Concannon Irish Whiskey—Making History

| March 1, 2013

concannon Irish whiskyAwarded ‘Best New Irish Whiskey of the Year’ in 2012 from International Spirits Competition certainly set the bar rather high for my expectations of Concannon Irish Whiskey and disappointed I was not!

Launched in the U.S. in early 2012, this is one cool customer that is making whiskey enthusiasts stand up and take notice. Craft distilled, then matured in ex-bourbon barrels and finally, finished in wine barrels from Concannon Vineyard, Concannon Irish Whiskey is full of honey, citrus and malt flavors that are delicately balanced by its clean, oaky finish.

Considered a founding family of the California wine industry, James Concannon began his legacy by establishing the first successful winery to be founded by an Irish immigrant—and this set the tone for what was to come. Now, almost 150 years later, 4th generation vintner, John Concannon is very proud to honor his Irish heritage with an authentic Irish Whiskey of superior quality—one that is greatly enjoyed neat, or dancing with friends in your favorite cocktails. At $24.99 this is a great value. Give it a try!






An Old Fashioned Concannon


2 oz Concannon

Orange Zest

2 Spoons of Vanilla Infused Sugar

3 dashes of Angostura Orange Bitters



Press sugar and orange zest at base of glass with two dashes of bitters. Add 1/3 of whiskey and a few cubes of ice, ensure sugar is lifted and mixed in base of glass, (repeat 3 times), until whiskey and sugar have been evenly diluted.


Serve in a tumbler with orange zest.






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