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Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah ‘Zaconey’

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I do enjoy a funfair and a little tipple, but not usually together. Well last week I got to enjoy both with  the launch of Zaconey, a new delicious fun spirit with a bourbon twist. It was held in the wonderfully appropriate Everleigh Gardens on Harcourt Street, and from the outset it was a triumph. This was one of the most impressive and enjoyable launches I have been to.  The location really encapsulated the fun aspect promised by the theme park styled invite. A welcoming theme park attendant told us to ‘enjoy the ride’ and we  certainly did.

The branding was impressively ubiquitous and the staff really seemed interested and friendly. I must admit that I undertook an extensive taste test in order to give you a reliable review!  Various mixtures and combinations later (including a Zaconey slushy), I can attest that it is quite delicious. It’s a sweet-ish drink,  just like the candy floss mini cones, sweet potatoes and jars of sweets we were tempted  and lured into tasting.

This was certainly not the typical funfair offering of chips in a plastic box and unlike many funfairs, I actually won something. An enjoyable game of ‘hoopla’ turned out to be more fruitful than anticipated. With my Zaconey tee-shirt proudly stashed away, I reflected on the event. The lesson I learnt here is that alcohol and funfairs actually go quite well together, contrary to  horrific housewife tales of exuberant hurdy gurdy mishaps! Thankfully no mishaps at this launch, this was a slick operation. A fun-filled launch of roller-coaster proportions.

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