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    • 08 Nov 2019
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • TBC
    • 21

    Sherry and whiskey: They’re the original odd couple of the drinking world. It’s been almost three hundred years since the tipples of Ireland and Scotland first fell in love with the used wine casks of Andalusia and they’re still inseparable to this day. Modern classics such as our very own Redbreast or Scotland’s luxurious Speysiders owe their signature tastes to the inspired love song of grain to grape that took place as they aged.

    That relationship has grown more complicated over the centuries and has expanded from the original sweet and Oloroso sherries that the Spaniards earmarked for northern export to include a whole range of fortified wines including sherry’s close cousins port and Madeira as well as an ever-expanding gambit of sweet and dry wine finishes. But how well do you really know your classic Oloroso from your Fino or your Pedro Ximenez? Know the difference between port and Madeira fortification? Know what to expect from a vatting of different wine finishes?

    To understand the intricacies of that relationship and the balancing act between a whiskey’s intrinsic flavours and the influence of the barrel, our resident chef Trevis Gleason will give us an interesting take on whiskey tasting. Many will know the importance that wood has on Irish whiskey.  We all have our favourite casks be they Bourbon, sherry, port, etc.

    For this evening in the woods, we'll taste whiskey from the casks as well as the previous occupants of the barrels.  Side-by-side we'll sample the former and latter tenants of oak to see what the first fill took from and gave to the wood, then what was passed on to whiskey in turn.

    Because, why "wooden't" we???

    We may even get an opportunity to meet the new Dingle distiller, Graham Coull on the evening. Graham has jsut finished up at Glen Moray distillery in Scotland and we look forward to welcoming him to Dingle.

    Whiskeys Tasted


Past events

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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