Baileys Irish Cream is probably one of the most iconic Irish drinks. The story began in Dublin, 1974. David Dand, now known as the Godfather of Baileys, had a vision for something new, something unapologetically luxurious, innovative and utterly indulgent liqueur.
The Baileys recipe is an indulgent, one-of-a-kind blend of premium quality cream, triple-distilled whiskey, luxurious vanilla pods and rich cocoa beans to add a distinct chocolate character that’s unique to Baileys. It’s the very best of Ireland in one bottle. Every single drop of Baileys cream is supplied by Irish family farms. Each year, 38,000 top-bred Irish dairy cows known as the Baileys ladies produce over 220 million litres of fresh cream specifically for the creation of Baileys.
The invention saw it become the world’s first cream liqueur and also its favourite. Her top-secret recipe guarantees each and every bottle to taste as delicious as the day it was made for two years. And that’s without any artificial preservatives too! It’s the only cream liqueur in the world with a two-year shelf life. To this day every single bottle of Baileys Original Irish Cream is produced and bottled exclusively in Ireland, where our story began.
Because of its sweet and creamy flavour, Baileys lends itself well in various desserts. It can be used in dishes such cheesecake, chocolate brownies and even tiramisu. However, we believe that the best way to enjoy Baileys is in a cocktail.
Fun Facts: These cows, the Baileys Ladies, spend 300 days a year grazing outside in luscious green fields of Ireland, enjoying fresh Irish air and listening to playlists of their favourite music (or should that be moo-sic?)