Hopefully by the end of 2021 we’ll be able to freely walk into bars & enjoy ourselves without any worries – as I miss the unexpected encounters within.
Back in summer ’19 herself requested a trip to the seaside on a hot sunny day in contrast to the flat Midland’s bogs we normally frequent.
Afterwards, a spot of light refreshment at Keelings Bar in Donabate rounded off the day.
The whiskey shelves were scanned for a suitable selection & Shanahans Original stood out for me.
Being a commissioned malt from the Cooley Distillery for the famous Dublin based steakhouse – this was in the days before the Beam/Suntory takeover turned off the taps to 3rd parties – Shanahans is a slice of Irish Whiskey’s recent history I was keen to sample.
That lovely fresh citrusy & fruity malt aroma greeted me.
A delightfully light & easy whiskey with a touch of malty character – as well as an entertaining back story – to enjoy on a warms summers day in the beer garden of Keelings.
Oh to be able to experience those simple & unexpected pleasures again!