Hell-Cat Maggie

Yes it has been awhile since I last posted. Lots happening here @MySideOfTheBar in the last month. A few new Cigar Lounges to tell you about. Many great cigars. A few mishaps and some great new Whiskeys.

One of the many things I enjoy about Whiskey Wednesday is all the different Whiskeys the gang brings by. Hell-Cat Maggie Irish Whiskey is one that really caught me by surprise. The Enforcer introduced us to this Whiskey on a Whiskey Wednesday not long ago.

When drinking this Whiskey you cannot help noticing the superior taste and quality of authentic Irish whiskies like Tullamore D.E.W, Teeling. The Whiskey is very smooth and has a small hint of caramel in the finish. It must have been good, because the bottle did not last through the night.

Now the story of Hell-Cat Maggie the person is very interesting. See below*
The box states, A Unique Blend of the Finest Irish Craftsmanship & American Know-How. Which is a good overall perspective. Another review stated "a good alternative to Jameson, at a cheaper price," and at about $22 American I cannot disagree.

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The Professor

*Hell-Cat Maggie  was the pseudonym of an Irish American criminal and early member of the Dead Rabbits. She was a well-known personality in Manhattan's Five Points district and a noted female fighter, her teeth reportedly filed into points and who wore long claw-like brass fingernails, who fought alongside the Dead Rabbits and other Five Pointers against rival nativist gangs from the Bowery, most especially the Bowery Boys, during the early 1840s. Although there is little information on her life, she is one of the earliest female criminals of the "Gangs of New York" era and has been compared to later criminals such as Sadie the Goat, Gallus Mag and Battle Annie, the latter leading the female auxiliary of the Gopher Gang during the 1870s.


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