A Season Of Fireside Tastings At The Merrion, Dublin


Created from four magnificently restored grade Georgian townhouses, The Merrion is Dublin’s  finest five-star address. Its privileged location in the heart of the city, comes surrounded by the presence of Government Buildings, The National Gallery and The Natural History Museum.  Its warming peat fires and deeply comfortable drawing rooms come into their own as the summer evenings shorten and the shift into autumn begins. Marking the new season, The Merrion is welcoming guests for a series of fireside tastings, sharing the secrets of Japanese Whisky (11th October) and Port (1st November).

Japanese Whisky Tasting – 11th October 2016

Sayumi Ovama, European Ambassador for the Nikka Whisky Company, will lead a Japanese Whisky tasting to remember on 11th October. Growing rapidly in popularity, Japanese whisky has come to the forefront of the whisky world. Sayumi Ovama has an enviable knowledge of the spirit and will guide guests through five different highlights of the Nikka range, including the Taketsuru 21 years – exclusive to The Merrion as the only bottle in Ireland.

Port & Chocolate – 1st November 2016

Port and chocolate might not be the most obvious combination – until now. On 1 st November, Álvaro Van Zeller, CEO of Barão de Vilar Port House and Paul Kelly, The Merrion’s Executive Pastry Chef and a Cacao Barry Ambassador, will seamlessly bring the two together with five different ports and Or Noir signature dark chocolate made at The Merrion. The Van Zeller family have been making port since 1715, so Álvaro Van Zeller will be bringing over 300 years of family tradition to The Merrion. The highlights will be a 10-year-old White Port and a vintage from 1999.

At each tasting, drinks will come served with canapes specially matched by Executive Chef Ed Cooney, to compliment the flavours. What better way to welcome the winter…

Fireside Tasting Season at The Merrion is €45 per person per event.
To book: 00 353 1 603 0600 or dining@merrionhotel.com