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Powers Irish Whiskey Toasts 200 years of Dublin Pub History & Heritage With Limited Edition Powers 1817 Release

History and heritage were the order of the evening as Powers Irish Whiskey paid tribute to 200 years of the LVA and Dublin Pubs with the launch of Powers 1817 Release at a special event in the landmark Brian Boru pub in Phibsborough.  A 10-year-old single pot still whiskey, a style of whiskey unique to Ireland, Powers 1817 Release is a limited-edition whiskey expression to celebrate this year’s bicentenary of the Licensed Vintners Association, the representative body for the publicans of Dublin.

The celebrations began with a Powers Old Fashioned reception while the Brian Boru laid on platters of hearty fare including brioche beef sliders and traditional fish and chips.  Guests were welcomed by Louise Ryan, Managing Director of Irish Distillers followed by an introduction from Deirdre Devitt, Chair of the LVA.  Author and historian Eamonn Casey gave guests a flavour of his forthcoming book sharinggolden moments from the last 200 years and the shared history between Dublin Pubs and Powers, in a nod to its founder, Dublin publican James Powers.  Powers Brand Ambassador Michael Carr led a whiskey tasting of three Powers Irish Whiskeys and the final toast of the evening with Powers 1817 Release.

Guests Attending on the night included Powers Brand Manager, Claire Henry, Barry Fitzpatrick and Catherine Casserly of Irish Distillers, Donall O’Keeffe and Gillian Daly of the LVA, historian Gerry Cooley and some of Dublin’s best known publicans.  Powers 1817 Release, commemorating the 200th anniversary of the LVA and Dublin Pub heritage will be available exclusively in Dublin’s pubs, and only throughout 2017.

Pictures: Brian McEvoy

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