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Only one more day until Valentine’s Day!

Love will be in the air tomorrow from 3pm-5pm as our Resident Pianist serenades shoppers with beautiful melodies. Pop by to enjoy and celebrate!

Don’t forget that we have over fifty shops and restaurants for you to choose the perfect gift for your loved one. If jewellery is what you are after, Powerscourt Centre offers more selection than you could ever imagine. With vintage antiques, bespoke hand-designs and brand new rings to name a few. Choose between CM Weldon, Commins & Co, Antiques Delphi, Matthew Weldon, Chupi, Corr’s Jewellers, The Silver Shop, Gollum’s Precious, Kish Jewellers, Michael Perry Jewellers and MoMuse. You will be spoiled for choice this Valentine’s Day.

Visit the iconic Powerscourt Centre tomorrow for lunch or dinner and have a romantic meal for two in the wonderful, heritage filled setting that is Powerscourt Townhouse Centre. Little Pyg, La Cucina, Farrier & Draper, Pygmalion and The Pepper Pot will be serving food tomorrow throughout the day.

Pick up a bouquet of flowers for the one you love from our resident florist, The Garden. Enjoy their wide variety of flowers, plants, containers and beautiful Valentine’s and writing cards.

Covet Boudoir will be kicking off their Valentine’s sale tomorrow morning at 10am. They have some stunning, one-of-a-kind dresses that would be perfect for either a Valentine’s or a GALentine’s night out. Also in the sale department, Ciara Bridal have launched their Valentine’s sale and have some beautiful wedding dresses at discounted prices available to purchase.

Powerscourt Centre is the place to be this weekend! For all things jewellery, clothing and dining, join us to celebrate the most romantic day of the year.

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What an amazing year this has been for Irish Whiskey and the future looks bright. The Whiskey Trail in Powerscourt Centre have compiled a list of their 12 Best Irish Whiskeys of 2019 that have been tried, tasted and reviewed over the last year. They also have a 10% discount on any tours extended until the end of January using the discount code XMAS10!

With the release of so many great whiskeys this year, they couldn’t try them all, but they did try! This year really saw some exceptional releases such as the Redbreast Dream Cask series, Redspot 15 years old and a possible favourite, the Glendalough 13 Mizanara release. They looked back to some amazing drams that won awards this year, like the Irishman 17-year old and Sonny Molloy’s Redbreast.

This was a hard year to narrow it down to 12 as it was one of the most exciting years for Irish Whiskey.

Redbreast Dream Cask Birdhouse Limited Edition 32 Year Old

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Redbreast Dream Cask Birdhouse Limited Edition 32 Year Old

Redbreast Dream Cask 32 Year Old represents the perfect contribution of flavours through a careful maturation journey, rounded out by a particularly sublime sherry butt. This is a Redbreast Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey All Sherry Single Cask bottling.

As a Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey it has those wonderful spices that are so characteristic of single pot still distillate.”– Billy Leighton, Master Blender

This is a truly rare and unique whiskey, Redbreast Dream Cask is a dream that started 32 years ago, from the first parcel of Redbreast 21 ever laid down. Back in 2017 Dream Cask was unveiled by Redbreast Master Blender Billy Leighton to mark a special celebration of World Whiskey Day.

The-Irishman-17-Year-Old-Whiskey-Review

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The Irishman 17 Year Old Single Malt

Crowned overall Irish Whiskey of the Year at the annual event, the accolade tops off what has been a fantastic year for The Irishman 17-Year-Old Single Malt. It was also named Best Irish Single Cask Whiskey at the Irish Whiskey Awards on top of taking home a Masters medal at the Irish Whiskey Masters earlier this year and being crowned Irish Single Cask of the Year by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2019.

