The Pogues, Irish whiskey, and Christmas? Some things just go naturally well together

The Pogues Single Malt Whiskey, the second Irish whiskey from the iconic Celtic punk rock band, is now available just in time for Christmas.

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Single malt anyone?

— The Pogues (@poguesofficial) September 25, 2019

"Punk Rock and traditional Irish instruments - this mix works as The Pogues impressively demonstrated when they started their career in the eighties. It was the birth of the Irish Folk Punk, which was copied and performed by many other bands.

"The break-up of the band in 1996 was followed by a reunion in 2001 and many tours and concerts in the following years. Poetic, romantic lyrics, often with a political undertone and with melodies beyond the melodic mainstream characterize the Irish punk rebels and sometimes they sing about whiskey.

"A cooperation of The Pogues with the Irish West Cork Distillers led to the creation of a special The Pogues whiskey in 2015: The Pogues Blended Whiskey was released, consisting of 50% Grain Whiskey and 50% Single Malt."

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So while you're belting out 'Fairytale of New York' this Christmas season, make sure to have a glass of The Pogues Single Malt Irish Whiskey in hand. It's what Shane MacGowan would want!

The Pogues Single Malt Irish Whiskey is available for purchase on The Whisky Exchange, Celtic Whiskey Shop, and other retailers.

Have you tried The Pogues Irish whiskeys yet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!