The Jameson Black Barrel Craft Series, a collaborative series of projects between the whiskey producer and some of the brightest lights of the Irish craft community, comes to Limerick for the first time next week.
The special event takes place in St John’s Church - currently home to Dance Limerick - next Tuesday, June 9, from 6.30pm-9.30pm.
The Jameson Black Barrel Craft Series is not only a chance to shine a light on a very special whiskey but also to collaborate with independent modern Irish craft makers whose thoughtful work and passion for their craft is shared with Jameson.
The journey of three incredible Irish craft makers has been showcased at Jameson Craft Series events over the past year.
Designgoat, Molloy and Sons and We Are Islanders were chosen for their ability to put a modern twist on traditional craft techniques.
The selected craft makers were asked to create a modern product inspired by Jameson Black Barrel using their own bespoke Irish craft methods.
The next Jameson Black Barrel Craft Series event in Limerick celebrates the work of talented Dublin based art and fashion label, We Are Islanders, who created a bespoke shirt inspired by the colour and texture of the double-charred wooden barrels that are used to mature Jameson Black Barrel.
After meeting Jameson Master Cooper Ger Buckley and learning about heritage associated with his craft, We Are Islanders were inspired by the double-charring process and the role it plays in creating the unmistakably smooth taste of Jameson Black Barrel.
Using barrel staves and some black ink to create a bespoke fabric print, Rosie O’Reilly designed exclusive grandfather style shirts, similar to those worn by coopers of years gone by.
“The Jameson Black Barrel Craft Series has continued to support some of Ireland’s finest emerging crafts people, making it the perfect partnership to showcase the craft and heritage that goes into making Jameson Black Barrel,” said Grace O’Sullivan, Prestige Whiskey Brand Manager, Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard.
The Limerick space will be completely transformed into a craft workshop for the event. Guests will also have the unique opportunity to witness fifth generation Jameson master cooper, Ger Buckley giving a spectacular live charring demonstration while folk rock maestros, Corner Boy provide the entertainment.
Register for free tickets to attend the event on June 9 at 6.30pm here. All entrants must be over 18.