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    • 20 Jul 2017
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Mc Carthy's Bar, Dingle
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    “Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t—” – Hamlet, Act II


    Back in the 80s, it certainly would have seemed like madness anyway. Strapped with the challenges of a desperate new sales plan for dusty old stocks of unpopular Irish whiskey, IDL’s Master of Maturation Brendan Monks decided to overhaul those same dingy warehouses with a newly sourced inventory of superior casks. It was an enormous investment at a time when Irish whiskey’s future was still frighteningly uncertain. Since that first mad gamble, IDL have nurtured their product into international prominence and steadily grown those re-rooted barrels into one of the finest wood policies in the world of modern drinks. Their methods shape this industry from seasoning to sourcing and if the taste of their results is any indication, their wager on woodwork was never mad at all. 

    As has always been known to those who know their methods, oak simply just matters. The bending flavour belt around all global whiskey, oak not only forms the bedrock of the drink’s finest profiles but continues to yield some of the most exciting developments in its culinary frontiers. From the honeyed vanillins of American Quercus Alba to the nutmeggy spices of traditional Quercus Robur to the untapped tannins of unexplored forests (including the Irish Oaks that once blanketed this island,) IDL have been right at the vanguard of its modern research. They’ve been sourcing new barrels, planting new forests, and (thanks to a loophole in the rules of Irish whiskey) even playing around madly with other malleable woods.
    On Thursday, July 20th, it will be our absolute pleasure to invite Midleton Global Brand Ambassador Ger Garland as he will lead us through the features, flavours, and experimental future of IDL's blossoming wood policy as we toast the method and madness of that still maturing marriage of spirit and cask. Early booking advised to prevent disappointment.

    • 27 Jul 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Jameson Distillery Bow Street
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    This month we have been invited to visit the Jameson Distillery Bow Street for a tour of the newly refurbished brand home and a tasting which will include some of their distillery exclusives. The JDBS reopened last March following a six month redevelopment project which saw the Old Jameson Distillery be transformed into a state of the art brand home with a new tour route, bar, craft experiences and a maturation warehouse; the first of its kind to exist in the city in decades. 

    Please note both a change in time and venue this month. All attendees are required to be at the JDBS for 7.30pm sharp. We look forward to seeing you all there, for what promises to be a fantastic night.

