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Irish Advent Calendar

Setting a Guinness Record for whiskey and scotch

Irish Advent Calendar thanks to Howard Chapman

Irish whiskey is whiskey made on the island of Ireland. The word 'whiskey' is an Anglicisation of uisce beatha or uisge beatha, a phrase from the Goidelic branch of languages (Irish, Scottish Gaelic and Manx) meaning 'water of life'.

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No man is an Ireland. - Richard Daley

Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow. - James Joyce

Being Irish, I always had this love of words. - Kenneth Branagh

I come from a long line of staunch Irish Catholics. - Robert Vaughn

Our Irish blunders are never blunders of the heart. - Maria Edgeworth

The Irish are a very popular race - with themselves. - Brendan Behan

No date on the calendar is as important as tomorrow. - Roy W Howard

An Irish wedding is a tame thing to an Irish funeral. - Mary Deasy

Drown in a vat of whiskey? Oh death, where is thy sting? - WC Fields

The Irish ignore anything they can't drink or punch. - James Boswell

Where would the Irish be without someone to be Irish at? - Elizabeth Bowen

Some call it Cocktail Hour. To me, it's a support group. - Unknown

I'm an Irish Catholic and I have a long iceberg of guilt. - Edna O'Brien

The Irish forgive their great men when they are safely buried. - Unknown

I'm from durable stock. I'm made to work. I'm Irish. - Mary McCormack

Irish Alzheimer's - you forget everything except the grudges. - Unknown

Dublin University contains the cream of Ireland - rich and thick. - Samuel Beckett

You ought to get out of those wet clothes and into a dry martini. - Mae West

The Irish are a fair people, they never speak well of one another. - Samuel Johnson

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy. - Benjamin Franklin

Even when they have nothing, the Irish emit a kind of happiness, a joy. - Fiona Shaw

Politics is the chloroform of the Irish people, or, rather the hashish. - Oliver St. John Gogarty

I'll have a "Cafe Mocha Vodka Valium Latte" to go, please. - Unknown

Other people have a nationality. The Irish and the Jews have a psychosis. - Brendan Behan

I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine. - Peter Ustinov

Under the English legal system you are innocent until you are shown to be Irish. - Ted Whitehead

Yesterday was not your defining moment. The calendar moved forward; why not you? - Steve Maraboli

Let everyone leave all the guns - British guns and Irish guns - outside the door. - Martin McGuinness

My mother is Irish, my father is black and Venezuelan, and me - I'm tan, I guess. - Mariah Carey

I'll bring ya a bottle of champagne. Maybe I'll even bring home a whole maggot. - Archie Bunker

New York champagne - that's a phony label. They don't grow raisins in New York. - Archie Bunker

I am who I am: an Irish Catholic kid, working class from Long Island. And I made it big. - Bill O'Reilly

I love to sing, and I love to drink scotch. Most people would rather hear me drink scotch. - George Burns

Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress. - Charles Kettering

An Irishman after trying American beer for the first time: "Put it back in the horse!" - Unknown

'Next time!' In what calendar are kept the records of those next times which never come? - Helen Hunt Jackson

He's so full of alcohol, if you put a lighted wick in his mouth he'd burn for three days. - Groucho Marx

The curse of the Irish is not that they don't know the words to a song - its that they know them all. - Susan Dooley

I have drawn inspiration from the Marine Corps, the Jewish struggle in Palestine and Israel, and the Irish. - Leon Uris

Be ruthless about your calendar - stick to it, hell or high water but create space for unstructured time as well. - Arjun Arora

In 1953 there were two ways for an Irish Catholic boy to impress his parents: become a priest or attend Notre Dame. - Phil Donahue

As I told Piers Morgan, 'Catholics have confession, whereas Northern Irish Protestants only have interviews.' - James Nesbitt

We have embarked upon the world's largest and longest cocktail party, and every issue imaginable is up for grabs. - Geoffrey Moore

May you always walk in sunshine. May you never want for more. May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door. - Irish Blessings

If this humor be the safety of our race, then it is due largely to the infusion into the American people of the Irish brain. - William Howard Taft

I have made an important discovery - that alcohol, taken in sufficient quantities, produces all the effects of intoxication. - Oscar Wilde

I think being a woman is like being Irish. Everyone says you're important and nice, but you take second place all the same. - Iris Murdoch

It's not that the Irish are cynical. It's rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody. - Brendan Behan

Not all chemicals are bad. Without hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer. - Dave Barry

All my life, I have been a celebrant of Halloween. For me, it is the most important day of the year, the turning point in the old pagan calendar. - John Burnside


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