The Kilkenny Whiskey Guild: A celebration of Irish Whiskey in Ireland’s medieval capital   Recently updated !


The Kilkenny Whiskey Guild is an Irish Whiskey Tourism initiative just launched by a group of ten local hostelries to provide a premium Irish Whiskey experience to visitors and Kilkenny locals alike. Each Guild House will have a range of sixty or more Irish Whiskeys offered on bespoke menus by specially trained staff. There will be tasting trays to tempt the novice as well as Whiskey cocktails and food pairings.

The Kilkenny Whiskey Guild will host monthly Whiskey events and tastings across participating venues. Each of the guild houses will be designated by a specially commissioned Kilkenny Whiskey Guild plaque – Billy Byrne’s Bar, Paris Texas, The Brewery Corner, The Dylan Whisky Bar, The Hibernian Bar, Matt the Millers, Langton’s, The Left Bank, The Wine Centre and Lanigan’s Bar.

Kilkenny boasts the first ever reference to distilling in Ireland, contained in The Red Book of Ossory, dated 1324, together with a distilling heritage dating back to late Norman Ireland, through to the 19th century and on into the contemporary Irish Whiskey renaissance based in the ‘Barley Basket’ that lies to the south of Ireland’s Ancient East.

Today, the medieval cobbled streets of Kilkenny, steeped in history, are the ideal setting in which to discover the very best of Irish Whiskey in its many and varied forms with reputable established and exciting new whiskeys on offer.

Visitors can make the most of the experience by picking up a Kilkenny Whiskey Guild (KWG) brochure with a map to guide them to participating venues. The brochure will also feature local points of interest on Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile, as well as information on other key Irish Whiskey destinations nationwide.

The ambition is to make Kilkenny Whiskey Guild a comprehensive attraction at the forefront of Irish Whiskey Tourism and there are initiatives planned all the way out to the 700th anniversary of The Red Book of Ossory in 2024 to make this happen.

 

For further information see:

www.KilkennyWhiskeyGuild.com

FB: KilkennyWhiskeyGuild

T: KilkennyGuild

Advertisements

Posted on 24 Feb, 2017, in What's happening in Ireland. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: