Midleton Irish Whiskey Presents Their First Ever Google Hangout

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Single pot still Irish Whiskeys of Midleton present their first ever Google hangout on air live from the Google foundry, Dublin

As you know, I have long admired the way that Midleton Distillery, Jameson and Irish Distillers place so much emphasis on the people who make their whiskey. Many other whisk(e)y companies are fronted by accountants and marketeers who just act as a buffer between the folks who actually run the distilleries and their public.

But Jameson’s Midleton Distillery is so, so different. The largest Irish whiskey Company in the world is run by real and really nice and open people, who plainly love their profession and who without fail, make themselves available to the international whiskey media.

So, Why do Jameson and Irish Distillers get so much good press?

Because their media team and their Irish Whiskey Academy act as facilitators rather than messengers. Jameson press and media events are wonderful for whiskey writers such as myself, as you get to meet and chat to your heroes. In recent years, I and my international whiskey media colleagues have had the honour to share many an enjoyable evening in the company of the Midleton Masters who are the very people who make the Midleton Distillery and the Jameson Irish Whiskey Family so special. Typical of these events was the recent celebration of 30 Years of Midleton Very Rare Whiskey and the Launch of Midleton Very Rare Pearl Edition.

That’s all very good if you are lucky enough to be one of a small band of Irish Whiskey writers. But what about you, the ordinary Irish whiskey fan back home? Well, the great news is that thanks to the wonders of Google Hangouts, you can join us all in a live online Irish whiskey event on Monday evening where you too can meet and chat online with our Midleton Masters and other Irish Whiskey heroes.

World Whisky Day, the Masters of The Midleton Distillery will come together for their first ever live Google Hangout

On Monday, May 18th, in honour of World Whisky Day, the Masters of The Midleton Distillery will come together for their first ever live Google Hangout ON AIR. Broadcast live from the Foundry in Dublin’s Google HQ, the show will be streamed from 6pm GMT. The event aims to raise awareness and educate whisk(e)y lovers about Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey.

The event will be hosted by International Brand Ambassador and Irish Whiskey Academy Tutor, Dave McCabe, who will discuss all things Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey with Master Distiller Brian Nation, Master Blender Billy Leighton, Master of Maturation Kevin O’Gorman, Master of Whiskey Science David Quinn and Master Cooper Ger Buckley.

The seminar will cover everything from the history of Single Pot Still Irish whiskey, the Midleton Distillery’s unique maturation and wood programme as well as a tasting of some of the most revered Single Pot Still Irish whiskeys such as Redbreast 12 Year Old, Green Spot, Powers John’s Lane and Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy.

The link to the live Single Pot Still Irish Whiskeys of Midleton Google Hangout ON AIR will go live one hour prior to the event.

In the meantime, join us in spreading the word about the Google Hangout ON AIR and follow the Single Pot Still Irish Whiskeys of Midleton on Google+ https://plus.google.com/+SinglePotStillIrishWhiskey/posts

We suggest using these hashtags to spread the word on G+ #SinglePotStill & #WorldWhiskyDay.

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I was privileged to attend the very first of these very special Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey Connoisseur Experience events last week hosted by Kilbeggan and Cooley Global Brand Ambassador John Cashman.

Kilbeggan Distillery VisitA select group are taken on a very personal and special, private tour behind the scenes in Kilbeggan Distillery. This really is the Irish Whiskey equivalent of the Golden Chocolate Bar in Willie Wonka!

Amongst the treats in store were:

A Welcome Brief and talk over an Irish Coffee on the history of Irish Whiskey and Kilbeggan Distillery by Cooley Whiskey Global Ambassador John Cashman.
A personal and private guided tour of the whole Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey Museum and Distillery by John Cashman.
A meeting with the Master Distiller.
Tasting the Worts and freshly distilled Whiskey spirit in the Kilbeggan micro distillery.
Bottling your own bottle of Cask Strength Irish Whiskey at Kilbeggan Distillery

Bottling your own Irish Whiskey at Kilbeggan Distillery

Bottling your own Irish Whiskey at Kilbeggan DistilleryA visit to the “vaults” involving tasting some very special Whiskey from the cask. Bottling a “Naggin” of your own preffered tipple from the barrel. Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey Distillery.

The distillery tour concluded with a Private lunch and whiskey tasting with John who shared some gems from his own personal whiskey collection with us. This was an incredible and very special afternoon which I can personally highly recommend!

Kind regards,


The upcoming dates are Friday June 6th, Friday July 4th, Friday 1st August, Friday 5th September.

For further details contact Kilbeggan Distillery Visitor Centre.

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