Spud Sunday: The Highly Spirited Spud

A whistle stop visit to the Prince Edward Distillery to see how they make PEI potato vodka – and a range of other spirits too – on Prince Edward Island, potato capital of Canada

Spud Sunday: Poitín Old, Poitín New

The launch of a new poitín from the Teeling Whiskey Company signals a shiny new look for a spirit which sports a storied and mostly illicit past – that includes a recipe for same from my Da

Spirit Of The Fringe

Flavoured miniatures from Absolut vodka? Don’t mind if I do. It’s all in the name of the Dublin Fringe Festival, to which I raise my tipple-filled glass.

A Wee Scottish Dram

Sure no trip to Scotland would be complete without a wee dram of Scotch whisky. With that in mind, I made a point of sampling the Arran single malt on my recent Scottish jaunt.

Topics: Spirits, Travel

Essence Of Ireland

Presented at this year’s Oxford Symposium Banquet: Irish smoked salmon drizzled with Connemara peated single malt whiskey – a real taste of Ireland

Whiskey Business, Part II

Lemony apple pudding with a buttery, creamy whiskey sauce – dessert as inspired by that ultimate winter warmer-upper, the Irish hot whiskey.

Whiskey Business

Ah, hot whiskeys. They were serving them up by the dozen at the Temple Bar Trad Fest launch and I was happy to imbibe.

2009, The Spud Review

My review of 2009 at The Daily Spud – there was food, there was drink, there were awards and, of course, there were lots of potatoes!