If you want to celebrate St Patrick's Day but want to do something different other than a pint of Guinness. Then check out the amazing produce and producers from Ireland we have at Bottles ‘n’ Jars and bring some Irish cheer to North London.
We’ve got two of the all time greatest Irish whiskey producers and two of our favourite expressions.
Redbreast Single Pot Lustau Edition – One of the highest awarded Irish whisky’s on the market. Well rounded and warming spice with almond skin and honeycomb on the finish. The Lustau cask gives this dram a deep amber colour and plenty of complexity on the finish.
- Green Spot single pot still Chateau Leoville Barton Edition – This dram spent two years in the famous Saint-Julien casks, giving it juicy depth of flavour. It’s packed full of figs bruised apples and spice with a touch of freshness on the finish. Sláinte!
There are a handful of tiny vineyards in County Cork and other Southern Parts of Ireland, but the results aren’t notable and mostly drank locally. However, Ireland has produced some excellent winemakers.
- Dermot Surgee – Arguably one of the best winemakers in the UK at the moment. He’s the winemaker at Wiston estate in Sussex making English Sparkling wine. We currently have his beautiful elegant NV Rosé in the shop and by the glass in The Engine Rooms Restaurant.
- Mick O’Connell – One of the first Irish Masters of Wine, he has a brilliant wine shop/ bar in Dublin called neighbourhood wine and also makes wine in Sardinia. We currently have his skin contact vermentino in stock
Cashel Blue – A farmhouse style blue cheese made from Tipperary grass-fed cows. Made the same way since the early 1980s. Great on toasted sourdough with some chutney to break it up. It’s a buttery and rich blue veined cheese not to be missed! We've got a whole big wheel is the shop so swing on down and try this delicious cheese.