Sonny Molloys Redbreast 16 Year Old Whiskey 1

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Sonny Molloys RedBreast 16 Year Old

This is a real contender for #1 this year. Aged in a 500 litre Spanish Oak sherry cask, only 570 bottles have been yielded. The result is a limited-edition and truly collectable whiskey. Just 200 bottles will be released for general sale by Sonny Molloy’s this Friday, November 16th, originally launched at the exclusive price of €345. Each bottle forms part of an exclusive gift set, featuring two specially engraved Galway Irish Crystal tumblers and a certificate of authenticity, signed by Master Distiller, Brian Nation. Read More…

Glendalough 13 Year Old Mizunara Single Malt Whiskey Review

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Glendalough Mizunara 13 Year Old

The winner of World Best Irish Whiskey, was the first Irish Whiskey released with a Japanese minuzara finish. Extremely rare, and expensive, virgin Japanese mizunara, comes from Hokkaido, the rugged most northern island of Japan. The mizunara puncheon amplifies much of what is already there while layering on more vanilla smoothness, sandalwood notes and even a little coconut, or gorse flower if you’re from our neck of the woods. This is a whiskey that’s hard to make. It is unique in terms of what is being done with Irish whiskey and it is very limited. This is one to savour.

Red Spot 15 Year Old

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Red Spot 15 Years Old Single Pot Still

This one is special, Red Spot was Last seen 50 years ago, the re-imagining of Red Spot began in the early 2000’s when Marsala fortified wine casks were procured from the Florio winery in Sicily. In 2004, these were filled with a five-year-old Bourbon matured single pot still Irish whiskey.

M&M single-potstill Chestnut

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Method & Madness Single Pot Still Whiskey In French Chestnut

This is quite a unique and special single pot still whiskey. Thanks to our Irish regulations our whiskey has to be aged in wood; making no one wood specific to us, hence the ability to play around. This is the main mantra for the Method and Madness range. This pot still is finished in chestnut casks sourced from the Isére region in France.

This a great example of a marriage between a good sherry bodega and whiskey producer. Enjoy and avoid adding water as it will dull it. Some Irish Whiskey is perfect straight from the bottle and this is a fine example;

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Tullamore DEW 14 Year Old Single Malt

A triple-distilled Irish single malt that has been patiently aged for up to 14 years in ex-Bourbon barrels and then finished in 4 different cask types being old ex-Oloroso Sherry Butts, ex-Port Pipes and ex-Madeira Drums for a minimum of 6 months for a perfect balance and then bottled at 41.3%

This is a fan favorite on all of their tours, once you try it you’ll be a fan too. A really complex whiskey that is perfectly balanced. It is great paired with cheese!

Green-Spot-Chateau-Leoville-Barton.

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Green Spot Château Léoville Barton

Two very distinguished and admired families come together and marry their talents. Mitchells and Léoville Barton. This whiskey is aged in Cabernet Sauvignon Casks from Château Léoville Barton.

On the nose this pot still whiskey sings beautifully. With apricots mingling among the wild strawberries and ripe autumnal fruits. It leads you on to some earthy notes to floral & spicy touches with a hint of vanilla. It has quite a seductive nose.

On the palate you get this delicious hit of honeyed fruits but with the fresh floral and berry note. It tastes full but not heavy. The vanilla and spicy tones join in to give it another dimension. Add some bramble and barley giving you quite an elegant whiskey that will captivate you from the first sip. It does soften out a bit with the water try it out soon as this edition might disapper from our shelves before you know it. Château Léoville Barton.

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Egan’s Legacy Reserve 2

The new Egan’s Legacy Reserve 2, has been aged for 16 years in ex-American bourbon barrels. It was then finished in ex-Banyuls casks, which were used to age a sweet wine made from old vine grapes on the slopes of the Catalan Pyrenees in France. The production process, known in France as mutage, is similar to that used to make Port. Alcohol is added to the must to halt fermentation while sugar levels are still high, preserving the natural sweetness of the grape. The wines are then matured in oak barrels. The resulting flavor profile has a chocolate nose and a sweet and fruity palate that concludes with a slight cassis finish.

