Taking advantage of the sunny weather a few of us ventured into the East Clare, East Galway area for a scenic drive & walks by loughs & forests.
Returning via Woodford we spotted a bar offering refreshments & popped in – or rather ‘out’ to comply with COVID rules.
A busy & friendly atmosphere greeted us in the covered & open dining space at the back of J Walsh’s attractive front bar.
I did have a quick glance at the whiskey shelve for a suitable companion to the tasty light meals we enjoyed.
The usual suspects were on display.
Jameson, Powers & Bushmills representing Ireland.
Black & White, Teachers & Grouse for Scotland.
It struck me Ireland had no representation in the peated blend market.
Rather surprising as Teachers is the biggest selling brand in Ireland for the Beam/Suntory portfolio.
Perhaps the roll out of the new Kilbeggan Black will change that?
As it was Black & White made my glass.
That lovely smokey element adding a touch of excitement & character to this easy & accessible whisky.
Kilbeggan Black had to wait till we got home.
Where we duly finished the bottle off!
A great day out.