Don’t have any plans for Valentine’s weekend? Whether you’re celebrating with friends, family or that special someone, Dublin 8’s independent and innovative Stillgarden Distillery will help you impress those you hold dear this love season. On the 12th of February, Stillgarden will host multiple events, including tastings and masterclasses, where you can bring your partner for a fun D8 night. If you’d rather spend the weekend snuggled up at home, Stillgarden has created some amazing gift box options for you to mark it in style.
The award winning distillery has collaborated with Nibbed, the organic, small batch, bean to bar cacao roastery in Wicklow on a number of this year’s Valentine’s offerings. Nibbed has a simple mission: to produce the highest quality natural products that are exquisitely delicious and ethically sourced. Check out these packages for Valentines Day at Stillgarden Distillery.
THE COCKTAIL MASTERCLASS – €30 PER PERSON
At 1 – 2 PM, the Stillgarden lab
This event is perfect for the Valentine who enjoys making a drink as much as having one. At the cocktail masterclass you’ll be greeted with a welcome drink and then you’ll meet award-winning liquid experts who will teach you how to craft some of Stillgarden’s ground-breaking cocktails. This is a hands-on experience where you will create two signature drinks, hear about the history of distillation and see a demonstration of the state of the art equipment used at the distillery. After the class you can enjoy your own cocktails with your date on the heated terrace.
GIN AND CHOCOLATE TASTING – €35 PER PERSON
At 2.30 – 3.30 PM
Can you think of a more iconic duo than chocolate and gin? At this tasting you’ll taste four of Stillgarden’s signature gins paired with some premium cacao products from Nibbed Cacao – an organic, small batch, bean to bar cacao roastery in Wicklow. Experts will talk you through the process of the gin and chocolate making while you and your date enjoy all the beautiful flavours.
DISTILLING ACADEMY – €120 PER PERSON FOR YOUR OWN BOTTLE OR €195 PER COUPLE FOR A SHARED BOTTLE
At 4.30 – 7 PM
Make this Valentine’s weekend a memorable one by creating your own unique spirit recipe with your loved one. At the Distilling Academy, experts will show you how science meets nature as they take you through a historical adventure, a botanical exploration and special gin tastings. You’ll enjoy this amazing event with a gourmet food box and drinks throughout and at the end you’ll go home with your own bottle of spirit, crafted and distilled by you. You’ll be creating your very own Love Potion – the perfect Valentine’s souvenir.
For the Valentines who would rather spend the weekend in the comfort of their own home, Stillgarden has created some gift boxes just for you.
BERRY SPRITZ BOX – €50
For those who dream of sipping a spritz in sunnier climes, spritz it up with Stillgarden’s Berrissimo. Berrissimo is an Irish spritz aperitif that has been macerated with a vibrant mix of locally sourced and foraged botanicals including Irish blackberries. Matched with Nibbed hazelnut bark, a Stillgarden spritz glass and two passes to their newly launched distillery tour with a complimentary cocktail.
BOSS LADY BOX – €60
This amazing gift box is perfect for the strong woman in your life and would make for the ultimate Galentine present. The Boss Lady Gift Box includes the Boss Lady Gin packed with delicious botanicals like watermelon, peach, pear, mango and fig producing sweet, fruity flavours upfront with hints of juniper and coriander providing a serious botanical backbone. Along with the gin, it also contains a pair of Stillgarden glasses, Nibbed chocolate bark and two passes for our newly launched distillery tour with a complimentary cocktail. With each purchase of the Boss Lady Gift Boxes, €2 goes to Women’s Aid.
IRISH NEGRONI BOX – €60
For cocktail and chocolate lovers alike, the Irish Negroni Box is the best gift. The all Ireland Negroni is made with Irish Gin, Stillgarden O’Maro and Valentia Island Vermouth. The gift box is complete with a pair of beautiful glasses, Nibbed Chocolate Bark and two passes for our newly launched Distillery Tour with a complimentary cocktail. With each purchase of our Irish Negroni Gift Boxes €2 goes to Women’s Aid.
THE SOCIAL BOX – €80
The Stillgarden Social Gin gift box, is an excellent gift for the socially minded loved one with an interest in sustainable and locally sourced premium spirits. This gift contains a bottle of Stillgarden Social Gin – Ireland’s first community sourced gin – made with fresh botanicals such as juniper, mint, lavender, rosehips and rowan berries from the Stillgarden community garden. This box also comes with Nibbed chocolate bark, two glasses, two reusable copper straws and two gift cards for a newly launched distillery Tour.
Order before February 7th for deliveries outside of Dublin to ensure delivery in time for Valentine’s Day and same day delivery is available in Dublin until noon on February 14th.
For more information on Stillgarden Distillery’s events, gift boxes and other offerings see their website www.stillgardendistillery.com and follow them on Instagram and Facebook on @stillgardendistillery and on Twitter @stillgardend8