An evening of prohibition-era entertainment recently launched The 1852 Whiskey Club at The Skeff Bar. A certain Sir Skeffington – the enigmatic and self-proclaimed Lord of proceedings at The Skeff – even returned to Galway with his “crew” for the launch, determined to bring “something different” to proceedings.
The evening’s merriment commenced with Sir Skeffington arriving in his beautiful 1922 Regent car. He was shortly followed by guests who had to make their way past burly security checking for “weapons”, before being able to enjoy a number of very fine whiskeys. A sudden “fight” even broke out with Sir Skeffington at its centre, but his personal security were on hand to rescue his Lordship. Thankfully Katie – the singing bar lady – brought a sense of calm back with a beautiful acapella version of She Moved Through The Fair. The 1852 Whiskey Club is about discovery and trying new things, and the launch certainly delivered that with the evening brought to a close with guests joining Katie in a rousing rendition of Black Velvet Band.