Bushmills unveils new crafting collaboration

Bushmills Irish Whiskey will continue its #BlackBushStories collaborative event 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.

August’s collaboration with Belfast leatherworker, Jason Karayiannis, will see the designer host a hands-on workshop at Blaklist Belfast on August 30 in association with Bushmills Irish Whiskey Ambassador and acclaimed bartender, Paul Rocks.

The driving force behind his company, Father’s Father, Jason creates handmade leather goods such as travel wallets, card holders and belts.

Inspired by the supreme craftsmanship, passion and care that goes into the premium blend of Bushmills Black Bush, #BlackBushStories celebrates those who challenge traditional thinking in their fields and live outside the box.

The ‘Black Bush and Leatherwork’ interactive event will open with Paul delivering an educational tasting session on some of Bushmills’ best-loved whiskeys, sharing the history and heritage of the iconic Irish brand. Guests will then have the opportunity to hear about Jason’s story and partake in a leatherwork masterclass where each guest will make and take home their own monogramed 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. The essential companion for whiskey enthusiasts, 10 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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