Words: Shamim de Brún
Dingle Distillery is back with the third release in their Wheel of the Year series, and it’s a firecracker! To celebrate the release of Bealtaine Single Pot Still, they’re hosting some lit AF events in Wicklow featuring whiskey tasting, feasting, and storytelling.
Bealtaine marks the start of summer in the ancient Celtic calendar, and this limited-release whiskey honours the Celtic festival. The new whiskey is available on May 1 from all good whiskey shops.
The Bealtaine Single Pot Still is matured in Bourbon casks with a Shiraz cask finish. Its bottled at 52.5% ABV, and comes in a limited release of 5,500 bottles. According to a press release, it has the ‘sweet aromas of sun-dried raisins, sweet dates, and vanilla cream’ on the nose. ‘The palate is warm with a suggestion of dark cherries in syrup, nutty caramel, and velvety dark chocolate. The syrup texture slowly melts to a warm spice finish.’ Sounds like a whiskey you not to miss out on.
Dingle Distillery will be hosting two Bealtaine events on May 1 and 2 set in the wilds of Wicklow for an evening of whiskey tasting, fire-inspired cocktails, wood-fired cuisine, and storytelling performances from Candlelit Tales. To cap off the night, you’ll witness a spectacular fire show from Pyro Collective.
Bealtaine Single Pot Still is the third release in a series of nine limited-edition whiskeys. This follows the rhythm of the seasons, equinoxes, and solstices. The new release is set to be highly sought after due to the limited supply available. So, make sure to get your hands on a bottle and join in the celebrations for the Return of the Light.
Priced at ninety-five euros per bottle, Dingle Bealtaine Single Pot Still is available to order May 1st, 2023.
Tickets to the Bealtaine tasting events are priced at fifty euros per person. These include return transport from Dublin City Centre to The Wicklow Escape, a three-course dinner, whiskey tasting, two cocktails, entertainment, and a fire show. Tickets can be picked up here.
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