Six years spent working in France and Ireland as a brand ambassador for the Jameson Irish Whiskey brand injected a passion for whiskey into Rachel’s blood, and it’s there for life.
Now, Rachel is proud to be home in Ballina and working as the Sales and Marketing Manager for the new Connacht Whiskey Distillery to spread the gospel of Irish Whiskey to the world. And she loves nothing better than imparting to others in her own inimitable way, her knowledge and fervour for whiskey, its craft and its heritage on one of her much sought-after Whiskey Appreciation Sessions.
During one of Rachel’s fun, interactive sessions, you will gather in a traditional local cosy bar for an absorbing journey through the ages. Beginning with the origin of whiskey, she will share with you from her years of industry experience tales of whiskey’s colourful past, and will explain the painstakingly fine art of distilling which results in the smooth, golden liquid which clings so appealingly to the glass you’re holding.
Experience in turn the aromas of her specially selected samples of Irish, Scotch and Bourbon whiskeys, and learn about the processes that make each so unique in taste and texture. Discover how the maturation process gives each whiskey its own flavour and character, right down to the type of cask in which it is matured, and the skill that lies behind the craft which ensures you enjoy every warming sip.
Rachel guarantees to change the way you think about whiskey. By the end of a session, you’ll know what type of whiskey you like best, and you’ll have gained a new appreciation for sipping and savouring its distinctive flavours. Best of all, you’ll have the opportunity to sample a premium whiskey, specially selected by Rachel for the evening.
Groups of friends, hen parties, stag parties, birthdays, special occasions, training groups, teams, corporate groups, and team-building sessions.
10 people (Aged 18+)
€25 per person
If you’ve already taken part in one of Rachel’s Whiskey Appreciation Sessions, why not treat yourself or a friend to a Premium Whiskey Appreciation Session?
During a Premium Whiskey Session, Rachel will explore in depth three very different styles of premium Irish whiskey, all of which have their own unique story and craft. As always, the session will be engaging and interactive, and you will leave understanding more about the uniqueness of Irish whiskey
€25 per person
Each session lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Sessions also available through French.
|Friday 23rd September||Rouse's Pub, Pearse Street, Ballina||8pm|
|Friday 28th October||Keane's Pub, The Quay, Ballina||8pm|
|Friday 25th November||Rouse's Pub, Pearse Street, Ballina||8pm|