In this issue...
- Live Music Lineup - July
- Know your Whiskeys
July is just around the corner -- in fact, its just about here. As you may know, and if'n ya don't, we feature live music on the Paddy-O Patio every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
If ya haven't experienced the patio, now is the time. With a configuration that keeps off the sun, but allows the breeze - 'tis always a comfortable evening that's made even delightful'er with sounds from these fine artists...
- June 30: Joey Glenn and Skinny Webb (pictured)
- July 1: Joel McNulty
- July 7: Garry Lincoln
- July 8: Broken Wagon
- July 9: Ande DeWitt
- July 14: Dallas Lybarger
- July 15: Scott Duncan
- July 16: Brett Blakemore
- July 21: Miner's Bluff Band
- July 22: Andy DeWitt
- July 23: Gas Food Lodging
- July 28: Aaron Lucero
- July 29: Garry Lincoln
- July 30: Ethan Ridings
More info on these events and others can be found on our website
About That Whiskey...
Our fine friends over at KC Golfer Magazine dropped by recently and added to their knowledge o' whiskeys whilst wettin' their whistles. They were doin' "research" for an article - somethin' one might question until the article actually got published.
It starts with a quote, and one we like: "To quote the famous Mark Twain, who once claimed, 'Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough'..."
From there the article expertly explains Bourbons, Scotches, Canadian, and, of course, Irish Whiskeys in a quick 'n concise manner providin' all the similarities, differences, and favorite brands of this wonderful quenchibility. The full article can be found here: Whiskey Article
Here's another tiny excerpt we thought you'd like:
"Both Scotch Whisky (spelled without the “e”) and Irish Whiskey (with the “e”) come in single malt and blended. Perhaps the most notable flavor difference comes from how the Irish dry their malted barley. It is dried in kilns rather than the Scotch method of using peat fires to instill the smokey flavor of many popular Scotches. The Irish say this lets the natural flavor and depth of the whiskey come through without the added smoke which can overshadow some of its subtleties. And Irish Whiskey uses a blend of malted and unmalted barley, while the Scotch use exclusively malted barley. Many Scotch afficianados enjoy peaty Scotches – the peatier, the better in their estimation. The best way to describe a peaty Scotch is “smokey” tasting, as described above – almost like having a mild cigar.
Another distinction: Irish whiskey tends to be higher in alcohol content – which many say only enhances its medicinal qualities. The reason for this is Irish whiskey is usually triple distilled to increase the purity and smoothness of the spirit. Each turn through the still makes the finished product more refined and of a higher quality, while also increasing its strength..."
If'n that sounds good, then stop by to taste it for yourself. We've one of the largest selection of Irish Whiskeys around, plus a fair selection of Scotch's 'n American Bourbons to boot.
As always, some final words for our family and friends:
To all the days, here and after
May they be filled with fond memories, happiness, and laughter.