For our next tasting we have organised a wonderful selection of whiskies and gins. The whiskies have been finished in a selection of different casks, ex bourbon, oloroso sherry, madeira and Japanese Mizunara casks. You will have an opportunity to assess the different character which each cask gives to the whiskey. The Mizunara cask is very interesting and Glendalough were privileged to acquire some of these rare casks.
Following an in-depth description of how gin is made, we will taste some very interesting and very different gins. Glendalough have their own local professional forager; she has any encyclopaedic knowledge of the Wicklow flora and fauna. Each season she selects the most appropriate botanicals for the gin.
Glendalough will also provide a gift of each participant, “a gift for everyone in the audience”.
This is a “not to be missed” event.
For April's tasting, IWS Dingle are privileged to welcome the Midleton Masters: Kevin O Gorman, Master of Maturation; Ger Buckley, 5th Generation Midleton Master Cooper; Dave McCabe of Midleton Academy and Ireland's newest whiskey Icon, the legendary Ger Garland to the town.
We say privileged because it is only possible to get these legends together on just a very few occasions during the year. Each will explain just how Midleton make their precious whiskey and Ger Buckley will disassemble and assemble a cask for us, using the tools handed down to him by his predecessors.
We will also get a unique opportunity to sample some whiskeys which we may never get to taste again.
The evening will begin with the cask demonstration by Ger Buckley in the yard of Dick Macks and the tasting will take place after this in Dick Macks pub itself, with some food provided later.
We cannot implore you all enough to get booking asap as this event will sell out in record time. This will be a very special evening indeed.
N.B. There will be no cash taken at the door on the night.