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She can not pick just one Kilbeggan Distilling product and her favourite. She says it changes everyday. With the current cold weather, she likes to warm up with a smokey Connemara neat or a Kilbeggan “Hot Toddy.”
Duffy said she was surprised at “how amazingly ‘Irish’ Boston is” and she says that “it’s definitely a home from home.”
You can follow on twitter @EmilyDuffy4.
Joanne Ryan, New York
Joanne Ryan, twenty five, is from Waterford and graduated from the Cork Institute of Technology.
Working in the US, Ryan misses her friends and family the most, but stays in touch with them through Facetime and Skype. She virtually attended her Mum’s 60th birthday and helped her one-year-old niece Roisin blow out her birthday candles.
Ryan also misses her Mum’s home cooked dinners, especially her favorite Shepherd’s pie. She says, “No one makes it like my Mum.”
She is currently based in New York and said her biggest surprise in America was how quickly she was able to settle in and how quickly New York began to feel like home. Ryan said she expected to feel some loneliness from moving to a big city, but settling in “was hugely helped by the friendliness of the people in New York, especially my team in New York with Beam. I had great support immediately.”
She says that that thanks to her team and her job, she always felt like there was something to do and someone she could go to. In her own words, “I felt a part of the NY Beam family as soon as I met everyone which really helped me settle into my new life in New York.”
Ryan finds it difficult to choose a favorite Kilbeggan Distilling products. One of her two favorites is the Kilbeggan, which is great for a night out with friends. She also really likes Connemara, which she says, “is perfect for me when I am in a cosy warm pub or on a winter’s night at home in front of the fire.” You can follow her on twitter @joryan87.
Michael Egan, Chicago
Michael Egan (24) is a recent graduate of Dublin Institute of Technology with a four year degree in Tourism Marketing. He was born and raised in Dublin and says he misses Gaelic football the most because he was very involved in the sport before his move to the United States.
Egan is currently working in Chicago as a brand ambassador for the Kilbeggan Distilling Company.
His biggest surprise moving to America was “how welcoming, friendly and understanding everybody [he] works with is” and he says their friendliness “has made the settling in process so much easier.”
His favorite Kilbeggan Distilling product is the Greenore Single Grain Irish Whiskey.
You can follow him on twitter @mikegan88.