For those who are in the Portland or even Oregon vicinity, please get a cab to take you to the Highland Stillhouse today. The Highland Stillhouse is everything Irish this weekend and has an amazing array of whiskeys for you to taste as well as live music and delicious food (their bread pudding? Eat it.)
The Highland Stillhouse is where several friends and I were introduced to Bushmills (and for those who've read the acknowledgments of The Legend of Lady MacLaoch you know the place and Mick are high on my list of favorite things!), while most whiskey folks have heard of Bushmills all their lives, I've only just discovered my love affair with this Irish whiskey. I won't dive into whether or not it's my favorite whiskey/whisky of all time because that would take up more of my morning than I'm willing to give. :0) But because I'm here to entertain you, the picture below is of what can happen at a Bushmills tasting at the Highland Stillhouse. Note the woman I'm coddling (while not completely sober) is my mother. :0)
Happy St. Patrick's Day - have fun and be safe!