For the first time, Dingle members of the IWS will be invited to a blind tasting in order to sample and vote for the various whiskey's of the year for 2018. The results of this vote will be announced to all at the Irish Whiskey Awards which will be held this year in Slane Distillery on October 18, 2018.
The evening will involve sitting down to nose and taste whiskey from several different categories and to award points accordingly. Nobody will be told on the night just what they are tasting which makes this a very unique event.
This event will be free of charge and the event is open to fully paid up Irish Whiskey Society and Celtic Whiskey Club members only. This will be strictly applied.
As normal, there will be a tasting held in September, on Friday 14 at Foleys Bar in Inch. This event will be presented by our Dingle ladies and further details will be posted in due course.
This additional general meeting will take place before our Independent Bottlers and Distilleries tasting. We would love to have as many of the membership in attendance as possible!
So please book in (RSVP) and let us know you will be in attendance. There is no fee, but members must register as this meeting is open to members only.
This month the society is delighted to welcome five independent bottlers and distilleries. None of these brands have visited us in Wynns before, and we are very excited to taste their excellent spirits. You may expect a variety of whiskey styles and finishes, some new make and maybe even a cocktail. The visiting brands will be announced on our social media accounts so keep an eye out. Early booking is advised as this is a tasting not to be missed!
Members may now reserve a bottle of this very special expression created only for Irish Whiskey Society Members.
This bottling is an 11-year-old cask strength Single Malt. To make it rare and innovative, it was finished in a single Carcavelos White Port cask.
It has been bottled exclusively for the Irish Whiskey Society and cannot be found in any shops. It has been bottled at cask strength with no chill filtration.
And to add a bit of formality to recognise our 10 years of operation, we dressed it in a black tuxedo.
Members can now place their subscription for this at a Society low price of €80. A comparable retail price for this exceptional product would be over €100.
Delivery will be in about four weeks.
We are limiting initial sales to just one bottle per Member for the first few weeks. This is done to help monitor inventory and insure only Members are obtaining bottles. We will open a second round in a few weeks.
If you joined the society after 1 July 2018, as per our Constitution, you will be eligible to obtain a bottle six months from now, after 1 January 2019. If you order now – you WILL NOT GET a bottle.