Opening this Spring, The Powerscourt Distillery and Visitor Centre is commemorating its inaugural year on the Powerscourt Estate through the release of a limited-availability Cask Membership Programme.
Restricted to a membership of 397 (200L) casks, each one represents a foot of water from the nearby 397ft Powerscourt Waterfall. Available to private individuals and corporates the programme offers an exclusive level of involvement with the distillery’s exciting whiskey future.
The Cask Members Programme is the vision of Powerscourt’s ‘Whiskey Hall of Fame’ Master Distiller Noel Sweeney. Noel formerly distilled the spirit currently used by Powerscourt Distillery in their first edition whiskey expressions under the Fercullen label, a unique attribute in today’s Irish whiskey landscape. Noel is now responsible for the new liquid being produced and laid down by the distillery, including the new fill casks available within the programme. Each member can enjoy annual samplings from their very own 200L Irish Whiskey cask which will be warehoused on the Estate conveniently allowing each Cask member to visit their cask for annual samplings.
With over 30 years expertise and numerous awards that have earned him global recognition, Noel will lead private whiskey tastings and special Cask Programme events, offering members a unique opportunity to become part of the Powerscourt Distillery family. Membership offers numerous benefits including an exclusive shopping discount and access to new, limited and special releases and estate-only expressions. This will include an exclusive presentation of the otherwise unavailable Fercullen 16-Year-Old Single Malt, a special release by Noel Sweeney, open only to members.
The Powerscourt Distillery have carefully curated a programme offering that sits comfortably in a place that enjoys a long heritage of dedication and craftsmanship. Overlooked by the great Sugarloaf Mountain, Powerscourt is regarded as one of Ireland’s most treasured estates, with its world-famous Grand House and beautifully landscaped gardens. An unrivalled destination, members can avail of luxurious accommodation at the five-star Palladian styled Powerscourt Resort Hotel & Spa, along with access to two championship golf courses on the estate and an extensive choice of pursuits in beautiful countryside – a stunning location and backdrop that is the Garden of Ireland.