This month the society will visit the Teeling Distillery to taste both our new bottling and their brand new, first batch Teeling Single Pot Still whiskey! Not only that, but we will be the first visitors to the distillery to have the new single pot still available for purchase. The tasting will be held by long-time society friend and Master Distiller at Teeling, Alex Chasko, who will launch the whiskey and take us through the history and importance of Dublin in the distilling of pot still whiskey and the rebirth of Dublin single pot still whiskey with the new release. The evening will also involve a tour, finger food, and of course whiskey!
We are delighted to offer this as a free event to members, but ask that if you book and then are unable to attend to please cancel your space.
Please note the change in both day (Wednesday) and venue (Teelings not Wynns).
Looking forward to seeing you all at what promises to be a fantastic evening, this is definitely not a tasting to be missed!
Many whiskey aficionados look down their noses at the concept of whiskey cocktails; seeing them as some form of stew as opposed to the fine cut of fillet that a dram can be. Well, we all know the difference between a stew of scraps and one made by adept hands using only the finest ingredients. The better the components, the better the stew. And we’ll use some of the best.
Chef Trevis L Gleason, who many will remember from last November’s “Elements of Taste” food and whiskey pairing, will give us a guided tour of whiskey cocktails through the centuries.
From ages-old milk punch to his own modern twist on traditional favourites, we will taste an international selection of whiskey on their own and then shaken, stirred, or poured-over various ingredients to see how they complement the flavours of each whiskey.
We’ll talk cocktail equipment, terminology, and appropriate glassware. It’ll be the perfect way to spend a long, winter’s night and we look forward to doing so in the company of old friends and new.
Oh What A Night It Will Be !
“…ceiliúradh ar uisce beatha na hÉireann...”,
“..a celebration of Irish Whiskey”
Please join us for a great evening of celebration, recognition, food, drink and merriment!
You’ve all earned it.
Book your seat today and enjoy the night at Clontarf Castle on 29 November:
6 PM - Doors open with a red carpet drinks reception followed by:
Great Hall Seating with welcome toasts and commemorative gift for all.
Three Course Meal Served
Past Presidents Recognition
Whiskey Industry Executive Round Table
Raffle for Grand Prizes
Adjournment with commemorative gift for all.
We’ve had a great 10 years and thanks go to our Members and many business partners who have supported the Society. We are taking this opportunity to thank many of these companies and invited them to join us as VIP guests. We look forward to our Members and VIP’s having a wonderful night.
We also want to recognise the pioneers, the trailblazers, the past Presidents that had the vision and ambition to start the Society and now see it thrive with over 200 Members!
The Executive Roundtable will include a number of distillery executives who will share their views on how things have changed in the last 10 years, and how they hope they will change in the next 10 years.
Again with many thanks to our Members over the years, we are able to offer this unique evening at very reasonable price.
For out of town guests, there are a number of rooms allocated at Contarf Castle at discounted rates.
Bookings can be made by contacting Clontarf Castle by phone at:
01- 833-2321 or by e mail to: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our booking contacts there are Sarah and Bruna.
Simply request your booking under the Irish Whiskey Society preferred rate.
This is a Members only event and, we will step it up a bit with business casual dress.
Seats Available 150
So please book in (RSVP) and let us know you will be in attendance. There is no fee, but we need to ascertain how many will be coming to ensure we have enough food and WHISKEY!