Irish Presbyterian 

Today is March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day. The above symbol is used by the Presbyterian Church of Ireland 🇮🇪. The inscription  “Ardens Sed Virens” translates to “burning but flourishing.”  I am not Irish nor am I a Presbyterian but in honor of this religious and cultural celebration held on the traditional day of Saint Patrick’s death, I raise my glass. 


This is what was waiting for me when I returned from work. Yes that’s right…an Irish Presbyterian! Bulleit Bourbon, ginger ale, bitters, club soda, a lime, orange peel and green food coloring for the right amount of color. My wonderful wife used the concoction to welcome me home. Notice the use of orange, green and white. Subtle but appropriate. Very clever and very thoughtful. I am truly a “lucky” man. 

I hope everyone has a fortuitous and safe evening! Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

                        -The Bourboneer

Bourbon enjoyed while writing this article: Bulleit Frontier Whiskey KSBW, 45% ABV or 90 proof (NAS). Bulleit Distilling Co., Louisville, Ky.

References:  www.wikipedia.com “Presbyterianism.” http://Www.wikipedia.com “St. Patrick’s Day.”

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