A whiskey lover’s dream
St. Patrick’s Day is a huge event in New York City. There are parades, bar crawls, parties, and so much more found all across the boroughs. And last week, the New York Irish Whiskey Festival made its return to Manhattan on Saturday, March 12th. The festival was held at The View at Battery Park and is an immersive experience dedicated to celebrating Irish Whiskey with all of the guests attending. With over 25 Irish Whiskeys, delicious bites, and live music, the New York Irish Whiskey Festival was a huge success.
At this event, there were two floors full of booths and vendors who wanted to share their Irish Whiskey with guests who attended. Guests could slowly sip and savor each individual whiskey at their own convenience or even try one of the whiskey cocktails that were being offered by select vendors. One of our favorites was the Lost Irish Whiskey cocktail called the Lost GOLD. This drink is made with Lost Irish Whiskey, honey syrup, and lemon juice. A simple cocktail that brought clean and crisp flavors to it. The woodiness from the whiskey played well with the honey syrup leaving a bright and subtle sweetness as the lingering note between each sip. Another favorite of ours was the Bushmills Original Irish Coffee. Made in the style of a traditional Irish Coffee, there was whiskey, hot coffee, and a delicious sweet cream all in this cocktail. The coffee itself had a nice darkness to it and the sweet cream added a sweet decadence to the cocktail that kept pulling you back in for more.
All in all, it was great to explore the variety of Irish Whiskeys out in the world. Sipping each whiskey allowed for guests to see the depth and flavor ranges that Irish Whiskeys offer. For all the whiskey lovers out there, be sure to stayed tuned for next year’s New York Irish Whiskey Festival as it is something you will not want to miss.