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In a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Fionnán O' Connor, Irish whiskey author, will lead you through the bustling streets of Dublin to taste rare vintage Dublin whiskeys in the old distilleries, bonded whiskey cellars and Victorian spirit-merchant outlets where they were originally distilled, matured and retailed.
- 1950's "Mitchell's Green Spot Pure Pot Still 10 Years Old" Whiskey
- 1960's "John Power & Sons Pure Pot Still 7 Years Old" Whiskey
- 1960's "Old Irish Gold 24 Years Old" Pure Pot Still Whiskey
- 1950's "Bagots, Hutton & Kinahan" Mellow Dublin Pure Pot Still Whiskey
- 1970's "John Jameson & Sons 20 Years Old Bow Street Pure Pot Still Whiskey
Ticket purchasers will also receive a complimentary copy of Issue 6 of Irish Whiskey magazine + a complimentary ticket to attend another historical whiskey tasting event taking place on the evening of Saturday 29th September @ 7:30 pm in the Porterhouse Bar, Dublin; the next Sip of Fionnán O' Connors "Seven Sips" series of spirit/whiskey tastings.
Fionnáns book on Irish Single Pot Still whiskey, titled "A Glass Apart", was published in October 2015 and hailed as the definitive guide to the drink.
Since these whiskeys cannot be replaced, this unique Rare Dublin Whiskey Walk will never take place again! Five vintage Dublin Pure Pot Still whiskeys, representing the last golden age of Irish whiskey, will be yours to taste on one date only.
Stop 1. We will visit the onetime bonded whiskey cellars of Mitchell's & Son Wine Merchants (last used in the 1970's) where we'll taste a 1950's vintage Mitchell's Green Spot 10 Years Old whiskey in the very location where this whiskey once matured.
Stop 2. Onward we walk, across Grafton Street towards Farrier & Draper @ the Powerscourt Townhouse, a palatial mansion that once entertained the cream of Dublin high society before the Irish parliamentarians were moved to London in 1800. We will sate our appetite with a well-earned Tapa's selection, accompanied by a sample of a 1950's vintage Bagots, Hutton & Kinahan mellow whiskey, an expression that was bottled by a onetime wine/spirits merchant of much repute.
Stop 3. Traversing storied Dublin lane-ways, surrounded by merchants warehouses of yesteryear, we'll arrive at The Market Bar, and onetime bottling hall of Power's whiskey, where we'll sample original 1960's era John Power & Son Pure Pot Still 7 Years Old whiskey that at one time was bottled in this very location.
Stop 4. Meandering through the colourful streets of Dublin's Fair City, we'll visit the old copper pot still's of Power's John's Lane distillery (closed in 1975) before strolling a few minutes more to St. Patrick's Tower, a 1757 smock windmill that once powered the great George Roe distillery (closed in the 1920's). We rest for a moment and enjoy a sample of a whiskey, Old Irish Gold 24 Years Old, that has links to this the Roe's.
Stop 5. At Bow Street, the spiritual home of Jameson whiskey., we will explore the location where John Jameson plied his trade, before finishing our experience at the last operating maturation site in Dublin. Surrounded by slumbering whiskey, we will finish our day by cracking open a bottle of Jameson 20 Years Old that was distilled here at Bow Street almost 70 years previously.