your favourite Irish toast and enjoy!

We invite you to share your GLYNNEVAN Whisky St. Patrick’s Day tradition on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Sláinte mhaith!