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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

#5

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;

#7

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.

Egan’s-Legacy-Reserve-2-Whiskey-Review-The-Whiskey-Trail

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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

#11

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

This Thursday 5th of December, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre will see the Simon Community House of Lights Campaign on the façade of the centre from 5pm -8pm. The event will showcase special guests and performers including the cast of Oliver and the Lucan Gospel Choir.

Festival Productions returns to the Simon House of Light at Powerscourt Townhouse Centre with another stunning performance for this charitable event in aid of the Simon Community – the ever popular Oliver! The team that brought The Wizard of Oz, Annie and The Sound of Music to the stage has a treat in store for all in attendance this Thursday with their fantastic production of the all-singing, all-dancing classic that is much loved by Irish audiences.

The incomparable Tony Finnegan returns as Fagin in a performance acclaimed by critics and loved by audiences. Irish musical theatre star Roisin Sullivan reprises the role of Nancy and the famous role of Oliver is yet to be announced. They will be supported by over 100 singers, dancers and street urchins in a performance that will be no doubt bursting with colour and energy.

The Centre will be filled to the brim with late-night shoppers enjoying the buzz of the festive activities and delicious complimentary mulled wine.

Whether you come to enjoy the live performances, to do your shopping or to eat in one of our eateries, the Powerscourt Centre is a Centre like no other for the whole family this Christmas.

Simon House of Light event will begin at 5.00pm on Thursday 5th December 2019 at Powerscourt Townhouse Centre.

Oliver, Festival Productions 14 Henrietta Street 01 102019

Home to “Dublin’s Most Authentic Father Christmas”, the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre is the perfect place to experience the true magic of Christmas this year!  At 12 noon this Saturday 30th November, Powerscourt Centre welcomes back the main man himself, Dublin’s most popular Father Christmas. Arriving to the joyful melodies of Piccolo Lasso Children’s Choir alongside Mrs. Claus and the playful elves.

Filled with 18th century charm, Father Christmas’ workshop is a must see for all the family. Greeted by a toasty fire and twinkling lights, you will really feel like you have just landed in the North Pole. For the first year ever, here at Powerscourt Centre, we are selling all Father Christmas tickets online! Buy your Father Christmas tickets from the comfort of your own home this year. Tickets available here: http://www.powerscourtcentre.ie/father-christmas-workshop-powerscourt-centre/ 

We will be holding a series of events over the Christmas period in Powerscourt Centre, including the annual Simon House of Light, where a festive themed light projection show will take place on the façade of the Centre on Thursday the 5th of December.

With its beautiful Georgian setting, filled with the most exquisite Irish designers, the Powerscourt Centre is a truly magical location to visit this Christmas with the whole family, so why not join in on the festive fun, enjoy live performances and do some Christmas shopping.

We look forward to seeing you this Saturday!

Next Saturday November 2nd, French Connection in Powerscourt Centre will host their Christmas launch event in-store. Starting this year’s festivities in style, it will be the shopping experience of the season. Throughout the day there will be complimentary drinks and treats, as well as exclusive discounts and insider tips from store experts.

Competitions will run all day, including the chance to win a €1000 shopping spree with every purchase. Make sure you pop into French Connection Powerscourt on Saturday November 2nd to get party season ready!

When sharing across social media, be sure to use the hashtag #MyFC .

The Centre is delighted to welcome Father Christmas. Father Christmas will be joined again by Mrs. Claus and his elves.  Entry for Father Christmas’s Grotto is €10, plus a €5 donation to the Simon Community and includes a photo with Father Christmas and a unique gift.

  • Saturday 1st: 12pm – 6pm
  • Sunday 2nd: 12pm – 5pm
  • Saturday 8th: 11am – 4pm
  • Sunday 9th: 12pm – 5pm
  • Saturday 15th: 11am – 4pm
  • Sunday 16th: 12pm – 5pm
  • Saturday 22nd: 11am – 4pm
  • Sunday 23rd: 12pm -6pm

With its beautiful Georgian setting, filled with the most exquisite Irish designers, the Powerscourt Centre is a truly magical location to visit this Christmas with the whole family, so why not join in on the festive fun, enjoy live performances and do some Christmas shopping.

Entry is €15 and includes a photo with Father Christmas and a unique gift, plus a donation to the Simon Community. Tickets available on the Ground Floor.

Mark Grehan of The Garden will host a floral Christmas workshop at Ballynahinch Castle on Saturday 8th December. Whether you are a keen amateur florist or passionate about creating elegant festive arrangements for your own home, this festive floral workshop will inspire and delight you.
 Much of the inspiration for each guest’s festive designs will be found from the surrounding environment, as Mark will lead you on a foraged walk in the morning exploring the estate grounds to forage and gather foliage, branches & wild bounty. Using holly, bracken, fir, and a selection of other yuletide blossoms, guests will return home with their very own piece of Connemara to hang in their home this Christmas.
As the fire roars in the beautifully tranquil Lettery Lodge, relax and get creative during the workshop starting at 11am with a break in the afternoon for festive afternoon tea served in the castle. Returning to Lettery for a further two-hour workshop in the afternoon, finishing at 4.30pm.
Mark Grehan established The Garden located in Powerscourt Townhouse six years ago, beginning his illustrious career as a landscape designer while training to become a florist. Mark says “I’m delighted to be back at Ballynahinch Castle this festive season as Connemara is my childhood home. The walled garden and spectacular surrounding landscape is the perfect inspirational backdrop for this workshop.”
The four-hour floral workshop is priced at €85pp including afternoon tea.  An overnight stay including the workshop and breakfast starts from €175 per person sharing.
To book your place, call +353 95 31006 or email info@ballynahinch-castle.com.

