Is it just plain baloney that Irish stout does not travel well? That Guinness is better in Dublin or that Murphy’s & Beamish are better in Cork? Yes! You get fabulous tasting stout all over Ireland.
Today the very best pubs throughout the UK deliver stout with that same Irish creamy smooth ‘I must have another sip and another sip’ quality! However, one thing that’s not baloney is that it’s more expensive to drink that same Irish stout in Ireland and especially in Dublin than it is in London, Liverpool, Glasgow, Cardiff or even New York.
Yes it is baloney that Irish stout does not travel well, but it’s not baloney that our taste is affected by our travel or surroundings whether we are enjoying a lunchtime salad with bottle of Retsina on a sun-kissed Greek Island beach or enjoying the craic with pint of the black stuff in an Irish pub. Food & drink buyers and tasters are fully aware of this ‘drinking the atmosphere’ factor when they tasting around the world. Therefore before making an important buying or tasting call they taste it again back in their familiar white-walled tasting room.
Back in the UK most of us would struggle to finish a glass of that Retsina, resin flavoured wine, but enjoying the craic with pint of the black stuff on St Patrick’s Day will certainly taste good and that’s not baloney!
Murphy’s is one of the premium brands on the beer shelves. A palate pleasing stout that’s finished with a coffee lick! If the style, size and price fits – put a pack in the trolley.
Competing Brands: Guinness & Beamish