PRESS RELEASE – Two lucky persons had the once in a lifetime opportunity to fly to Dublin, Ireland courtesy Guinness and its local brewers Windward and Leeward Brewery Ltd (WLBL).
But this was no ordinary trip. In fact, for the winners Paula Bonaparte of Church Street Soufriere and Simion Claxton of Richfond Dennery, winning the 2013 Guinness UTC promotion was more than a dream come true.
As part of the “Arthur Guinness Day, Made of More” campaign last year, the ultimate prize winners received an all-expense paid trip to the Guinness storehouse at St James gate Brewery in Dublin, Ireland where they had the opportunity to taste a variety of Guinness and soak in the rich history and culture of Dublin and the brewery itself as part of this unique experience.
The winners were accompanied by Guinness brand manager Sylvester Henry for the five day trip.
The Saint Lucian party arrived in Dublin on August 11, 2014 where they were taken to their accommodations at the Radisson Blu Royal. From there on, the trip included dining at some of the most exquisite spots in Ireland, including Fallon & Byrne, Brasserie Sixty6 and San Lorenzo’s.
One of the highlights of the experience was the VIP tour of the Guinness Storehouse that included the Connoisseur experience.
A trip to the Garden of Ireland, and taking in Powerscourt House and Gardens and Glendalough made things even more exhilarating. They also had the opportunity to tour the city and engaged in a pub crawl- viewing famous and historic pubs along the way.
At the core of the visit was the tour of the Guinness Brewery at St. James’s Gate in Dublin, established by Arthur Guinness in 1759.
The winners have described the trip as learning, yet fun- filled experience and one which they will never forget.
For the Guinness brand Manager, it was very rewarding to see the look of amazement and content on the faces of the winners throughout. “As a brand, Guinness always endeavors to do things differently for our promotions and this was one of those experiences where the effects of the reward truly lasts a lifetime,” Henry says.