To celebrate our recent participation in judging Irish whiskeys for the 2017 Irish Whiskey Awards, we have decided to look back, and sample, the 2016 winners. Those who book this event may also bring along a non-member guest at the discounted member rate.
It will be great to sample last years winners as we look towards the 2017 Irish Whiskey Awards taking place on Thurday October 19th in Bow Street, Dublin.
Knappogue Castle 14 YO Twin Wood was named the best overall Irish whiskey of 2016. For this event, we will showcase each of the 2016 winners from the various categories:
As the oldest licensed distillery of its kind in Ireland, the Kilbeggan Distilling Company has seen its share of trials and triumphs. Founded in 1757, the distillery spent the next 200 years making a whiskey beloved the world over. So when tough times ground its gears to a halt, the town came together to save the whiskey that built the town. It wasn’t quick or easy, but they persevered. Today, every bottle produced stands as proof that the spirit of Kilbeggan never wavered.
To taste on the night we have been lucky enough to acquire original Locke's Kilbeggan Pure Pot Still whiskey that was laid down to its peaceful slumber sometime before the mid-1950's.
We are delighted to also sample the best of what new Kilbeggan has to offer us today. Kilbeggan Whiskey Co. ambassador, Mr Stephen Magennis, will showcase some of his own private Cooley stock, including 2 unnamed cask strength expressions and a 25 YO Single Cask, and a fine selection of modern Kilbeggan;
Please note that registrations for this event are closed for now. Bookings can be made from 1st October for members and from 5th October for non-members.
The distillers at Royal Oak have recently released a pair of limited edition wine finished Irishman expressions.
In 2015 Bernard Walsh travelled to the Florio winery in the picturesque town of Marsala, Sicily.Once he tasted the famously sweet Marsala wines in the aromatic Florio cellars, he became convinced of the potential for finishing his signature whiskey in these Marsala wine casks. Bernard personally selected 10 Hogshead casks to return to Ireland for filling with "Irishman Founder's Reserve", with one cask specifically set aside to be filled with "The Irishman 12 Year Old Single Malt" for a minimum 12 month finish and release as a cask strength edition.
Walsh have kindly offered to share these new expressions with us so please join us on the night to sample these Marsala tainted beauties, alongside a selection of the current range, including Writers Tears Redhead, Writers Tears Copper Pot and the Irishman 17 YO Single Malt Single Sherry Cask.
Please note that registrations for this event are closed for now but will open for bookings from 1st October for members and from 5th October for non-members.
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