Corned beef is made from brisket, a relatively inexpensive cut of beef. The meat goes through a long curing process using large grains of rock salt, or “corns” of salt, and a brine. It’s then slowly cooked, turning a tough cut of beef into one that’s super tender and flavorful.
Ireland was a major producer of salted meat, going back all the way to the Middle Ages and lasting through the 19th century. It wasn’t always called corned beef, though. That didn’t come until the 17th century when the English coined the term. Continue reading →
The fine gentlemen at Trinity Hall opened their doors and tables to Mossie Power, brand ambassador for Tullamore DEW and us sods who love whiskey. Tullamore DEW just launched a limited release (only 2,500 cases) of Phoenix. The Phoenix is inspired by the resilience of the people of Tullamore, Ireland which is covered here.
The night started with some tasty appetizers and jovial conversation. After we got our first dram of the night, Tullamore DEW, Mossie Power got on stage and lead us in the Sláinte Gaelach Irish Toast: Continue reading →
Today, Tullamore D.E.W., one of the world’s fastest growing Irish whiskeys, is proud to announce the release of a new variant, Tullamore D.E.W. Phoenix. Born by the strength of a town who witnessed the first ever air disaster on record, the new limited edition Tullamore D.E.W. Phoenix celebrates the ultimate courage and optimism of the Tullamore people, who driven by a positive spirit, rebuilt their town, and established the Tullamore Distillery in 1829.
It was May 10th, 1785, when the famous hot-air balloon fire occurred at Barrack Street (now Patrick Street) in Tullamore town. The accident created a huge inferno that destroyed much of the town. In the face of this destruction, the undaunted people of Tullamore rebuilt their town over the following decades, including construction of the Tullamore D.E.W. distillery on the very site of the disaster, and the subsequent introduction of its whiskey to the world. Building on that tradition of courage and optimism, they placed the phoenix symbol in the town’s coat of arms to signify a basic belief – ‘all will be well when you face life with optimism.’ Continue reading →