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    • 25 Jul 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Brewhouse, Dick Macks pub, 47 Green St, Dingle, Kerry
    • 10
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    Given the whiskey profile that the town now has nationally, Dingle members of the IWS will be invited to a blind tasting in order to sample and vote for the various whiskey's of the year for 2019. This will be only the second time that we here in Kerry will be afforded the opportunity to influence just who the winners will be at the awards ceremony in October and we will be joined by the members of the Dublin, Cork & Kilkenny organisations in voting in this years awards. Belfast and Waterford may also be included. The results of this vote will be announced to all at the Irish Whiskey Awards which will be held this year for the first time in Dingle Distillery on Thursday, October 17, 2019.

    The evening will involve sitting down to nose and taste whiskey from several different categories and to award points accordingly. Nobody will be told on the night just what they are tasting which makes this a very unique event. 

    This event is open to fully paid up Irish Whiskey Society and Celtic Whiskey Club members only. This will be strictly applied. Given that tickets for the annual award ceremony are always in very scarce supply, only members countrywide who actually take part in one of the sample tasting events around the country will be permitted to apply for tickets for the event in the towns distillery in October.

    Lets get along to this evening and show the rest of the country just what we here in Kerry can do.

    N.B. Attendees are not  required to remain at this event for 3 hours. Attendees can arrive at 1800 hours or any time which suits them, finish their sampling by 7, 7.45 etc and then leave. Latest admission will be at 2000hrs to finish at 2100hrs.












    • 25 Jul 2019
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Wynn's Hotel, Abbey St, Dublin 1.
    • 1
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    Walsh Whiskey - A Selection of The Irishman and Writers' Tears

    Thursday 25th July 2019 at 8:00pm

    Wynn's Hotel, Abbey St., Dublin 1. 


    For our July Monthly Tasting on Thur 25th at 8:00pm we are delighted to have Woody Kane, Brand Ambassador with Walsh Whiskey to share some stunning editions from The Irishman and Writer's Tears range. It is lining up to be another great event with some hard to find expressions and some Society favourites.

    With a cask that travelled between US, Dingle and Walsh Whiskey with fills of new make, coffee stout and single malt we've got a rare expression; The Irishman Single Malt Coffee Stout Cask Finish a limited edition of only 240 bottles between Walsh Whiskey and Dick Mack's Pub, Dingle.

    Then another Limited Edition and a Society favourite, The Irishman 12 Year Old Florio Marsala Cask Finish. A limited release in 2017 of only 320 Bottles.

    Together with The Irishman 12 Year Old Single Malt and Founders Reserve core editions this will be a fantastic selection from The Irishman...

    Next up is a selection from the Writers' Tears range. We’re excited to have the unique privilege of being the first group to try the first drop of Writers' Tears Cask Strength 2019, latest edition of their limited release.  

    One of the favourites from the recent Committee Selection Tasting is back by popular demand, Peter White’s selected Writers' Tears Marsala Cask Finish. This expression was matured in American oak Bourbon casks and finished for 12 months in only five Marsala hogshead casks, a limited release with only 2430 bottles produced.

    We will also be treated to the latest core release, Writers' Tears Double Oak, launched recently and getting great reviews. Together with the ever popular Writers' Tears Copper Pot this will be a superb line up for this range.

    We're looking forward to seeing you there,

    Sláinte, Brian & the events team.

    • 27 Jul 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Lost Lane, 1-2 Adam Court, Grafton Street, Dublin, D02 RP20
    • 1
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    Irish Whiskey Awards Judging Day 1: Saturday 27th July 2019

    We are honoured to be invited to participate in this year’s Irish Whiskey Awards. Places are available to members who register for this event. Booking for Day 1 closes on Tuesday 23th July.

    Every year Irish Whiskey Award Judges are needed to step forward for the tough but rewarding task of judging the whiskeys.

    This year the awards will be splitting up the categories over two days in Dublin so that each day incorporates different whiskey categories. Attendees are more than welcome to attend both tasting sessions or just one, please note if you want to attend both days you need to book on to each day.

    We are being invited to this event for free, however when booking please ensure you can actually attend to be fair to other members and to the awards staff who have to set out all the samples and tasting mats.

    Irish Whiskey Awards - which are now in their seventh year - the categories are as follows:

    • Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey
    • Irish Single Malt Whiskey (12 Years & Younger)
    • Irish Single Malt Whiskey (13 Years & Older)
    • Irish Blended Whiskey (RRP of less than €60)
    • Irish Blended Whiskey (RRP of €60 or more)
    • Irish Single Cask Whiskey
    • Irish Cask Strength Whiskey
    • Irish Single Grain Whiskey
    • New Irish Whiskey (Only distilleries open 3-8 years can enter and it must be distilled on site)

    The Irish Whiskey Awards encourage all judges to start on a full stomach and use the spittoons provided. A break for food is also highly recommended.