Jameson 18 Cask Strength Bow St

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Jameson 18 Cask Strength Bow St

Jameson 18 Year Old Bow Street Cask Strength was launched earlier this year to much excitement; this whiskey is a rare release and is bottled only once per year, at cask strength. It is a unique blend of rare pot still and grain Irish whiskeys produced at the Midleton distillery. These whiskey’s were aged in a mix of sherry and bourbon barrels. They were married in the Midleton distillery in county cork before their final finishing of at least 6 months in fresh Bourbon barrels at the Jameson Distillery Bow Street in Dublin. You have to visit Bow Street to really taste every element…

Midleton Very Rare 2019 Whiskey Review

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Midleton Very Rare 2019

The 36th edition in the renowned and highly collectable range has been masterfully blended from whiskeys laid down at Midleton Distillery, Co Cork, over the past four decades. Crafted by Master Distiller Brian Nation, Midleton Very Rare 2019 combines only hand-selected single pot still and single grain Irish whiskeys. This is Irish Whiskey of exceptional quality and rarity within the Midleton inventory. With each whiskey having been matured exclusively in lightly-charred ex-bourbon American oak barrels for between 13 and 34 years. 2019 marks the oldest collection of casks used to create a Midleton Very Rare.

Pearse Lyons Limited Release 5 Year Old Whiskey Review

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Pearse Lyons 5 Year Old

And now for last place on the 12 Best Irish Whiskeys of 2019. They choose the first new five-year age statement Irish whiskey in Ireland in more than 25 years. Gearoid Cahill, Head Distiller at the Pearse Lyons Distillery said, “The release of the Pearse Single Malt 5-Year-Old Irish Whiskey marks a historic milestone in the re-evolution of the Irish Whiskey distilling industry. Using Irish malted barley and our own special yeast strain, the whiskey spirit was produced on Pearse Lyons unique copper pot stills whose unusual design is credited with giving the whiskey a special character.”

So lets raise a glass to Pearse Lyons, Irish Whiskey and the amazing future that lies ahead!! Sláinte

Every Whiskey Tells a Story, What Will Yours Be?Sláinte from The Whiskey Trail

Powercourt’s newest restaurant Little Pyg has opened its doors in the Centre today. Three chefs from Pygamlion’s new sister restaurant spent the last three months living in Naples and training with pizza ‘Maestro’ Enzo Coccia. Enzo, known as one of the greatest experts of the Neapolitan pizza runs the first pizzeria ever to be recommended by the Michelin Guide and fork award, called La Notizia. Neapolitan pizza itself made headlines in 2017 by gaining UNESCO World Heritage status, and now, it’s coming to Dublin. The newly trained chefs are bringing back everything they learned about the art of Neapolitan pizza and joining them for the launch is Enzo Coccia himself. Dublin’s newest restaurant was designed by Nine Crows with the outdoors in mind and will feature a large amount of greenery, and even a tree coming in early 2020.

Make sure you head into Little Pyg in Powerscourt Centre and taste the legendary pizza for yourself!

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This autumn, there’s plenty to do at Powerscourt Centre, whether you’re a fashion fan or a foodie.

What’s there to love?

Fashion fanatics can avail of an array of options, as The Townhouse boasts over 40 fashion favourites. Including international retailers, Irish made designs, exclusive vintage stores and many more to choose from. It’s the perfect place for a spot of shopping.

Powerscourt is already heralded for housing some of Dublin’s top hot spots for savvy drinkers. Long summer evenings and Powerscourt are always a winning combination. Farrier & Draper is a favourite for those who enjoyed delectable summer-themed cocktails. Whilst Pygmalion is best known for their outdoor area to (hopefully) enjoy the dry evenings this autumn.

Enjoy Summer at Powerscourt Centre

For delicious meals on an autumn’s day, The Townhouse hosts a selection of cafés and restaurants for all to enjoy. Whether it’s a delicious lunch in The Pepper Pot or candlelit dinner in La Cucina you are after, The Powerscourt Centre has you covered.

Enjoy Summer at Powerscourt Townhouse

As well as fashion, food and design, the Powerscourt Centre also displays one of Ireland’s leading contemporary art galleries, SO Fine Art Editions. Presenting exciting and dynamic original fine art prints, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and photography by established and emerging Irish and international artists. Plus, one of the latest additions to the centre promises a season of fun. Adventure Trails is the go-to place if you’re looking for something a little different this season. The experts of adventures. They’re on hand to help whether it’s a food or whiskey trail you’re after or a simple tour of Dublin City.

Make the most of your time in Dublin by availing of everything the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre has to offer. Located in the heart of the City, with over 40 shops and restaurants filled with the very best in fashion, food, beauty, design, arts and nightlife. The Powerscourt Townhouse really is a Centre like no other.

