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    • 28 Mar 2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • Wynns Hotel, Abbey Street, Dublin
    • 7

    It's been a year since we focused on tasting Whisky from our close neighbour... if the spelling hasn't given it away already we are thrilled to have whiskys from two renowned Scottish distilleries presented at this months tasting: From the Highlands to the Islay: Glenmorangie & Ardbeg

    We are delighted to welcome Paul Tuohy back for a Society Tasting. Paul presented a fantastic tasting event in Dingle in 2017 and works closely with Glenmorangie and Ardbeg so we are sure to enjoy exploring their whiskys on Thursday 28th March at 8pm in Wynn's Hotel, Dublin 2.

    From the Highlands, Glenmorangie is known for the tallest stills in Scotland, which create their unique distillate, and for their pioneering extra-maturation that introduced cask finishes to produce a range of well regarded and award winning single malt whiskys. Dr Bill Lumsden, Director of Distilling, Whisky Creation & Whisky Stocks is one of the most acclaimed distillers in the industry, known for his experimentation and early research into specific cask selection and maturation finishes. We will experience some of their award winning range from the beloved 'Glenmorangie Original' (10 Year Old), the 'Glenmorangie Nector D'or' finished in hand selected wine barriques from Sauternes, to the incredible 'Glenmorangie Signet' a special and rare expression of their whisky with it's full details shrouded in secrecy but known for the use of roasted 'chocolate' barley malt, drawing on some of the oldest stocks from the distillery and specially selected casks. We're also trying our best to get something special from the Distillery... fingers crossed...

    Then to the other side of Scotland and a totally different Single Malt experience from Islay... Ardbeg is renowned for their peated expressions and produces whisky balancing the characteristics imparted by the peat with their quality cask maturation strategy to deliver multiple layers of flavour from the finishes and the wood. We will be trying the perfectly balanced 'Ardbeg 10 Year Old', a new expression in their Ultimate range 'Ardbeg An Oa' with several finishes gathered in their Oak Gathering Vat to marry together, and also the 'Adrbeg Uigeadail' voted by the 120,000+ strong Ardbeg Committee as their favourite Ardbeg.

    This will be a great way to sample renowned single malts from both sides of Scotland and from both sides of the single malt spectrum. We look forward to enjoying some some wonderful drams with you on March 28th!

    Booking opens for members on Monday 11th March at 10:00am with open access to non-members from Saturday 16th at 10:00am.

    • 05 Apr 2019
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • John Benny's pub, Strand Street, Dingle
    • 13

    April will see Walsh whiskey from Carlow visit the town for a tasting for the first time since 2017.  Walsh have always been an excellent friend to our society and we look forward to one of their ambassadors bringing us up to date with all of their news and samples from their current range including their new limited edition Writers Tears cognac cask(s). 

    Walsh have won Best irish Single Cask whiskey for their Caribbean Cask finish at the 2018 national whiskey awards and Jim Murray named their Irishman 17 year old as his single cask of the year in this years Whiskey Bible. High praise indeed!

    As some members may recall, Walsh and Dingle pub, Dick Macks recently collaborated on a bottling just before Christmas which was a huge success and so we are delighted to have them back again to their home away from home.

    This tasting will take place in the upstairs room overlooking Dingle harbour of John Benny's pub who themselves are building a solid reputation in the whiskey industry.

    We look forward to seeing you all there and sharing what will be a memorable experience.

    NB. No cash accepted on the night.

    Book on line at under 'Events'

     Whiskeys Tasted

    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 PM
    • The buss leaves from CHQ Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin
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    Members may recall that Slane Distillery hosted a fantastic tasting for us last year. The Irish Whiskey Society has now been invited to a unique "behind the scenes" distillery tour of Slane Distillery with co-founder Alex Conyngham and Distillery Manager Alan Buckley on Saturday the 13 April.

    It will give us an opportunity for a deep dive into the detail of how this new state of the art distillery balances innovation and tradition while producing Pot Still, Grain and Malt Irish whiskeys.

    You will have the chance to learn and ask questions on the whole production process from grain to glass, via the mash-house, brew-house and still house followed by whiskey sampling in the stable yard.

    A bus has been arranged to take you there from Dublin and back.

    • 10am sharp: leaving CHQ building Dublin

    • circa 11am: arrival in Slane Distillery

    • circa 11am - 1pm distillery tour, discussion with Alex and Alan.

    • 1pm - 2pm free time for members to either have lunch at the castle or roam the grounds.

    • 2pm: leaving for Dublin

    • circa 3pm: Arriving Dublin

    There is modest fee of €10.00 to pay for the bus.

    If you need transportation, this is excellent value.

    The tour itself is provided complimentary to Society Members.

    Secure your place by booking now, asattendance is limited.


    If you do not need to go on the bus, be at Slane Castle for 11 AM and meet up with the Society Members arriving by bus at the entrance to the Stables and Distillery. Parking is free at Slane.

    The formal tour is expected to end around 1 PM.

    There is no fee to Members for this, but you do need to book a place, as attendance is limited.

Past events

01 Mar 2019 A Single Pot Still celebration
28 Feb 2019 3rd offering of 10 Year Anniversary Bottle Now Available – Members Only!
28 Feb 2019 Bushmills Whiskey Tasting
31 Jan 2019 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
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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