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It’s St Patrick’s Day, so get into some Irish-style drinking

Starting well back in 1631 as a ‘modest religious holiday’ to celebrate the life of St Patrick the Patron Saint of Ireland. Interestingly the man in question wasn’t even Irish, instead born Roman British around 1373 and at the age of 16 was captured by an Irish raiding crew and taken back to be sold into slavery.

Classic: Black Thorn

Ah, March; the start of Autumn. Leaves are falling, and so too the drinkers packing the pubs on St Patrick’s Day. On the 17th of March the Irish pubs will be full with Paddys, Guinness a-pouring, a sea of green and streams of whiskey flowing. But there won’t be a lot of cocktails.