As the American chapter of the original Irish Whiskey Society in Dublin, our goal is to expand the awareness and appreciation of the full range of Irish Whiskey through the responsible and congenial enjoyment of Ireland’s signature spirit.
Our enjoyment of Irish whiskey is as much an exploration of whiskey as it is of Irish history, heritage and culture. Irish whiskey evokes Irish wit, music, conversation and congeniality – the “craic” – and has a personal ancestral connection for the millions of people of Irish descent worldwide.
Once the world's best-selling spirit, Irish whiskey is experiencing a global resurgence -- dubbed its "Third Golden Age" -- with new brands, bottlings and masterful innovation. While we focus on Irish whiskey we appreciate and explore other whiskeys/whiskys and fine spirits.
The dramatic and ongoing expansion of distilleries across Ireland is creating a boom in new whiskey brands, styles and bottlings. Irish whiskey sales in the US also have increased dramatically and are continuing to grow. Like you, we hope more people in the US will recognize the fabulous variety and quality of Irish whiskey and include many more on store and pub shelves. We can each do our part to educate and enlighten others about the complex and flavorful uisce beatha from the Emerald Isle!
When you become a member of the Irish Whiskey Society of America, you become part of a global community of men and women who share their appreciation of Irish whiskey. With your help we can continue to expand our community of kindred spirits.
Founded in the Boston area, we are affiliated with the original Irish Whiskey Society in Dublin.
Membership is open to anyone 21 years of age or older who appreciates sharing and learning more about Irish whiskey in a fun and casual environment.