Irish Advent Calendar

Setting a Guinness Record for whiskey and scotch

Irish Whiskey Advent Calendar

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”.

Wine is bottled poetry. - Robert Louis Stevenson

Payday came and with it beer. - Rudyard Kipling

When the wine is in, the wit is out. - English Proverb

Religions change; beer and wine remain. - Hervey Allen

Every cask smells of the wine it contains. - Spanish Proverb

I'm Hybrid. I run on chocolate and wine. - Unknown

Step aside Coffee. This is a job for Alcohol. - Unknown

When life hands you lemons, make whiskey sours. - WC Fields

I should never have switched from Scotch to martinis. - Humphrey Bogart

I am Irish as a person, but I feel Jewish as an actor. - Harrison Ford

Bless your little Irish heart and every other Irish part. - Irish Blessings

My Irish derivation has nothing to do with me. Why should it? - Carroll O'Connor

I'm only a beer teetotaller, not a champagne teetotaller. - George Bernard Shaw

One martini is all right, two is too many, three is not enough. - James Thurber

Memorial services are the cocktail parties of the geriatric set. - Ralph Richardson

Pantomime is a big thing in the cultural calendar of my country. - Alan Cumming

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

God is good to the Irish, but no one else is; not even the Irish. - Unknown

Ah, good ol' trustworthy beer. My love for you will never die. - Homer Simpson - suDoku by Joe Defries, 3-time Guinness World Record Holder - Joe Defries

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

What's the use of being Irish if the world doesn't break your heart? - Unknown

The calendar and the clock are all set by football season and the off-season. - Tom Coughlin

In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria. - Ben Franklin

Whiskey is by far the most popular of all remedies that won't cure a cold. - Jerry Vale

We Irish will never achieve anything; but we are the greatest talkers since the Greeks. - Oscar Wilde

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

I'm not Irish. Just because I have red hair doesn't mean I'm a lucky charm. - Rebecca Mader

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

Irish boomerang: It doesn't come back, it just sings sad songs about how much it wants to. - Unknown

Let's just say, I'm Irish. I grew up in the 1950s. Religion had a very tight iron fist. - Liam Neeson

Ireland is a small but insuppressible island half an hour nearer the sunset than Great Britain. - Thomas Kettle

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

Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine. - Fran Lebowitz

I had to have some balls to be Irish Catholic in South London. Most of that time I spent fighting. - Pierce Brosnan

The problem with being Irish is having 'Riverdance' on your back. It's a burden at times. - Roddy Doyle

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me. - Hunter S Thompson

I think Paul McGuinness and U2 created the Irish music industry. It certainly wasn't there before that. - Van Morrison

I refuse to believe in three things: cash, clock, and calendar. You should never be enslaved by these three. - Sharad Sagar

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

If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized. - Oscar Wilde

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

My number one choice is Guinness. My number two choice would be Guinness. My number three choice would have to be Guinness. - Peter O'Toole

When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious. - Unknown

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

That's what the holidays are for - for one person to tell the stories and another to dispute them. Isn't that the Irish way? - Lara Flynn Boyle

The calendar of the Theocracy of Muntab counts down, not up. No-one knows why, but it might not be a good idea to hang around and find out. - Terry Pratchett

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

Our ancestors believed in magic, prayers, trickery, browbeating and bullying. I think it would be fair to sum that up as 'Irish politics'. - Flann O'Brien

If you sang "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall" and counted all the numbers mentioned throughout the entire song, it would add up to 14,850. - the Joe-kster

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