Rock Farm Slane presents
Boyne Valley Food Series
From Grain to Bottle – the Slane Castle Whiskey Walking Tour
Rock Farm Slane (www.rockfarmslane.ie) presents The Boyne Valley Food Series “From Grain to Bottle – Slane Castle Whiskey Walking Tour 2015”
The tour begins at Rock Farm Slane where some of the barley, that will be grown for the new distillery project in 2016, is ripening for harvest and finishes up at the new distillery project, which is due to commence in September this year. This is the last chance to see the historic courtyards beside Slane Castle before the new distillery is built. Be there at the beginning of something historic!
Rock Farm Slane is an ecotourism provider that specialises in alternative outdoor farm accommodation as well as walking and bike tours of the Slane Castle estate and the wider Boyne Valley.
We hope you can make it.
Carina Mount Charles
Rock Farm Slane
Rock Farm Slane is an ecotourism provider that specialises in alternative outdoor and farm accommodation as well as walking and bike tours of the Slane Castle estate and the wider Boyne Valley.
We also have a Boutique Eco Camp with 7 Yurts and Shepherds Huts and The Lime House Strawbale Eco-lodge.
Rock Farm Slane is based on a 90-acre organic farm, which is part of the Slane Castle estate. The farm specialises in rearing a variety of organic beef, organic pork from free range Tamworth pigs, organic eggs and grows organic fruit and vegetables.
The farm which is owned by Alexander Mount Charles and his wife Carina will be producing barley for the Slane Castle Whiskey Distillery from 2016.
This is the 2nd season of walking tours on the Slane Castle estate and in celebration this particular tour will be given by Alexander Mount Charles focussing on the production of whiskey from the barley trials at Rock Farm to the distillery project at Slane Castle for a tasting of Irish whiskeys.
Please find below information on our tour, transport and accommodation options.
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Rock Farm Slane – From Grain to Bottle Walking Whiskey Tour
This is the first season of walking tours on the Slane Castle estate and in celebration this tour will be given by Alexander Mount Charles focussing on the production of whiskey from the barley trials at Rock Farm to the distillery project at Slane Castle for a tasting of Irish whiskeys.
Maximum party size: 25
* For group bookings, please enquire at email@example.com
This tour is based on a 2 hour walk from the fields of barley at Rock Farm Slane along the historic Slane Bridge and through the beautiful demesne wood along the old main avenue that carriages used to take to Slane Castle. The tour includes a tour of the castle, the Slane Castle Distillery project and a professional whiskey tasting.
The tour includes an introduction to whiskey production, barley growing and organic farming. The tour will be hosted by Alexander Mount Charles organic farmer and distillery owner.
Tour Length: 2 hour walk,
Slane Food Circle lunch at Slane Castle café (45 minutes); followed by
40 minute tour of castle hour; and
1 hour distillery project tour and whiskey tasting.
Total time: 5 hours including lunch
Departure time: 10am. Tea and coffee served at Rock Farm Slane Strawbale Farm Office from 9.30am
Route: Easy, small ascent and only one road crossing across Slane Bridge.
Alternative return route: via historic village of Slane including a recommended visit to the Slane Craft Collective and the various tea rooms in Slane.
Whiskey purchasing & photo opportunities
Opportunities for purchasing Slane Food Circle products will be available as well as fabulous images of this unique route along the River Boyne.
Slane Castle Irish Whiskey, Slane Food Circle and Rock Farm Slane will endeavour to transport your product to you to meet you at the end of your journey.
Green travel arrangements
Rock Farm Slane is an ecotourism business that encourages guests to avail of local public transport options. Pick-up and drop off from Slane Village (Bus Eireann – National or Collins Coaches – Dublin/Monaghan) and Drogheda MacBride Train station can be arranged. Please contact us on 041 988 4861 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Please take care when consuming alcohol during walking activities. Rock Farm Slane will not be held responsible for any accidents if the participant is deemed over the limit.
Walking tour – Terms and Conditions
Please enquire at Rock Farm Slane for a full set of terms and conditions. We will provide you with terms and conditions with your booking.
SLANE FOOD CIRCLE – Lunch Platter and ice cream
The ingredients for the Slane Food Circle cold meats and cheese platter with organic salads will come from the following members:
Blast & Wilde
Bernie and Graham Canning are well known local restauranteurs who have turned their hand to create an award winning range of flavoured butters. All products are handmade by the husband & wife team in their home at Monknewtown, Slane. She had the cows, he had the know how… a pairing of cattle & coriander, of hearty & healthy, of blast & wilde.. – See more at: http://www.blastandwilde.com/story/#sthash.W0Fp6rdf.dpuf
Boyne Valley Blue Cheese
Michael Finegan is well known both locally and nationwide for his unique award-winning blue goats cheese from his own herd of 300 milking goats.
Cockagee Cider, Mark Jenkinson
Mark Jenkinson is the proud winner of the Best Medium Dry Cider in Ireland award at the Cider-Ireland Craft Cider competition (Slow Food Ireland Applefest 2013. Mark uses the ancient technique of Keeving to produce this fine, high quality dry cider.
Des Crinion – Stackallen
Des Crinion is an organic farmer producing cheese, ice cream, eggs and salad crops just outside the village of Slane
Jack Rogers heads Newgrange Gold Rapeseed and Camelina Oil, which is grown and produced at Crewbane in the heart of the Boyne Valley. The oils are 100% traceable because the rapeseed is grown, pressed and bottled entirely on the farm.
Rock Farm Slane
Carina Mount Charles and her husband, Alex, produce a variety of organic vegetables, fruit, pork and beef throughout the year which they sell directly to their guests at Rock Farm Slane Glamping & Strawbuild Guest Accommodation. www.rockfarmslane.ie
Shalvanstown Organic Farm
John McDonnell, Shalvanstown is an organic farm and produces a range of organic beef and lamb, cereals and field vegetables.
The Whole Hoggs
Peter & Susan Whelan run a free range pig farm outside Slane. They produce gourmet sausages and dry cure their own bacon along with charcuterie. They also run a small herd of dexter cows.
5 hour Guided Tour + lunch + whiskey tasting + refreshments
€40 per person (inc VAT)
Further discounts are available on overnight accommodation at Rock Farm’s boutique campsite www.rockfarmslane.ie/boutique-camping.
Prices are dependent on dates and party sizes.