Monday, February 18, 2008

Vote for Portland

I saw this in the news, and the Phoenix provides the correct link for you to vote.
For reasons we're still unclear on - not that we're arguing - the Bushmills Irish Whiskey company has named Portland (yes, this one) one of three finalists in a nationwide search for a "Twin City" for the 1300-person town of Bushmills, on the Antrim coast of Northern Ireland.

See, it's the 400th anniversary of the granting of Bushmills's license to distill whiskey (perhaps granted on April 20, 1608), and the distillers have sobered up long enough to think of others' interest in the water of life.

So if you're 21 or older, head on over to the Bushmills Web site and vote for the Bushmills Twin City. (If you go to the company's front page, the links there don't work, so you have to go to the exact right page, which we have painstakingly dug up for you.)
- About Town

1 comment:

Corey Templeton said...

I think they could have picked a better visual representation of Portland than of the lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, but it's still pretty cool to be in this little competition.

Just wanted to say hi and that I added your site to my blog (, keep up the nice work!