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February 12, 2018

Review: 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey

by Jeff Ellingson

2 Gingers Irish Whiskey was launched in 2011 by Kieran Folliard the owner of 4 well known Irish pubs in Minnesota.  Those pubs include The Local, The Liffey, Copper, and Kieran’s.  For four years running The Local poured the largest volume of Jameson Irish Whiskey worldwide.  One day Kieran decided to launch his own brand.  2 Gingers is named for Kieran’s red headed mom and aunt.  It was contract distilled at the Kilbeggan Distillery.  Jim Beam acquired the distillery shortly after launch and acquiring the 2 Gingers brand in 2012.  2 Gingers is made from 100% malted barley, and is twice distilled, and aged for four years in previously used bourbon barrels before bottling at 80 proof.The aroma is apple, honey, banana, peach, ginger, and spice, with a light oak backing.  The soft creamy entry has sweet malted barley and honey flavor.  Apple, peach, banana, and spice follow, before fading with allspice, vanilla, apple, and ginger.  The smooth finish is semidry with vanilla, hot cereal, apricot, and oak taste.  While some may prefer a bolder tasting Irish whiskey, I would recommend 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey to anyone looking for a smooth, light, and tasty whiskey.

Big Ginger

2 Oz. 2 Ginger Irish Whiskey

Serve in a Tall Ice Filled Collins Glass

Top With Ginger Ale

Stir and Garnish With a Lemon and Lime Wedge

Made in Ireland

40% Alcohol

Score: 91

Award: Gold Medal

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