Past events

29 Jun 2017 Oak on the Water: Whiskey & Woodwork with Irish Distillers
25 May 2017 Dingle SMWS Tasting
25 May 2017 The State of our Spirit: A Still-Side Chat
25 May 2017 Members Meeting on Society Status
27 Apr 2017 Meet Walsh distillery
20 Apr 2017 Dingle Chapter April Powers Whiskey Range Tasting
30 Mar 2017 Discovering Whisky Chemistry with Dr. Gordon Steele
20 Mar 2017 Dingle Chapter March Bourbon Tasting
23 Feb 2017 February Dingle Tasting
23 Feb 2017 Our most beloved whiskeys
26 Jan 2017 Bourbon It Up
18 Jan 2017 Dingle Goes Up in Smoke
09 Dec 2016 Dublin: IWS Christmas Party 2016
25 Nov 2016 AGM and Presidents Tasting 2016 (on a Friday)
18 Nov 2016 Dingle Chapter: Behind the Scenes at the Dingle Distillery Sold Out
27 Oct 2016 Dingle Chapter: An Evening with Fionnán O'Connor Sold Out!
27 Oct 2016 Dublin Chapter: From Bow Street To Brian: Meet the Distiller of our National Drink
25 Aug 2016 Dublin Chapter: Independence In A Bottle
18 Aug 2016 Dingle Event: Bushmills: An Odour of History, A Taste of the Future. Sold Out
28 Jul 2016 Dublin Chapter: A stroll through Speyside with Gavin D Smith
21 Jul 2016 Dingle Chapter: Smoke on the Water: Peated Malts in Dingle Harbour
21 Jul 2016 "Whiskey & Cocktails" by the Sea
11 Jul 2016 South East Tasting: Tullys Bar Carlow.
30 Jun 2016 Dublin Chapter: Holy Smoke: A Fine Cut From the Malts of the Fèis Ìle
29 Jun 2016 World Whiskies
23 Jun 2016 Dingle Chapter: IDL distillery visits Dingle SOLD OUT
09 Jun 2016 South East Tasting: The Dylan Whiskey bar on John street Kilkenny town.
04 Jun 2016 2016 Marrowbone Lane Pot Still (Bottle 3)
04 Jun 2016 2016 Marrowbone Lane Pot Still (Bottle 1)
04 Jun 2016 2016 Marrowbone Lane Pot Still (Bottle 2)
02 Jun 2016 Dublin Chapter: 2016 Marrowbone Lane Pot Still Launch
26 May 2016 Dublin Chapter: Over the Finish Line: A Long Loving Look at Whiskey and Wine
24 May 2016 Redbreast Through the Decades
19 May 2016 Dingle Chapter: Walsh distillery, Sold Out
28 Apr 2016 Dublin Chapter: Navigating High End Blends
25 Apr 2016 1916 Rising Centenary - Rebels & Whiskey
21 Apr 2016 Dingle Chapter: Teeling distillery visits Dingle SOLD OUT
14 Apr 2016 South East Tasting: the Sky &The Ground in Wexford town.
01 Apr 2016 Dingle Event: 2016 IWS John Benny’s pub
31 Mar 2016 Dublin Tasting: Bushmills Tasting
30 Mar 2016 The Month for the "Irishman"
30 Mar 2016 The Month for the Irishman!
25 Feb 2016 Dublin Event: Earthly Powers
24 Feb 2016 Cork Tasting - CUPID comes calling to CANADA! (Shelbourne Bar - Wed Feb 24th 2016)
08 Feb 2016 South East Tasting:
28 Jan 2016 Dublin Tasting: Charles MacLean and the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society
28 Jan 2016 Cork Tasting - "OLD BUSHMILLS" A Taste of Whiskey History - Hosted by Seamus Lowry
16 Dec 2015 Cork Tasting - A Christmas Tasting Pot Still Whiskeys of Midleton - the Influence of Oak Maturation
08 Dec 2015 Dublin: IWS Christmas Party 2015
26 Nov 2015 Dublin: IWS 2015 AGM & President's Selection
25 Nov 2015 Cork Tasting - LAPHROAIG 200 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
29 Oct 2015 Is Three the Magic Number? Triple Distillation in Ireland, Scotland and the USA
28 Oct 2015 Cork Tasting - Technical Tasting + Hyde & Ryan
30 Sep 2015 Cork Tasting - An Exclusive Evening of Luxury Irish Whiskey's @ The CoqBull
24 Sep 2015 Meet the Distillery: The Teeling Whiskey Company
04 Sep 2015 Tullamore & Kilbeggan Distillery Visit
26 Aug 2015 Galway Event: At An Púcán
26 Aug 2015 Dublin Event: Summertime, Cocktail time at KOH
26 Aug 2015 Cork Event: Tennessee & Bourbon Whiskey, Cocktails & BBQ Event
30 Jul 2015 Dublin Event: New Distilleries Tasting
23 Jul 2015 Cork Event: Rum by the Sea
27 Jun 2015 Cork Event: BACK to the FUTURE @ Old Midleton Distillery
25 Jun 2015 Dublin Event: The American Rye Experience
06 Jun 2015 Dublin Event: Dublin Whiskey Walk
28 May 2015 Dublin Event: Revolutions in Grain & Mash
27 May 2015 Cork Event: Teeling at the Porterhouse: Take II!
18 May 2015 Dublin Event: Live Meet the Masters in The Foundry
30 Apr 2015 Dublin Event: Whiskey & Food Pairing
