I have just watched President Obama's inaugural address. It is America's day but this country needed to hear those words just as much. We do not have a leader in Ireland who can articulate the values we believe in, let alone steer the country according to them. We are all celebrating a new era.
Cooley Distillery has made sure that the Democratic Party's festivities tonight are well supplied with Tyrconnell Irish whiskey. They have also filled a special ex-bourbon cask with peated spirit that will mature in Ireland until President Obama steps down. It will then be presented to him and he should get anything up to 300 bottles from it.
He had better hope he wins another term in office though, because a whiskey bottled after four years won't be worth drinking!