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Irish Whiskey - Whiskey
Colorado Springs

Fighting 69th Irish Whiskey

$6.50

Triple distilled - Copper Pot Still - Aged 3 Years

40% ABV

THE REGIMENT HAS SEEN COMBAT IN FIVE WARS: THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR, WORLD WAR I, WORLD WAR II, THE IRAQ WAR AND THE AFGHANISTAN WAR. IT HAS ALSO PARTICIPATED IN 23 CAMPAIGNS, SO MANY THAT THE STAFFS OF ITS REGIMENTAL COLORS ARE AUTHORIZED TO BE ONE FOOT LONGER THAN NORMAL TO ACCOMMODATE THEM ALL.

FOUNDED IN 1849 AS THE FIRST IRISH REGIMENT, THE FIGHTING 69TH INITIALLY WASN’T A U.S. MILITARY UNIT AT ALL. RATHER IT WAS AN ALL-IRISH CITIZEN MILITIA, CREATED TO TRAIN YOUNG IRISHMEN LIVING IN NEW YORK CITY IN MILITARY TACTICS, IN HOPES OF EVENTUALLY GOING BACK TO IRELAND TO EXPEL THE BRITISH FROM THE IRISH HOMELAND.

Appearance: Light blonde

Nose: There is hint of banana that greets you with the first sniff, followed by a more predominant citrus note. After that there is a soft caramel that swoops in finishing off a quite subtle nose.

Palate: This is a smooth easy drinker. It has a subtle heat that builds to a warm buzz. Its fruit forward front strikes a nice balance between its citrus and caramel flavors. There is a soft leathery quality in the middle and the back end delivers a hint of white pepper for a light bite.

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