The idea was originally conceived in the 1980s by Pat Rigby (director of Research and Development for Bailey), to add another product to the single branded company. Production started in 1989 and the new facilities were built for the production at the cost of 2 million (As of 1996[update]). The company was not able to find an Irish company who could make the glass bottles, so the original bottles were made in Italy. Currently, bottles are made in France and England.
It is uniquely bottled, consisting of two separate sections, separated by glass, but fused together. One section is filled with a black liqueur, consisting of coffee and whiskey flavors, while the other is filled with a white liqueur of milk white chocolate.
When pouring into a lowball glass, the white liqueur should be gently floated on top of the black liqueur.
As of 2008[update], Sheridan's is not available in the United States, though it can be purchased on cruise ships in the duty-free shops. It is also available at several duty-free shops along the Canada–United States border.
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- "Sheridans - Irish Coffee Cream Liqueur 50cl Bottle". thedrinkshop.com. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
- Thomas N Garavan, Barra O' Cinneide, Mary Garavan, Anna Cunningham, Ambrose Downey, Trevor O'Regan and Briga Hynes Cases in Irish Business Strategy and Policy, p. 56, at Google Books
- "I purchased a liquor on a cruise - one bottle, half coffee, half cream liquor. What is it and where can I buy more?". askville.amazon.com. Retrieved 22 December 2014.