Introducing the new biodegradable cup by The Pepper Pot Cafe.

22,000 coffee cups are disposed of in Ireland every hour, that is 528,000 every day or 200 million a year, so The Pepper Pot has made the conscious and green decision to only sell their delicious takeaway hot drinks in the newly designed biodegradable cup.

Now you can take a pit stop at The Pepper Pot located on the 1st floor, pick up a coffee, and maybe even treat yourself from their selection of baked goods without worrying about the effect it will have on your carbon footprint.

Visit their website for a full list of menus and specials.

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The National Geographic published a neighbourhood guide to Dublin, where the Pepper Pot received one of the finest compliments for an eatery in Dublin. Clearly it has been a local favourite for years, as the same sandwich ranked number 10 on a list of Dublin’s Best Sandwiches.

The roasted pear and bacon sandwich which mixes sizzling Irish bacon with 15 Fields Cheddar, sweet slices of roast pear and mustardy mayo between two doorsteps of crusty white bread according to this article is the perfect start to a Dublin day as well as being described as ‘heaven’ – if you haven’t tried it yet, you are missing out!

Visit their website for a full list of menus and specials.

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It’s summer – This time of year is full of catching up with friends over brunch and doing some people watching with a refreshing drink in hand. What better place to do this than in Powerscourt Centre? We’re extremely Instagram friendly and you’ll be an #instafoodie in no time. Take a look at our foodie guide – we wanted to shine a spotlight on the hottest dishes, drinks and treats from around the Centre.

Brunchin’

Brunch Instagram - Powerscourt Centre

With Dublin’s brunch scene constantly growing, we all love a good instapic of your brunch at the weekend. What better way to provide curated brunch inspiration to your followers than avo toast and eggs? Often a good brunch is hard to get right, but not here in Powerscourt Centre! Our favourites for Avocado Eggs has to be the smashed Avocados, Baked Plum Tomato, Smoked Mozzarella and Pesto delight from Farrier & Draper. On par with this is The Pepper Pot’s Sourdough, Smashed Avocado, Poached Eggs topped with crispy Bacon.

If you’re after something sweet for brunch the Pancakes with Ricotta, Maple Syrup and Mixed Berries from Farrier & Draper are a must. The French Toast with Bacon from Pygmalion is drizzled in maple syrup and is another ‘go to’ for your sweet tooth. Add a little taste of France to your day with a Ham and Cheese Croissant with Baked Ham, Emmental Cheese and Béchamel Sauce from Le Petit Parisien.

A brunch menu isn’t complete without some Eggs Royale on the menu! The Townhouse Café do a mouth-watering English muffin topped with Smoked Salmon, a Poached Egg, and Hollandaise Sauce. Be sure to take an Instagram picture before you dive in!

Is it lunchtime yet?

Lunch Instagram

Dublin’s streets are packed with excellent places to grab an appetising lunch and catch up with friends. You can’t beat a hearty sambo when it comes to lunch. The Pepper Pot sandwiches are enormous and filling. Roast Pear, Bacon and Mount Callan cheese on thick fresh white bread. Yes Please!

You can’t beat some bruschetta to nibble on over lunch – it’s simple and tasty – especially Farrier & Draper’s Bruschetta selection with Tomato, Basil and Garlic or with Goat’s Cheese, Prosciutto and Fig Jam as well as the veggie option with Roast Aubergine and Artichoke.

Le Petit Parisien do a mean Quiche Lorraine filled with Bacon and Emmental Cheese – a classic french dish, perfect to prevent that midday slump.

If you’re looking for something crunchy and cheesy, how do Pygmalion’s Nachos sound? Baked Tortilla Chips topped with Monterey Jack Cheese, Jalapeno, Refried Beans, Guacamole, Salsa and Chilli Con Carne will definitely hit the spot. We love ours with a side of Sweet Potato Fries too.

Satisfying Salads!

Instagram Lunch

Trying to keep your health kick going throughout the summer can be difficult so Powerscourt Shopping Centre are on hand to bring you some delicious salads to help keep you on track!

We love The Pepper Pot’s Pan-Fried Goats Cheese Salad with Gubbeen Chorizo and Vine Tomatoes. Another delicious go to is the ’Manza’ with Flank Steak Salad with Grilled Mushrooms, Artichoke, Rocket and Radish from Farrier & Draper.

