Kilbeggan® might be Ireland's oldest licensed distillery, but that doesn't mean the whiskey kings aren't amenable to change -- especially in Boston, where Americans first staked out the right to do things a little differently, or a lot differently, because clearly the original "Whiskey in the Jar" was sorely lacking heavy-metal anger. This St. Pat's, try these new traditions on for size:
Clerys: Thrillist is hosting a Public House Party on Saturday, March 16, from 12-3p, with Kilbeggan® cocktails, pub fare, and live music from hopping locals Bad Rabbits. Clearly, the new tradition is "go to this".
RSVP for the Public House Party right here
Ned Devine's: Take a day off spilling sandwich fillings on yourself by popping an impossible amount of Corned Beef & Cabbage Egg Rolls.
The Green Briar: Join them for 10a's GAA Club Hurling Final, when Kilcormac-Killoughey and St. Thomas will play the oldest game in the world. Seriously, people played this in Ireland before Ireland was Ireland.
The Whiskey Priest: Dude, that river is just right there. You know what to do.
Tommy Doyle's: Brutalize a Tommy Doyle Pounder (two 1/2lb patties, grilled cheese bun, Irish bacon, fried egg). Then beat World Fitness Endurance Champ Paddy Doyle's record of 1,940 back-of-hands pushups in one hour. Seriously.
The Harp: Make this the first of many years your Xavier McDaniel impersonation makes Garden regulars not want to do Xavier McDaniel-like things to you.
Cornwall's: Challenge a friend to an Angels on Horseback (oysters + bacon) vs. Devils on Horseback (shrimp + bacon) eating competition. Either way, you're a force for good.
Of course the smartest new St. Pat's tradition is to follow an old Irish one: drinking Kilbeggan®. See just how old via this amazing slideshow of the distillery, which dates back to 1757, when Ben Franklin didn't even need a wig yet. Whiskey in the jar's impressive, but as you're about to see, whiskey in the barrel's even more so.
Tipple Responsibly™ Kilbeggan® Blended Irish Whiskey, 40% Alc./Vol. ©2013 Kilbeggan Distilling Import Company, Deerfield Illinois. All trademarks are property of their respective owners.