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    • 01 Jun 2023
    • 7:00 PM
    • 30 Jun 2023
    • 12:00 AM
    • Bottles will be posted directly to you. Collection not available.
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    The Cask That Jack Built

    Round 2 Subscriptions 

    This is the opportunity to get a second bottle of the latest IWS bottling of - "The Cask That Jack Built".  Open to those with membership of 6 months or more (i.e. pre 1st Jan 2023). This is a unique single cask, single malt distilled by our own former president, in what is now a silent Irish distillery.

    Distilling in Carlow since October 2012 for Pearse Lyons on the same stills that are now located in their Dublin site, the retired distiller and former society president Dr Jack O'Shea laid down this cask of single malt whiskey in May 2013. That site would itself close with the completion of the Pearse Lyons distillery in Dublin.

    In October 2018, the single cask of malt was re-casked into a virgin American oak cask for a further four years of maturation and we are now pleased to offer bottle subscriptions to our members for this unique single cask. The whiskey is bottled at cask strength (59.1%) with no added colouring or chill filtration. In line with Constitution policy, bottles may only be subscribed for by Members (1 bottle each) who joined the Society BEFORE 1 JANUARY 2023.

    Any subscriptions placed that are not eligible will be cancelled and payments refunded.

    The subscription cost is €90, which covers the cost of postage and packaging to distribute bottles to members. For logistical reasons, bottles cannot be collected. 

    • 29 Jun 2023
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Wynn's Hotel, 35-39 Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1, D01 C9F8
    • 31

    Irish Whiskeys Coming Home

    29th June 2023, Wynn's Hotel, Dublin 1 &  stream on the IWS Youtube Channel

    Irish Whiskey exports crossed the €1Bn mark last year. It's an indication of the industry's strength and the growth in demand from global markets. Beyond our entry-level blends and widely distributed brands, how is Irish Whiskey doing on the international stage? We were curious so we sourced some foreign exclusives, limited edition releases that you can only get abroad, and brought them back home for our members to try.

    Aside from these fabulous whiskeys, the Society is also bringing back online tastings! We listened to members' feedback and know that some of you prefer this. We look forward to hosting our members around the country again and based on the success of this event, we'll hopefully conduct more.

    This event will be hosted by social media personalities and influencers, Matt and Rose Jones aka @TheWhiskeyNerd and @rosethewhiskeynoob. They have been producing entertaining and informative content about whiskey and cocktails on Youtube and Instagram. We are also lucky to have Matt as one of our volunteers as he's part of our Events Committee.

    The line-up is as follows:

    JJ Corry The Bridie (46% ABV) - An exclusive bottling for Milroy’s of Soho and The Proofing Room in London, UK

    The Whistler PX-Mas (46% ABV) - Released for the 2022 Christmas season and sold exclusively through retailers in Denmark

    Two Stacks Cherry Brandy Cask Finish (63% ABV) - The first batch release of this variant of the Two Stacks Blender's Cut collection, bottled exclusively for the Netherlands

    Bushmills 2011 Banyuls Cask (53.6%) - Part of the 2021 release of the Causeway Collection, exclusive to The Whisky Club in Australia  

    Teeling 13 YO Single Malt (57.3%) - A single cask release for WhiskyNet.hu in Hungary

    Redbreast Kentucky Oak (50.5% ABV) - The first of the American Oak series, a USA exclusive

    Booking opens on Wednesday 31st May at 7.00pm and there will be an option to purchase in-person and online tickets so please double-check you are selecting the correct one as the price for online is slightly higher to account for postage and packaging. 

    This will be a popular event, so please set a reminder to book on to secure your space. Join the waiting list to be notified if any spaces become free before the event.  It is necessary to register and complete payment via PayPal (within 15 minutes) to secure your booking. 

