Sunday, March 17, 2019



Clearly the simple thing to decide today is if you're catholic or protestant and if so, Jameson vs Bushmills.

You just have to remember that Jameson is a Catholic whiskey and Bushmills is a Protestant whiskey. Mainly because Northern Ireland is predominantly a Protestant region and that is where Bushmill's is made, and Jameson is from Cork, and is mainly the Catholic heavy region.

Don't believe me? Ask McNulty.

But that notion could be completely wrong and turned on its head. John Jameson, a Scottish man, ought the Bow Street Distillery in 1780, which at the time it was the biggest distilleries in Ireland. You have to remember that the Scottish Reformation happened in 1560, so the chances are in that favor the founder of Jameson distillery, Scottish and all, was a damn Protestant.

I know, tough pill to swallow. Even tougher is that Bullmills was officially licensed in 1608 by King James I, and despite of its location in the Northern area, which was Protestant country, has a Catholic as a master distiller.

Then again, this is really only an issue in the United States because blind Irish-American fandom for a drink. I mean, Jameson is currently owned by a French liquor conglomerate Pernod-Ricard, and Buhsmills by the English firm Diageo. So in the end, it really doesn't matter.

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