Powerscourt Distillery is offering a taste of Wicklow with the release of three special whiskey and food pairing hampers for the Christmas season.

Santina Kennedy is the Distillery’s in-house Food Historian and Food & Beverage Specialist. Over the summer Santina spent time developing a unique food pairing experience, which showcases the best of Irish food, whiskey, culture & heritage. Originally presented as a distillery tour, it became evident there was an appreciation and an interest to share this experience with friends and family. By creating a hamper comprising of high-quality Irish produce Powerscourt Distillery can now offer this authentic Irish experience to a wider audience.

With meats from the Wooded Pig, local honey courtesy of Powerscourt Estate, Wicklow Ban Cheese and Fercullen Whiskey Chocolates making up just some of the goodies, the hampers deliver an authentic Irish gift. Each hamper comes with a QR code that gives the recipient a link to watch a pre-recorded presentation with Santina on how to enjoy the whiskey tasting and food pairing journey.

The Fercullen Bronze, Silver and Gold Hampers make complementary pairings with the Distillery’s trilogy of award-winning Whiskeys. The Hampers priced from €90 to €115 are available from the Powerscourt Distillery website.

Santina holds an MA in Gastronomy and Food Studies from TU Dublin. She has drawn on her research into Irish food and beverage culture and on her years of experience running her own award-winning Irish food business to create this unique hamper.  As a champion of local and Irish food producers, Santina has matched the 8-year-old, 10-year-old and 14-year old award-winning Fercullen whiskeys with the perfect food pairings.

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