The choice of which dressing to adorn your meal with to spice it up a little wouldn’t normally feature in a whiskey blog.
But then this is no ordinary ketchup.
Fitzpatrick’s Homemade Ketchup is the first – at least to my knowledge – to be infused with ‘just a splash of Irish Poitín’ in it’s ingredients.
I just had to try it out!
It’s available locally near it’s Cavan based homeland – and at Fallon & Byrne in Dublin – where I picked up a bottle before attending the wonderful Whiskey Live Dublin 2018 show.
I added a generous serving to my fish ‘n’ chips recently – well – it was a Friday – and it certainly made a welcome step up from my normal everyday condiment.
It’s more of a relish than a red sauce.
There are small chunks of tomatoes, onions & sultanas in the mix – which adds texture – together with a gentle sweetness – and a spicy tanginess – giving a welcome zest & flavour to my meal.
Quite what the ‘splash of Irish Poitín’ added to the well balanced mix I’m not sure – but there was a wholesome earthiness to the experience – and at only 1.5% content – it’s hardly going to intoxicate you.
A lovely tasty addition to the condiment canon!
I’ve certainly enjoyed splashing it all over my meals in recent weeks!