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Join us on a virtual and flavourful experience on the 17th of March to celebrate St Patrick's Day!

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Whether you are already an Irish whiskey drinker or want to discover a new favourite, come along to discover the distinctive and flavourful character of Slane Irish Whiskey.

This is a multi award-winning triple casked blend made on the grounds of the famous Slane Castle in the rural countryside of the Boyne Valley in Ireland.

It is aged using the signature ‘Triple Casked’ method, which involves resting grain and malt whiskies between three different cask types: Virgin Oak, Seasoned Oak and Oloroso Sherry. Each of them brings distinctive flavour to the rich, characterful and smooth taste of Slane Irish Whiskey.

Hear from Michael Brown and Alex Conyngham who will take you through the rich history and flavours of Slane Irish Whiskey followed by a mini cocktail masterclass to create the perfect serves for the St Patrick's Day celebrations.

About your Instructor:

  • Alex Conyngham- Slane Irish Whiskey Co-Founder

Alex Conyngham spent his early youth in historic Slane Castle that overlooks the newly built Slane Distillery. Long-interested in creating his own Irish whiskey brand, Alex began his career in 2000 in Australia where he worked as a brand ambassador for one of the world’s leading Irish whiskey brands.

In 2015, continuing his family’s vision of whiskey-making, he partnered with Brown-Forman to oversee the design of Slane Distillery and played a key role in working with Brown-Forman to create the Slane Irish Whiskey brand. He is also a founding member of the Irish Whiskey Association. In addition to this, Alex has also been heavily involved in farming for years and manages Rock Farm Slane with his wife Carina to provide top quality barley which will be used at Slane Distillery in the future.

  • Michael Brown

Slane Irish Whiskey UK ambassador

Michael comes from a background working in some of the finest pubs, restaurants and cocktail bars in Ireland and Britain over the last 20 years.

His experience of working with Irish whiskey is extensive and his passion for his native spirit is never-ending. He has been part of the Brown-Forman family for 3 years now, sharing his expertise of Irish and Scotch Malts, and telling the story behind Slane Irish Whiskey and its bold flavours.


Slane, Ginger and Orange

  • 50ml Slane Irish Whiskey
  • 100ml Schweppes Ginger Ale
  • Orange wedge to garnish
  • Equipment - tall glass, knife, chopping board, spoon, ice

Slane Cold brew

  • 50ml Slane
  • Top with Minor figures cold brew coffee can
  • 15ml maple syrup
  • Stir and garnish with 3 coffee beans
  • Equipment - tall glass, spoon, ice

Slane Irish Coffee

  • 40ml Slane Irish Whiskey
  • 90ml freshly brewed coffee
  • 15ml demerara sugar syrup (or 3 tsp)
  • Lightly whipped double cream (use whisk or protein shaker to whip)
  • Garnish with nutmeg
  • Equipment - rocks glass, grater, spoon

Available to buy in-store at most Waitrose & Partners or online with Waitrose Cellar.

Joining a virtual experience: Our Virtual Experiences will take place via Zoom. We’d recommend using a laptop or desktop if possible to make it easier for you to take part. Before your Virtual Experience, we’ll send you full details on how to join.

Age Restriction: This experience is only for customers aged 18 and over.

We may record this session for internal purposes. Unfortunately we will not be able to share the recording with attendees after the event.

Please see T&C’s for more information.

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