Pearse Lyons Distillery in one of five finalists who have been shortlisted for the Best Dublin Visitor Experience (less than 100,000 visitors) at the 2019 Irish Tourism Industry Awards. The submission was based on its distillery tours and tastings experiences, which showcase high standards of hospitality excellence and customer service. The submission also focused on promoting Dublin as a vibrant city, side by side with nature, while enhancing incremental tourism activity and its economic contribution to the Liberties, Dublin.
The awards, which take place every two years, are organised by the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC), Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland and industry partners. The Awards celebrate excellence, innovation and success within tourism, Ireland’s largest indigenous industry and one that employs 254,000 around the country. This year’s ceremony takes place on Friday 1st February in the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin.
Looking for the perfect whiskey or gin gift set this Christmas?
At Pearse Lyons Distillery we have lots of festive treats to surprise the whiskey and gin lovers in your life this Christmas. Along with our five signature whiskeys, we have a number of whiskey hampers and Ha’Penny Gin Gift Sets, the latest whiskey and cocktail books and not to mention our distillery exclusive Bean & Goose Distiller’s Choice handmade chocolate truffles available. No matter how small or big your budget is this Christmas, Pearse Lyons Distillery has something for everyone.
Our Pearse Whiskeys are gift wrapped and bagged for Christmas, but if you are in search of a hamper our prices start at €39.95 for a bottle of The Original and two distillery glasses. All hampers are made to order.
The Pearse Whiskey Collection
The Original has a light, smooth and easy taste with a hint of spearmint that warms to hints of semi-sweet chocolate, light oak wood, creamy vanilla and light caramel. It has a mild malt character, is well balanced and finishes with a crisp smooth spice.
Our Distiller’s Choice has a smooth, warm, light oak flavour with hints of green grape evolving to caramelised pear. As Pearse Distiller’s Choice develops you will savour a hint of cocoa and dried fruits while finishing with notes of stewed apple, clove and custard.
If a 12 year old single malt is more your style, our Founder’s Choice has hints of lemon, dried orange and a touch of honeysuckle which finishes deliciously smooth and leaves you with warm notes of ginger and clove.
Our seven-year-old masterpiece is our limited edition Cooper’s Select that was first aged in bourbon barrels and then re-casked into first fill sherry casks. This has a big wood and sherry influence and is perfect for a Christmas tipple.
Pearse Five-Year-Old Single Malt Whiskey
The release of Pearse 5-Year-Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey marks a historic milestone in the re-evolution of the Irish Whiskey distilling industry. It is the first five-year age statement Irish whiskey to appear from a new distillery in the whole of Ireland in more than 25 years. Presented in 4,000 individually numbered bottles, this limited release 5-Year-Old Single Malt was produced on two small-batch copper pot stills, and aged in bourbon casks.
Bean & Goose Distiller’s Choice Pearse Irish Whiskey Truffles
If your gifting chocolate this Christmas, why not pick up a box of our distillery exclusive Distiller’s Choice Pearse Irish Whiskey Truffles which are handmade by Bean & Goose. These retail at €16.50 and are sure to delight the chocolate lover in your life.
Christmas Cracker – Pearse Cooper’s Select
Our distillers like to describe this as Christmas in a glass – if you are looking for a small stocking filler this is the perfect gift. Inside this Christmas cracker you will find a miniature 5cl bottle of Cooper’s Select. These Christmas crackers retail at €12.95
Ha’Penny Gin and Ha’Penny Gin Rhubarb Gift Sets
These gin gift sets are sure to please with a selection of gin filled baubles or bottles and glassware sets available.
Looking for a last-minute gift card?
If you can’t decide on what to buy, why not play it safe with our distillery gift card. These cards can be treated like cash, allowing the receiver to purchase tour tickets and spend money in our gift shop.
All of these gifts are available for reception in our Visitor Centre on James’s Street, Dublin 8. For more information on our festive offerings call us on +353 01 691 6000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We are delighted to be working with My Ireland Tours. With a long history of providing special interest tour itineraries, they offer exciting whiskey tours of Ireland and a wealth of knowledge on many of the most popular sites to visit.
“My Ireland Tour is a family run local Irish tour company specializing in luxury and small group tours of Ireland. They have been in business since 1989 and have a wealth of knowledge in making amazing Ireland Tours for you”.
An immersive storytelling experience recreating an Irish Wake on the grounds of a 12th Century graveyard.
