We are delighted to visit Skibbereen, and the home of West Cork Distillers, at the end of this month.
We will learn about the unique distilling regime practiced by West Cork distillers and will take this opportunity to witness our West Cork pot still spirit maturing away in an aromatic distillery warehouse.
Many of us have fond memories of our December 2016 tasting with John O' Connell (especially that once-in-a-lifetime chance to select a cask of pot still, malt or grain whiskey) and the man himself will be on hand to guide us through his beloved distillery.
This event will include a return bus trip, a guided tour of the distillery, a sampling of West Cork whiskeys and a bite or two to eat. Shir' where would you get it?
*Tickets available to purchase from 1st Aug*
"Crafted the Cork Way" is a most apt motto of the legendary Franciscan Well craft brewery.
The same can be said of the creation of Jameson Caskmates. What's more Cork than stumbling upon an industry revolutionizing idea while perched happily on a bar stool and talking shop over a creamy pint of Leeside craft stout.
Come join us to hear this story from one of the men involved: Dave Quinn of Midleton distillery. Dave was a previous Master Distiller of Bushmills when they were part of Irish Distillers. He is now Master of Science at Midleton distillery...so he certainly knows a thing or two about crafting superlative Irish whiskey.
He will be joined by beer specialist Paudie Scully of the Franciscan Well. Paudie, with the help of Dave, will guide us through select pairings of Franciscan Well craft beers and Midleton Irish whiskeys - with pride of place of course going to Jameson Caskmates.
Afterwards, you will be treated to wood fired pizza in the spacious surrounds of the Fran Well beer garden.
Tickets will go on sale on 1st August so be at the ready.
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