29 Apr 2015 Cork Event: Tullamore Dew & Chapter AGM
10 Apr 2015 Dingle Event: 2015 IWS Benner's Hotel
26 Mar 2015 Dublin Event: An introduction to Peated Whiskey
25 Mar 2015 Cork Event: “Sherry Amour” – The Love Affair between Whiskey & Sherry.
26 Feb 2015 Dublin Event: Meet the Distiller: Cooley’s Noel Sweeney
25 Feb 2015 Cork Tasting - Introduction to Grain Whiskey
29 Jan 2015 Dublin Event: Whiskey Recap of 2014
28 Jan 2015 Cork Event: Tribute to Burns night
10 Dec 2014 Cork Event: Christmas Party - Whiskey all Roundy
30 Nov 2014 Cork Event: Best of Irish
27 Nov 2014 Dublin Event: 2014 AGM & Presidents Selection
26 Nov 2014 Cork Event: Eight Degrees outside and inside
30 Oct 2014 Dublin Event: Meet the Distiller - The Teeling Whiskey Company
29 Oct 2014 Cork Event: Rising Sun over Cork
02 Oct 2014 Dublin Event: Tullamore D.E.W., the new distillery & Irish Whiskey in the US
25 Sep 2014 Dublin Event: Whiskey and Craft Beers
25 Sep 2014 Cork Event: A Taste of Cork's Whiskey History
28 Aug 2014 Dublin Event: A Trip to the Speyside
13 Aug 2014 Cork Event: Bourbon BBQ
31 Jul 2014 Dublin Event: Drink like a Dictator
09 Jul 2014 Dublin Event: Whiskey Cocktails
25 Jun 2014 Cork Event: Kilbeggan Experience
19 Jun 2014 Dublin Event: A very Dutch evening
29 May 2014 Dublin Event: Dominics World Tasting
21 May 2014 Cork Event: An evening with The Irishman
24 Apr 2014 Dublin Event: A trip to the Land of the Rising Sun
23 Apr 2014 Cork Event: Teeling Tasting at the Porterhouse
04 Apr 2014 Dingle Event: 2014 IWS Dick Macks Pub
27 Mar 2014 Dublin Event: Single Pot Still Evening
07 Mar 2014 Wexford Tasting - The Wren's Nest
27 Feb 2014 Whiskey & Wine: The Craft of the Cask
30 Jan 2014 Dublin Event: Meet the Distiller Series - Midleton Masters
28 Nov 2013 Dublin Event: AGM & President's Selection
06 Nov 2013 Cork Event: Whiskey & Stout
31 Oct 2013 Dublin Event: Tri-nations Face off
25 Oct 2013 Carlingford Event: Carlingford Tasting
02 Oct 2013 Dublin Event: Exclusive Midleton Preview Evening
26 Sep 2013 Dublin Event: Celtic Whiskey Shop Selection
29 Aug 2013 Dublin Event: The Irish Distillery Tour
25 Jul 2013 Dublin Event: Whiskey and Beer
27 Jun 2013 Dublin Event: Canadian Whisky
05 Jun 2013 Dublin Event: Become a Master Whiskey Blender!
30 May 2013 Dublin Event: Bourbon and Beyond
25 Apr 2013 Dublin Event: An Evening with Dominic Roskrow
05 Apr 2013 Dingle Event 2013-1st Dingle Tasting; IWS Dick Macks pub
28 Mar 2013 Dublin Event: Rebreast Revival
28 Feb 2013 Dublin Event: Whiskey & Chocolate
31 Jan 2013 Dublin Event: Whiskey Journeys
29 Nov 2012 Dublin Event: AGM and President's Selection
30 Oct 2012 Dublin Event: Launch of the exclusive Society bottle
25 Oct 2012 Dublin Event: My heart's in the Highlands
27 Sep 2012 Dublin Event: A Day at the Castle
30 Aug 2012 Dublin Event: Twelve is the magic number
26 Jul 2012 Dublin Event: US Micro Distilleries
28 Jun 2012 Dublin Event: The Society's favourite Scotch
26 Jun 2012 Dublin Event: WhiskyLive
31 May 2012 Dublin Event: The Irishman
26 Apr 2012 Dublin Event: Turning Japanese
05 Apr 2012 Dublin Event: Trip to the IDL Bottling Facility and tasting at the Old Jameson Distillery
29 Mar 2012 Dublin Event: Power to the People
27 Feb 2012 Dublin Event: Whiskey & Chocolate
26 Jan 2012 Dublin Event: An Evening with Mitchell & Son
08 Dec 2011 Dublin Event: The Christmas Party
04 Nov 2011 Dublin Event: The President's Selection / AGM
27 Oct 2011 Dublin Event: Give Every Man His Dew
14 Oct 2011 Kilkenny Event: Kilkenny Road Trip
29 Sep 2011 Dublin Event: Battle of the Blends
21 Sep 2011 Dublin Event: Pot Still Evening with Irish Distillers
25 Aug 2011 Dublin Event: Tyrconnell: Past, Present & Future
28 Jul 2011 Dublin Event: Lowland Ladies
30 Jun 2011 Dublin Event: Beating around the Bush
26 May 2011 Dublin Event: American Rye
28 Apr 2011 Dublin Event: Past & Present
31 Mar 2011 Dublin Event: European Whiskey
24 Feb 2011 Dublin Event: Whiskey & Chocolate
27 Jan 2011 Dublin Event: Terminal 2: Judgment Day

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