International Whiskey Day: Roe and Co Irish Whiskey

Ladies and gentlemen, Roe & Co Irish Whiskey has officially landed in select U.S. markets, most notably behind your favorite cocktail bar as a unique foundation for mixologists to build new, innovative libations. Created in partnership between Diageo Master Blender Caroline Martin and five leading Dublin-based bartenders, Roe & Co ushers in a new era of Irish whiskey with its contribution to cutting-edge cocktail culture. The Irish Whiskey scene in the U.S. has absolutely exploded over the last few years, with interest rising well over 1,000% since 2002 according to the Distilled Spirits Council!


Additionally, Roe & Co’s launch in U.S. markets comes ahead of the St. James’s Gate distillery opening in Dublin this May. The new distillery will honor the brand’s heritage at its location on Thomas Street, adjacent to where the old George Roe & Co distillery once sat in the converted former Guinness Power House.

In addition to just celebrating their U.S. release, we wanted to highlight a few signature cocktails we think you should try to help bring in the cheer on International Whiskey Day!

The Boulevardier

(From The Jack Rose Dining Saloon)


1 part Roe and Co Irish Whiskey
1 part Campari
1 part Belsazar Red Sweet Vermouth

Stir with ice, strain, garnish and serve.

The Roe and Cosey

(From The Jack Rose Dining Saloon)


1.5 oz. Roe and Co Irish Whiskey
3 oz. Boiling Water
1 Star Anise
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 Earl Grey Teabag
1 Lemon Wheel

Steep and mix the Roe and Co Irish Whiskey with spices for 20 minutes. Meanwhile add honey to boiling water. Combine and serve with clove studded lemon wheel.