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Pack your walking shoes!  You and a friend could be headed to Ireland to soak in the beauty of Glendalough, County Wicklow – also known as the “Garden of Ireland.” 

Besides touring the sights of Dublin, winners will have a unique three-hour excursion with Glendalough Distillery’s full-time forager, Geraldine Kavanagh in the Wicklow Mountains.  Here you will learn where and how botanicals are selected and harvested.  You’ll also tour the distillery and revive yourselves with a sample or two of the amazing spirits that won them the title of Ireland’s Distillery of the Year 2022 from the New York International Spirits Competition.

The Grand Prize Includes:

  • Round-trip coach air travel for winner and one verified guest to Dublin
  • Four nights/five days’ hotel accommodations in Dublin, Ireland
  • Three-hour excursion with full-time forager Geraldine Kavanagh in the Wicklow Mountains
  • Glendalough Distillery Tour
  • Transportation to/from Dublin airport and Dublin hotel
  • Transportation between Dublin and Wicklow
  • Voucher for meals and non-alcoholic beverages

Open now, a potential winner will be determined in a random drawing on April 3, 2023. Link for consumers to enter: HERE. No purchase necessary, sweepstakes ends March 31, 2023.

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Glendalough’s Whiskies:

  • Glendalough Double Barrel Whiskey (SRP: $34.99) This globally awarded, single grain whiskey has been aged twice – first in American oak Bourbon barrels and again in Spanish oak Oloroso Sherry barrels. It will make you think twice about Irish whiskey. While the Bourbon barrels brings a sweetness and smooth vanilla notes, the Oloroso casks layer on depth of dried fruit and Spanish oak spices. We like to drink it neat, on ice, or with soda. For a delicious Double Barrel cocktail, try our Lough Inn recipe.
  • Glendalough Pot Still Whiskey (SRP: $54.99) There is no more Irish a whiskey than Pot Still, so we felt it was fitting to age it in Irish Oak. We at Glendalough Distillery are proud to play our part in bringing back the use of Irish oak for whiskey cask-making. This most quintessentially Irish style of whiskey, pot still, is first matured in ex-bourbon casks, then in Irish Oak felled in the mountains around the distillery. While the bourbon cask softens and sweetens the whiskey, the higher levels of flavor in Irish oak complement and balance the classic pot still spices. We like this one neat, over ice, or in a highball (garnished with a grapefruit peel & mint sprig).
  • Glendalough 7-Year-Old Single Malt Mizunara Finish (SRP $99.99) Glendalough Distillery recently launched a 7-year-old Irish single malt aged in rare Japanese wood casks sourced from the Japanese island of Hokkaido. This is where they found Mizunara, the most sought-after oak in the whiskey world. Glendalough is the first Irish whiskey brand to use the rare and exotic Mizunara, bringing Irish single malt and Japanese oak together to create a wonderfully different whiskey. The trunks of these uniquely beautiful trees are prone to growing twisted, and they must grow to be twice the age of most oak trees before they can be felled. It then takes three years to dry, and even then, is notoriously difficult to cooper due to its porousness. However, therein lies its saving grace: whiskey can seep deeper into the wood, resulting in an alluring, exotic flavor. The Glendalough 7-Year-Old Single Malt Mizunara Finish presents at 46% ABV and is available in limited quantities nationwide at select retailers.