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Edward Dillon Celebrates 150 Years with Gala Dinner in Royal Hospital Kilmaninham


By Holly O'Neill
25th Jul 2017
Edward Dillon Celebrates 150 Years with Gala Dinner in Royal Hospital Kilmaninham
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Leading distributor of world-class premium drinks brands Edward Dillon, celebrated its 150th anniversary at a stunning gala dinner in the RHK on the 19th of July. Over the last 150 years its enviable portfolio of brands has become part of the fabric of both historic and contemporary Irish society from Hennessy Cognac to Bacardi Rum and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey Hosted by CEO, Andy O’Hara guests included Lord & Lady Henry and Iona Mountcharles, British Ambassador to Ireland Robin Barnett, Louis Fitzgerald, Tom Moran, Charlie Chawke, Tom Shipsey, Paul Cadden & Noel Keeley.

Guests were welcomed to the Chapel of the RHK with a Moet & Chandon reception and an offering of bespoke cocktails that showcased a number of the Edward Dillon brands including the Lynchburg to Manhattan with Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7, the Electric Avenue with Bacardi Carta Oro and the Hennessy Sidecar with Hennessy VS. String quartet, Elastic Strings, performed a mixture of classical pieces and world pop music creating the perfect ambience for guests to chat and mingle before guests were seated for a stunning gala dinner.

RTE’s Shay Byrne acted as MC for the evening while CEO Andy O’Hara welcomed guests to the Great Hall where they enjoyed an exquisite three course meal.

Global Maison Ambassador for Hennessy Jean Michel Cochet raised a toast to Edward Dillion with Hennessy X.O to close out the evening. Andy O’Hara thanked all of the guests for attending and raised a final glass to a long future for Edward Dillon.

Check out the social pictures from the event in our gallery above.