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"irish spirits festival" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

05:58 min | 3 years ago

"irish spirits festival" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Hi, dave. How're you doing buddy? Good. You just took a pretty much whiskey to her all through. Yeah. I mean, it was it was kind of an Ireland tour. Yeah. Right right with the name like Daffy. It was about. So we did north to south east to west took ten days. So as much as we could bossom there was a lot of whiskey. There was a lot of Wisconsin. Great my tie. But that's. Okay. That's great. And joining us really to break. It all down are the proprietors chief O'Neill's that's Brendan Chevonne McKinney along with the master of whiskey. Martin duffy. Hello, everybody. What a nice title. You've got there. It's it's an older title. Title. All right. What is your current title? I'm actually the US brand Representative for Glen Carron, crystal. We make the very conic whiskey glass. Oh, very cool. Very nice. Very nice to his name. Who would I would have thought he would have thought enough celebrating twenty years this year? How cool is fantastic were thirty call now eight hundred I'll get started. 'cause you guys weren't you guys weren't even in this business whatsoever. So we were in the insurance industry were insurance brokers. And then just when we can sit to Brendan now, we should do something fun. I mean insurance. Let's do something fun for the weekend. So we'll talk with FBI. So we should open a little Irish pub or we can just go and hang out on the weekend and play some music musicians and have some drinks. And that's where it all started. But now let me ask you this. So so did you experience some of the Irish pubs around Chicago? This isn't quite what I know. Yeah. I mean, we were playing music on the weekends at different pubs, actually Nevins in Evanston. A number other sessions, we were leading number others IRA sessions around town. So we didn't joy being in the pub atmosphere, and we love going down the weekend. So we thought well, we could just have our own and go to our. Yeah, brilliant. But it was just for happy though. Gotcha. Yeah. Exactly, Brendan who is chief O'Neill the man himself chief O'Neill chief was the police chief at the turn of the century in Chicago, and he was really celebrated as a non corruptible police official, and I had a stellar police career created the badge police badge with the number in Boston at which they kept until the fifties in Chicago and adapted that style a badge of New York and all the big metropolitan cities, but are interested in him was was the music in that he would because of the mass immigration out of Ireland. Art music was really disappearing alarming rate because it's a local oral tradition, and when people left the local communities a lot of music was disappearing and he recognizes and started collecting the tunes. Getting collecting physically getting the musicians convince sometimes occasionally might get a civil player a job on the force. Okay. Usually. Okay. All right. And but he wrote the one of the largest anthologies of Irish music written it down, and it really professional really organized way, which was a really non Irish thing to do. But it was a great thing that he had done, and he is really credited heartland as well as. We have an original copy in a cabinet and chief O'neil signed by the CIA because isn't some of his archives and stuff isn't the university of Notre Dame. Correct. The wax cylinder recordings. And a lot of a lot of really really I think it's important to note that chief O'Neill did all this, you know, out of his own money. He did everything in solve it wasn't funded. He produced several books after that. But people today in are all over the world learn from that one hundred and one hundred thousand one tunes that he produced back then. So it's important to know. Yeah. Yeah. It's very cool. You've got a great place and fabulous food. Great drinks. And I came and pulled this together this annual Irish spirits festivals can be Friday March first from six thirty to nine in brief Mr. Duffy, what is the history of Irish whiskey? The history of Irish whiskey is the history of Ireland really they're intertwined. It's thought that it was the Christian monks that brought the art of distilling Ireland now Ireland already had a beer or a form of it for about five thousand years before that they found rudimentary forms of ale in Ireland. So if you think about it what they probably did was if you've been Ireland. It is cold and wet it didn't it was probably a they thought let's heat it up. There are definitely trying to make medicine, but all Irish whiskey is is still beer. So every time you drink Irish whiskey. You're drinking distill beer every time to drink beer drinking watered down whiskey, so you're getting ripped off. You're drinking light beer drinking crap. It's not Irish it's crap. Below crap. So Chris when you were in Ireland like what what were the highlights for you as far as visiting somebody's Jameson tour. The the the old Jameson. Distillery which is in Dublin, obviously in Dublin's kind of like DisneyWorld to American tourists designed for you right there. They actually distill Jameson in the south of the country now in Middleton and. But the old original this kind of a fun thing to go to do your tasting and everything like that. I take a picture in front of a big opening their the one thing I have been a fan of Irish whiskey. You know since I was child..

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"irish spirits festival" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:11 min | 3 years ago

"irish spirits festival" Discussed on WGN Radio

"In. That's a big that's a big switch. Works out. Steppenwolf? That was a whole group park students in the basement out somebody's home. So he was gonna be great. He's up. I he's up first. And then we're going to have the folks from chief O'Neill's always have modern Saint Patrick's Day, but they're celebrating their twentieth anniversary, and they had their first ever Irish spirits festival. So Chris Duffy, who's the voice of WGN radio? Join us because he just he just wants Ireland. And even though these folks that we have on the show are Irish Chris has just a great of knowledge of the distilleries, and he that was his tour. I mean, he he visited Ireland, but he also. Checked out like Jameson? Those places. So he's going to join us his pictures on Facebook looked really beautiful ashes beautiful, and then Doris Kearns Goodwin Pulitzer prize winning author and historian is gonna join us because it's the president's day weekend. And kind of talk about her list of favourite presidents stories about the Kennedys and the Roosevelt's, and yes, so usually this could be like five six guests are five six subjects in a show. It's three tonight. But a lot of good long conversation. Settle. We'll keep you awake or at least per asleep. Whatever you wanna do. All right. Well, stick around having no knowledge. I'm stick around because Dave plyer is up next. All right, guys. The Steve Cochran show celebrates the most valuable person on the planet. Weekday mornings at seven twenty on seven twenty WGN. Chicago smart speaker users just say play WGN radio on tune into the news is sponsored by. Nope. I told him not to pay. No, I threatened them with. Recording. And you could do that. Yes. I can. But he then told me when I let them out. Oh, just what you expect. It's you a one. Here's Roger badesch, overcast and twenty four at O'Hare police say the fired worker who killed five people at a warehouse and Aurora on Friday was able to buy the gun because initial background. Check didn't catch that. He had a prior felony conviction and Mississippi roar police chief Christian seems a human issue lives.

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