We can’t forget the Classic Chicken Ceasar Salad from The Townhouse Cafe, a firm favourite with Grilled Chicken, fresh Romaine Lettuce and Cherry Tomatoes tossed with a delicious Caesar dressing. Topped with shaved Parmesan Cheese and Croutons, this is sure to hit the spot.

If you’re a fan of avocados (who isn’t), you NEED to try the Avocado and Crab or Smoked Salmon Salad served with a crispy Baguette from Le Petit Parisien. We’re getting hungry just thinking about them! Healthy, delicious and filling!

Dinner

Instagram Dinner Powerscourt Centre

If you’re looking to grab a bite to eat, get more bang for your buck with Farrier & Draper and let your taste buds run wild. It’s early bird menu is available from 5.00pm – 6.30pm, with 2 courses for just €22 or 3 courses for €25. Bargain! We’re loving the Prosciutto to start, with San Daniele Ham, Irish Buffalo Mozzarella, Vine tomatoes and Fig preserved.

For your main course, we recommend a Pizza – the Diavola – smothered with mozzarella, spicy Italian salami and sundried tomatoes. Throw in a glass of wine for good measure. With specials daily, there is always something different on the menu at The Townhouse Café. Daily specials include Ricotta and Spinach Ravioli with King Prawns and Parmesan, Hake and Pesto Pasta or a juicy 8oz Rib Eye Steak. Plus, there is ‘two for one’ on wine or prosecco so #winenot?

Craving Something Sweet?

Cakes and Pastries at Powerscourt Townhouse

To curb your sweet tooth, we are in awe of the classic Victoria Sandwich from The Pepper Pot – The Light Sponge filled with Whipped Cream and Jam is the perfect afternoon treat!

There is a ton of other great healthy treats to opt for too which are gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar-free: Goji Berries and Pistachio Almond and Cashews with Raw Cacao – Yum!

Le Petit Parisian is a little slice of Paris right in the heart of Dublin’s city centre. All pastries are made in their in-house bakery on the top floor of Powerscourt, oozing of fresh baked goods for an authentic serving of France. We’re talking Instagram heaven here -with baskets of croissants, glazed pastries, and exquisite fruit tarts, there’s certainly something for everyone.

The Townhouse Cafe’s Bailey’s Cheesecake is divine – the smooth, creamy liqueur gives this cheesecake the wow factor. Wash it down with an Irish Coffee. Why not eh?

It’s Cocktail O’Clock!

Instagram Cocktails

Pygmalion is an old reliable and a haven for people watching, and is known for it’s tasty ‘2-4-1’ “Pygtails” offer which runs weekly from Sunday to Thursday and 40% off all drinks on Sundays! We’re talking Minty Mojitos, Espresso Martinis, Whiskey Sours and Tangle Twisters. All ‘buy one, get one free’, we don’t have to tell you twice!

Farrier & Draper is another ‘go to’ hotspot, nestled right on the front-line of Dublin’s Creative Quarter. When it comes to cocktails, we love their fresh take on the old classics. ‘Shake it baby’ & ‘Whiskey for Business’ sound fab! Enjoy your cocktails in the 1920’s décor, listening to some uplifting tunes from there in-house DJ. How about something cool and refreshing sans alcohol to quench your thirst?

The range of Ice Cold Drinks from The Townhouse Café will sort you out! Choose from Homemade Lemonade, Iced Coconut Mocha, Passion Fruit Iced Tea and Iced Vanilla Latte.

The glorious weather has hit Dublin which means salads are back on top of the list. During these brighter and warmer summer days, nothing beats a tasty salad bursting with flavour to leave you satisfied. Full of health benefits and ingredients, they are the perfect option for a light lunch or dinner. Who said salads should be boring? We have some delicious salads on offer here in Powerscourt Centre to hit the spot.

