This article was originally published in 2015, but we’re sharing it again to celebrate the Cinco de Mayo holiday this year. In America Cinco de Mayo has evolved to become one of the country’s largest drinking holidays. In 2013, over $600 million dollars worth of beer was sold, according to Nielsen data, which is more beer than is sold for St.
You’d be hard pressed to find a crowded bar that’s not slinging rounds of “Jamo” multiple times an hour. The iconic whiskey brand Jameson is the biggest in the world, and it’s practically ubiquitous in the bar scene, showing up in dive bar classics from the Green Tea Shot to the Pickleback Shot. Established in 1780, the brand has continued to gain in popularity in Ireland and beyond.
OK, the state of current American politics might have biased us, but believe it or not, things didn’t used to be so incredibly dignified. (Kidding! They never were/never will be/this is a nightmare circus, etc.) In fact it’s probably easy to look at modern American political players and think “Man, I miss the days when everyone was wearing breeches and acted with breeches-clad dignity.” Except it turns out, they didn’t.