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Episode 76: Shanky's Whip
Episode 7629th October 2021 • Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur • Matt Birchard
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Episode 76 features Shanky's Whip, an Irish Whiskey based liqueur. Bottled in 750ml at 33% ABV, or 66 proof, it retails for about $25.

Enjoy this episode with Shanky's chilled, or mix it with root beer or cola.

Shanky's Whip's official website:

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1920s - Shanky is said to have raced horses and made whiskey, eventually turning to harness racing with his ostrich Shooter
  • 2021 - Shanky's Whip is launched by Shanky & Shireman, a company formed by Biggar & Leith to produce the liqueur

Key Cocktails:

Shanky's Whip is intended for simple mixed drinks, experiment with it.

A chilled shot is a suggested serve.


Much of the information for this episode came directly from Lafayette USA, the US Importer and Distributor for Shanky's Whip.

Biggar & Leith

Image of the vintage Japanese Matchbox the Shanky's Whip Label was Based On

Shanky's Whip YouTube Video

History of Matches

Irish Match Manufacturer Article with Video from 1983

Vintage Ostrich Racing

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