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.
lager lager

The beer that conquered the world

I cut my drinking teeth on a can of lager in the sun. I was one. Dad thought it hilarious to capture me holding (an empty) can of Fosters the size of my infant head. Mum didn’t.
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Canefire Rum: built over a decade and two generations

" It took us over a decade and two generations to simply establish our credibility and professionalism as independent distillers. With the emergence of many more craft operators the market has received a heap of attention which has brought more people away from the standard mainstream imported brands to try our products and those of our peers," says Ryan Passmore, from the Kimberley Rum Company.