Celebrating 40 Years of Whiskey, Rock & Roll at Hinterland Samhain

If your idea of a perfect autumn evening involves sipping mellow Slane Whiskey while enjoying excellent conversation then this is just what you’ve been waiting for. Alex Conyngham and food writer John McKenna will take to the stage at Hinterland Samhain, Kells for a chat and no doubt a sip of the amber nectar. They’ll reflect on how and why the Slane Rock Concerts started, recall the highlights (there are plenty to choose from!) and how all this helped to shape the vision for a new Irish whiskey brand and bring a distillery to life in a Castle courtyard which once echoed with the sounds of horses hooves.

All you’ve got to do is sit back and enjoy a tasting of Slane Whiskey and a seasonal cocktail. If you think you can manage that, bag your ticket now – they’re strictly limited. “Celebrating 40 Years of Whiskey, Rock & Roll” takes place on Saturday 6th November at 5pm in the Headford Arms Hotel, Kells. It’s part of Hinterland Samhain, presented in association with Boyne Valley Flavours, which celebrates 5,000 years of Irish food and culture – past present and future. The festival runs in Kells from 5-7 November.

Alex Conyngham is the current Earl of Mount Charles, he and his wife Carina run Slane Castle Estate and Rock Farm Slane. Alex is also Managing Director and co-founder of Slane Irish Whiskey. The Distillery is located on the Estate near the Castle. If you’d like to find out more about Slane Castle or Slane Distillery, book yourself on a tour. They run on a limited weekend basis for the winter season.

John McKenna is an award-winning journalist who is probably better known for his work as a food writer and the McKenna Guide. He is also a music aficionado and his early journalistic career was with the rock bible Hot Press. Who could be better positioned to chat about both whiskey and music?

Book tickets here.