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Galway Races: Punter splashes out €2,000 for two glasses of whiskey

By Meadhbh McGrath

One of the big winners at the Galway Races decided to celebrate their good luck today with a particularly special glass of whiskey.

After a successful day at Ballybrit, the winner made their way to the Front Door Pub in Galway city, where they ordered two glasses of Midleton Pearl Very Rare 30th Anniversary.

With only 117 bottles produced in the whole world, the top-shelf brand is one of Ireland’s rarest whiskeys, and a single measure will set customers back an eye-watering €995.

That proved to be chump change for the lucky patron, who ordered not one but two glasses of the unique blend.

They even generously left a €10 tip, bringing the total bill up to an even €2,000.

A spokesperson for the pub told that the whiskey was produced to commemorate three decades since the first bottling of the Very Rare singe back in 1984.

Last year, the master distillers who collaborated on the blend – Barry Crockett, now retired, and Brian Nation – both visited the pub to sign the bottle.

Irish Independent


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