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Kilkenny Whiskey Guild puts down roots at Royal Oak

Kilkenny Whiskey Guild at Walsh Whiskey Distillery at Royal Oak

The team at Walsh Whiskey Distillery were delighted to welcome Kilkenny Whiskey Guild to Royal Oak this week to put down roots at the distillery.

Bernard Walsh and team brought the 10 guild houses together to plant an Evergreen Oak in the grounds of the distillery, in honour of their work in promoting and supporting Irish whiskey.

Members of the Guild, from Billy Byrne’s, Langtons, The Wine Centre, The Dylan Whiskey Bar, Matt the Millers, Lanigans, The Left Bank, The Hibernian Hotel, Paris Texas and Brewery Corner, each took their turn and grabbed a shovel in order to put down roots at the distillery.

The Quercus ilex tree, also known as Holm Oak, was chosen for its year-round foliage, a nod to the Guild’s unending support for the Irish whiskey sector. Kilkenny Whiskey Guild at Walsh Whiskey Distillery at Royal Oak

Walsh Whiskey Distillery have also unveiled a new barrel programme, with members of the Guild taking delivery of exclusive, co-branded barrels this week. The eye-catching barrels were delivered by Walsh Whiskey Distillery brand ambassador’s Sean Normoyle and Conor Booth, alongside Declan Ryan from Dalcassian Wines and Spirits who works closely with each of the 10 guild houses.

Commenting at the tree planting ceremony, Bernard Walsh, Managing Director, Walsh Whiskey Distillery, said: “We are delighted to have such strong support from Kilkenny Whiskey Guild here at Royal Oak and we look forward to building on that in the future to offer whiskey enthusiasts and customers in Kilkenny a premium experience”.



The Kilkenny Whiskey Guild is a collection of 10 establishments throughout Ireland’s medieval capital city that have joined forces to promote Irish whiskey to their customers. Each premises will stock a minimum of 60 Irish whiskeys and knowledgeable staff will broaden customers’ experience with whiskey tasting flights, food pairings and mixology.

Regular whiskey events will also be held in the guild houses and Walsh Whiskey Distillery are teaming up with Billy Byrne’s to host the June event. For more details on the event, click here.

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