For our next tasting, the Dingle chapter of the Irish Whiskey Society will once again welcome you all to an improved version of what was one of the whiskey tastings of the year in 2017, not just in the town but the entire country! During this year we have been lucky indeed to have had several whiskey ambassadors’ from Ireland’s distillery’s travel to Dingle to present their wares to us and for October’s whiskey tasting, we hope to expand on that theme. IWS Dingle have arranged to have up to eight of them in the same room together and just to add a bit of craic and a further twist to the standard tasting format, they will present each other’s whiskeys blind. In other words, they will be presenting not their own brands but those of the other presenters, without knowing just what it is they are presenting.
We look forward to having them explain to us just what it is that motivates them to do what they do, what their own favourite drams are and just where they see Irish whiskey in ten or even twenty years’ time. As usual, they will be open to questions from our expert audience and there are bound to be a lot of laughs on the evening. There will also be some food provided on the night.
We may also be fortunate enough to witness Crystal Master Craftsman, Sean Daly demonstrate just how he produces those beautiful Dingle Crystal whiskey glasses.
There will be a bus provided and this will pick up attendees at 19.15 hours outside John Benny's pub, Strand St or people can make their own way to the workshop.
1. Writer's Tears 9 month Cognac finish abv 46%
2. Powers 21 year old Cask 71751 sample abv 51%
3. Dunvilles 17 year old Port Maurent Rum cask abv 57.1%
4. IWS Teeling Carcavelos Port finish abv 57.6%
5. Dingle Pot Still cask sample abv 46%
6. Irish Distillers 20 year old cask sample abv 60.8%
7. Tyrconnell 16 year old abv 46%
8. Kilbeggan Rye 46%