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Episode 69: Baileys Irish Cream
Episode 6910th September 2021 • Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur • Matt Birchard
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Episode 69 features Baileys Irish Cream, the best selling liqueur in the world. Bottled in 750ml at 17% ABV, or 34 proof, it retails for $29.

Enjoy this episode with some Baileys neat, on the rocks, or baked into your favorite dessert!

Baileys' official website:

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1973 - Idea for Baileys created by David Gluckman and Hugh Reade Seymour-Davies, in partnership with Tom Jago of International Distillers & Vintners
  • 1974 - Baileys launches in the UK
  • 2010s - Baileys is the best selling liqueur in the world

Key Cocktails:

Baileys is great chilled by itself, but has a home in many cocktails, as well as in the kitchen, just substitute the milk in a recipe for Baileys!


Irish Times Story by David Gluckman on Baileys Creation

Book: That Sh*t Won't Sell by Daivd Gluckman

Tom Jago's Perspective from The Drinks Business

Wikipedia Article on Baileys Listing on Baileys

YouTube Video on How It's Made

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