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For the welfare of our members and guests, and to adhere to the current social distancing regulations, we have suspended our regular events calendar and will be guided as those regulations are updated. Please join us at one of our online events in the meantime.

If you have any queries don't hesitate to get in touch: info@irishwhiskeysociety.com

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    • 24 Jun 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • IWS Online
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    IWS Online: World  Whiskey Tasting 

    Thursday 24th June 2021 at 7:30pm IST

    IWS Online LiveStream 


    We are delighted to announce our next June tasting, which focuses on the "World" whiskeys. Each expression distilled in countries, which are not usually associated with whiskey production.

    We will have a chance to taste amazing expressions from Japan, Australia, Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Each expression will be presented by the representative from the brand, which will give our members a chance to learn about the distillery and the history of the brand.

    All expression are unique not only due to location of distillery but also the innovation in whiskey production or maturation. Some whiskeys we will try during the tasting are already sold out and unavailable to purchase due to high demand.


    Line Up:

    1. Nikka (Japan)

    - Expression: Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky 

    -100% malt distilled in a Coffey (continuous) still.

    -45% ABV

    2. Belgrove (Tasmania/ Australia)

    - Expression: Belgrove Oat Whisky Batch 5  

    - Blend of 2 casks, one previously held a Tasmanian Malt Whisky and the other a Tasmanian Pinot Noir.

    -52.3% ABV

    3. Mackmyra (Sweden)

    -Expression : Mackmyra Svensk Ek 

    - Matured in Swedish oak trees planted on the island of Visingsö.

    - 46.1% ABV

    4. Stauning(Denmark)

    -Expression: Stauning El Clásico 

    - First Rye whiskey matured in Vermouth casks

    - 54.7% ABV

    5. Bivrost - Aurora Spirits (Norway)

    -Expression: Muspelheim Single Malt Whisky is handcrafted under the glow of the Northern Lights, at the foot of the majestic Lyngen Alps, at 69 °N. Made from peated barley, fermented with glacial meltwater and distilled in hi-tech still. Matured in Bourbon and ex Islay casks.



      Booking opens on Monday 14th of June at 6.00pm. The packs will be dispatched the week before the event so please book your place in good time. Please ensure to complete the event registration delivery form correctly to ensure your sample pack is delivered on time.

      Our thanks to Bart & Garrett for filling, packing and dispatching the packs, and Michael for his assistance with shipping.

      Once you have registered it is necessary to complete payment via PayPal to secure your booking. Please read the Terms & Conditions:  https://www.irishwhiskeysociety.com/Virtual-tasting-terms-conditions/

      The event LiveStream will begin at 7:30pm on Thursday 24th of June and is for members only. You will receive a link to the live stream in advance of the tasting. Make sure you are ready with your whiskey tasting glass(es), water and think about any questions you might like to ask on the night or you can email them in beforehand to: info@irishwhiskeysociety.com

      We are looking forward to seeing you there.

      Sláinte,
      IWS Events Team

      • 05 Jul 2021
      • 9:00 AM (UTC+01:00)
      • 09 Aug 2021
      • 5:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
      • At Home
      • 0
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      Irish Whiskey Awards Virtual Judging (Blind Tasting)

      We are delighted to let you know the Society has been invited to participate in this year’s Irish Whiskey Awards Judging (Blind Tasting). The Irish Whiskey Society and the Dingle Chapter have been offered the opportunity to take part.

      There are limited packs available, please join the waiting list and if any more become available we will let you know.

      Please Note: By signing up you are committing to completing and submitting your score sheets for the Irish Whiskey Awards before Aug 9th 2021. As part of the registration process you are agreeing to you name and email being shared with the Irish Whisky Awards.

      Registration opens Sunday June 13th at 12:00 noon. 

      Please, only register if you are willing to take on the judging task and agree to complete and submit your score sheets before Aug 9th. The Irish Whiskey Awards team have worked very hard preparing the samples and are providing them to the society at no cost, you cannot participate in sampling the whiskies without judging and submitting your score sheet on time.

      We are being invited to participate in this event virtually this year, packs will be available for collection from Dublin City Centre (free) or shipped (cost to cover shipping) during the second week of July, more details will be provided to those registered.

      For those selecting the shipping option your address and Eircode/Post code will be required in order to ship a pack to you. Packs can only be dispatched on the Island of Ireland. Please read the Terms & Conditions

      The awards team have decanted the sample bottles (20ml measures) into sets so that society members can taste these in the comfort of their own home. The categories are split up into 4 separate packs. Members will receive one pack and not know what categories they are judging so the tasting is 100% blind. There will be roughly 33-44 whiskies in a pack. 

      The sample pack will be clearly outlined for the society members which will include a score sheet and guidelines for judging. We recommend all members to judge on a full stomach, have water to hand and use spittoons.

      Irish Whiskey Awards categories are as follows:

      • Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey (11 Years & Younger, inc Non-Age Statement)
      • Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey (12 Years & Older)
      • Irish Single Malt Whiskey (11 Years & Younger, inc Non Age Statement)
      • Irish Single Malt Whiskey (12 - 15 Years)
      • Irish Single Malt Whiskey (16 Years & Older)
      • Irish Blended Whiskey (Non-Age Statement)
      • Irish Blended Whiskey (Age Statement)
      • Irish Blended Whiskey (Limited Release)
      • Irish Single Cask Whiskey
      • Irish Cask Strength Whiskey
      • Irish Grain Whiskey
      • NEW Irish Whiskey — only distilleries open 3-6 years can enter and it must be distilled on site.


