Raglan Road Irish Pub Celebrates World Whiskey Day 2023 This Weekend (Photos)
World Whiskey Day is May 20th, 2023 and Raglan Road Irish Pub at Disney Springs is celebrating all weekend! We were invited to Raglan Road yesterday to try their special flight of four whiskies, as well as sample some new food items that will be added to the menu soon.
Here is a look at our experience yesterday.
Raglan Road was originally built in Ireland before being shipped here and rebuilt at what is now Disney Springs. The location opened in 2005, almost 20 years ago.
There is a special World Whiskey Day flight, The Distiller’s Choice, available to guests not just on World Whiskey Day (May 20th), but from Thursday, May 18th through Sunday, May 21st, 2023. On those dates, Raglan Road guests can order a four-whiskey flight of small-batch, premium, limited-release whiskeys priced at $30 (a $45 value). We tried each of the whiskies (and both of us enjoyed the Caribou Crossing the most).
The four whiskies in the 2023 World Whiskey Day flight are Caribou Crossing (Canada); Buffalo Trace (America); Keeper’s Heart (Ireland and America); and Glenfarclas 12 Years (Scotland).
This is the menu we were given of the items we’d be trying – both the World Whiskey Day flight, and also dishes that will be coming this summer. When Raglan Road invites us out, we often try dishes that aren’t yet on the menu.
The first dish we tried was “Sure, I’m Frittered” with broccoli, corn and chili fritter, sweetcorn puree, jalapeno and fire roasted bell pepper relish. It was crunchy with a lot of flavor.
Jeff ordered a Guinness beer. Raglan Road does feature a nice selection of beer and also quite a few unique cocktails.
I ordered the Strawberry & Cucumber Mojito. The drink includes Papa Pilars blonde rum, strawberry puree, muddled cucumber & mint, lime sour and ginger ale. It was a hot summer day and this was an extremely refreshing drink. I don’t drink cocktails with cucumber usually, but any cucumber flavor was quite mild (except for eating the cucumber in the drink).
The next dish that we tried was The Cider House Belly, with Irish cider glazed spiced pork belly, pickled cabbage slaw, butternut squash and maple puree. The pork belly was so tender and the butternut squash and maple puree was perfect for swirling around the pork belly. This was another favorite of the group.
That Goat, That Good is a goat cheese terrine salad with pickled beets, candied walnuts and sherry vinegar dressing is next. I don’t eat goat cheese and can’t really give an opinion on it.
The biggest surprise for me is the Chicken Pie Do Try. Chicken pot pie isn’t something I ever order in a restaurant, but this dish makes me feel differently. We were told this is a new version of what is already on the menu. The creamy chunks of chicken with mushrooms is a huge winner. Neither Jeff or I tried the exterior pastry because of the amount of food we were trying. But it was a wonderful presentation.
Here is a look inside the Chicken Pie Do Try.
Last, we were served the Sunshine State of Mind. This dessert is a sweet orange pudding with a touch of whipped cream and an orange butterscotch sauce. This will be part of Flavors of Florida, which returns this summer to Disney Springs. Sunshine State of Mind reminds me of the iconic Ger’s Bread & Butter Pudding but with an orange twist.
Irish entertainment is a big part of the Raglan Road experience, and you can find the performance schedule on the Raglan Road website.
Men of Aran had taken the stage while we were there.
This is one of the bars at Raglan Road.
Stop by Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant this weekend for World Whiskey Day (or any other day for great food, drinks and entertainment). I do recommend making a reservation.
Thank you to Raglan Road for inviting us out. I’ve been visiting Raglan Road since it opened in 2005 and it’s always nice to be able to share this authentic Irish Pub with our readers.