Two for the Show, Three to Get Ready - Double and Triple Distillation in Modern Irish Whiskey
For most of the 20th century Irish pot still and malt whiskey was distilled three times. Cooley Distillery re-introduced double distillation to Ireland and many newer (and older) Irish distilleries are now producing batches of both double and triple distilled spirit.
This month the Irish Whiskey Society is exploring double and triple distillation across a range of Irish whiskey styles - blends, single malts and pot stills - which use a variety of maturation methods, and from old and new whiskey brands. We will explore what difference double or triple distillation makes to the production, maturation and most importantly to the taste. And to that end, we will introduce you to some fun ideas for palate cleansing to enhance your enjoyment.
The tasting will be presented by Irish Whiskey Society stalwarts Rachel Lindsay and Liam Smith.
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.