- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day Glendalough Distillery is hosting pop-up cocktail events at District-area bars. The brand, founded by five friends from Wicklow and Dublin in Ireland, is forging its own path in the craft whiskey industry while remaining true to the Irish tradition of whiskey-making going back generations.

Glendalough is named for a place in Ireland, whose name means “the valley of two lakes” in Gaelic, and is a glacially carved valley in the Wicklow Mountains.

“We want to give people the chance to embrace their wild streak this St. Patrick’s Day,” Glendalough’s USA Brand Manager Donal O’Gallachoir said in a statement. “From the first sip, our whiskeys will stir your soul and lift your spirit.”

Glendalough is available throughout the District at spots like James Hoban, The Left Door, Granville Moores and Bar Deco.

“Our distillery was born out of an independent streak and built on the belief that standing apart from the crowd, making your own path and being your own man is what makes for a life well lived,” Mr. O’Gallachoir said. “Today, there are two types of Irish whiskey in the world — one that’s drunk in a rush under neon lights and another for those who know better. We invite you to embrace the latter.”

Glendalough’s Double Barrel Irish Whiskey and Cask Aged Single Malt Irish Whiskeys (7 Year and 13 Year), will be available this week in the run-up to Friday’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Glendalough will be hosting a pop-up cocktail night at Granville Moores in Northeast Thursday, a St. Patrick’s Day party Friday at Bar Deco in Northwest, as well as more pop-up cocktail nights at Kingfisher in Northwest Saturday and at RiRa in Georgetown March 24.

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