Taoiseach shows he's got the bottle


HE MAY be fighting on behalf of the Yes side for the fiscal treaty but Enda showed he had plenty left in him when he sent out a loud and ringing bottle, er, battle cry on behalf of Jameson whiskey.

After wishing Irish Distillers chair and chief executive Anna Maimhake well in her new role during a visit to Midleton Distillery yesterday, the Taoiseach revealed his own appreciation.

“I remember reading as a child that in the pre-prohibition days in the States, Irish whiskey was the big one. So let the battle begin again with Scotch – for my part I’ll do what I can,” declared our modern day Braveheart.

Later Ms Maimhake presented the Taoiseach with a bottle of 20- year-old Midleton.