How to declutter your life: the delusion of the ‘spring clean’
How to declutter your life: the delusion of the ‘spring clean’

Esther O'Moore Donohoe

‘You don’t look pregnant’: Why does everyone have an opinion on your baby bump?
‘You don’t look pregnant’: Why does everyone have an opinion on your baby bump?

Amanda Cassidy

Here are some of the finest (and affordable) fragrances to gift your other half this Valentine’s Day
Here are some of the finest (and affordable) fragrances to gift your other half this...

Sarah Gill

This Dublin 4 cottage has had a complete transformation thanks to its architect owner
This Dublin 4 cottage has had a complete transformation thanks to its architect owner

Orla Neligan

May Ciaran: My biggest beauty lessons
May Ciaran: My biggest beauty lessons

IMAGE

Healthy, easy breakfast: Oat and berry breakfast bars
Healthy, easy breakfast: Oat and berry breakfast bars

Meg Walker

This Irish company allows you to ‘hack’ your Ikea kitchen with a bespoke design
This Irish company allows you to ‘hack’ your Ikea kitchen with a bespoke design

Megan Burns

Social Pictures: Our very own New Year, New Home Habits event with Homesense Cork
Social Pictures: Our very own New Year, New Home Habits event with Homesense Cork

Sarah Gill

Why you should ‘say yes’ to a pre-loved wedding dress (and where to buy one!)
Why you should ‘say yes’ to a pre-loved wedding dress (and where to buy one!)

Sarah Finnan

Tips to tackle the mess in your kids’ room, from Orla Neligan
Tips to tackle the mess in your kids’ room, from Orla Neligan

IMAGE Interiors & Living

Image / Editorial

For Women Who Love Whiskey


By Jeanne Sutton
17th Feb 2015
For Women Who Love Whiskey

whiskey drink

Whiskey is no longer just relegated to hot toddies in the run up to Christmas. The spirit for which our nation is roundly praised all over the world is having something of a major moment. Especially among us ladies.

This NPR report from late last year looked at how the so-called ?whiskey renaissance? is being fuelled by female consumers, not just men who are fed up with increasingly ridiculous named craft beers. Lady Gaga has even gone on the record to say she loves Jameson. Christina Hendricks, the Mad Men actress, fronted this very sexy Johnnie Walker campaign two years ago.

Market reports estimate that since the 1990s the female percentage of Americans imbiding whiskey went from 15% to 37%. Some people quoted in the report say the reason for this is to do with the shifting paradigms of power and the freedom that whiskey represents. Anecdotally, we have to agree. A glass of whiskey, whether topped woth gingerale or ice, looks very damn cool. So cool, a whole festival has been dedicated to the brew.

Last night saw the Dublin Whiskey Festival kick off. The premise? 25 venues in the capital join forces to celebreate the beautiful uisce beatha, with 30% off whiskey based drinks to people with dedicated wristbands – at €5 a pop you’re practically saving your pay cheque. Every bar is offering a menu that includes Irish Hot Toddy,? Irish Coffee, Irish Whiskey Cocktail, Irish Whiskey paired with a local craft beer or? Irish whiskey, the choices on offere are pretty great. Teeling Whiskey, one of our favourite Friday evening drinks, is offering cocktail recipes to The Blind Pig, Stags Head, Coppinger Row, Diep Le Shaker, Headliner, Against The Grain, Bull and Castle, Izakya, Palace Bar and Ukiyo.

The Dublin Whiskey Festival runs until February 21st. Buy a wristband here or at any of the participating venues.

Follow Jeanne Sutton on Twitter @jeannedesutun