Guinness – No list of Irish drinks could be made without including this. Since the mid 1700s, Guinness has been providing a refreshing, arguably medicinal beverage made simply of roasted barley, hops, yeast and water from the Wicklow mountains. Pouring a proper pint takes time, so don’t rush it – but do enjoy.
Irish Whiskey – Currently having a major renaissance, Irish whiskey is very much back on the world stage again. Many new distilleries have opened in the past few years such as Teelings, Dublin Liberties Distillery, Pearse Lyons and Roe & Co to name a few.
Irish Gin – Irish gin is relatively new to the scene when compared to the first two on the list. There are many brands of Irish Gin now which have been very successful abroad including Dingle Gin (winner of the World’s Best Gin 2019), Shortcross Gin, Jawbox Gin and Gunpowder Irish Gin who have also recently opened a visitor centre.