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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 18, May 4, 2008, Article 23

IRISH BANKNOTE HONORS BUSHMILLS DISTILLERY

[Early U.S. Mint workers were paid, in part, with liquor.
Now the Bank of Ireland is putting an image of a distillery
right on a banknote.  Here are excerpts from an April 23rd
article in the Belfast Telegraph. -Editor]

Amid glitz and the glamour Bushmills Distillery was put on
the world stage yesterday - by the Bank of Ireland.

In case anyone was unaware of the world famous Bushmills,
the Bank of Ireland's Governor came to Belfast to honour
his favourite whiskey.

>From yesterday a new Bank of Ireland 5 note bears a picture
of the famous distillery with new 10 and 20 notes to
follow next month.

Yesterday  in scenes reminiscent of Hollywood  the Bank
of Ireland unveiled its series of new notes with a blaze of
publicity.

Huge outdoor screens beamed the launch onto the bank's HQ
stopping hundreds of shoppers in their tracks.

The Bank of Ireland's governor Richard Burrows said it was
a special moment for him as back in 1972 he spent four years
as the managing director of Bushmills Distillery.

He said: "I spent some very happy years on the North coast
of Antrim and today we are celebrating the 400th anniversary
of Bushmills Distillery."

"But we never dreamed our whiskey would feature on the back
of a Bank of Ireland bank note  a singular honour and a
special recognition of our distillery and its 500 employees,"
he said.

The 5 note went into circulation yesterday with the new
10 and 20 notes joining as legal tender next month.

To read the complete article, see:
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[An editorial in the Belfast Telegraph noted the design
change but lamented that the front of the note was not
redesigned as well.  -Editor]

"How disappointing it was to see the Bank of Ireland only
changing the reverse of their banknote series from Queen's
University, Belfast, to Bushmills Distillery.

"A worthy change, but all the glitter and large screen TV
presentations at the launch does not disguise how extremely
boring the front of the banknotes currently are.

"Were current finances so drastically low that the Bank of
Ireland could only afford to do half a job right?"

To read the complete article, see:
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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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