Tasty Salads at The Pepper Pot

Summer Salads - Pepper Pot

We can’t rave about The Pepper Pot’s salads enough. They’re full of colour and creativity. The Pepper Pot specialises in homemade organic food and only uses seasonal stock in their delicious recipes. The Pan-Fried Goats Cheese Salad with Gubbeen Chorizo and Vine Tomatoes is to die for! Another favourite is the Balsamic Roasted Beetroot, with Orange, Toasted Hazelnuts and Organic Leaves. All salads are served with delicious homemade soda bread too! YUM! Where better to enjoy your lunch on a sunny afternoon in Dublin than on the famous steps of Powerscourt Centre?

Farrier & Draper’s Scrumptious Salads

Farrier & Draper is another perfect daytime venue for a spot of casual lunch. It’s uber trendy with exposed brick and chilled out tones of muted browns, maroons and greys. Their in-house restaurant ‘La Cucina’ serves an authentic Italian menu packed with appetising salads. The ‘Arugula’ is filled with Beetroot, Vine Tomatoes, Rocket Leaves, Red Onion, Irish Goats Cheese topped with a Green Apple Dressing – Amazing! The ‘Pantesca’ is loaded with Green Beans, Potato Cubes, Olives, Anchovies, Mozzarella Red Onion and Citronette Dressing. Last but most certainly not least is their delicious Flank Steak Salad with Grilled Mushrooms, Artichoke, Rocket and Radish. Farrier & Draper sure know how make a salad taste, look and sound gorgeous!

Salads at The Townhouse Café

Summer Salads - Townhouse Cafe

The Townhouse Café on the ground floor of Powerscourt known for its tasty food at remarkable prices in the heart of Dublin City. There’s tons of fresh salads perfect to perk you up on a summers day and prevent that midday slump. How delicious does a Roasted Sweet Potatoe & Blue Cheese Salad sound? Keep things simple with their Grilled Chicken, Organic Leaves and Vine Tomatoes salad. We can’t forget the Classic Chicken Ceaser Salad– a firm favourite with grilled chicken, fresh romaine lettuce and cherry tomatoes tossed with a delicious caesar dressing. Topped with shaved parmesan cheese and croutons, this is sure to hit the spot. We’re getting hungry just thinking about them! Healthy, delicious and filling!

Powerscourt Centre have lots of healthy options to hit the spot this summer!

Summer has arrived and Powerscourt Centre is bursting with gorgeous summer colours and delicious summer cocktails.  We have chosen some of our favourites that we don’t want you to miss!

 Pygmalion

PYG Cocktails

An old reliable and a haven for people watching, Pygmalion or PYG to the cool kids on the block, is known for their tasty 2-4-1 “Pygtails” offer which runs weekly from Sunday to Thursday. We’re talking Minty Mojitos, Espresso Martinis, Whiskey Sours and Tangle Twisters.

All buy one get one free – we don’t have to tell you twice!

We’re huge fans of ‘The Pyglet’ enriched with flavours of gin, elderflower, mint, and apple is sure to tickle your fancy. Another of our favs is ‘My Fair Lady’, a rum based cocktail with Pinot Grigio, Passion fruit and peach – YUM!

If you’re looking for bit of banter and a #SundayFunday, PYG is one to visit. On top of 2-4-1 “Pygtails’’ there’s also an additional 40% off all other drinks on a Sunday plus great DJ’s, the atmosphere here is electric. Pygmalion’s terrace on Coppinger Row is heated enough to sit outside and preferred by many and famed for its laid-back vibe and shabby chic décor making it the perfect place for bonding with friends and enjoying the brighter Summer evenings.

 

Farrier & Draper

Farrier and Draper Cocktails

Another go-to hotspot, Farrier & Draper is nestled right on the front-line of Dublin’s Creative Quarter. With their slick interior, it’s the perfect spot for the drinker who likes a little bit of history. Their impressive glass doors originally served as the Townhouse’s horse and carriage entrance and the upstairs bar was Lady Powerscourt’s very own bedroom. When it comes to cocktails, we love their fresh take on the old classics.

We love Farrier & Drapers take on the Margarita! Just one of their combinations includes tequila, curacao, lime juice, agave syrup and some bitter orange marmalade. It is full to the brim with brilliant citrus flavours to refresh you after a long day of shopping. ‘Shake it baby’ pairs Ketel One Vodka, pomegranate syrup, lime, cranberry and pineapple juice topped off with a dash of soda to make this fruity concoction. Another of our top picks is ‘Whiskey for Business’ with musings bourbon, Bénédictine, cherry syrup, lime juice and mint. How tasty does that sound? Enjoy your cocktails in the 1920’s decor, listening to some uplifting tunes from their in-house DJ.

