Even though we're all still practising social distancing and most of us are working from home, we still want to help support Irish food and drink producers.
We've decided to help our readers #ShopForIreland so we'll be posting every day to highlight producers around Ireland. Get in touch on our social channels with your suggestions on who we should write about.
The Whiskey Gift
Now this is something a little different. The Whiskey Gift brand is the brainchild of Cork publican and entrepreneur Ernest Cantillon. The idea is you create your own Irish whiskey blend by choosing from a range of flavours to come up with your your own 70cl bottle. Your whiskey recipe will arrive at The Whiskey Lab where it is blended by hand and has a personalised label attached. Prices range from €50 to €80 and the bottle can be shipped anywhere in Ireland, or internationally. To give it a try go to www.whiskeygift.com.
The Butcher Grill
Lockdown can’t stop us having barbecues (with members of our household, obviously) and it’s gotten even easier now that The Butcher Grill in Ranelagh, Dublin has launched #TBGatHome. Designed to feed 2-3 people there are two boxes available: BBQ ribs (€45) and BBQ striploin (€58). Each kit has lots of extras including four boneless chicken thighs, corn on the cob, coleslaw, and a pack of Clinton’s crisps. You can also order further sides and desserts if you’re feeling hungry and there are beers and cocktails too. To pre-order call 01 498 1805, Monday to Sunday from midday and collection is available from TBG Thursday to Sunday from 5pm to 9.30pm.
The Dough Bros
Galway's Dough Bros have opened their doors for pre-order and collection on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. It’s a shorter menu but it features most of the most popular pizzas including the Peter Stinger with Gubbeen Smokehouse chorizo, double garlic, fresh chilli and Noels’ Hot Honey, and the Hey Pesto with a house basil pesto base, mozzarella, balsamic red onion, semi-dried tomatoes and Five Mix Town Goat’s Cheese. There’s also vegan Margherita option too. To order, call 0852145238 between 1-8pm Wednesday or Thursday to book your time slot for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.