Tag Archives: Northern Ireland

DRINK IN DUBLIN DAY 1: Stag’s Head and the Celtic Whiskey Shop: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #29

For this Monday’s EU Austerity Drinking Tour, we leave Derry in Northern Ireland for Ireland’s beer capital: Dublin. Our bus loops us through green pastures, lazy hills, and riverbeds.  We reach Dublin that afternoon and catch the metro to our … Continue reading

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BUSHMILLS: Distillery Visit and Review, 10 Year 12 Year Whiskeys: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #26

Our trip brings us to the Giant’s Causeway: a collection of basalt columns cutting into the sea. Volcanic activity forced them up 50 million years ago.  Then rapid cooling cracked them like dry mud into over 40,000 hexagonal pillars. But … Continue reading

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BELFAST BRIEFLY: Crown Bar, Hilden Brewery, Parliament, Whitewater Brewery: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #24

Welcome to Northern Ireland!  Home to Belfast and beer Mecca: The Crown Bar: In last week’s post, trains, buses, and ferries took us from Aberdeen to Skye Island and then south to Belfast in Northern Ireland…in three days. Our Belfast … Continue reading

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LEAVING SCOTLAND: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #23

My wife and I are leaving Scotland.  Between the Fall’s cold approach and our desire for French wine, the South calls us.  But before we go, we decide to cross to Scotland’s western fringe. There is no time to drink.  … Continue reading

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