Jameson 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Limited Edition
Pick up a bottle of the Limited Edition Jameson Irish Whisky and you’ll find it contains the same premium, internationally-adored classic Jameson Irish whiskey, but with a truly original label with a very cool story behind it. The label design illustrates the traditional Jameson family motto, Sine Metu; to live without fear – providing a way to encourage people to openly embrace new experiences, as well as steer away from the well-trodden paths in life in favour of forging your own. The Jameson St. Patrick’s Day limited edition bottle is available at BC Liquor this March.
The Jameson Irish Whiskey Limited Edition Bottle is designed by Steve McCarthy, a Dublin based designer. The label design illustrated the Sine Metu spirit in a very Irish expression: to “chance your arm”.
This story goes that in 1492, in Dublin, Ireland, ‘Black James’ Butler and his men found themselves barricaded with heavily armed soldiers outside. On the other side of the door was Gearóid Fitzgerald who, tired of the constant fighting between the clans, decided it was time to make peace.
Fitzgerald ordered his men to cut a hole in the door before extending his hand through the gap as a token of friendship. Rather than cut his arm off with a sword, Black James shook it and the long standing feud came to an end, giving Dublin one of its most famous sayings – ‘to chance your arm’.
Juniper Bartender, Luke Tynan has created a deliciously simple Jameson cocktail to mark the occasion. Inspired by his childhood St. Paddy’s celebrations in Ireland, his memories consisted of cans of coke, packets of Tayto crisps and watching Dublin’s parade from the vantage point of his Dad’s shoulders. Having moved away from Ireland and chancing his arm as a cocktail bartender for the past two years in Vancouver, Luke was inspired by these past experiences to create the Dublin cocktail. This slightly dry and herbaceous Manhattan-style drink is a nod to his beloved hometown of Dublin and the thriving cocktail culture in his new home in Vancouver.
Whip it up at home throughout St. Patrick’s Day weekend and beyond.
50 ml Jameson
10 ml Akavit
25 ml Sweet Vermouth
5 ml Cynar
3 ml simple syrup
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir. Strain into a chilled nick and nora or coupe glass. Garnish with a slapped mint leaf clipped to the glass.