Are you a whiskey fan?! There’s just one place in Disney World you might have to visit.
Raglan Road Irish Pub at Disney Springs is home to delicious eats, incredible entertainment, and quite a selection of whiskey. Not only that, but Raglan Road is celebrating World Whiskey Day on May 20th in a big way — come check it all out with us!
World Whiskey Day is on May 20th this year, and Raglan Road is celebrating! Through May 21st, you can try a flight of four select whiskeys from around the world for $30! Plus, while you’re there participating in all the festivities, you can nosh on some of the incredible eats Raglan Road serves up.
Each whiskey is from a different country — Canada, the United States, Ireland, and Scotland. Caribou Crossing from Canada is the world’s first single-barrel Canadian whisky which is aged in oak barrels for 10 years. It has notes of caramel and butterscotch and is definitely on the sweeter side, but still very smooth! Buffalo Trace is a popular Kentucky Bourbon that comes from the most award-winning distillery in the world, and it tastes like it! It’s pretty smooth overall and is a little on the sweet side.
We also sampled the Keeper’s Heart from Ireland and America, which is a new style of whiskey! It tasted like a blend of a spicier Irish whiskey and a sweeter bourbon. Finally, the Glenfarclas 12-Year Single Malt Scotch whisky was probably our favorite of them all — it was so smoky thanks to the peat and we really enjoyed it. We think Ron Swanson would probably approve.
This flight is available year-round at Raglan Road and is normally $45, but through May 21st you can get it for just $30.
We’re celebrating #WorldWhiskyDay at Raglan Road! Here’s a look at the flight we got, including 4 types of whiskey to sample pic.twitter.com/DkAbIbm9x2
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We were also able to sample a few dishes that will be featured on a new summer menu at Raglan Road! You’ll find plenty of classic Irish fare on the menu here, but don’t think it’s just fish and chips (though you can get them, and they are SPECTACULAR!). Raglan Road puts a twist on some of your favorite classics in a new and exciting way.
First up, we tried the Sure, I’m Frittered appetizer, which is a broccoli, corn, and chili fritter with jalapeño red pepper relish and sweet corn puree. If all vegetables were served like this, we’re pretty sure no kids would ever protest. The veggies inside the fritter were tender but not mushy, while the outside was crispy and well-fried without being too heavy.
We didn’t really taste a whole lot from the corn puree, but that jalapeño red pepper relish was the star of this for sure. It was sweet with a hint of spice, and combined with the saltiness of the fritter was perfection.
We also tried the Cider House Pork Belly — Irish cider glazed spiced pork belly with pickled cabbage slaw, butternut squash, and maple puree. We enjoyed the pork belly, though not as much as the fritter surprisingly. The glaze didn’t have a lot of flavor, and most of what we tasted was the smokiness and saltiness of the pork belly — which isn’t a bad thing at all, but we were hoping for more spice!
That Good, That Goat is a goat cheese terrine salad with pickled beets, candied walnuts, and sherry vinaigrette. You could probably put fried cheese on just about anything and we’ll eat it — this was certainly no exception. The herbed goat cheese was lightly fried on the outside and perfectly crispy. Combined with the tangy vinaigrette and pickled beets took this dish to the next level.
It wouldn’t be a Raglan Road review if we didn’t get some sort of meat pie, right? We’re glad we did, too — this Chicken Pot Pie Do Try was so herby and flavorful. It’s made with chicken, wild mushrooms, and leeks baked inside a little pastry pie. Well, we shouldn’t say “little” because this thing was huge! You can find it on the menu now at Raglan Road, but we’re told the recipe is being revamped for the summer menu too.
And finally — they say you should save the best for last and if you ask us, Raglan Road delivered. The Sunshine State of Mind dessert is a sweet orange bread pudding with homemade vanilla whipped cream and an orange butterscotch sauce. This was developed for Flavors of Florida coming to Disney Springs in July — and you’re gonna want to taste it.
We can’t say enough good things about this dessert! It was like a sticky bread pudding with a slight citrus twist — the oranges didn’t overpower the rest of the flavors here. It was a little on the sweet side thanks to the butterscotch sauce, but the bread pudding and rich whipped cream helped to balance everything out. Make sure you check this out later this summer!
Whether you’re a whiskey fan or not, Raglan Road should definitely be on your list of restaurants to visit the next time you’re headed to Disney World. Plus, you might even catch a special event while you’re there. Not only that but if you’re after some entertainment — you can find it here! From Irish folk music to dancers and more, stop by Raglan Road if you’re looking for a good time.
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Disclosure: In nearly all circumstances, Disney Food Blog writers and photographers pay full price for their own travel, hotel, food, beverage, and event tickets. We do this because it’s important to us as journalists to ensure not only that we give you unbiased opinions, but also that you can trust us to do so since we’re paying our own way. On rare occasions, when we are invited by a company to attend a preview as media, and when we choose to accept that invitation, we will always make you, our readers, aware of that situation. Today, we were invited by Raglan Road to attend their media preview of World Whiskey Day. Note that when we attend events as media we are 1) Not required to review that event/food on any of our channels, and 2) Not required to review that event/food favorably. You can always count on DFB to give you a 100% unbiased and honest review of any event that we attend, food that we eat, or beverage that we drink. You can see more in our Disclosure Policy. Thank you for reading. — AJ
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