Sipping The Season: This Is Not A Gift, It’s An Experience

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Decadent and indulgent, the Fercullen Irish Whiskey and Food Pairing hampers are an innovative way to offer a taste of Ireland this Christmas …

Traditionally the appreciation of Irish whiskey has been synonymous with Irish culture. And as connoisseurs will know, compared to beer, wine and other spirits, whiskey has a very low calorie count and contains practically no sugar. It is also least likely to leave you with a hangover – all of which might explain why more and more women are switching to, and appreciating, premium malt whiskey and blends. Such as those produced by Powerscourt Distillery, which is set against the stunning backdrop of Sugarloaf Mountain in a repurposed Old Mill House, a mere 30 minutes from Dublin in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow.

Powerscourt Distillery’s Fercullen blends (there are six in total) pay homage to the name of the lands which encompass the Powerscourt Estate – the so-called Fera-Cualann territory dating back to 808. With an underground lake of the purest Wicklow water, close proximity to rich farming lands and a temperate coastline climate, this trifecta created the perfect stage for distilling and maturing the Fencullen whiskey blends, which were produced by the world-renowned, award-winning Master Distiller Noel Sweeney.

Another specialist on the team is Santina Kennedy, Powerscourt Distillery‘s in-house Food Historian. During the summer Kennedy spent time developing a unique food pairing experience, which showcases the best of Irish food and whiskey. Now available in time for Christmas are Powerscourt Distillery’s Fercullen Irish Whiskey and Food Pairing hampers in Bronze, Silver and Gold, priced from €90 to €115.

The hampers offer an appreciation of Fercullen Irish Whiskey which is paired with meats from the Wooded Pig, local honey courtesy of Powerscourt Estate, Wicklow Ban Cheese and Fercullen Whiskey Chocolates. Each hamper comes with a QR code giving the recipient a link to watch a pre-recorded presentation with Kennedy on how to enjoy the whiskey tasting and food pairing journey.

By creating these decadent hampers Powerscourt Distillery can offer an authentic experience to a wider audience and at the same time provide the perfect way to #ShopLocal and #ChampionGreen. Gift cards for tours and tastings are also available – a unique opportunity to give the gift of the Christmas spirit this year. For more information visit www.powerscourtdistillery.com.

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