In order to honor iconic and influential women across the country and beyond, Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish Whiskey has recruited 12 famous female bartenders from across the United States to create cocktails for the women who have inspired them in their careers. . From October 1, Knappogue will launch one of these specially created cocktail recipes on their social media every two weeks until International Women’s Day on March 8.
The lineup of talented women creating cocktails for the series includes award-winning bartenders Ezra Star (Boston), Meaghan Dorman (New York), Devon Tarby (Los Angeles), Mariena Mercer (Las Vegas) and Jenee Craver (Chicago). As part of the campaign, Knappogue Castle is encouraging all female bartenders to get involved. For each additional female-inspired recipe it receives, the brand will donate to a female charity of its choice.
The collection’s first recipe comes from Denaya Jones (owner of the DEEstilled beverage event company in DC). Denaya’s cocktail, Black is Gold, combines Knappogue Castle 12 Year with Nocino Walnut Liqueur, homemade honey plum compote and egg white. It is elegantly trimmed with gold glitter and an Angostura Bitters crown. “Black is Gold represents a multitude of women of color who all share key points in common,” says Denaya. This cocktail represents these women both in taste and aesthetics. Strong, but gentle; brunette and beautiful, with a delicate golden crown.
Jon Dubin, Brand Director of Knappogue Castle, comments: “We feel honored to partner with some of the best female bartenders in the United States for our Women in Whiskey campaign. In addition to being great brand ambassadors, we can’t wait to shine a light on these women and their careers. We can’t wait to share their amazing stories as well as their delicious Knappogue cocktails ”.
Since many of the women contributing to the series are currently displaced from their beloved bars, and therefore unable to directly prepare drinks for customers, their recipes were designed so that they could be easily recreated at home. In uncertain times for the baking community, the series intends to launch the next generation of bartending talent, celebrating its current heroes with a nod to those who paved the way before them.
For more information, visit www.knappoguewhiskey.com and follow on Instagram @knappoguewhiskey #KnappogueWomenInWhiskey #SheWhoShakes.
About Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey
Knappogue, pronounced Nah’pogue, translates to “hill of the kiss” in Gaelic and takes its name from a magnificent 15th-century castle in County Clare, Ireland. The castle was purchased in the 1960s by Mark Edwin Andrews and his wife. He was a pioneer, known for collecting and bottling single malt and pure pot still whiskey at a time when only blended whiskey was popular in Ireland and around the world.
Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish Whiskey, owned by Castle Brands Inc., is made from malted barley, distilled three times a batch both in copper stills and aged in old bourbon oak casks. The Knappogue Castle portfolio includes Expressions 12, 14 and 16 Years, Limited Edition Expressions 21 Years and Wine Cask Finish Series, and the famous 1951 Knappogue Castle, revered by connoisseurs as the oldest and rarest Irish whiskey. commercially available.