 The Townhouse Café

The Townhouse Cafe

If you’re looking for something cool and refreshing sans alcohol to quench your thirst you need to check out the ice cold homemade lemonade from The Townhouse Café. Chill out with this delightful cooler bursting with citrus flavour available throughout the Summer here at Powerscourt Centre.

 Powerscourt Townhouse is bursting with yummy cocktails this Summer. Located right in the heart of the Creative Quarter it’s the perfect place to meet for after work drinks or to catch up with old friends!

 

The summer sunshine has finally arrived in Ireland which makes family gatherings and after work drinks much more appealing. As Whiskey and Gin have grown in popularity amongst our favourite restaurants and bars, we caught up with Michael of L. Mulligan Whiskey Shop at the Powerscourt Centre who gave us a few insider tips on buying whiskey this Summer.

Top Tips When Buying Whiskey

Irish Whiskey Shop

Know Your Budget

To eliminate the urge to spend more than your means, estimate how much you can afford to spend before choosing. A good whiskey seller will give you a few options slightly above and under your budget to ensure you leave the shop satisfied and happy with your purchase. The most popular every day whiskeys start from €70 depending on your budget of course!

Teeling Whiskey - Irish Whiskey Shop

Taste! Taste! Taste!

The best (& most fun) way to find out what kind of whiskey you like is to taste; opt in for whiskey tastings or simply ask in store for tasters. Whiskey comes in a range of flavours and tastes, from smokey to malt and each suited to particular dishes or ingredients in those perfect summer cocktails. Ask the expert for the one most suited for you.

Tip: Go to a whiskey tasting class that doesn’t focus on one brand. Blind whiskey tasting or a class that offers at least 5 different brands will give you a better chance of finding the perfect whiskey to suit your taste buds!

Listen to the experts

It can be quite daunting when you enter a whiskey shop with 100+ bottles of whiskey staring back at you but whiskey sellers are there to help you find the perfect one, so listen to their recommendations and answer their questions honestly. There’s no judgement here! They want to get a good idea of what you are looking for, your taste and how you are going to use the whiskey – plain old drinking, pairing with food or as a gift. Mixing whiskey with other flavours for a cocktail is a great way of introducing yourself to whiskey and finding out what you like. For a light summer drink, Michael recommends adding soda water and ice to your whiskey of choice. The drink is refreshing, easy to make and the perfect complement for those long evenings.

Michael Recommends:

Redbreast Whiskey Shop from the Irish Whiskey Shop

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Redbreast is the largest selling Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey in the world and it reportedly “sums up Irish Whiskey in a glass” so no wonder it is popular. Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey is unique to Ireland and to the Midleton Distillery, Co. Cork in particular, and is regarded as the quintessential style of Irish whiskey. Made from a mash of malted and unmalted barley and then triple distilled in traditional copper pot stills, Pot Still whiskeys are characterised by full, complex flavours and a wonderful creamy taste.

Connemara Whiskey

Connemara Whiskey

Inspired by Ireland’s ancient distilling traditions, Connemara’s smooth sweet malt taste and complex peat flavours makes it a truly unique Irish whiskey. Connemara is the most decorated Irish whiskey with a huge collection of Gold Medals and has been honoured as the “Worlds Best Irish Single Malt”. Connemara allows you to unearth the peated pleasures of Ireland.

Dingle Whiskey

Dingle Whiskey

Dingle Whiskey is produced with the best Irish malted barley and make pure Pot Still Malt Whiskey. It is then put it in casks which allows the mild, moist, unique Dingle air do the rest. No other whiskey in Scotland or Ireland experiences a maturation process like that. The first Dingle Whiskey was released in 2016 which happens to be the centenary of Irish independence.

L. Mulligan Whiskey Shop is located at the Clarendon Street entrance to the Centre and they can ship whiskey to every corner of the globe. Impressive!

See lmulliganwhiskeyshop.com for more

Opening Hours: 11 am-7pm Monday – Saturday & 1pm till 5pm on Sunday.


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