To celebrate the latest release in its Wheel of the Year series, Bealtaine Single Pot Still, Dingle Distillery reveals details of a series of events welcoming the Return of the Light.
These exclusive, ticket-only events take place over Bealtaine in the wilds of Wicklow, with fire, fables and feasting.
Guests will be transported to The Wicklow Escape for an evening of whiskey tasting against the backdrop of Bealtaine.
The Celtic Festival of Bealtaine marks the beginning of summer in the ancient Celtic calendar, which is a Cross Quarter Day, halfway between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice.
This limited release honours the ancient Celtic celebration. Dingle Bealtaine Single Pot Still is an homage to the arrival of long summer evenings and the Bealtaine fire festival.
Dingle will host two Bealtaine events on Monday, 1st May and Tuesday, 2nd May.
Guests will be transported from Dublin to the heart of Wicklow to experience premium Dingle serves from the Wheel of the Year series, including Samhain, Lá Le Bríde and Bealtaine, as well as fire inspired cocktails.
Wood fired cuisine will cater to every taste with a three-course meal and entertainment will be provided by storytelling performers Candlelit Tales, with live music before guests experience a truly spectacular fire show from Pyro Collective bringing to life the true meaning of Bealtaine.
Guests will be transported back to the city centre having experienced a transformative event, signifying the returning light.
Elliot Hughes, Managing Director at Dingle Distillery, comments:
“We are delighted to launch Dingle Bealtaine Single Pot Still, the third highly anticipated whiskey in our Wheel of the Year series. This launch will be of particular interest to those looking to try something new, or those who have tried the Samhain and Lá Le Bríde editions. We are really proud of this launch which honours our culture and heritage, and we can’t wait for whiskey fans to try it. We hope you can join us at our upcoming events to get a taste of our newest whiskey and to immerse yourself in the heritage behind it.”
The Dingle Bealtaine Single Pot Still has matured in Bourbon casks with a Shiraz cask finish. There are 5,500 bottles set to be released of this limited release that have been bottled at 52.5% ABV.
The ancient Celtic celebration of Bealtaine marks the end of spring and the beginning of summer. In Irish history the festival was marked with animals moving to summer pastures and the lighting of bonfire.
The beginning of the summer season was said to have started with fire festivals at Bealtaine. These fires marked a cleanse and transition into the new season with the hope of successful harvests to come.
Tickets to the Bealtaine tasting events are priced at €50 per person and include return transport from Dublin City Centre to The Wicklow Escape, three course dinner, whiskey tasting, two cocktails, entertainment and fire show.
Tickets can be purchased from: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dingle-distillery-a-celebration-of-bealtaine-tickets-603750292377