Monday, October 29, 2012

Drinking Guinness At A Distillery

It was somewhat ironic that my first pint of Guinness in Ireland was enjoyed at a whiskey distillery, on the second day of our Ireland pilgrimage. As mentioned previously, I was having lunch at the Kilbeggan Distillery when that first of many pints was consumed. Of course, we had already tasted the Kilbeggan Whiskey.

Waiting to be topped off
I've never been a big fan of Guinness. Not that I disliked it, it just wasn't a "go to" beer for me. However, I readily admit, that of all the beers I consumed in Ireland, it was the most enjoyable. In fact, whenever I decided to try another Irish-brewed beer, I was presented with a tough decision. I wanted to experience other local beers, but also lamented missing out on having another fresh-drawn Guinness. Several other members of our group also commented that they had a new appreciation for this classic Irish beer.

So, when will I have another? Hard to say. Since our trip to Italy, I've been unable to enjoy espresso the same way I did there. Likewise, perhaps Guinness will have to wait until I return to Ireland once again.

3 comments:

  1. I know what you mean. I had an Old Speckled hen on cask in England and the only way I can get it here is in bottles. Not nearly the same.

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  2. You know I don't drink Guiness, but ditto on the Italian coffee.
    It's just not the same after that.

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  3. I guess there's something to be said for the "right environment: !

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