Home to “Dublin’s Most Authentic Father Christmas”, the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre is the perfect place to experience the true magic of Christmas this year!  At 12 noon this Saturday 30th November, Powerscourt Centre welcomes back the main man himself, Dublin’s most popular Father Christmas. Arriving to the joyful melodies of Piccolo Lasso Children’s Choir alongside Mrs. Claus and the playful elves.

Filled with 18th century charm, Father Christmas’ workshop is a must see for all the family. Greeted by a toasty fire and twinkling lights, you will really feel like you have just landed in the North Pole. For the first year ever, here at Powerscourt Centre, we are selling all Father Christmas tickets online! Buy your Father Christmas tickets from the comfort of your own home this year. Tickets available here: http://www.powerscourtcentre.ie/father-christmas-workshop-powerscourt-centre/ 

We will be holding a series of events over the Christmas period in Powerscourt Centre, including the annual Simon House of Light, where a festive themed light projection show will take place on the façade of the Centre on Thursday the 5th of December.

With its beautiful Georgian setting, filled with the most exquisite Irish designers, the Powerscourt Centre is a truly magical location to visit this Christmas with the whole family, so why not join in on the festive fun, enjoy live performances and do some Christmas shopping.

We look forward to seeing you this Saturday!

Tickets for Father Christmas can be bought online here

For more information, please email us at christmas@powerscourtcentre.ie

Powerscourt Centre visitors can enjoy Black Friday discounts from French Connection. The brand offers a fashion-forward range of quality products at affordable prices so make sure to pop in store to find lots of great discounts.

Offers include: Up to 50% off selected lines*

This offer will be running in store from Wednesday 22nd – Monday 27th November 2017.

French Connection can be found on the ground floor at Powerscourt Townhouse Centre. 
Website: www.frenchconnection.com
Tel:  01 6708 199

 

Bewley’s Café Theatre @Powerscourt in association with Axis Ballyman is proud to present

BANG BANG by Dermot Bolger

Directed by Mark O’Brien
Performed by Pat McGrath

 A jaunt through Dublin’s streets with one of the city’s best-loved characters!

It’s 1980 and Christmas decorations have appeared in the Home for the Blind where Dublin’s most famous gunslinger, the legendary street character Bang Bang, has finally hung up his holster. But in his heart Bang Bang knows that will be his last Christmas and soon he must face the final shootout he has spent decades preparing for while roaming the streets of Dublin, which became Dodge City in his mind as he jumped down from open-backed buses to fight imaginary gun battles with bushwhackers, using his trusty, rusty key.

This hilarious yet poignant new play takes us inside the mind of one of Dublin’s best loved real-life eccentrics of yesteryear: an irrepressible dreamer who magically transformed Dublin into the Wild West for generations of young Dubliners who encountered him every day.

Bang Bang was commissioned as part of Dublin City Council’s Dublin Culture Connects Initiative – programme of activities and projects seeking to build engagement and connection or re-connection in the city through partnerships that are meaningful to the citizens and connecting Dubliners to their communities, and artists to cultural institutions since September 2016, creating excitement and engaging people.

About Bang Bang:
‘For years Bang Bang had been one of the best-known characters on the streets of Dublin. He was born in 1906, a birth year he shared with his great hero, John Wayne. He would descend on bus and tram passengers in Dublin, point a large brass church door key – his “Colt .45” – at them and shout “bang bang” in the style of the cowboy films.

‘Two years before he died he was immortalised in The Dubliner’s song The Mero which included the line “Bang Bang shoots the buses with his golden key”.
‘People loved his childlike innocence, although it concealed a tragic life. He grew up on Clarence Street, Dublin, the son of John Dudley, a chimney sweep, and his wife, Mary. His father died when Bang Bang was seven. His mother died, too, but it is not clear when. In any case, Bang Bang spent much of his childhood in an orphanage in Cabra.’ IRISH TIMES

Booking Information:

Opens December 6th (previews 4th and 5th) and plays until December 23rd, 2017.

Mon-Sat at 1pm (doors open at 12.50pm)

Tickets: Low-price Mondays €8, Tues – Thurs €10, Fri – Sat €12.

Light Lunch available €4.

BOOKING: 086-8784001 / www.bewleyscafetheatre.com

Bewley’s Café Theatre is on the top floor of Powerscourt Shopping Centre.

Saturday November 11th marks National Harp Day/Lá na Cruite where the recently established umbrella organisation, Harp Ireland, Cruit Éireann, will celebrate all facets of the harp in Ireland. With venues all over Ireland resounding to the sound of harps at workshops, sessions, concerts, talks, and demonstrations of harp making, Powerscourt Centre is delighted to be involved. The DIT Ensemble and harpers including Méabh McKenna, Luke Webb, Tara Viscardi, Sinéad King, Síofra Ni Dhubhghaill and Anna Smozbathy will be performing in the Centre at 2pm. Attendance is free of charge.

National Harp Day is Cruit Éireann’s first major initiative to promote Ireland’s national instrument, encourage more people to learn the harp, attract new audiences and recognise the harp’s unique place in Irish musical and cultural life.


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