In the past, distilleries produced advertising material with their distillery, brand and drinks names on mirrors, signs, etc. These were given out to pubs who sold their products. Some of these advertisements still adorn the walls of pubs to this day. They have survived the ups and downs of the whiskey industry and are a nostalgic reminder of the old good times and the often forgotten brands and distilleries of old.
Today’s pick is a lovely old Mirror from Powers Distiller. Powers is a brand of Irish whiskey. Historically a single pot still whiskey, the flagship Powers Gold Label brand was the first Irish whiskey ever to be bottled.
In 1791 James Power, an innkeeper from Dublin established a small distillery at his public house at 109 Thomas St., Dublin. The distillery, which had an output of about 6,000 gallons in its first year of operation, initially traded as James Power and Son, but by 1822 had become John Power & Son, and had moved to new premises at John's Lane, a side street off Thomas Street. At the time the distillery had three pot stills, though only one, a 500-gallon still is thought to have been in use.

On this important weekend in November (27th & 28th) for Whiskey lover are Whiskey Live Dublin, Ireland's. In 3.5 hours, the session you get from over 60 exhibitors new, old Whiskey type to sampling. You meet the faces behind all the brands. Additionally, to the exhibition, you can book Master Classes, where you in a small group session get to know selected brands. The event is organised from Celtic Whiskey Shop. Whiskey tasting and do something good, from every ticket, will be donated to the charity partner Down Syndrome Dublin,
This year this event takes place in the National Convention Centre, Spencer Dock, N Wall Quay, Dublin 1. They are three session times and they are limited tickets available.
Friday 22nd Evening Session: 6.00-9.30pm; Saturday 23rd Afternoon Session: 1.00-4.30pm; Saturday 23rd Evening Session: 5.30-9.00pm
Tickets are available:




1/4 ounce / 1 cup Carrageen moss
7.5 fluid ounces / 440 ml Milk
A few slivers Lemon rind
7/100 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1 Large eggs
1.5 tablespoons Granulated sugar
shot Irish Whiskey



Whoever comes to your door, you must feed him or care for him, with no questions asked.

Irish Laws from Mary Dowling Daley



A full Irish breakfast will often contain most of the same items as a full English breakfast. The differences between the two are actually a little murky. The primary differentiator: one will always find black and white pudding in a full Irish breakfast, while it is merely an optional accessory in a full English.


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