Mistelle

Explainer: WTF is a mistelle?

The history of this style of drink is said to go back to the middle of the last millenium, and, as is often the case with these kinds of origin stories, came about by happy accident when someone fortified a barrel that had juice in it, and not wine.
Jameson's master cooper Ger Buckley hard at work.

Up your Irish whiskey knowledge for Paddy’s Day

It's St Patrick's Day today, and that means there'll be plenty of Guinness drinking going on. But an increasingly common ingredient to Paddy's Day is Irish whiskey — here's some fast facts about what Irish whiskey is, a chat with someone who makes the stuff themselves, and six tidy bottlings to get stuck into.