Fercullen Irish Coffee
Did you know that the Irish Coffee is a variation of the Irish tradition of adding whiskey to tea?
It was the creation of an Irish barman, Joe Sheridan, in 1943 at Shannon Airport. Joe transformed this tea and whiskey combination to suit the palate of the many visiting Americans who passed through Shannon Airport. He substituted coffee for the tea and dissolved sugar in the hot coffee before adding a generous measure of whiskey. As if that wasn’t delicious enough, he added softly whipped Irish cream. It was served in a glass so that the layer of cream could be seen rising to the top of the dark coffee creating a visually striking drink. Irish Coffee should be enjoyed without stirring but instead by drinking the coffee and whiskey mix through the soft Irish cream. This wonderful drink has remained popular and unchanged since then. Of course, we believe its best made with Fercullen Irish Whiskey!
Our Irish coffee hamper contains all you need to make the Irish coffee mix – you just need to add some fresh Irish cream, softly whipped. We do of course include instructions to make the perfect Irish Coffee. Our commitment to sustainability by using the best local produce is evident in our gift pack. We’ve included coffee from a sustainable local roaster- McCabes Coffee, and we’ve added some delicious locally made chocolates from The Chocolate Garden of Ireland. We’ve even included a Powerscourt Distillery Keep Cup so that you can enjoy future coffees and teas on-the-go – whether or not you add a drop of whiskey is up to you!!
Please click here to see a short Video on making a Fercullen Irish Whiskey.