Originally posted by cathalhnally
Cant go wrong with Heineken (or 10 pints of guinness and 6 whiskeys after).
Beg to differ. You go wrong the moment you choose Heineken. If you want to sample a decent Dutch Pilsner, try Brand's Up. If you want a not-too-bad one which is more likely to be available outside this country, at least have the decency to go for Grolsch. Stay as far away from Heineken as from Amstel or (USAnian, not the original) Budweiser.
NB. Irish Whiskey has an 'E', unlike whisky from other nations!
Nope. Irish whiskey does
have an 'e', but so do the whiskeys from many other countries, most famously the abominations from the States. And in some countries (like Canada), they make both Irish-process whiskey, such as the (in)famous R&R, which is a Bourbon of sorts, and Scotch-process whisky, such as Glen Breton (which is quite decent, but not spectacular).