If there’s one band that’s built a reputation on drinking, it’s the Pogues. For more than 30 years, they’ve had this reputation as being one of the drunkest bands on the planet. The drunkest of the lot is singer Shane McGowan. Why he’s not dead remains a mystery of medical science.
I bring this up because the Pogues now have their own whiskey. It’s just called “The Pogues: The Official Irish Whiskey” and offers this description: “Sunlight and barley held together with water and left in an oak barrel for three years and a day.” At that age, it’s not going to be very smooth at all. Actually, it’s gonna burn pretty good. But then again, the description continues: “The whiskey is a measure of who we are, made with the sole intention of spreading that same raucous joy.” In other words, it’s designed to get you really drunk, really quickly. Perfect branding for the band, don’t you think?