Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Hoopla: 1. Eoin Murphy and Sinead Gilbert; 2. Clare Wrafter and Hugh Scully; 3. Kate McCarthy and Sean Munsanje. (Pix. SL/Photocall)

Zaconey, a spirit with a bourbon twist and natural flavours, was officially launched in Dublin as a carnival descended on Everleigh Garden, Harcourt St., bringing with it all the twists and turns of the night-time fair.

A real life ‘Barker’ served up the thrills and nostalgic memories of the legendary carnival of 1950’s Coney Island featuring all the anticipation and delight of that bygone era. The brilliantly retro Boudoir Boys replayed the sights and sounds of the 1950’s with their magical production as guests enjoyed Zaconey & Cola over ice.

The Zaconey carnival is now a travelling night time funfair visiting 15 bars across Dublin city over the next eight weeks. Let 1950’s Americana fill the senses as the Barker with his vintage megaphone whips up a show of games, glamour, performance at selected venues  Enjoy ‘All The Fun of The Fair’, play the games, win the prizes and taste the retro spirit.

Over 120,000 barrels make their way from the bourbon distilleries of America to Irish Distillers every year arriving with a pool of golden bourbon resting inside. This is the origin of Zaconey.  Inspired by the optimism and inventiveness of a magical moment in history, it’s an old time spirit of fun with a smooth natural berry flavour and a bourbon twist.

For more details of venues log onto: www.zaconey.com and www.facebook.com/zaconey