One of my sisters reminded me that this will be the second year in a row there will be no St. Patrick's Day parades...anywhere! Her birthday is March 17th and she honestly believes she is of Irish heritage. I know I'm not, but Anna, a treasured member of our team, is as Irish as they come. She has a delightful accent, makes Irish soda bread for us all, and on St. Patrick's Day, dances a little Jig that she brought over from the Emerald Isle.
This year, to fill in for the lack of a parade, I purchased a wee bottle of Irish whiskey. After a sip or two of the grand elixir I became curious. Who invented whiskey?
Well, since McGoogle knows everything, I reached out for information. As I scoured the history, all the while sampling a dram here and a dram there, two countries stood out, each competing to earn the title. I did learn who, how, why and where the drink came about. But I'll leave that for you to discover. Have fun!