Belfast Telegraph

Belfast drinks industry enjoys a cask-making lesson from the Jameson Barrel Man

Gary McMinn and Jamie Jameson from Union Street, Belfast.
Gary McMinn and Jamie Jameson from Union Street, Belfast.
Suzanne Hutchinson, Tanya O’Hare and Brian Green, Coca Cola.
Conor Gerry and Lee McCluskey from the Cocktail Bar at The Merchant and Peter Moore and Mark O’Neill from Berts Jazz Bar.
Andrew Imrie and Juneve Nicholls, KWM Wines, Kilkeel.
David and Nicole Heenan, Barbican Filling station, Newcastle.
Peter Hughes, Coca Cola, Karen Anderson, Jameson Brand Manager and Nathan Evans, Mary’s Bar, Magherafelt.
Bronagh Bennett, The National, Belfast, David Kennedy, Dillon Bass and Leigh-Anne Deegan from The National, Belfast.
Martin and Majella Woods, The Crafty Hound, Lisburn.
Jonathan Spratt and Joe Magowan, The Vineyard, Ormeau Road.
Conor O’Keefe, Dillon Bass, Dermot O’Kane, Shenanigans, Portstewart and Eamon Brady, Dillon Bass.
Darren Fullerton, Kennys winestore, Magherafelt and John Murphy, Dillon Bass.
Kenny Bradley, Homedeliverywine.com, Magherafelt and Russell Campbell, Licensed and Catering News.
Loraa White and Inga Norvilyte, Love Belfast.
Stephen Stark, Licensed and Catering News and Mark Glover, Hospitality Review.
Oliver Miller, Matthew Dickson, Craig Walsh and Aaron Wilkinson, from Horatio Todd’s, Ballyhackamore.
Iain McClure, London and Dee Parmar, Manchester.
Michele Hunter and Karl Tagler, Aelia Duty free.
Dave Graham, Around Noon, Bangor, Greg Elliott, Dillon Bass and Pete Snodden, Cool FM.

Dillon Bass, owners of the Jameson brand in Northern Ireland, welcomed fifth generation Master Cooper, Ger Buckley to Belfast's Dirty Onion bar on Wednesday 10 February, as part of a drinks industry engagement and training programme. Providing a potted history of his personal experience as a Jameson Barrel Man for 40 years, Ger gave a valuable insight into the unique craftsmanship at the heart of the Jameson Irish Whiskey story, alongside an entertaining barrel-making and charring demonstration and a guided tasting of Jameson Black Barrel and Jameson Caskmates.

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