Episode 76

Published on:

29th Oct 2021

Episode 76: Shanky's Whip

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: https://www.shankyswhip.com/

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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Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur
Podcast dedicated to drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits.
Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur is a podcast for anyone that enjoys distilled spirits!

Built on the premise of drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits, each episode features consistent tastings and much more. The featured spirit's backstory is covered, including history of production, marketing, availability, notable events for the spirit, as well as personal stories on enjoyment.

This podcast features new episodes at least weekly, and is the work of host Matt Birchard, who created the podcast as a way to keep a new year's resolution to himself - which was to drink more!

So enjoy each episode whenever you have time, but it's recommended you enjoy a liquor or liqueur during the show!

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Matthew Birchard

I'm a fan of distilled spirits, and marketer by trade. Native of Portland, Oregon, USA.