Did the Irish invent a lot of alcoholic beverages

Irish drinks

Popular Irish drinks

Which Irish drinks do you know in Germany? Are there any well-known Irish beverage brands there? Many will of course be familiar with the famous Irish Guinness beer.

Guinness and the Irish harp

The black Irish beer with the firm white head and the pleasantly bitter taste is almost like a symbol of Ireland next to the Irish harp and shamrock. When you consider that the Guinness Storehouse on the grounds of the brewery in Dublin is Ireland's most visited tourist attraction, you can see the magic this mysterious brand has on locals and tourists alike.

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Irish Whiskey and the Scots

Whiskey production in Ireland has a long and varied history and a large following worldwide. Irish monks are said to have invented and perfected the techniques. The distillation process is said to have reached Scotland with the missionary monks. How, where and by whom exactly is unfortunately no longer known. In any case, later on, the Scots became masters of whiskey production. With a few exceptions, Irish whiskey is now a product of smaller production quantities and unique types of products such as whiskey. B. Pure Pot Still Irish Whiskey, named after the distinctive shape of the still and based on a prescribed mixture of mashed and unmashed barley.

Irish whiskey is mostly triple distilled and unpeated. The result is a whiskey with a high degree of purity of the spirit and an unadulterated complex and smooth taste.

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Irish tea doesn't come from Donegal

So much for the internationally known Irish drinks, but what about Irish drinks in the country itself? What do the Irish prefer to drink?

Surprisingly for many, even Irish people, the answer is clear and simple: Irish tea! The Irish are world champions when it comes to drinking tea. And that despite the new coffee culture and Starbucks. A cup of tea is always a good idea in Ireland. Regardless of location, occasion or time of day. The stranger is always welcomed in Ireland, a cup of Irish tea is almost always part of the welcoming ritual. What is it that makes Irish tea so special? Tea doesn't grow in Ireland! Right! And not in England either! The tea plant naturally only grows in certain locations such as B. in India, Sri Lanka or East Africa. The tea culture of Ireland and England dates back to the colonial times. Tea importers, bonders and blenders have created a craft and a large industry around a large tea culture.

These specialists have been practicing their trade for centuries and have a great deal of knowledge about tea cultivation, care, blending the types of tea and, above all, they know which tea the customer would like to enjoy with an Irish breakfast or afternoon tea.

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Irish tea is a tradition

You can recognize true tradition by the fact that it almost never ceases to be cared for. The maintenance of the associated rituals goes unnoticed. So it is with drinking tea in Ireland. It always strikes the visitor to Ireland how often one reaches for the teacup. The Irishman himself is rather skeptical when he is told he is the world champion in tea drinking. The answer to this is usually: Who wants to be world champion?