Some Irish Whiskey distillery festive season offerings
Here is a taste of what Irish Whiskey distilleries have to offer this festive season:
“Roe & Cosy: a Winter Warmer Workshop” — Roe & Co Distillery, Dublin 8
A Christmas premium experience at Roe & Co Distillery in Dublin’s Liberties is offering guests the opportunity to reimagine whiskey by learning how to make seasonal hot drinks, choosing from flavour combinations such as orange blossom and jasmine, and hibiscus and pineapple. A curated festive cocktail upon arrival, a tour of this active distillery, a whiskey tasting paired with a festive food delicacy and a gift to take home are also included in the €60 per person ticket. See the RoeAndCoWhiskey.com website for booking details.
Jameson Distillery, Bow Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7
Jameson Distillery in Dublin’s Smithfield is offering a specially curated pairing of Irish artisan chocolates with pot still whiskey, along with cocktail-making masterclasses and premium whiskey tastings, with personalised gift options and gift cards also available. More details and pricing are available on the JamesonWhiskey.com website.
Killarney Brewing & Distilling Co, Co Kerry
Killarney Brewing & Distillery Co, which opened its doors just last year, is hosting Christmas events in its restaurant and bar, which not alone offers views of its copper stills but also of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the Gap of Dunloe, in addition to a festive lunch menu. More details and pricing are available on the KillarneyBrewingDistilling.com website.
The Shed Distillery of PJ Rigney, Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim
Co Leitrim’s The Shed Distillery in Drumshanbo is offering a special deal on its Curious Journey Distillery Tour during the month of December for group bookings of ten or more people, with a €5 discount on each tour ticket. See TheShedDistillery.com website for booking details. A Black Friday deal running on 7th and 8th December is giving people who spend €100 or more in The Shed’s Curious Gift Shop a €20 token in return.
Hinch Distillery, Ballynahinch, Co Down
For the colder winter months, including December, Hinch Distillery, which is located between Belfast and Ballynahinch in Co Down, is running a hot toddy and Irish coffee ‘Some Like it Hot’ workshop. The cost is £22.50 sterling per person, with booking via HinchDistillery.com.
If you’re planning a visit to an Irish Whiskey distillery this festive season, you may like to pick up a Distillery Passport, an initiative of IrishWhiskey360°, the tourism platform of the Irish Whiskey Association. The Distillery Passport allows visitors to keep a unique record of their journey of discovery through Ireland’s Whiskey distilleries by collecting a stamp at each one. If you collect at least five stamps, with one from each region on the island of Ireland, you can apply for an IrishWhiskey360° champion pin and be added to a Champions mailing list for news alerts and special offers.
Visit the www.IrishWhiskey360.ie website for a map of the Irish Whiskey distilleries that you can visit in Dublin, Ireland’s Ancient East, the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands and Northern Ireland, including location, booking and other visitor information.