Slane Whiskey encouraging people to celebrate St Patrick's Day at home with virtual event and cocktails

Celebrate St Patrick's Day at home with cocktail tutorials and a virtual gig thanks to the team at Slane Whiskey.

Published 11th Mar 2021
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

Broadcasting from Slane Distillery, Co. Meath, Slane Irish Whiskey is leading this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with an online gig from Dublin born musician Damien Dempsey and Irish rock band THUMPER.

Set to be a night of progressive sound, the Slane Sessions takes place ahead of St. Patrick’s Day, kicking off at 8pm on Saturday 13 March.

The world premiere will air on the Hot Press YouTube channel and with some of the best of Irish music broadcast to the world from the distillery.

Slane Castle has played a vital part in rock music history. From rock royalty to actual royalty, they have welcomed many famous faces to their iconic home over the centuries and now they are streaming their first concert from Slane Irish Whiskey Distillery.

From the comforts of home, people will be able to raise a glass and enjoy the music on St. Patrick’s Day with a range of special Slane Irish Whiskey cocktails.

These are available for delivery from bars across the UK, including Nauticus in Edinburgh, The Adamson in St Andrews and the Gate in Glasgow, while stocks last.

Co-founder of the Slane Distillery, Alex Conyngham said: "We have a long history of music at Slane, so for St Patrick’s Day we are delighted to be teaming up with Damien Dempsey, one of the greatest Irish voices of the modern era who will take centre stage at The Slane’s Sessions on the 13th of March.

"Also joining the stage will be THUMPER, a high-flying Dublin sextet who have been blazing a trail in the Irish post-punk scene.

"Through this collaboration with two of Irish music’s modern giants, The Slane Sessions celebrates the meeting of tradition and innovation - guaranteeing a night full of life and bold sound in celebration of Ireland’s national day and of course, our whiskey".

Slane has also created short videos of simple serves using Slane Irish Whiskey, inviting people to create their own little piece of St Patrick’s day at home in a cocktail.

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You can also access Slane’s first-ever Spotify St Patrick’s Day playlist here, which captures the St Patrick’s Day spirit and allows people to celebrate together through the sounds of Slane’s world-renowned concerts.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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