THE COMPASS OF LADY KESSAIR
Irish legend tells of Noah’s granddaughter, Kessair, who without a place on The Ark, constructed her own vessel for an epic quest that commenced at the Kingdom of Kush and brought her to the high peaks of Knocknarea.
Bringing forth excellences never experienced on the Emerald Isle, when embarking on a legendary odyssey from the River Nile to the safe haven harbour of Dun na mBarc on Ireland’s west coast, this expedition was laden with the future generations of Erin.
Setting sail from the ancient Nubian empire, past the Mareotic Lakes, she was accompanied on this wayfaring and tempestuous voyage by her father, her brother and also her lover, Finntan, who would become the eternal living soul of Ireland.
Seeking a land where sin was never committed to escape the black final wave of The Deluge, her amazing journey is mirrored and modulated with the green nut and barley shores of a single malt Irish whiskey and the rich fruited lands of a Mediterranean Oloroso Sherry finished with the flavours of barley sugar, vanilla, candy floss and butterscotch.
This tale demonstrates how ‘necessity is the mother of invention’. It synthesizes the culmination of Kessair’s exploration and determination and shows how there is nothing that perseverance and a unique vision can’t overcome. Just like the master distiller labours until his whiskey reaches perfection, will you savour the ‘angel’s share’?