Raise a Glass With us on National Irish Coffee Day!

Our team is excited to visit some great bars & restaurants in the Boston, Chicago and Twin Cities area on January 25th and you’re invited to join in as we celebrate one of the most beloved beverages in the world – the Irish coffee.

Enjoy delicious Irish Coffees made with Keeper’s Heart Whiskey at the following places:

Boston Route 1:

Boston Route 2:


Twin Cities

We hope you can join us for a fun-filled day of good company and delicious Keeper’s Heart Irish Coffees. 

History of the Irish Coffee 

Though unclear exactly where the Irish Coffee originated, a few stories exist to debate.

In 1943, Foynes (now Shannon Airport) terminal cook Joe Sheridan is said to have spontaneously whipped up the cocktail, featuring Irish Whiskey, coffee, and heavy cream, to appease a flight of Americans. Another account suggests that the drink was developed a few years earlier in 1940 at a pub named Dolphin in Dublin.

The drink made its way to America a few years later, where New York Herald Tribune writer Clementine Paddleford wrote about it in St. Patrick’s Day coverage in 1948, and San Francisco Chronicle travel writer Stanton Delaplane wrote about the cocktail in 1952. In 1956, the Irish Coffee was made popular by a famous San Francisco bar, still proudly making them today.

No matter where it was conceived, the Irish Coffee is a classic, delicious way to enjoy Irish whiskey. As a tribute to the cocktail’s Irish origins and explosion in America, we suggest trying it with a uniquely fitting spirit, Keeper’s Heart Irish + American Whiskey. 

Keeper’s Irish Coffee Recipe

Treat yourself to a warm, comforting and delicious Keeper’s Irish Coffee at home with the recipe below. 


  • 1 oz Keeper’s Heart Irish + American Whiskey
  • 2/3 oz maple syrup
  • 8 oz coffee
  • Lightly whipped cream
  • Nutmeg


  • Add Keeper’s Heart, maple syrup, and coffee to a heated mug and stir well. Top with whipped cream and grate nutmeg over the top.