My weekend in photos. In other words, I basically didn’t go anywhere or do anything.
A few photos from the dark waters of Cappoquin, where I got to meet Peter Mulryan; author, raconteur and Heston Blumenthal of Irish distilling. He’s been pushing the boundaries with some of his work in Blackwater Distillery (and the boundaries pushed back on occasion), but his really is an inspirational story of someone switching over from […]
Hillwalking last weekend in The Vee on the Tipp/Waterford border. The lake is haunted.
The Irish Craft Cocktail Awards……..2014. Found these on my hard drive and need to clear some space, so here they are…..two years later.
I’ve long been a fan of Writers Tears – even on a purely aesthetic level, I would sing its praises. Fortunate then that, beneath the surface, it is also a cracking whiskey. Walsh have recently released another expression in the family, and because every Irish family has at least one ginge in it, this one […]
Ah Whiskey Live Dublin: I find it hard to know who I feel more sorry for – me or the vendors. They have to stand there for hours, pouring dram after dram for tedious bore after tedious bore, smiling and nodding as people like me refuse to take ‘NAS’ for an answer. It must be […]
It’s hard to know what makes a good pub. How does any publican connect with the sweet spot where good location, welcoming ambience and a decent pint intersect? If you were stuck for an answer here in Cork, Benny McCabe would be a good man to ask. Over the last two decades he has managed […]
I almost drowned when I was eight. It was at Inchydoney beach, near where my dad is from; I was in the water, close to the shore. I took a step back and fell into a channel and disappeared under the water. I can still remember it – the blue haze of the water down […]
A new Powers has been released in celebration of a pub I have never been in. Details: Powers Irish Whiskey and the iconic The Long Hall celebrate the pub’s 250th Anniversary with an exclusive, limited edition Single Cask Release. The Long Hall on South Great George’s St is one of Dublin’s oldest and most […]
Many of these photos are like my recollections of the event – blurry. In my defence, I damaged the lens lock on the way in so it’s not just I was outta me gourd. Great day, will do a rambling incoherent post on it at some stage.