43% ABV, 750 ml
The Wild Geese Irish Soldiers & Heroes Limited Edition is a blend of double distilled malt whiskey and grain whiskey from the award winning Cooley Distillery in County Louth.
Ireland was torn by injustice and natural disaster. The soldiers and refugees who were forced to set sail on ships for other lands became known as The Wild Geese. Through oppression and famine they created a beautiful dream FREEDOM FOR EVERYONE. The impact The Wild Geese have had over the centuries in Europe, the Americas and the world is legendary. Today that vision and fire lives on...Ireland, this little country and outpost of Western Europe that has contributed so much to the world. Out of the mayhem of the past centuries and against all odds, the Irish have survived and succeeded. They set out on this journey 'destination hope' to achieve something not just for themselves but for subsequent generations.
A very important chapter in the story of The Wild Geese took place in Mexico in the 1840s. Over a million people emigrated from Ireland to America between 1840 - 1850. Escaping the infamous famine, these people sought new opportunities, and many joined the American Army. However, when they were faced with invasion of Mexico, a group of Irish soldiers – led by a man named Jon Riley – joined the Mexican Army to aid in that country’s struggle for freedom.
They formed the Battalón de San Patricio – “Saint Patrick’s Battalion”. Comprised of primarily Irish and German immigrants, and African American slaves the battalion sympathised with the struggle of Mexico, coming together in the hope of securing freedom
The Battallón de San Patricio flew a green flag which read “Erin Go Bragh” – which means “Ireland Forever” – as they marched towards the battle field, keeping their homeland close to their hearts and igniting the fire that had started over a century beforehand by Patrick Sarsfield.
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