UPDATE: Redbreast Reconnect Birdbox Giveaway WINNER announced– details further below.
Creating moments to remember…
Our constant digital connectivity can create a disconnect between our lives and the things that make it worth living – the enjoyment of nature, a sense of place, an appreciation of the past, the sharing of time and conversation with others.
We recently created a secret, invite-only event where guests could disconnect, enjoy the moment and reconnect….with the opportunity to sample Redbreast Irish Whiskey along the way.
Giving our guests only the minimum of information, we met at our Belfast city centre departure point and headed west along the M1 Motorway.
A short while later, we arrived at our first destination – the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre – with our guests enjoying the sights and sounds of nature at the edge of Northern Ireland’s largest expanse of freshwater.
We also had our first tasting of the day – Redbreast 12 Year Old. A recent winner of the World Whiskey Trophy at the International Wine & Spirits Competition scoring an impressive 98/100 points – this whiskey is known for its rich, creamy Christmas cake character.
After a short time for exploring the area, we headed off on the road again, our guests enjoying a gourmet picnic and conversations along the way.
In no time at all, we arrived at Blessingbourne Country Estate in Fivemiletown; welcomed with luxury treats and hot drinks, to warm our guests up for the next activity of the day.
A chance to reconnect with nature, we handed out maps of the walking trail and sent our guests off in search of Redbreast Robins (not real birds, but little tags to collect on a treasure hunt).
After time spent between the trees, our guests stumbled across something special – a chance to hold and learn about some beautiful owls…
…complemented by a tasting of Redbreast 15 Year Old. Once just a special edition, this whiskey was loved so much it’s now a permanent member of the Redbreast family. This whiskey brings more pot still spice and a touch of berry fruit.
After the brisk weathered treasure hunt, guests made their way into Blessingbourne house, warming up by the roaring fireplaces and the taste of a Redbreast Old Fashioned.
If you fancy making one at home:
– Pour 50 ml of Redbreast 12 over ice
– Add 2 dashes of Angostura bitters, 2 dashes of orange bitters and a bar spoon of maple syrup
– Stir well and strain over ice into a rocks glass
– Garnish with orange peel and a maraschino cherry
As the smell of peat-fueled fires was replaced by the imminent hot food, appetites where whetted with a glass of Redbreast Lustau.
This whiskey highlights the sherried character Redbreast is known for. Aged 9-11 years in American ex-bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks, it is then finished for a year in hand-picked first-fill oloroso casks from Bodegas Lustau.
Finally, after dinner, the evening was brought to a close with more shared stories and the oldest permanent Redbreast expression, Redbreast 21 Year Old. Tasting notes won’t do for this one… You just need to try it yourself.
Now watch our video, grab some friends, a bottle of Redbreast Irish Whiskey and Reconnect…
A huge thank you to our guests and everyone involved in the day.
An experience to savour.
WIN… and RECONNECT with friends, nature and more.
For the chance to win a two-night stay for you + 3 others, including your own Birdbox treehouse with stunning views over Donegal, jump onto Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and look for our giveaway posts.
GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED.
Winner, drawn at random from all entries across Whiskey Club NI and our partner channels, is ‘@sarahstar1’, (entry on Dish You Were Here’s Instagram).
Thanks to all for entering.
REDBREAST BIRD BOX Giveaway Terms and Conditions (of which instructions form part)
Promotion is run by Dillon Bass, owners of Whiskey Club NI.Giveaway open to Northern Ireland residents aged 18 years and over, except employees, families, agents or anyone professionally connected with Dillon Bass.
By entering, you agree to be contacted by the parties involved about the giveaway and for the parties to use the information submitted for any purpose in connection with the promotion.
Entry is by liking and then commenting as requested on the Giveaway post (launching 7.00pm Thursday 5th December 2019 on Whiskey Club NI’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels. Additional entries can be gained by commenting on our giveaway Partner’s channels (partners will be listed on the giveaway post):
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