Shanky was always one to buck the trend – he liked the idea of Irish Whiskey, but he did not like the burn. He liked the taste of cream, but he did not like the texture… and he loved stout – which is of course black! So, he had a lightbulb moment… and Shanky’s Whip was born. Its label is inspired by vintage Irish matchbox artwork and features a fantastical Irish jockey, Shanky, a wild boy of racing. Always one to buck the trend, when thrown from his horse, he returned to the racetrack with an ostrich and cart and, of course, a whip.