Stories Beyond the Grave, an immersive storytelling experience at Pearse Lyons Distillery, will run from Friday 26th to Sunday, 28th of October at 7:00 p.m. in Dublin’s only boutique distillery. Take a step back in time as you are regaled by stories from the curious and colourful characters from St. James’ Graveyard and the former St. James Church.
This immersive experience will re-create the traditions of an Irish wake and take you on a journey from past to present, around the 12th Century graveyard and former St. James Church. A toast will be made to these passing traditions at the tasting bar, where guests will enjoy three unique Pearse Irish Whiskeys and a gin cocktail.
Complete with Irish folklore and traditions, this immersive experience is sure to create curiosity this Hallowe’en Bank Holiday weekend.
Fancy dress encouraged!
Admission to Stories Beyond the Grave is €25 per person and you can book your ticket by clicking here. This is an over 18’s event and I.D. is required. Pre-booking is advised to ensure there is no disappointment. For general queries, please contact +353 (0) 1 6916000.
SuperValu’s Premium Irish Whiskey collection and select on-trade to sell 4,000 individually numbered bottles
27th July 2018: The Pearse Lyons Distillery last night celebrated the general release of
the exclusive Pearse 5-Year-Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey. The single malt carries the first new five-year age statement to appear on an Irish whiskey in more than 25 years. The limited release whiskey was produced on two small-batch copper pot stills, and aged in bourbon casks. Presented in 4,000 individually numbered bottles, the product will exclusively be on sale in SuperValu’s Premium Irish Whiskey section and select on-trade establishments nationwide.
Gearoid Cahill, Head Distiller at the Pearse Lyons Distillery said, “The release of the Pearse Single Malt 5-Year-Old Irish Whiskey marks a historic milestone in the re-evolution of the Irish Whiskey distilling industry. We are really proud to introduce the first new five-year age statement Irish whiskey in Ireland in more than 25 years. Using Irish malted barley and our own special yeast strain, the whiskey spirit was produced on our unique copper pot stills whose unusual design is credited with giving the whiskey a special character.”
John Cooney, Spirits Trading Manager at SuperValu said, “Irish whiskey is currently experiencing an overwhelming resurgence and this new Pearse Lyons 5-Year-Old single malt will certainly generate a real excitement for Irish whiskey enthusiasts. This is a cutting-edge whiskey that has its own unique taste and flavour which is a real treat for the whiskey palate. SuperValu is delighted to be part of the distillery’s launch and to be the only supermarket group to offer this exclusively to our shoppers. Irish whiskey market sales are currently growing 7.6% YoY with Premium whiskey delivering growth at 38% within this market and I am pleased to say that SuperValu is exceeding both of these growth figures.”
The development of this new Irish whiskey stream began in 2011 when the late Dr. Pearse Lyons, who was keen to revisit his roots in Irish brewing and distilling, transported two small-batch copper pot stills from Kentucky to Ireland. The distinctive pot stills began making spirit in Ireland in 2012 and when the Pearse Lyons Distillery opened in 2017 in the heart of Dublin’s Whiskey District, they took pride of place, nestled in the sanctuary of the refurbished St. James Church.
The unusual design of the small-batch copper stills includes a “neck and ball” configuration which assists in refining the spirit character in the first step of distillation. The spirit still contains four rectification plates that further purify and refine the spirit collected, harnessing the fullness, complexity and refinement of flavour of a double-distilled Irish Whiskey.
Conor Ryan, Global Whiskey Ambassador at the Pearse Lyons Distillery said, “This 5-year-old Single Malt is a significant release in the revival story of Irish Whiskey. We at Pearse Lyons Distillery are at the cusp of the new rising wave of whiskey production in Ireland because of the vision and foresight of Dr Pearse Lyons. That vision comes to fruition with us being able to offer this limited edition 4000 bottle release of genuinely new Irish Whiskey into the market. This whiskey will appeal to whiskey imbibers, enthusiast’s and collectors alike.”
The bottle design has been inspired by St James Church, the home of the Pearse Lyons Distillery. The centrepiece of the label features the octagonal spire, the view seen when looking up from inside the distillery and the colour scheme reflects the copper stills which were used to produce the whiskey. Each of the limited-edition bottles has been individually numbered and the first bottle will be positioned in pride of place at the Pearse Lyons Distillery in The Liberties.
The recommended retail price for the product is €79.99.
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