Irish Whiskey Tasting in Cairo
As those who follow me on social media @WhiskeyBlogger may have noticed, a few weeks ago I was invited to Cairo by Ambassador Seán O’Regan and the Embassy of Ireland in Egypt, to give a talk about Irish Whiskey and Irish Whiskey Tourism.
Our audience, invited by the Irish Embassy, is drawn from the Cairo Diplomatic, NGO, Business and Hospitality communities as well as a group of local food bloggers and tourism social-media influencers and members of the Cairo Whisky Club.
The event took the form of an Irish Whiskey Tasting evening at the 5 Star Conrad Cairo Hotel where we paired six Irish Whiskeys from Teeling Whiskey, Hyde Whiskey, Pearse Whiskey, Walsh Whiskey, Powers Whiskey and Redbreast Whiskey with a selection of artisan foods from West Cork including smoked salmon and duck, cheeses from Milleens and Gubbeen and Clonakilty Black Pudding.
The Whiskey card I created in partnership with the Irish embassy, was designed to appeal to both Irish Whiskey and whiskey beginners as well as experienced whiskey aficionados. I also wanted to represent the main Irish whiskey types of Blends, Single Grain, Single Malt, Single Pot Still and a Cask Strength Irish Whiskey.
The final whiskeys selected for the event were Teeling Small Batch Blended Irish Whiskey, Hyde 1916 Single Grain Irish Whiskey, Pearse 5 Single Malt Irish Whiskey, The Irishman Founder’s Reserve “Champagne Blend” Irish Whiskey, Powers Three Swallow Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey and Redbreast 12 Cask Strength Irish Whiskey .
The Whiskey Tasting event was also a great opportunity to represent and showcase Irish Whiskey Tourism and the Dublin and Irish Whiskey Trails.
I won’t go into too much detail here, as a more detailed article is over on my main whiskey blogging site at WhiskeyBlogger.com.
But the following photos should give you a flavour both of the event and what we achieved #Working4Ireland.