It was somewhat ironic that my first pint of Guinness in Ireland was enjoyed at a whiskey distillery, on the second day of our Ireland pilgrimage. As mentioned previously, I was having lunch at the Kilbeggan Distillery
when that first of many pints was consumed. Of course, we had already tasted the Kilbeggan Whiskey.
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I've never been a big fan of Guinness. Not that I disliked it, it just wasn't a "go to" beer for me. However, I readily admit, that of all the beers I consumed in Ireland, it was the most enjoyable. In fact, whenever I decided to try another Irish-brewed beer, I was presented with a tough decision. I wanted to experience other local beers, but also lamented missing out on having another fresh-drawn Guinness. Several other members of our group also commented that they had a new appreciation for this classic Irish beer.
So, when will I have another? Hard to say. Since our trip to Italy
, I've been unable to enjoy espresso the same way I did there. Likewise, perhaps Guinness will have to wait until I return to Ireland once again.
I know what you mean. I had an Old Speckled hen on cask in England and the only way I can get it here is in bottles. Not nearly the same.ReplyDelete
You know I don't drink Guiness, but ditto on the Italian coffee.ReplyDelete
It's just not the same after that.
I guess there's something to be said for the "right environment: !ReplyDelete