January 1, 2015

The Wild Geese Collection/Distillery are an Irish outfit that produce a number of spirits, many of which that have won awards. I've yet to try their rum, or their honey liqueur (not sure how I feel about honey liqueur - though Mead is TUFF). Their single malt (which you can see here, as of yet unopened) has been doing pretty well, winning Best Non-Age Irish Malt in the World Whisky Awards 2011 and 94 points from the Ultimate Beverage Challenge. They also produce some blended whiskies, also as of yet untried but promising if all the reviews are anything to go by. The Wild Geese is also a reference to expatriate Irish soldiers and emigrants (exiled and otherwise) - who can be found all over the world today (the Irish are a bit like dust scattered to the wind - hell, even I am half Irish!). I think the original use of the term 'The Wild Geese' was to refer to a Jacobite army who left Ireland to fight in France, Spain, Italy and other parts of Europe in the late 1600s. I dunno if they did very well or not.

Product Review – Wild Geese Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Rating Price: Circa £50 In a Nutshell: Combines all the smoothness you come to expect from Irish whiskey with some memorable theatrics on the palette. It feels like something even the most jaded/seasoned whisky drinker will experience as different (and I’m neither jaded nor
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