I hope you are keeping well and that you all had an excellent year, a joyful Christmas and a great new year. We have had an absolutely amazing year, from Litfest to Bloom, from The Blas na hEireann Awards to Whiskey Live Dublin and so many events in between, where hopefully we met many of you, culminating with an outstanding Christmas especially after being showcased on The Late Late Show. Orders jumped substantially straight after the airing and all our stockists have reported exceptional sales. I have included the link below.
Jack Maxwell of the renowned TV series also recently showcased us on Booze Traveler and we have been inundated with requests from the States of where they can purchase our products. I have attached the episode below and we are featured from the 39th minute.
At the moment we are working with gastro pubs, hotels and restaurants that stock our products on cider and menu paring events/dinners over the next couple of months. These events are very popular and great craic as we normally showcase our Longueville House Cider with the starters, the Longueville Mor with the main course and round the whole event/dinner off with our Longueville House Brandy. These events are particularly effective during the quieter months of the years and very beneficial for the participating venue.
Due to huge demand and increased popularity we will be running our "Meet The Makers" for the entire month of May, this event is where all our loyal stockists and their staff are invited to Longueville for a tour of the Orchards, the Cider Mill and the Distillery with a light lunch afterwards in the Hotel, not only is it a great team building exercise for the premises but more importantly a great training opportunity for us for the staff as they ultimately are the ones actually selling our cider's and brandy and if they know who makes it, how it's made and where it comes from they are able to sell it with a lot more confidence. We will also be running tours for the public from May (when the orchards are full of apple blossom and the sheep and lambs are grazing under the trees) right trough to October (when the orchards are laden with ripening apples and harvest gets under way.