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      30 Apr 2021 IWS Dingle Online with Dingle Distillery: Home Is Where The Heart Is
      29 Apr 2021 IWS Online: Whiskey Tasting with Pearse Lyons Distillery
      15 Apr 2021 IWS Online: Society 12 Year Anniversary President's Celebration #2 Focus on Finishing
      25 Mar 2021 IWS Online: Independent Bottlers Whiskey Tasting
      11 Mar 2021 IWS Online: Society 12 Year Anniversary President's Celebration #1 12 YO Cask Strength Irish Whiskey
      25 Feb 2021 IWS Online: Clonakilty Whiskey Tasting
      11 Feb 2021 IWS Online: 21YO Tasting, Quiz & Charity Raffle
      28 Jan 2021 IWS Online: Springbank Distillery Whisky Tasting
      17 Dec 2020 IWS Online: AGM 2020
      26 Nov 2020 IWS Online: All About The Grain - Irish Grain Whiskey Tasting
      17 Nov 2020 IWS Online: A Celebration of Ten Years of Redbreast 12 Cask Strength
      29 Oct 2020 IWS Online: Powers John's Lane Cask Strength Deconstruction
      14 Oct 2020 IWS Online: Special Event Irish Whiskey Bar & Single Cask Celebration
      29 Sep 2020 IWS Online: Buffalo Trace Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey Tasting
      27 Aug 2020 IWS Online: IWS Team Tasting
      28 Jul 2020 IWS Online: Waterford Distillery Tasting Group 2: 8.00PM
      28 Jul 2020 IWS Online: Waterford Distillery Tasting Group 1: 6.00PM
      30 Jun 2020 IWS Online: Powerscourt Distillery - Fercullen Irish Whiskey Tasting
      28 May 2020 Teeling Whiskey Tasting with Chief Technology Officer Alex Chasko
      14 May 2020 Single Pot Still Whiskeys of Midleton: A Focus on Maturation with Kevin O'Gorman & introduced by Gerard Garland
      21 Apr 2020 IWS Online: Irish Whiskey Society Cask Update
      07 Apr 2020 IWS Online: Whiskey Discovery - Traditional Pot Still with Leo Phelan
      06 Mar 2020 Distillery Visit: Great Northern Distillery
      28 Feb 2020 4th of July arrives in Dingle....in February
      27 Feb 2020 IWS Dublin: Method and Madness Tasting
      21 Feb 2020 IWS Dublin: Spirit of Speyside Whiskey Festival & IWS Social
      13 Feb 2020 IWS Dublin: Special Tasting Series: Intensive Islay
      30 Jan 2020 IWS Dingle: Spirit of Speyside Awards Blind tasting
      30 Jan 2020 IWS Dublin: Echlinville Distillery - Dunville's Irish Whiskey
      22 Jan 2020 IWS Dublin: Burns Night SMWS Tasting and Social
      17 Jan 2020 Distillery Visit: Exclusive tour of Tullamore D.E.W
      05 Dec 2019 IWS Dublin: Annual General Meeting 2019
      28 Nov 2019 IWS Dublin: "All about the Finish" John Shirey's President's Tasting
      08 Nov 2019 IWS Dingle: Into the Wood....and beyond.
      31 Oct 2019 IWS Dublin: Over from Orkney - Highland Park
      17 Oct 2019 IWS Dublin: Special Tasting Series: Taste & Testure a Whiskey & Chocolate Pairing
      11 Oct 2019 IWS Dingle: Special IWS 10th Anniversary Tasting: Charles MacLean and the Scotch Malt Whisky Society
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      13 Sep 2019 IWS Dingle: Ambassadors Event
      12 Sep 2019 IWS Dublin: A Tasting of Historic Pot Still New Make with Blackwater Distillery
      29 Aug 2019 IWS Dublin: Knappogue Castle Whiskey Tasting
      01 Aug 2019 IWS Dublin: Irish Whiskey Awards Judging Day 2: Blind Tasting
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      25 Jul 2019 IWS Dublin: Walsh Whiskey - A Selection of The Irishman and Writers' Tears
      25 Jul 2019 IWS Dingle: Irish Whiskey Awards Blind Tasting 2019
      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
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      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 And the Gloves are off.....
      26 Oct 2017 Meet the Distiller: A Day in the Life of West Cork’s John O’Connell
      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 The State of our Spirit: A Still-Side Chat
      25 May 2017 Dingle SMWS Tasting
      25 May 2017 Members Meeting on Society Status
      27 Apr 2017 Meet Walsh distillery
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      20 Mar 2017 Dingle Chapter March Bourbon Tasting
      23 Feb 2017 Our most beloved whiskeys
      23 Feb 2017 Dingle: Tullamore visits Dingle
      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 Dublin Chapter: From Bow Street To Brian: Meet the Distiller of our National Drink
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      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
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      23 Jun 2016 Dingle Chapter: IDL distillery visits Dingle SOLD OUT
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      28 Jan 2016 Cork Tasting - "OLD BUSHMILLS" A Taste of Whiskey History - Hosted by Seamus Lowry
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      26 Aug 2015 Galway Event: At An Púcán
      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
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      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
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      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
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      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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