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The Irishman & Irish Whiskey

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If you're in the mood to go to the movies, Martin Scorsese's epic gangster drama The Irishman offers a lot of action for your money—with a runtime of nearly three hours. Robert De Niro plays World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. Sheeran is connected to one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa. The film, which also stars Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, kicks off a limited theater engagement today, but if you can wait, it starts streaming on Netflix the day before Thanksgiving.

What goes better with a brutal mob masterpiece from the director of Goodfellas than a fine Irish whiskey? At this year's World Whiskies Awards, Teeling 24-year Vintage swiped the title of "Best Single Malt," beating out Scotch and Japanese whisky at their own game. Of course, Bushmills is always a solid bottle, available at a reasonable price. And if you really wanted to be underhanded, you'd sneak in a flask of the stuff to enjoy in the theater. Of course, if you get caught, we'd deny ever recommending such behavior.

In New York City?

2019 NYC Irish Whiskey Festival

The first ever New York Irish Whiskey Festival is kicking off this weekend. Expect to experience over 25 Irish Whiskeys, along with food pairings and live entertainment.

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