The Press: Delaplane's Dew

On a chilly fall day at Shannon Airport five years ago, San Francisco Chronicle Columnist Stan ("Postcards") Delaplane stepped up to a bar for a bracer. From the other side, he was handed a drink he had never tasted before. Delaplane inquired and got—complete with an Irishman's flair for a tale—Bartender Joe Sheridan's explanation of the origin of the drink.

Back in San Francisco Columnist Delaplane remembered the drink and the story. In his column, he wrote: " 'Twas in the old days the flying boats were landing at Foynes—about '38 I should say; the passengers would come in by launch, shivering...

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