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Irish Whiskey enthusiasts experience whiskey in the woods

Two hundred local bartenders, licensed retailers and Irish Whiskey enthusiasts were wowed this week at a top secret event celebrating the finest Irish Whiskey.

Irish Whiskey enthusiasts experience whiskey in the woods

Irish Whiskey enthusiasts experience whiskey in the woods

Irish Whiskey enthusiasts experience whiskey in the woods

Irish Whiskey enthusiasts experience whiskey in the woods

Irish Whiskey enthusiasts experience whiskey in the woods

Irish Whiskey enthusiasts experience whiskey in the woods

Hosted by Dillon Bass, as part of their ‘Whiskey Club’ initiative, guests were taken on a journey through the world of Irish Whiskey in a unique setting.

After gathering at The National in Belfast, guests travelled to a ‘secret location in the woods’ where the big event was revealed at Finnebrogue Woods near Downpatrick. Met by a troop of lively drummers, guests were led along a path by the lake to the venue where they were welcomed by fire dancers and actors dressed as fantastical woodland animals.

Five large tipis stood in the most magical setting overlooking the lake, all decorated in an enchanting forest style. Inside guests experienced a host of whiskey experiences including Redbreast, Powers and Jameson.

Live music from local bands String Ninjas, The Astronomers and Joe Lindsay on the decks kept guests entertained throughout the night. If that wasn’t enough there were carnival games, animal performers, a wacky magician, a fabulous fortune-teller, and some delicious food served. Steak sandwiches, chicken curry, scampi, and even Powers whiskey-flavoured brownie and Jameson-flavoured popcorn accompanied the drinks on offer.

Whiskey Club’s Irish whiskey was the one thing guests knew they could expect. The lucky attendees had the chance to try the newly launched Jameson Caskmates IPA, as well as the Method and Madness and Jameson Whiskey Makers series on the rocks (on Whiskey Club branded rocks that is!). Cocktails such as the Jameson Black Barrel Whiskey Sour and a Powers Old Fashioned were also a hit with guests.

The evening drew to a close with a spectacular fireworks display over the lake that had everyone cheering by the end.

Commenting on the Whiskey Club in the Woods event Joanne O’Hagan, Head of Marketing for Dillon Bass, who hosted the event said:

“Whiskey Club in the Woods felt like the perfect opportunity to really wow Irish whiskey enthusiasts and share with them the passion we have for our Irish whiskey portfolio”.

The evening was hosted by Dillon Bass. For more info on the Dillon Bass Irish Whiskey portfolio see www.whiskeyclub.com

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