Dublin Event: AGM and President's Selection

  • 29 Nov 2012
  • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Brooks Hotel, Drury Street, Dublin 2.
  • 40

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It's the end of another successful year where there were a number of new and interesting whiskeys to taste.

As always we have our AGM where we run through the current state of the society, outline some of the plans for next year and elect a new committee.

Following the formalities we then embark upon the President's Selection. Outgoing president, Leo Phelan, will select some of his favourites and present them to us. He'll have a tough time following his selection last year.

Note the early start time to allow us hold the AGM, we'll then clear the room and set up for the tasting. All members are welcome to attend the AGM, however only those who book for the event may remain for the tasting.

Doors open: 6:30pm (for AGM)
Tasting begins: 8:00pm sharp


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. Concannon Irish Whiskey

ABV 40% Age NAS
Type Blend Finish
Distillery Cooley Region Ireland
Distilled
Bottled
Votes
Place
Notes
A blend of 4-year old bourbon-matured single malt, single grain and single malt finished in Concannon's own petite sirah casks for 4 months.
Bottled for Concannon, a Californian wine producer.

2. Bushmills 1608 400th Anniversary Edition

ABV 46% Age NAS
Type Blend Finish -
Distillery Bushmills Region Ireland
Distilled
Bottled
Votes
Place
Notes
Notable for the use of crystal malt
Mostly malt, less than 10% grain

3. Yellow Spot

ABV 46% Age 12
Type Single pot still Finish -
Distillery
Region Ireland
Distilled
Bottled
Votes
Place
Notes
A combination of spirits matured in bourbon, sherry and malaga casks.

4. Bushmills Distiller's Reserve Sherry Single Cask 1985

ABV 56.5% Age NAS
Type Single malt Finish -
Distillery Bushmills Region Ireland
Distilled 1985 Bottled
Votes
Place
Notes
About 15 years old
Aged entirely in a sherry butt
Cask number: 15183
Selected by Master Distiller, David Quinn

5. Writers Tears Cask Strength 2012

ABV 52% Age NAS
Type Single pot still / malt blend Finish -
Distillery Y'know... Region Ireland
Distilled
Bottled 10 Oct 2012
Votes
Place
Notes
Not chill-filtered
1,800 bottles
Perhaps 7-23 years old
Blend of 1st-fill bourbon casks (pot still & malt)

6. Irish Whiskey Society Single Cask

ABV 56% Age 17
Type Single pot still Finish -
Distillery Midleton Region Ireland
Distilled 13 January 1995 Bottled 17 October 2012
Votes
Place
Notes
Bottled for the Irish Whiskey Society
First-fill bourbon cask
Cask number: 1038
Non-chill filtered
204 bottles

7. Connemara 18yo Single Cask Amontillado Finish

ABV 46% Age 18
Type Single malt Finish Emilio Hidalgo Amontillado
Distillery Cooley Region Ireland
Distilled 31 August 1992 Bottled 12 May 2011
Votes
Place
Notes
Bottled for the Celtic Whiskey Shop
Around 665 bottles

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