Guinness is getting into the whiskey game, and we’ll drink to that Diageo

A lot of big things have been happening for Guinness in the past month or so, namely with the news of first Guinness brewery opening in the U.S. in 63 years, and just recently, the news that the Irish brewing company would be coming out with its very own Irish whiskey.

That’s right, whiskey fans — Diageo, the liquor brand that owns Guinness, will be releasing a blended Irish whiskey called Roe & Co, which will arrive in select European markets by St. Patrick’s Day.

It’ll be about two years until the whiskey makes its large-scale debut, but for all you connoisseurs out there, here’s what the new blend should taste like according to Diageo itself:

“On the nose [Roe & Co] is creamy, delightfully fragrant and remarkably rounded with notes of soft spice and mellow spun sugar along with warm hints of woody vanilla. The quality and perfect balance of the blend is immediately apparent on the palate through its velvety texture and sweet flavours including spiced pears and vanilla. The finish is lingering and gentle, ending with a light creaminess. The sweet pear notes readily apparent in Roe & Co are a wonderfully apt tribute to the once-great Dublin whisky distillery of George Roe & Co. Among the remnants of George Roe’s distillery are its old windmill tower, known as St. Patrick’s, and a magnificent pear tree dating from 1850.”

Sounds like our kind of whiskey.

(h/t Thrillist)

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