Black Castle Drinks @ Enterprise Town Wicklow

Black Castle Drinks

This April Fools Day we took part in a great initiative by Bank of Ireland called Enterprise Town, bringing local businesses and local people together. Held in a the new school Colaiste Chill Mhantan, there were over 70 businesses showing off their products and services. Gavin Duffy of Dragon's Den gave an inspiring and, it has to be said, entertaining talk on seeking out investment on his show as well as motivation and top tips on how to make it as a business. He was a true gent and made sure to give each business owner his time. 

We also took part in a short panel discussion along with Leigh Williams of Wicklow Brewery as well as Louise Fleming from the Local Enterprise Office in Wicklow. 

Riva O'Malley

We Got Experimental for Pancake Tuesday!



Instead of milk, we decided to try our fruity Blackberry and Nettle soft drink in the batter mix. It was a triumph! So tasty and made the pancakes light and fluffy with a slight pinkish tone to them (although hard to see in the pics above). We then topped them with fresh strawberries, blueberries, flaked almonds, a dollop of natural yoghurt and a squeeze of honey. Healthy, nutritious and most of all tasty!



We then went with the taste of the Caribbean and added our Fiery Ginger Beer to the mix, replacing the milk again. Another great combination! This time we used lime juice instead of lemon, some Demerera sugar, some sweet pineapple and a dusting of cinnamon! And who doesn't love buying and chopping up a pineapple! It was a lovely ray of sunshine on a cold February evening. And definitely should not be confined to Pancake Tuesday, it'd make a great weekend treat! DO IT!

Black Castle Soft Drinks @ Hospitality Expo Dublin


This year we held a stand at the Hospitality Expo in the RDS in their Food Village and were delighted to meet a huge range of prospective clients from the hospitality industry. 


There's John living the dream, driving a huge transit van full of our soft drinks and stand on our way up to the trade show!

And here is our stand, decked out in all its glory! Complete with new posters of our cocktails taken by friend and Wicklow photographer Shane Doyle!

Happy to report we've been following up with lots of new clients and we should see our premium soft drinks popping up on even more shop shelves and pub menus!