Mon 07 Jul 2014
On Friday 4th July the Queen visited the Rosyth dockyard in Fife to give her name to the largest aircraft carrier built in the UK.
At the ceremony, where PM David Cameron and first minister Alex Salmond were also in attendance, she used a bottle of whisky rather than the traditional champagne to officially name the ship.
The ceremony saw the Queen smash a bottle of Bowmore Islay malt whisky against the hull of the new HMS Queen Elizabeth. The Bowmore Distillery is the first distillery she visited in an official capacity back in August 1980.
The 65-tonne ship will begin service in 2020 and will be home to a crew of almost 700. Along with its sister ship, HMS Prince of Wales, the two will cost an estimated £6.2bn to complete. Work is due to start on HMS Prince of Wales later this year at Rosyth.
Tue 27 May 2014
Whisky Live China postponed to 2015
Whisky Live, the world’s premier whisky tasting experience, held in more than 25 cities around the world, has postponed its 2014 shows in China. After five successful years in Shanghai the organisers of Whisky Live are looking for new Chinese partners, and look forward to announcing 2015 dates shortly.Note to Editors
Whisky Live was founded in 2000 and currently runs in over 25 cities worldwide. Full details of the shows can be found at http://www.whiskylive.com
For further information please contact Whisky Live founder, Damian Riley-Smith, at email@example.com
or call +44 (0) 1603 633 808
Fri 02 May 2014
DRINK WHISKEY WITH THE BARRELMAN
‘Deconstructed’ Irish Night Launched at the Old Jameson Distillery
DUBLIN April 4th, 2014 Last night, April 3rd, The Old Jameson Distillery launched their latest offering to the visitors to Dublin– the Barrelman’s Feast. Aimed at an audience of thirty-something whiskey drinkers and thrill seekers, it promises to turn the traditional ‘hooley’ night on its head.
Kicking off with a favourite cocktail of trendy bartenders, Jameson and Ginger Ale the Old Jameson Distillery have even resurrected one of their barrelmen to host the evening and offer a unique insight into the Jameson whiskey story.
As the story of Jameson whiskey unfolds throughout the evening, visitors will enjoy a delicious four course menu, offering a choice of starter, a choice of main course followed by a delicious Jameson Crème Brulée dessert served on original whiskey barrel boards.
The Old Jameson Distillery has deconstructed what a ‘traditional Irish’ night is, to reflect a changing society and changing tastes. Handpicked musicians ‘Sine Metu’ will offer a unique take on Irish musicians from Thin Lizzy, to U2 and Paul Brady.
“What it means to be Irish is constantly changing,” said John Callely, CEO at the Old Jameson Distillery. “As a must see venue for tourists and locals alike, the Old Jameson Distillery wanted to reflect what’s really going on in Irish society, in terms of drinks, the food we’re eating and the music we’re listening to. It’s the most authentic evening you can find in Dublin,” he continued.
The event will run weekly over the summer and coming in at €60, it’s a good value evening of drinks, food and entertainment. The Barrelman’s Feast will run every Thursday and Saturday from May to October at the Old Jameson Distillery in Smithfield’s Bow Street, from 7.30pm to 11.00pm.
The Barrelman’s Feast package includes:
• Check in and cloakroom
• Signature Jameson cocktail
• 4 course meal
• Live music show
• Complimentary Jameson gift
Tickets can bought online for a discounted rate of €49.50 at https://bookings.jamesonwhiskey.com/
Availability and booking enquiries can be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tel: +353 1 660 7395
About The Old Jameson Distillery
The Distillery was established in 1780 when John Jameson established the Bow Street Distillery in Dublin. Jameson is now distilled in Cork, although bottling still takes place in Dublin. With annual sales of over 31 million bottles, Jameson is by far the best selling Irish whiskey in the world.
Although no longer a working distillery, the Old Jameson Distillery has been restored and recreated distillery scenes take visitors through the seven stages of whiskey making.
The unique setting, not to mention history, of the Old Jameson Distillery makes it a very special place to unwind with family or friends over a drink or a meal. Visitors can choose from JJ’s Bar, serving John Jameson’s triple distilled, twice as smooth Irish Whiskey, as well as Jameson cocktails and hot drinks.
For more information visit: http://www.jamesonwhiskey.com
About Irish Distillers – http://www.irishdistillers.ie
Irish Distillers Group was formed in 1966, when a merger took place between Irish whiskey distillers John Power & Son, John Jameson & Son and the Cork Distillery Company. In an attempt to reverse the decline in Irish whiskey sales, the board of directors decided to close the existing distilleries in Cork and Dublin, and to consolidate production at a new purpose-built facility.
A site alongside the existing distillery in Midleton, Co. Cork was chosen as the location for the new distillery, as there was no room for expansion in Dublin. Both the Old Jameson Distillery and the Old Midelton Distillery currently operate as visitor centres attracting over 330,000 visitors annually. Following an early unsolicited takeover offer and one of the most protracted battles in Irish corporate history made by GrandMet, Allied-Lyons and Guinness, Irish Distillers was taken over by Pernod Ricard in June 1988 with the support of the management and employees.
About Pernod Ricard - http://www.pernod-ricard.com
Pernod Ricard is the world’s co-leader in wines and spirits with consolidated sales of € 8,215 million in 2011/12. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard and Pernod, the Group has undergone sustained development, based on both organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and Vin & Sprit (2008). Pernod Ricard holds one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector: ABSOLUT Vodka, Ricard pastis, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin, Kahlúa and Malibu liqueurs, Mumm and Perrier-Jouët champagnes, as well Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate (formerly Montana), Campo Viejo and Graffigna wines. Pernod Ricard employs a workforce of nearly 18 800 people and operates through a decentralised organisation, with 6 “Brand Companies” and 75 “Market Companies” established in each key market. Pernod Ricard is strongly committed to a sustainable development policy and encourages responsible consumption. Pernod Ricard’s strategy and ambition are based on 3 key values that guide its expansion: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust and a strong sense of ethics.