    • 01 Aug 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Lost Lane, 1-2 Adam Court, Grafton Street, Dublin, D02 RP20
    • 0
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    Irish Whiskey Awards Judging Day 2: Thursday 1st August 2019

    We are honoured to be invited to participate in this year’s Irish Whiskey Awards. Places are available to members who register for this event. Booking for Day 2 closes on Sunday 28th July.

    Every year Irish Whiskey Award Judges are needed to step forward for the tough but rewarding task of judging the whiskeys.

    This year the awards will be splitting up the categories over two days in Dublin so that each day incorporates different whiskey categories. Attendees are more than welcome to attend both tasting sessions or just one, please note if you want to attend both days you need to book on to each day.

    We are being invited to this event for free, however when booing please ensure you can actually attend to be fair to other members and to the awards staff who have to set out all the samples and tasting mats.

    Irish Whiskey Awards - which are now in their seventh year - the categories are as follows:

    • Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey
    • Irish Single Malt Whiskey (12 Years & Younger)
    • Irish Single Malt Whiskey (13 Years & Older)
    • Irish Blended Whiskey (RRP of less than €60)
    • Irish Blended Whiskey (RRP of €60 or more)
    • Irish Single Cask Whiskey
    • Irish Cask Strength Whiskey
    • Irish Single Grain Whiskey
    • New Irish Whiskey (Only distilleries open 3-8 years can enter and it must be distilled on site)

    The Irish Whiskey Awards encourage all judges to start on a full stomach and use the spittoons provided. A break for food is also highly recommended.

    • 29 Aug 2019
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Wynn's Hotel, Abbey St, Dublin 1.
    • 80

    August Tasting Event

    Thursday 29th August at 8:00pm

    Wynn's Hotel, Abbey St., Dublin 1.


    Our Monthly Tasting for August will take place at Wynn's Hotel on Thursday 29th August at 8:00pm. More details will be announced at our July tasting...




    • 13 Sep 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Dingle Crystal Workshop, Ballinaboula, Dingle, Kerry
    • 4
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    In September, the Dingle chapter of the Irish Whiskey Society will once again welcome you all to the latest incarnation of what have been some of the whiskey tastings of the past couple of years, not just in the town but the entire country! During this year we have been lucky indeed to have had several whiskey ambassadors’ from Ireland’s distillery’s travel to Dingle to present their wares to us and for this years ambassadors whiskey tasting, we hope to expand on that theme. IWS Dingle hope to have up to eight of them in the same room together and just to add a bit of craic and a further twist to the standard tasting format, they will present each other’s whiskeys blind. In other words, they will be presenting not their own brands but those of the other presenters, without knowing just what it is they are presenting.

    Previously, this event was held in October but we have brought this year's one forward by one month to try to ensure clement weather for all of those travelling to the town.

    We look forward to having them explain to us just what it is that motivates them to do what they do, what their own favourite drams are and just where they see Irish whiskey in ten or even twenty years’ time. As usual, they will be open to questions from our expert audience and there are bound to be a lot of laughs on the evening. There will also be some food provided on the night.

    We may also be fortunate enough to witness Crystal Master Craftsman, Sean Daly demonstrate just how he produces those beautiful Dingle Crystal whiskey glasses.

    There will be a bus provided and this will pick up attendees at 19.15 hours outside John Benny's pub, Strand St or people can make their own way to the workshop.

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    • 11 Oct 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Benners Hotel, Main Street, Dingle.
    • 5
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    We have a truly special Scotch and Irish whiskey tasting in the company of world renowned critic and Keeper of the Quaich Charles MacLean and the Scottish Malt Whisky Society (SMWS), lined up for October. As most of you are aware, 2019 is the tenth anniversary of our society and we wanted to do something really special for our members both in Dingle and Dublin. We are hoping to have up to 20 members travel to the town to see just what a great job we are doing here in Kerry.

    We were privileged to have Charles come to Dublin from Scotland in 2016 and he produced one of the best tastings that the society has ever hosted and indeed opened members eyes to what the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society is really about.

    As a result of this, we have had our very own SMWS tastings in Dingle but they will pale into insignificance in comparison to what Charles will offer on the night. 

    For those of you unfamiliar with our distant Scottish cousins, the SMWS was founded in the late 1970s by Phillip “Pip” Hills and a small group of like-minded spirits in an even smaller kitchen with a large bottle of Glenfarclas drawn straight from the cask. Today, their headquarters in Leith is home to a reservoir of staggering expressions from across not just Scotland’sbut the world's whiskey-scape and their sleek, discreet, dark green bottles have become liquid icons of Scotland’s finest fluids. On the evening, we will be tasting MacLean’s hand selected range from those same members-only bottlings as he walks us through the nooks and crannies of his national nectar with a depth and insight afforded by a lifetime in the heart of world whisky criticism.