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25 May 2023 From Aqua Vitea to Whiskey
27 Apr 2023 Grape & Grain III
30 Mar 2023 Celebrating Women in Irish Whiskey
23 Feb 2023 6 Whisk(e)y Nations Tournament
26 Jan 2023 A Beer and A Chaser with Judith Boyle
06 Dec 2022 IWS Annual General Meeting 2022
24 Nov 2022 Phenomenal Powers: Jack O'Shea's President's Tasting 2022
27 Oct 2022 Paddy Through the Decades
29 Sep 2022 The Grape and the Grain: Part II
17 Sep 2022 Irish Whiskey Awards Judging Dingle (Sept 16)
17 Sep 2022 Irish Whiskey Awards Judging (Sept 17)
16 Sep 2022 Irish Whiskey Awards Judging Dingle (Sept 17)
10 Sep 2022 Irish Whiskey Awards Judging (Sept 10)
03 Sep 2022 Irish Whiskey Awards Judging (Sept 3)
25 Aug 2022 A Selection from the IWS Cellar
28 Jul 2022 A Tasting with Lough Ree.
30 Jun 2022 An Evening with Charlie MacLean
16 Jun 2022 IWS In Person: The Grape and the Grain
26 May 2022 IWS Online: Pearse Lyons Virtual Tasting Event
26 May 2022 IWS In-Person: Pearse Lyons Tour & Tasting 7 :15 p.m. Start
28 Apr 2022 Speyside Whisky Tasting & Judging
31 Mar 2022 IWS Online: Teeling Virtual Tasting Event
31 Mar 2022 IWS In-Person: Teeling Tour & Tasting 6:45PM Start
31 Mar 2022 IWS In-Person: Teeling Tour & Tasting 6:30PM Start
04 Mar 2022 IWS Dingle: Connacht Whiskey Tasting
24 Feb 2022 IWS Online: Bushmills Whiskey Tasting
10 Feb 2022 IWS Online: Connacht Whiskey Tasting
27 Jan 2022 IWS Online: Exploring Double and Triple Distilled Whisk(e)ys
16 Dec 2021 IWS Online: AGM 2021
02 Dec 2021 IWS Online: President's Tasting 2021
09 Nov 2021 IWS Online: Comparing & Contrasting Redbreast 12 Cask Strength
28 Oct 2021 IWS Online: Spot the Whiskey an evening with the core range of Spot Whiskeys and some special additions...
14 Oct 2021 IWS Online: Society 12 Year Anniversary President's Celebration #3 Throwback Twelves Tasting
30 Sep 2021 IWS Online: Paul John Whisky Tasting
09 Sep 2021 IWS Mid-Month Sept: An evening with JJ Corry
26 Aug 2021 IWS Online: Cask Advisory Group Team Tasting
12 Aug 2021 IWS Special Tasting Series: Rye Whiskey In Focus
29 Jul 2021 IWS Online: Hyde Whiskey Tasting
15 Jul 2021 IWS Special Tasting Series: Redbreast Stateside
24 Jun 2021 IWS Online: World Whiskey Tasting
10 Jun 2021 IWS Online: Proper Chocolate & Whiskey Paring
27 May 2021 IWS Online: Whiskey Tasting with Dingle Distillery
13 May 2021 IWS Special Tasting Series: Green Spot Single Casks in the Spotlight
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
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30 Jun 2020 IWS Online: Powerscourt Distillery - Fercullen Irish Whiskey Tasting
28 May 2020 Teeling Whiskey Tasting with Chief Technology Officer Alex Chasko
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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
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 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
31 Oct 2019 IWS Dublin: Over from Orkney - Highland Park
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26 Sep 2019 IWS Dublin: A Special visit to The Dublin Liberties Distillery
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29 Aug 2019 IWS Dublin: Knappogue Castle Whiskey Tasting
01 Aug 2019 IWS Dublin: Irish Whiskey Awards Judging Day 2: Blind Tasting
27 Jul 2019 IWS Dublin: Irish Whiskey Awards Judging Day 1: Blind Tasting
25 Jul 2019 IWS Dublin: Walsh Whiskey - A Selection of The Irishman and Writers' Tears
10 Jul 2019 IWS Dublin: Summer Social Event: Cocktail Night
27 Jun 2019 IWS Dublin: Tullamore D.E.W Tasting
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
28 Mar 2019 IWS Dublin: From the Highlands to Islay: Glenmorangie & Ardbeg
28 Feb 2019 IWS Dublin: Bushmills Whiskey Tasting
31 Jan 2019 IWS Dublin: Irish Whiskey Society 10 Year Celebration Tasting
05 Dec 2018 IWS Annual General Meeting (AGM)
29 Nov 2018 10 Year Anniversary Gala
24 Oct 2018 Teeling Distillery Visit and Tasting
30 Aug 2018 Independent Bottlers & Distilleries
30 Aug 2018 IWS Special General Meeting (SGM)
26 Jul 2018 Two for the Show, Three to Get Ready - Double and Triple Distillation in Modern Irish Whiskey
28 Jun 2018 Powers Whiskey Old & New
31 May 2018 Brown Forman Tasting
26 Apr 2018 A Gin and Whiskey Tasting with Glendalough
29 Mar 2018 Scotch Tasting with Diageo
29 Mar 2018 IWS General Meeting (EGM)
22 Feb 2018 An Evening with Kilbeggan Distilling Co.
25 Jan 2018 Pearse Lyons Distillery Visit
11 Dec 2017 Dublin: IWS Christmas Party 2017
30 Nov 2017 President's Tasting
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
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31 Aug 2017 Old vs. New: Pot Still Was and Pot Still Will
27 Jul 2017 The Jameson Bow Street Visit
29 Jun 2017 Oak on the Water....
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
30 Mar 2017 Discovering Whisky Chemistry with Dr. Gordon Steele
23 Feb 2017 Our most beloved whiskeys
23 Feb 2017 Dingle: Tullamore visits Dingle
26 Jan 2017 Bourbon It Up
09 Dec 2016 Dublin: IWS Christmas Party 2016
25 Nov 2016 AGM and Presidents Tasting 2016 (on a Friday)
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
28 Jul 2016 Dublin Chapter: A stroll through Speyside with Gavin D Smith
30 Jun 2016 Dublin Chapter: Holy Smoke: A Fine Cut From the Malts of the Fèis Ìle
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
28 Apr 2016 Dublin Chapter: Navigating High End Blends
31 Mar 2016 Dublin Tasting: Bushmills Tasting
25 Feb 2016 Dublin Event: Earthly Powers
28 Jan 2016 Dublin Tasting: Charles MacLean and the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society
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
24 Sep 2015 Meet the Distillery: The Teeling Whiskey Company
04 Sep 2015 Tullamore & Kilbeggan Distillery Visit
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28 May 2015 Dublin Event: Revolutions in Grain & Mash
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26 Mar 2015 Dublin Event: An introduction to Peated Whiskey
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29 Jan 2015 Dublin Event: Whiskey Recap of 2014
27 Nov 2014 Dublin Event: 2014 AGM & Presidents Selection
30 Oct 2014 Dublin Event: Meet the Distiller - The Teeling Whiskey Company
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
28 Aug 2014 Dublin Event: A Trip to the Speyside
31 Jul 2014 Dublin Event: Drink like a Dictator
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29 May 2014 Dublin Event: Dominics World Tasting
24 Apr 2014 Dublin Event: A trip to the Land of the Rising Sun
27 Mar 2014 Dublin Event: Single Pot Still Evening
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
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
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30 May 2013 Dublin Event: Bourbon and Beyond
25 Apr 2013 Dublin Event: An Evening with Dominic Roskrow
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
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