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Joe Biden, Bill and Hillary Clinton Gifted Extremely Rare Irish Whiskey

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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his keynote speech April 12 at Ulster University in Belfast, during his visit to the island of Ireland. (Press Association via AP Images)

A group of extremely notable politicians gathered in Belfast, Ireland, earlier this month for the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.

To celebrate, Irish whiskey brand Kirker Greer created six bottles of a 25-year-old blended whiskey named “The Spirit of Agreement” and gifted it to six influential politicians who were visiting Belfast: U.S. President Joe Biden, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Special Envoy to Northern Ireland Joe Kennedy and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

“This is a monumental occasion in Northern Ireland and it made sense as a Belfast-based blending company to celebrate this 25th anniversary with our own unique release of a 25-year-old blended malt Irish whiskey,” Kirker Irish whiskey curator Richard Ryan said, according to the Irish News.

The bottles were housed in presentation boxes, which were presented by Kirker at Hasting Hotels.

The Spirit of Agreement is a special edition of Kirker Greer Shamrock Irish whiskey, which is a blend comprising whiskey stocks from each of Ireland’s four provinces.

For The Spirit of Agreement, the four malt whiskeys making up the blend were aged 25 years in bourbon, Port, oloroso and marsala casks before being blended in Belfast.

“We’re proud that our whiskey emulates the principles of the Good Friday Agreement – each expression has its own history but together they harmonise to create something even more wonderful,” Ryan said.

Kirker Greer first released Shamrock in March 2022.

The Good Friday Agreement, aka Belfast Agreement, was signed on April 10, 1998, to end most of the violence of the Troubles, a conflict in Northern Ireland that lasted about 30 years.

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David Morrow is the managing editor of Whiskey Raiders and has been with the company since September 2021. David has worked in journalism since 2015 and has had bylines at Sports Illustrated, Def Pen, the Des Moines Register and the Quad City Times. David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Saint Louis University and a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. When he’s not tasting the newest exciting whiskey releases, David enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, watching sports and traveling.