    The author of numerous classics such as Whiskypedia and Whisky: A Liquid History, MacLean is a living legend on the Scottish single malt stage and it is our absolute pleasure to invite him and his society to Dingle for what we’re very confident will be a night to remember and the beginning of an Auld Acquaintance n'er forgot in years to come.

    Amongst the selection, there will be a very rare & unique SMWS Irish whiskey as well as four of our own society bottlings on offer.

    We can absolutely guarantee you that this will be an evening not to be missed.

    Doors open: 7:00pm 

    Whiskeys Tasted



Past events

10 Jul 2019 IWS Dublin: Summer Social Event: Cocktail Night
27 Jun 2019 IWS Dublin: Tullamore D.E.W Tasting
21 Jun 2019 IWS Dingle: Midleton Masters Visit Dingle (Part Deux)
13 Jun 2019 IWS Dublin: Special Tasting Series: Rye Whiskey In Focus
30 May 2019 IWS Dublin: Committee Selection Tasting
16 May 2019 IWS Dublin: Traditional Pot Still: In Focus (Special Tasting Series)
25 Apr 2019 IWS Dublin: Dingle Distillery In Depth
13 Apr 2019 Distillery Visit: A "behind the Scenes" of Slane Distillery
05 Apr 2019 IWS Dingle: Free up your Writers Block with a Dingle whiskey tasting
28 Mar 2019 IWS Dublin: From the Highlands to Islay: Glenmorangie & Ardbeg
01 Mar 2019 IWS Dingle: A Single Pot Still celebration
28 Feb 2019 IWS Dublin: Bushmills Whiskey Tasting
31 Jan 2019 IWS Dublin: Irish Whiskey Society 10 Year Celebration Tasting
07 Dec 2018 Islay comes to Dingle
05 Dec 2018 IWS Annual General Meeting (AGM)
29 Nov 2018 10 Year Anniversary Gala
02 Nov 2018 Tom Cruise visits Dingle
24 Oct 2018 Teeling Distillery Visit and Tasting
12 Oct 2018 And the Gloves are off.....Round 2
27 Sep 2018 Redbreast Dream Cask Tasting
21 Sep 2018 Join the Dots on this Whiskey Tour
30 Aug 2018 Independent Bottlers & Distilleries
30 Aug 2018 IWS Special General Meeting (SGM)
30 Aug 2018 Irish Whiskey Awards blind tasting
26 Jul 2018 Two for the Show, Three to Get Ready - Double and Triple Distillation in Modern Irish Whiskey
06 Jul 2018 An overview & update of the Beam/Suntory Range
28 Jun 2018 Powers Whiskey Old & New
08 Jun 2018 From Ireland's most easterly point to its most westerly...
31 May 2018 Brown Forman Tasting
18 May 2018 A Dingle Whiskey vs Beer extravaganza
27 Apr 2018 Midleton Masters invade Dingle
26 Apr 2018 A Gin and Whiskey Tasting with Glendalough
29 Mar 2018 Scotch Tasting with Diageo
29 Mar 2018 IWS General Meeting (EGM)
08 Mar 2018 Friendship & Whiskey Part 1 Re-arranged
02 Mar 2018 Friendship & Whiskey Part 1 Postponed due to Weather
22 Feb 2018 An Evening with Kilbeggan Distilling Co.
02 Feb 2018 Inch welcomes St Valentines day with whiskey & chocolate
25 Jan 2018 Pearse Lyons Distillery Visit
14 Dec 2017 Whiskey or Cognac???
11 Dec 2017 Dublin: IWS Christmas Party 2017
30 Nov 2017 President's Tasting
23 Nov 2017 Elements of Taste with Trevis L Gleason
16 Nov 2017 IWS Annual General Meeting (AGM)
26 Oct 2017 Meet the Distiller: A Day in the Life of West Cork’s John O’Connell
26 Oct 2017 And the Gloves are off.....
27 Sep 2017 Still Moving: A Trip Through the Still Room with Teeling’s Alex Chasko
21 Sep 2017 Dingle: Delving further into the cask finish
31 Aug 2017 Old vs. New: Pot Still Was and Pot Still Will
31 Aug 2017 Walsh Distillery Visit, Carlow
17 Aug 2017 Dingle: Bushmills: Black Bush deconstruct
27 Jul 2017 The Jameson Bow Street Visit
20 Jul 2017 IDL's Ger Garland's Method & Madness and cask Exposé
29 Jun 2017 Oak on the Water....
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 Dingle: Tullamore visits Dingle
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.
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"
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
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
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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