Baileys Irish Cream is an Irish whiskey and cream based liqueur, made by Gilbeys of Ireland. No preservatives are required as the alcohol content preserves the cream. The cream used in the drink comes from Glanbia, an Irish dairy company. Glanbia's Virginia facility in County Cavan produces a range of fat-filled milk powders and fresh cream. It has been the principal cream-supplier to Baileys Irish Cream Liqueurs for more than thirty years. Baileys Irish Cream can be drunk by itself, over ice, or as part of a cocktail. It is also used as an addition to coffee in lieu of cream or sugar.