Dublin event set to bring together whiskey and leatherwork

by Dublin Gazette
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A collaborative event between Bushmills Irish Whiskey and an Irish leatherworker will take place on August 29th as part of their #BlackBushStories series.

Irish leatherworker Jason Karayiannis will host a hands-on workshop at the Drury Buildings on August 29th in association with Bushmills Irish Whiskey Ambassador and renowned bartender, Paul Rocks.

Jason is the driving force between his own company, Father’s Father, and creates handmade leather goods designed to represent quality and utility. He’s known as one of few artisan makers still employing the traditions of leather and craft to create unique products with a modern purpose.

The #BlackBushStories aim to showcase and celebrate stories of Irish talent who go against the grain in order to pursue their passion and to champion their chosen field.

Bushmills® Irish Whiskey will continue the #BlackBushStories collaborative eveent series this month, showcasing and celebrating the stories of Irish talent who have gone against the grain to follow their passion and become champions in their chosen field.

A passion for traditional craft and creating rich products with modern functionality makes Jason – who is on a journey to modernise his family’s ancestral legacy in leather craft – one of Ireland’s most noteworthy emerging artists.

The ‘Black Bush and Leatherwork’ interactive event will open with Paul Rocks delivering an educational tasting session on some of Bushmills’ best-loved whiskeys, sharing the history and heritage of the iconic Irish brand.

Those attending will also have the opportunity to hear Jason’s story and partake in a leatherwork masterclass where each guest will make and take home their own initialed leather coaster and bookmark. Specially-created Black Bush drinks will also be served throughout the evening.

As part of the collaboration, Jason has created a limited edition ‘Bushmills x Father’s Father’ leather hip flask made from a single piece of full grain vegetable tanned leather. Ten of these limited edition hip flasks are available to win at blackbushstories.com.

To register for ‘Black Bush and Leatherwork’ and to hear more about Jason’s story, visit blackbushstories.com. To join in the conversation and keep up to date with the #BlackBushStories series, follow Bushmills Irish Whiskey on social media.

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