Win Tickets to the Jameson Black Barrel Craft Series in Dublin



The Jameson Black Barrel Craft Series is returning to Dublin and Mabo’s Warehouse, 8 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2 on January 30th 2014 for their second intimate workshop event. 

Unfortunately I missed the first event which took place last October 24th in the same place and featured a completely transformed Mabo’s Warehouse, renowned leather maker Garvan de Bruir and live music by The Young Folk … sure it ’twas great craic by the look of it (click to view)

For this series my name is in and the date of January 30th has been saved. All going well I’ll be joining in on the celebrations of Irish craft making and the craft credentials of Jameson Select Reserve Black BarrelThe event will be focusing on this delicious whiskey and craft makers who have succeeded in keeping their forefathers crafting skills alive through four and five generations.

Those attending will get the chance to witness Fourth Generation Crafters, Mamukko. Mamukko are two Hungarian brothers who live and set up shop in Kinsale, Co. Cork . This artistic and skillfull duo who create handmade bags of all shapes and sizes from up-cycled fabrics and textiles including sails will be both demonstrating their craft and encouraging participants to create something for themselves. You can check out their website here

Those keen to know where the fruity sweetness, vanilla, toasted wood and spices of Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel come from will be interested in Fifth Generation Jameson Master Cooper, Ger Buckley‘s live charring demonstration. Each barrel of Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel is charred to specification by Ger, who uses the same tradition and tools as the skillful Jameson Coopers before him. It might have taken Jameson 232 years to perfect this rich and smooth whiskey but when you do taste it you’ll know it has been worth the wait and you’ll be glad that skilled people like Ger kept their craft alive

Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel

Great whiskeys don’t just happen by chance. Years of experience and craft go into the precise selection of whiskeys used to produce Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel, the latest release from the Jameson Family.

Made from a blend of rich pot still and a small batch grain whiskey, this special whiskey is distilled in small batch quantities on just one occasion each year and is uniquely matured in hand-crafted flamed charred black barrels for the rich smooth Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel taste.

For your chance to win free tickets to the event just click the Jameson Black Barrel tab on and keep your fingers crossed.



Fancy another chance at getting you hands on two of the hottest tickets in town for January 30th? The Life of Stuff and Jameson have two pairs of tickets to give away! For your chance to win one pair just do the following …

  1. Like or Follow The Life of Stuff Facebook page here, Twitter here or Google Plus here.
  2. Like the Jameson Ireland Facebook page here.
  3. Not on Facebook/Twitter/Google Plus? – as an alternative you can Subscribe to The Life of Stuff here.
  4. In the comment box BELOW leave your your name and the answer to this question …

How many years has it taken Jameson to perfect Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel?

1) 23 years
2) 123 years
3) 232 years

Best of Luck – The closing date for entries is Saturday January 25th and the winners will be notified by email on Sunday January 26th.

P.S. If you haven’t tried Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel yet or you can’t wait until January 30th you should be able to pick up a bottle in your local Off Licence for about €45


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Edwina O'Connor
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  1. It took Jameson 232 years to perfect Jameson Select reserve Black Barrel, and I would love to go to the Make & Do Evening, I am very interested in upcycling. Carmel Duffy

  2. I forgot to update this post with the winners names! So here it goes … the WINNERS were Stephen Walsh and Patricia Caffery … Patricia was very kind for getting in touch afterwards and here’s what she had to say about the event …

    ‘Hi Edwina, just to let you know I had a great time last Thursday at the jameson black reserve barrel craft.

    The band was great, the food was lovely, we were made very welcome and ger buckley master cooper was a pleasure to watch and listen to.,

    Thanks again for the tickets’