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    • 28 Feb 2020
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Foley's Bar, Inch.
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    For February’s tasting we have something very special planned. This tasting will be one of two held in Inch this year as we make our annual pilgrimage back to Foley's bar. We always have a terrific evening here and tonight will be no different.

    In January just passed, Graham & Fay Coull, Mary Ferriter and I were fortunate to attend an excellent tasting in Killarney whereupon we were privileged to taste some amazing bourbons and listen to a very interesting presentation by Ian Doogue, Business Development Manager with Hi-Spirits/Sazerac Ireland. Ian will now join us to taste some of the very best bourbons that money can buy. We were extremely impressed with his portfolio and knowledge and decided that he had to do a presentation for us here in Dingle. He was part of the first team to join Sazerac’s venture into Ireland and what started as a small team of five is now a thriving team of 14.

    Set out below is some of the whisky which will be imbibed on the evening including 2 ‘World Whiskys of the Year’ 

    Buffalo Trace Distillery                               

    No Distillery has earned more domestic and international accolades than Buffalo Trace. Writers, enthusiasts and spirits competitions around the globe have awarded more than 500 accolades to our brands. The title of “world’s most award-winning distillery” has been earned through the uncompromising dedication of our craftsmen for well over 200 years. Their passion for distilling, passed down for two centuries, is revered by experts worldwide.

    In 2013, Buffalo Trace Distillery added its most cherished distinction yet – National Historic Landmark. After taking more than 200 years to achieve, the Distillery joined this elite group of the most influential places in North America. This award, more important than any others, is for the Distillery, its people, its builders, its visionaries, its preservers and its protectors.

     Buffalo Trace

    Described as ‘one of the world’s great whiskeys’ by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible, Buffalo Trace is handcrafted using the finest Kentucky and Indiana corn, selected rye and superior malted barley. Aged in new American oak barrels, Buffalo Trace is generally accepted to be the most rounded of bourbons. It’s perfectly balanced flavour of sweet, smoke and spice leave a smooth, long finish; simply everything you could desire in a bourbon.

     Eagle Rare 10 Year Old

    Eagle Rare Bourbon Whiskey is masterfully crafted and carefully aged for no less than ten years. Every barrel is discriminately selected to offer consistent flavour but with a seemingly individual personality. Eagle Rare is a bourbon that lives up to its name with its lofty, distinctive taste experience.

     Sazerac Rye

    The One and Only New Orleans Original. Sazerac Rye Whiskey symbolizes the tradition and history of New Orleans. Rye Whiskey that dates back to the 1800’s, around the time when saloons, veiled as Coffee Houses, began lining the streets of New Orleans. It was at the Sazerac Coffee House on Royal Street where local patrons were served toddies made with Rye Whiskey and Peychaud’s Bitters. The libation became known as the “Sazerac” and America’s first branded cocktail was born. This is the whiskey that started it all.

     W.L. Weller Special Reserve

    The Original Wheated Bourbon Whiskey features an exceptionally smooth taste, substituting wheat for rye grain. Bottled at 90 proof, this bourbon stands out with its burnt orange colour. Its softer flavour notes make this bourbon great for sipping or making cocktails.

     1792 Small Batch

    1792 Small Batch Bourbon is sophisticated and complex. A distinctly different bourbon created with precise craftsmanship. Made from our signature "high rye" recipe and the marriage of select barrels carefully chosen by our Master Distiller. 1792 Bourbon has an expressive and elegant flavour profile.

     Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Info

    Each year Buffalo Trace releases the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection (BTAC), which represents a cross-section of American whiskeys spanning a wide range of ages, proofs, and styles. In the bourbon industry, BTAC is widely revered as some of the absolute best and most highly sought after American whiskeys released each year, setting the bar high for competitors as well as subsequent releases of each expression within the Collection itself. While the expressions remain relatively consistent from year to year, each year’s vintage brings with it unique nuances relative to previous releases. Because demand for these whiskeys has greatly outpaced supply, bourbon enthusiasts frenzy to get their hands on these whiskeys each year.

     William Larue Weller

    Uncut and unfiltered, this hand-chosen and bottled bourbon is barrel proof. William Larue Weller was the man who gave the famous Pappy Van Winkle his first sales job and a mash bill which substitutes wheat for the traditional rye grain, a production method pioneered by W.L. Weller. This 12 year 6 months old bottling was awarded one of the most coveted titles as the Worlds Best Whiskey from Jim Murray’s Whiskey bible in 2019.   

