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Teatime with The Admiral

April 16th, 2014 · Comments Off

The English are obsessed with their tea. This is common knowledge. Less discussed (at least among Americans) is the Irish’s same devotion to it. The same, but different. There are two subtle differences: One, the British, in their endlessly-ever-so-polite way, will ask if you might like some tea. The Irish, pour you tea. See the […]

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Tags: Ireland · Non-Beer Beverages · Travel

Crazy for Arak

March 19th, 2014 · Comments Off

If you would have described Arak to me before we were in Israel, I would have said I would try it but probably would not love it. But the anise flavored booze is becoming a favorite simple order for me. It packs lots of flavor and goes great with middle eastern food. Add an ice […]

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Tags: Non-Beer Beverages · Tastings

Enjoying the Apples

February 16th, 2014 · Comments Off

I am not a cider person. Pretty much every time I try cider I don’t enjoy it. Usually it is just too sweet. But I think mainly I have been trying pretty bad ciders. So far on this trip I have tried a few apple ciders and some straight apple juice and actually enjoyed both […]

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Tags: Ireland · Non-Beer Beverages · Travel

Celebrating the Holidays in Ireland (with drinks)

January 16th, 2014 · Comments Off

Galway, Ireland was very good to us. It is a wonderful place to spend Christmas and New Years. They are serious about their holiday fun in Galway and that of course means a good amount of drinking too. It helps the craic (fun or good times) as they would say here. And we had some […]

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Tags: Beer & Food · Non-Beer Beverages

Best whiskey brand name ever

December 2nd, 2013 · 1 Comment

I have in my hand a small bottle of one of my favorite Irish whiskeys I have had so far. Not only is it a very tasty product but it also has one of the best names ever. Writers Tears is an independent bottling blend that is made to evoke the type of whiskey that […]

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