photoOnce a year, in honor of ye auld St. Pat, our distillers handcraft a special whiskey, available exclusively at Edgefield and Old St. Francis School and on just one day a year – that’s right, on St. Patrick’s Day.

A Little History…

So why “the Devils Bit”? It was named after a mountain in North Tipperary, Ireland. Legend has it that a small gap in the mountain is where the devil took a bite and spit out the rock.  That spit-out piece became the Rock of Cashel, which was the traditional seat of the kings of Munster in Ireland for several hundred years; most of the buildings that remain on the site date from the 1100s and 1200s. According to legend, Cashel is also the site of the conversion of the King of Munster by St. Patrick in the 5th century.

 

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Sure, you may have done impromptu tequila tastings at a bar – salt, slam it back, lemon, you’re pretty, what was your name again? – but at our spirits tastings, it’s actually not about, well, getting tipsy. We want you to know the tequila, understand the tequila, love it for what it is! Because tequila really gets a bad rap. It ain’t just for Spring Break, friends. (But chances are you will leave a bit tipsy…)

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“There’s Whiskey in the Jar…”

Who hasn’t belted out this iconic Celtic drinking song after a few shots in a crowded Irish pub? It’s a time-honored tale of love, betrayal and spirits, written in the 1700s and since covered by the likes of the Pogues, U2, Metallica, even Jerry Garcia.

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