It's time to dig out your finest green clothing for this Thursday 17th March, to celebrate St Patrick's Day. This year's celebrations are likely to be bigger and better than ever with a feast of Irish cultural festivals, music, dancing, fantastic food, drinking and a whole lot of green shamrocks. Officially it observes the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, but in true Irish style, it's a great excuse for a party!
To help with the celebrations, we've got a wonderful selection of Irish drinks and treats. Find out more about what we have in store below.
Five Farms Irish Liqueur
Awarded Gold Medal in The Irish Food Awards 2020 in the category for Ireland’s Best Cream Liqueur and featured in 'Love your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh' on ITV. Both Alan and Cliff Richard absolutely loved it!
Five Farms is a true farm-to-table cream liqueur, crafted from single batches of fresh cream that are combined with premium Irish Whiskey to become authentic and absolutely delicious Irish Cream Liqueur.
Boatyard Irish Sloe Boat Gin
Developed and distilled by the Boatyard Distillery in Co. Fermanagh in Ireland, this deliciously juicy Sloe Boat Gin is ideal for sipping neat, mixing with tonic or enjoying as a cocktail.
Made by steeping wild-harvested sloe berries for 6 months in their bespoke gin, the result is a rich, intense and completely natural flavour. With notes of juicy plum, cassis, hints of honey, almond and tartness from the sloe berries, this Sloe Boat Gin is a really tasty and versatile drink.
Award-winning Fercullen Irish Whiskey is produced in the unique Powerscourt Distillery, located on one of Ireland’s most beautiful and treasured Estates - Powerscourt.
The Fercullen 8 Year Old Blended and 14 Year Old Single Malt are part of the distillery's core offering, and we're also lucky to have some of their very limited releases of the Single Grain Amarone Finish and 20 Year Old Single Malt 5 Elements. All exceptional whiskies to sip and enjoy on St Patrick's Day.
Hadji Beys Confectionery
Hadji Bey's is one of Ireland's longest lasting confectionery brands. Originally created by Harutun and Esther Batmazian, an Armenian trader and his wife, who arrived in Cork in 1902 after fleeing persecution in the Ottoman Empire at the time.
They exhibited his confections at the Great Cork International Exhibition in 1902 which resulted in the business being set up in Cork City where it thrived and became a regional favourite. The business exported its confections to Harrods in London and Bloomingdale's in New York. It was even supplied to Buckingham Palace.
Now produced in County Kildare, their Turkish Delight is consistently one of our best sellers with many customers saying it is the best they have EVER tasted.
We'll be raising a glass or two to all our Irish friends and customers on Thursday 17th March. However you celebrate, we hope you have a great time.
Happy St Patrick's Day! ☘