This week’s Lounge Lizard Monday featured liquor is the one and only Bushmills Irish Whiskey! Kick off the week by relaxing in our lounge from 4-6 and enjoy delicious appetizer specials and 2 new cocktails (at a very happy price) made with our featured liquor. We will also be giving out complimentary promotion merchandise (while supplies last).
Bushmills Irish Whiskey Drink Specials Will Be Available Only on February 1:
Dublin Apple – Bushmills, Apple Pucker and cranberry juice on the rocks – $4
Bushmills Irish Coffee – A classic perfect for a chilly winter afternoon-$4
Happy Hour Appetizer specials (February 1 only)
Grilled Banger with Ulster Champ – $3
Whiskey Wings with Buttermilk Dipping Sauce – $4
Did you know Bushmills Irish Whiskey is over 400 years old? Yes- they are Ireland’s oldest working distillery and will celebrated their 402nd birthday next month . Here is some history:
In 1608 King James I granted Sir Thomas Phillips a royal licence to distil ‘uisce beatha’, the gaelic for ‘water of life’, or whiskey as we know it today, in ‘the territory of the Rowte’ in Co. Antrim. This is the first official recorded evidence of whiskey-making in the area that was to become Bushmills.
The first recorded reference to the Old Bushmills Distillery is in 1743. At the time it was “in the hands of smugglers”, according to Victorian whisky journalist Alfred Barnard.
In 1784 the Old Bushmills Distillery is officially registered as a company and the pot still becomes its trademark.
In 1890 S.S. Bushmills, the distillery’s own steamship, makes its maiden voyage across the Atlantic to deliver Bushmills whiskey to America. It calls at Philadelphia and New York before heading on to Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Yokohama…..and their fine traditional Irish Whiskey is still enjoyed today…
Lounge Lizard Monday is available in our lounge each Monday from 4 to 6 pm. Check back to see which cocktail and appetizer specials we are offering for upcoming Lounge Lizard Mondays!
February 8th – Ciroc Vodka
February 15th – Yazi Ginger Vodka
February 22nd – Baileys Irish Cream