"Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30:5

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Jameson Whiskey, Midleton, County Cork

Old truck on display.
Our second day in Cork started with a tour of Jameson Whiskey in nearby Midleton.  Jameson is the best selling Irish whiskey in the world and they are quite proud of their reputation.  The original distillery was remodeled several years ago and is now used to show tourists the whiskey making process.  The tour we took was really interesting and we all enjoyed it.   They really did a great job.   When the tour guide asked for volunteers to be in a "taste test", Diana, Jeff and I were all chosen to participate.  We were all awarded with "official certificates".  The three they had us taste were Jamesons from Ireland, Johnnie Walker from Scotland, and Jack Daniels from Tennessee.  I think they stacked the deck!!!

Cheers!  And no, I didn't drink all of that:)

Our group at the bar for a photo op!
We spent the afternoon back in Cork and walked around the city center, etc., saw the market which was really interesting, and generally played tourist.  Another great day - until about midnight.

I woke up in the middle of the night and was sick, sick, sick!!!  Remember those Irish children Diana and I played cards with?  The little girl had a virus that she so kindly shared with me.  Not good!  I was truly green:)

1 comment:

Doris W. in TN said...

I'm enjoying the photos and travelogue. What a wonderful trip! Sorry you were sick with the virus. Perhaps you should have kissed that Blarney stone . . . ? (just kidding!)