The staff at the Celtic Whiskey Shop, organisers of Whiskey Live Dublin, were delighted to announced that this year’s event raised €45,546 for Down Syndrome Dublin.
Whiskey Live Dublin 2022 took place in the RDS on June 10th and 11th. This year’s event was bigger than ever before with 106 whiskey and spirit exhibitors, over 3,900 visitors, as well as bespoke food pairings, whiskey masterclasses, The Whiskey Pop-Up Shop and the Dream Dram Bar.
As with every year, €10 from every ticket sold was pledged to the show’s charity partner Down Syndrome Dublin, as well as the proceeds from a charity raffle and the takings from the cloakroom at the 2-day event.
Down Syndrome Dublin provides supports and services to people with Down Syndrome across the city. The charity’s specialist team works directly with all age groups of people with Down Syndrome to support as many individuals and families as possible.
Secretary Pat Neville said: “Down Syndrome Dublin, the Dublin Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland, is extremely grateful to Ally and all the people involved in Whiskey Live and the Celtic Whiskey Shop for such a generous donation. The branch has had a relationship with the Celtic Whiskey Shop for some years now, and we have always appreciated their generosity, but this amount is above and beyond anything we have received before and it will make a huge difference to the work of the branch.”
Down Syndrome Dublin is run entirely by volunteers and has no paid staff, so every cent of this donation will be used to provide services and supports for its members.
If you are able to do so, help them continue to support children and adults with Down Syndrome and their families with a donation at www.downsyndromedublin.ie/donate.
The dates for Whiskey Live Dublin 2023 have been announced and next year’s event will once again take place in the RDS, Main Hall on Friday May 19th and Saturday May 20th.
Due to popular demand, next year’s event will see the return of the Dream Dram Bar. Hosted by the Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder, this bar will feature a bigger selection of rare and collectable whiskeys that will all be available for purchase by the 1cl measure.
Celtic Whiskey intend for the event’s 10th Year to be bigger than ever and have added an extra session on the Friday afternoon. The additional session will also increase the charity donation for Down Syndrome Dublin in 2023.
Tickets are €44 excluding booking fees and are now available at www.whiskeylivedublin.com.