Connemara Whiskey extends support for Connacht team
Published 29/09/2011 | 05:00
CONNEMARA Whiskey has extended its partnership deal with Connacht Rugby, in a move that gives a whole new meaning to the expression 'a ball of malt'.
Connemara Whiskey has been the official spirit of Connacht Rugby since 2009.
The Cooley Distillery, which produces the whiskey, has also unveiled a bespoke hot whiskey kiosk, which will form part of the hospitality on the new Clan Terrace side of the sportsground in Galway.
All profits from the Connemara Whiskey kiosk will go to Connacht Rugby, to assist with the ongoing funding of activities on and off the field.
The Connemara Whiskey kiosk will be open for business at all RadoDirect PRO12 and Heineken Cup home games.
Connemara Whiskey has created a special hot chocolate whiskey drink to warm the Connacht clan's cockles over the course of the season.
The Connemara Hot Chocolate fuses the smokiness of the Connemara Peated Single Malt Whiskey with the sweetness of chocolate cocoa.
The Connemara Whiskey kiosk will also serve the traditional hot toddie consisting of Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, lemon, cloves, sugar and piping hot water.
Jack Teeling, managing director of Cooley Distillery, predicted it would be an exciting year for the province.
"Connemara Whiskey has a lot of exciting activity planned for Connacht fans over the course of the season and we invite everyone to check out our kiosk and try the delicious Connemara Hot Chocolate."
Gerry Kelly, CEO of Connacht Rugby, said the addition of their kiosk would help improve the supporters' experience on a match day.