Let Seven Three Distilling Co. be your one-stop on game day. We will be providing secure parking spots that must be reserved in advance for all game days this football season. Have your pre-game routine in place now so all you have to do on game day is enjoy cocktails and cheer.

To reserve, email info@seventhreedistilling.com. Spots are limited.

We have game day parking!

Let Seven Three Distilling Co. be your one-stop on game day. We will be providing secure parking spots that must be reserved in advance for all game days this football season. Have your pre-game routine in place now so all you have to do on game day is enjoy cocktails and cheer.

To reserve, email info@seventhreedistilling.com. Spots are limited.

We have game day parking!

Let Seven Three Distilling Co. be your one-stop on game day. We will be providing secure parking spots that must be reserved in advance for all game days this football season. Have your pre-game routine in place now so all you have to do on game day is enjoy cocktails and cheer.

To reserve, email info@seventhreedistilling.com. Spots are limited.

Let Seven Three Distilling Co. be your one-stop on game day. We will be providing secure parking spots that must be reserved in advance for all game days this football season. Have your pre-game routine in place now so all you have to do on game day is enjoy cocktails and cheer.

To reserve, email info@seventhreedistilling.com. Spots are limited.

 Shamrocks and Spirits: 5 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in New Orleans’ Irish Channel

man at st. patricks day parade with bagpipe

In the heart of New Orleans, where the soulful notes of jazz intertwine with the scent of Creole spices, there lies a neighborhood steeped in Irish history and heritage: the Irish Channel. As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, the city comes alive with the spirit of the Irish, celebrating with parades, music, and of course, a toast to good times. Let’s delve into the history of the Irish Channel, the vibrant St. Patrick’s Day festivities in New Orleans, and how Seven Three Distilling Company’s “Irish Channel Whiskey” pays homage to this rich legacy.

 

 The Irish Channel: A Tapestry of Irish Heritage

 

Nestled along the Mississippi River, the Irish Channel is a historic neighborhood in New Orleans known for its strong ties to Irish immigrants who settled here in the 19th century. These immigrants, fleeing the Great Famine in Ireland, brought with them their rich culture, traditions, and a love for good whiskey.

The neighborhood quickly became a vibrant hub of Irish life in the city, with bustling pubs, churches, and close-knit communities. The distinct architecture of the Irish Channel, with its colorful shotgun houses and cozy corner bars, still reflects the influence of its Irish roots to this day.

The Irish Channel earned its name from the Irish immigrants who settled in the area, particularly along the Mississippi River, creating a vibrant community with a distinct cultural identity. These immigrants often worked in the nearby docks and warehouses, contributing to the bustling maritime activity that characterized the area.

 

St. Patrick’s Day in the Big Easy: A  Truly Festive Celebration

 

When St. Patrick’s Day arrives in New Orleans, the Irish Channel transforms into a sea of green, with revelers from near and far joining in the festivities. The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, one of the city’s oldest parades dating back to the mid-19th century, winds its way through the streets of the Irish Channel.

Marching bands fill the air with lively tunes, floats adorned with shamrocks and leprechauns roll by, and locals and visitors alike don their finest green attire. Pubs and bars overflow with laughter and merriment, offering a taste of authentic Irish cuisine and, of course, a wide array of spirits to toast to the patron saint of Ireland.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the Irish Channel is a spectacle to behold, with elaborate floats, costumed revelers, and a sense of joyous celebration filling the streets. Families gather along the parade route, sharing in the excitement and camaraderie that define this beloved tradition.

New Orleans St. Patrick's Day parade
New Orleans St. Patrick’s day parade

 

Seven Three Distilling Company: Crafting the Spirit of the Irish Channel

 

Amidst the festive atmosphere of St. Patrick’s Day in the Irish Channel, Seven Three Distilling Company stands as a beacon of New Orleans’ distilling renaissance and pays homage to the neighborhood’s Irish heritage with its “Irish Channel Whiskey.”

This smooth and rich whiskey is a tribute to the spirit of the Irish immigrants who settled in the area, capturing the essence of the Irish Channel’s storied past. Distilled with care and precision, Irish Channel Whiskey embodies the warmth of the neighborhood’s pubs and the camaraderie of its residents.

The distillery, located in the heart of New Orleans, takes pride in using locally sourced ingredients and traditional distilling techniques to create their spirits. Seven Three Distilling Company is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Irish Channel and honoring the legacy of those who came before.

 

Bottle of Irish Channel Whiskey
Bottle of Irish Channel Whiskey

 

Tasting Notes: A Tribute to Tradition

 

Dive into the world of Irish Channel Whiskey with its enticing aromas of vanilla wafer, butterscotch pudding, and light shaved coconut. As you savor the first sip, notes of creamed corn, malt, and fresh orchard fruit such as pear, apple, and peach dance on your palate.

Barrel resting in the Cognac cask adds a layer of dark dried fruit, milk chocolate, and nuts, creating an overall depth and complexity that lingers pleasantly. Each sip is a journey through the flavors of the Irish Channel, a tribute to the resilience and spirit of its inhabitants.

Irish Channel Whiskey is a versatile spirit that can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or as the base for classic cocktails such as the Irish Coffee or Whiskey Sour. Its smooth and rich profile makes it a favorite among whiskey enthusiasts and novices alike.

 

Bottle of Irish Channel Whiskey next to a wall of aging Irish channel whiskey in barrels
Irish Channel Whiskey

 

5 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Irish Channel

 

  1. Join the St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Experience the magic of the annual parade as it winds through the streets of the Irish Channel. Dress in your finest green attire, wave to the colorful floats, and soak in the festive atmosphere.
  2. Visit Local Pubs and Bars: Explore the vibrant pub scene in the Irish Channel, where you’ll find authentic Irish hospitality and a wide selection of spirits to sample. Raise a glass of Irish Channel Whiskey and toast to the spirit of the holiday.
  3. Indulge in Irish Cuisine: Treat your taste buds to traditional Irish dishes such as corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, and Irish soda bread. Many restaurants in the Irish Channel offer special St. Patrick’s Day menus to celebrate the occasion.
  4. Attend Live Music Performances: Immerse yourself in the sounds of Irish music with live performances at local venues. From lively jigs to soulful ballads, the music of Ireland will transport you to the Emerald Isle.
  5. Take a Distillery Tour: Visit Seven Three Distilling Company to learn about the art of whiskey-making and the history of the Irish Channel. Discover the craftsmanship behind Irish Channel Whiskey and sample a flight of their handcrafted spirits.

 

 Sláinte to St. Patrick’s Day in New Orleans

 

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, the Irish Channel in New Orleans beckons with its rich history, lively celebrations, and a spirited tribute from Seven Three Distilling Company. Whether you’re a local steeped in the traditions of the neighborhood or a visitor eager to experience the magic of the Big Easy, the Irish Channel welcomes all to raise a glass, share a laugh, and toast to the enduring spirit of St. Patrick’s Day.

Experience the taste of the Irish Channel with Seven Three Distilling Company’s Irish Channel Whiskey. Learn more about this exquisite whiskey and how it embodies the spirit of the neighborhood by visiting https://www.seventhreedistilling.com/spirits/irish-channel-whiskey. 

So, don your finest green attire, join the parade through the historic streets, and savor the warmth of Irish hospitality at the heart of the Crescent City. Sláinte to St. Patrick’s Day in the Irish Channel, where the spirit of the Irish lives on in every sip of Irish Channel Whiskey.

Wanna learn more about the Irish Channel, go to https://www.neworleans.com/blog/post/irish-channel-neighborhood-guide/ to learn more about New Orleans rich history!

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