Instead of kicking back and coasting on the fact that they had created the world’s most loved spirit, they set their sights on innovation and delicious trend setting. And it all begins and ends with Bailey's ingredients.
Just think about it. Every year, roughly 200 million litres of fresh Irish milk are required to produce the creamiest of cream used in the production of Baileys. That’s enough to make about 3.3 billion Baileys milkshakes, give or take.
This milk is mostly supplied from small, family-owned farms. They’re talking farms where the cows roam freely on luscious green fields handed down from one generation to the next. Some of these thousands of acres are dotted with protected bog, natural woodland, wild meadows and native hedgerows. Sanctuaries for small animals, birds, bees and butterflies. Living the high life!
Now, we know how amazing their Irish whiskey is. Then, there’s the Irish whiskey and the fine spirits. The Irish have been distilling whiskey since somewhere around 1000 A.D., when Irish monks brought the technique home from their visits to Mediterranean countries. Since we’re getting historical here, the word whiskey translates from the Irish language to ‘water of life’.
What a thought, mixing the ‘water of life’ with other fine spirits and luscious cream, then adding rich chocolate & vanilla flavors with other flavors and ingredients. No wonder they’ve made such an incredibly delicious treat.