     1792 Full Proof

    The 2020 Jim Murray’s World’s Best Whiskey. Bourbon insiders have long acknowledged that full proof bourbon has a distinguished and rich flavour. This bourbon underwent a distinct filtering process, forgoing the typical chill filtration and passing only through a plate and frame filter. This allowed the bourbon to maintain a robust proof for bottling, as well as a full, rich and bold flavour. Bottled at its original 125 barrel entry proof, just as it was years ago when the barrels were first filled, 1792 Full Proof Bourbon is exceptionally distinct.

    To my knowledge, Ian has not presented to any other society here in Ireland previously so let’s get booking and give him a great Cead Mile Failte to Dingle.

    The society as usual will provide a bus to and from this tasting from Dingle.

    Pick up: John Bennys pub at 19.30 hours.


    Whiskys Tasted

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Past events

05 Dec 2019 IWS Dublin: Annual General Meeting 2019
08 Nov 2019 IWS Dingle: Into the Wood....and beyond.
11 Oct 2019 IWS Dingle: Special IWS 10th Anniversary Tasting: Charles MacLean and the Scotch Malt Whisky Society
13 Sep 2019 IWS Dingle: Ambassadors Event
25 Jul 2019 IWS Dingle: Irish Whiskey Awards Blind Tasting 2019
21 Jun 2019 IWS Dingle: Midleton Masters Visit Dingle (Part Deux)
25 Apr 2019 IWS Dublin: Dingle Distillery In Depth
05 Apr 2019 IWS Dingle: Free up your Writers Block with a Dingle whiskey tasting
01 Mar 2019 IWS Dingle: A Single Pot Still celebration
07 Dec 2018 Islay comes to Dingle
02 Nov 2018 Tom Cruise visits Dingle
12 Oct 2018 And the Gloves are off.....Round 2
21 Sep 2018 Join the Dots on this Whiskey Tour
30 Aug 2018 Irish Whiskey Awards blind tasting
06 Jul 2018 An overview & update of the Beam/Suntory Range
08 Jun 2018 From Ireland's most easterly point to its most westerly...
18 May 2018 A Dingle Whiskey vs Beer extravaganza
27 Apr 2018 Midleton Masters invade Dingle
08 Mar 2018 Friendship & Whiskey Part 1 Re-arranged
02 Mar 2018 Friendship & Whiskey Part 1 Postponed due to Weather
02 Feb 2018 Inch welcomes St Valentines day with whiskey & chocolate
25 Jan 2018 Pearse Lyons Distillery Visit
14 Dec 2017 Whiskey or Cognac???
23 Nov 2017 Elements of Taste with Trevis L Gleason
26 Oct 2017 And the Gloves are off.....
21 Sep 2017 Dingle: Delving further into the cask finish
17 Aug 2017 Dingle: Bushmills: Black Bush deconstruct
20 Jul 2017 IDL's Ger Garland's Method & Madness and cask Exposé
25 May 2017 Dingle SMWS Tasting
20 Apr 2017 Dingle Chapter April Powers Whiskey Range Tasting
20 Mar 2017 Dingle Chapter March Bourbon Tasting
23 Feb 2017 Dingle: Tullamore visits Dingle
18 Jan 2017 Dingle Goes Up in Smoke
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!
18 Aug 2016 Dingle Event: Bushmills: An Odour of History, A Taste of the Future. Sold Out
21 Jul 2016 Dingle Chapter: Smoke on the Water: Peated Malts in Dingle Harbour
23 Jun 2016 Dingle Chapter: IDL distillery visits Dingle SOLD OUT
19 May 2016 Dingle Chapter: Walsh distillery, Sold Out
21 Apr 2016 Dingle Chapter: Teeling distillery visits Dingle SOLD OUT
01 Apr 2016 Dingle Event: 2016 IWS John Benny’s pub
10 Apr 2015 Dingle Event: 2015 IWS Benner's Hotel
04 Apr 2014 Dingle Event: 2014 IWS Dick Macks Pub
05 Apr 2013 Dingle Event 2013-1st Dingle Tasting; IWS Dick Macks pub


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