The Long Hall’s 250 years

The Licensed Vintners Association is not the only institution celebrating 200 years in existence.

The Long Hall pub on South Great George’s Street in Dublin celebrated 250 years in existence last year with the launch of a special Powers Whiskey too.

As part of its Anniversary celebrations this renowned pub felt an onus and a real obligation to do justice to this great occasion, feeling that it really should mark it with something very special and totally unique.

The result was the launch of its Limited Edition Powers ‘The Long Hall’ Release Whiskey.

With its iconic preserved Victorian interior the pub offers charm and originality in spades. The opulent mahogany and mirror details date from an 1881 refurbishment but the first licence was granted in 1766, making last year the 250th anniversary of the pub.

Indeed James Powers established his John’s Lane distillery nearby in 1791 – some 25 years after the establishment of The Long Hall.

“We’d like to think that that Powers Whiskey has been available here since it was first released well over two centuries ago,” commented the present proprietor Marcus Houlihan, “We were delighted in 2016 to get the opportunity to collaborate with Powers Master Blender Billy Leighton in hand-selecting a single cask for our 250th Anniversary.

“We set out with a vision of ‘250 bottles to mark 250 years’,” Marcus explained, “Cask No 11791 was the eventual choice and when cut to 46% ABV, amazingly, it yielded 252 bottles in total.”

Since the launch night this special whiskey has been available for sale by the measure exclusively in The Long Hall but now the pub has released 100 bottles of this special limited-edition whiskey for sale, presented in a beautiful wooden box and priced at €250.




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