The Whiskey Sessions
The Rag Trader – 29th April 2018
Due to the success of our first event, The Whiskey Sessions will be returning Sunday 29th of April from 6:30 pm in The Rag Trader. For a night of music and whiskey tasting be sure to join The Whiskey Trail for our second Whiskey Session.
Doors will be open from 6.30 pm where we will taste various expressions from four of Ireland’s leading whiskey producers. Expect expressions from Lambay Whiskey , Liberties Whiskey, Irish Distillers, and Prizefight, all introduced by representatives of each brand. Music will be supplied by Irish musicians who will talk us through each tune and provide ample accompaniment to your dram. Singing is not mandatory but greatly encouraged!
The venue is The Rag Trader on Drury St in Dublin’s Creative Quarters. The Rag Trader was a recent nominee for whiskey bar of the year in the Sky Bar Awards and we’re sure you’ll enjoy the cosy setting for this evening of whiskey and music. Tickets are €25 and can be purchased by clicking the link below!
Method & Madness Pot Still – Irish Distillers – Michael Carr
This special Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey has been matured in a combination of ex-oloroso Sherry and ex-Bourbon barrels before being transferred to chestnut casks sourced from the Isére region in France.
Method and Madness is the second of it’s batch and reinforces Irish Distillers’ “continued commitment” to experimentation and innovation at the Midleton Distillery.
Lambay Whiskey – Small Batch – Calium
Only the finest triple distilled whiskey distillates have been hand-selected to perfect Lambay Whiskey Small Batch Blend. A blend of malted barley and grain whiskey, is triple distilled, matured in bourbon barrels with a pleasant cognac cask finish.
Irish Distillers – Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition – Conor Timmons
Irish Distillers is Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of the world’s most well- known and successful Irish Whiskey. Led by Jameson, their brands are exported to over 130 markets. Jameson Caskmate IPA Edition was finished in barrels that previously held craft IPA beer, giving this whiskeys it’s light citrus notes and a subtle hint of hop bitterness.
Liberties Whiskey – Copper Alley – Alan Callanan
Copper Alley is a 10 year old single malt that was initially aged in traditional ex-American Bourbon oak before given a finishing period in fine 30 year-old Oloroso sherry barrels. Just 31 sherry casks were chosen for this bottling which is limited in numbers. Copper Alley is in the heart of Dublin city and was once a bustling centre for tradesmen, craftemen and whiskey taverns.
Quintessential Brands – Dead Rabbit Whiskey – Liberties Whiskey
The Dead Rabbit bar in New York have now launched their own brand of Irish whiskey. Co-founders Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry have collaborated with Darryl McNally from Dublin Liberties Distillery to launch a five year old blend to mark the bar’s fifth anniversary. Comprised of both malt and grain, this whiskey was initially matured in ex-Bourbon barrels casks and then finished in virgin oak American casks.
Prizefight – Prizefight Secret Cocktail – Ben Curtis
Prizefight is a unique Irish whiskey distilled in West Cork Distillery and aged in barrels sourced from Tamworth Distilling New Hampshire, USA. The rye barrel maturation has added some subtle mint and herb notes whilst giving the whiskey a fresh and lively character. Join us for this whiskey session for the chance to try one of Prizefights delicious secret cocktails.
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