Slane Distillery opens this Saturday 2nd of September. The news were celebrated at a spectacular launch party last Thursday August 24th at which numerous personalities from the drinks industry and media enjoyed the hospitality and gathered on the grounds of the stunning Slane Castle in County Meath, to welcome the soon to open distillery.
The distillery is the result of the joint effort between American drinks company Brown-Forman, founded in Kentucky in 1870 and the name behind world famous Jack Daniel’s, and the Conyngham family, resident in Slane since 1703. This is the first distillery Brown-Forman has built outside of the US.
Guests for the launch party were greeted by Lawson Whiting, Brown-Forman Executive Vice President and Chief Brands & Strategy Officer, Henry Conyngham, the Eighth Marquess Conyngham of Slane Castle, and his son Alex Conyngham. Other Brown-Forman guests included John Hudson, VP, Innovation Director and Eric Donninger, VP Director of Homeplace Operations.
Guests were treated to a selection of cocktails with Slane Irish Whiskey as well as canapés designed by leading gourmet caterer, Eunice Power, showcasing ingredients from the lush Boyne Valley in which the distillery is set. Entertainment was provided by local musicians The Wednesday Gang who shared their unique acoustic approach to many genres, followed by the folk’n’roll, harmony-based Morrissey and Marshall as the headline act.
Below, a social gallery of the launch party.
Visitors will be able to enjoy an hour-long tour of the distillery every day of the week from September 2nd. The tour is priced at €18 for adults (18+, ID required), €11 for youths (6-17), free for children 5 and under, €16 for seniors (65+, ID required) and €16 for students (18+, ID required). Visitors booking a tour must be 18 or over, and children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All tours are 20% off until 30th September.
Slane Irish Whiskey is available in Ireland now for €33 (750ml).
More information: slaneirishwhiskey.com