Bushmills Irish Whiskey has announced that it will be collaborating with Gráinne Mullins, award-winning chef, chocolatier, and founder of Grá Chocolates, for the return of the ‘Black Bush Stories’ campaign.
Each year, Black Bush Stories looks at individuals from across Ireland who have dared to transform a traditional craft with imagination and innovation.
Black Bush Stories Masterclasses
Mullins has created a new, limited-edition Grá Chocolates x Bushmills Black Bush hot chocolate using Bushmills’ Black Bush whiskey, which she will showcase with Bushmills brand ambassador Mark McConville at a series of special Black Bush Stories masterclasses.
The masterclasses will take place on Sunday 22 October, in Eatyard, Dublin, with four time slots from which to choose: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm or 6pm.
Bushmills Black Bush Cocktails
The sessions will include an exclusive first taste of the Grá Chocolates x Bushmills Black Bush limited-edition hot chocolate.
Guests will also learn about the expertise and artistry that goes into making both Bushmills Irish Whiskey and Grá Chocolates.
A cocktail tutorial will show visitors how to make a further two Grá Chocolates-inspired Bushmills Black Bush cocktails, and guests will receive a goody bag to take home.
Irish Whiskey Bar Takeover
The event will continue with a four-week Bushmills Irish Whiskey bar takeover at Eatyard, Dublin, running every Thursday to Sunday, commencing Thursday 19 October until Sunday 12 November.
Whiskey will be reimagined with an exclusive bar menu that will offer drinks to suit all tastes, including a selection of bespoke Black Bush cocktails, premium single-malt expressions – including Bushmills 10-Year-Old Single Malt and Bushmills 16-Year-Old-Single Malt – and the exclusive Grá Chocolates x Bushmills Black Bush hot chocolate served three ways: a non-alcoholic version, a spiked version, and a festive, fruity spiked version.
Tickets are priced at €20 and go on sale this Sunday, 15 October, via Bushmills Ireland Instagram: @BushmillsIRL.
‘Chocolate And Whiskey’
“Chocolate and whiskey go so well together,” said Mullins.
“The intense sweet-sherry profile of Black Bush balanced with the notes of my rich cacao chocolate make this a standout marriage of flavours to savour.
“It is pure happiness for people to enjoy, especially as we approach the indulgent festive season!”