Wexford Tasting - The Wren's Nest

  • 07 Mar 2014
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • The Wren's Nest Custom House Quay, Wexford Town, County Wexford
  • 40

Registration

  • Special price for members

Fancy a weekend in the Sunny South-East?  On Friday, March 7th, we’ll be taking a liquid field trip to Wexford, a city and county loaded with the artifacts of its own rich whiskey history. From Edermine House, the ancestral estate of the Powers family, to the ruins of Nicholas Devereux’s Bishop’s Water distillery, to the largely forgotten site where John Jameson’s younger relation Andrew Jameson once built a distillery, we’ll be taking a ramble through the past with a selection of locally relevant tipples and the insightful guidance of our very own Wexfordian whiskey-phile, Willie Murphy.  Equidistant between Dublin and Cork, we hope this may also be an opportunity for interested tipplers from our society’s two chapters to meet and mingle at the Wren's Nest pub in the Wexford middle.


“Pot Still Will” has been hard at work preparing a line up of peculiar trips, peculiar tales, and even more peculiar tipples for the weekend, as well as accommodation details for anyone interested in fording Wexford’s liquid history!


Whiskeys


Note: At the end of the night we vote for our favourite whiskey. Number of votes and placing are included in the tables below.

1. Blantons Special Reserve


ABV 40%
Age
Type Bourbon Single Barrel
Finish -
Distillery
Region
Distilled
Bottled 2012
Votes
Place
Notes This was an interesting young bourbon. 


2. Frysk Hynder Single Malt


ABV 40%
Age
Type
Finish -
Distillery
Region Netherlands
Distilled 14-04-03
Bottled 18-05-06
Votes
Place
Notes This was a well presented bottle but suffered from being bottled to early. 


3. 
Cárn Mór 1973 Single Barrel

ABV 58.9%
Age 35 years
Type Single Grain
Finish -
Distillery Northern Distillery
Region Scotland
Distilled
Bottled
Votes
Place
Notes

This came from the northern distillery which closed in 1980. 

Very old and probably the worse for it. Opened well with water. 


4. Tyrconnell Single Malt


ABV 40%
Age NAS
Type Single Malt
Finish -
Distillery
Region
Distilled
Bottled
Votes
Place
Notes Entry level Tyrconnell which everyone seemed to enjoy. 


5. Ardbeg


ABV 46%
Age 10 years
Type Single Malt
Finish -
Distillery
Region Islay
Distilled
Bottled
Votes
Place
Notes Not well received on the night


6. Jameson Marconi


ABV 40%
Age NAS
Type
Finish -
Distillery
Region
Distilled
Bottled
Votes
Place
Notes Virgin oak was used in the blend. A very well received whiskey. 


7. Powers John's Lane


ABV 46%
Age 12 years
Type
Finish -
Distillery
Region
Distilled
Bottled
Votes
Place
Notes This was the clear favourite on the night. 

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