Cork Whiskey Society

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    • 29 Oct 2019
    • 18:30 - 21:00
    • Secret Speakeasy Venue, Cork City
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    Tue 29th Oct - Prohibition Tasting @ Secret Speakeasy Venue   

    We are going back in time, 100 years to be exact, to the land of Prohibition America. On the morning of 29TH October 1919, Americans awoke to the news that the US Congress had ratified the Volstead Act, which prohibited the manufacture, transport and sale of intoxicating liquors.

    Struggling suffragists, bigoted nationalists, shameless politicians, ruthless gangsters, flamboyant musicians, fabulous flappers, crafty bootleggers and crooked cops all played their part in making this the time of the well-lubricated Swinging 20's, rather than the bone-dry industrious era it was meant to become.

    On the night we will sample genuine antique whiskeys that tell the story of Prohibition, the very spirits that were actually consumed in America during the 1920's and 1930's. One US Rye whiskey, in our possession, was distilled in 1917. Another is a 1930's Canadian whiskey that was smuggled across the border as bootleg liquor to thirsty Americans. 

    This is a members-only event and registered guests will be informed, by private E-mail, of the mystery Cork city venue. Please "speak easy" on this matter and keep the venue information to yourself. We wish to avoid an unexpected raid by Federal Prohibition Agents.




Past events

7 Oct 2019 Rare Jameson Whiskey Tasting @ The Old Oak
22 Sep 2019 Clonakilty Distillery Visit & Society Cask Filling
11 Sep 2019 Decades of Jameson Distillery Reserves @ the Oyster Tavern
29 Aug 2019 Premium Island Rums & Caribbean Fish Gumbo by the Sea @ Cronin's Pub, Crosshaven
1 Aug 2019 Help judge the Irish Whiskey Awards 2019 - "Session 2" Blind Tasting/Judging @ Crawford & Co
26 Jul 2019 BBQ, Whiskey & Cocktails @ Collins Barracks on the Hill
20 Jul 2019 Help judge the Irish Whiskey Awards 2019 - "Session 1" Blind Tasting/Judging @ Crawford & Co
12 Jun 2019 Redbreast 2nd Edition Dream Cask @ Nana's
27 May 2019 Gourmet Food & Power's Whiskey @ The Cornstore
7 May 2019 Green Spot 1991 26 YO @ The Shelbourne (Whiskey Pub Series)
17 Apr 2019 The Best of Irish @ Crawford & Co
27 Mar 2019 Glendalough Distillery - Craft Spirits from the Wicklow Mountains
11 Mar 2019 An Islay Whisky Journey with Fionnan O' Connor @ The Oyster Tavern
6 Mar 2019 An Evening of Food & Entertainment to celebrate Paddy Flaherty
27 Feb 2019 A night with Stephen Magennis
30 Jan 2019 Burns Supper - Scottish Whisky, Haggis & Music
20 Dec 2018 SOLD OUT - Member Registration (December)
21 Nov 2018 The Story of Whiskey Blending @ The Hidden Attic
16 Nov 2018 Festive Christmas Event @ St Peters
22 Oct 2018 Rare Cork Whiskeys @ The Old Oak
2 Oct 2018 New Irish Expressions @ CoqBull
9 Sep 2018 Cork Whiskey Society on Tour (Ulster) - "Belfast and Bushmills"
6 Sep 2018 Help judge the Irish Whiskey Awards 2018 - "Session 2" Blind Tasting/Judging @ Rearden's of Washington St
25 Aug 2018 Help judge the Irish Whiskey Awards 2018 - "Session 1" Blind Tasting/Judging @ Holy Smoke, Mardyke
23 Aug 2018 Mexican Food, Cocktails & Tequila/Mescal Tasting @ Tequila Jacks
12 Jul 2018 Cocktails, Bourbon & Mad Fish Stew by the Sea
6 Jul 2018 Launch of Irishman Founders Reserve Caribbean Cask Finish
6 Jun 2018 Glendalough Distillery Poitín, Whiskeys & Cocktails
7 May 2018 Cocktails, Pizza and Rye Whiskey - Investigating all things "RYE"
12 Apr 2018 TEELING "The Spirit of Dublin, a Craft Revival"
22 Mar 2018 Cork Whiskey Society on Tour (Munster) - "The Kingdom"
12 Feb 2018 AGM + Redbreast Single Cask Tasting - "Discover what all the hush is about"
25 Jan 2018 Burns Night Supper - Scotch, Poetry & Haggis
11 Jan 2018 Eats & Whiskey Cocktail Treats @ CASK
5 Dec 2017 Midleton Whiskey - "A Tale of Two Legendary Distilleries - Old & New"
29 Nov 2017 West Cork Distillers - "The Glengarriff Series"
13 Nov 2017 Mitchell & Son SPOT Whiskeys - "For those in the Know"
1 Nov 2017 "The Irishman meets The Sicilian inc. Writers Tears 2017 & Irishman CS 2017"
26 Sep 2017 2016 Irish Whiskey Award Winners inc. "Marrowbone Lane" Midleton single cask
9 Sep 2017 Irish Whiskey Awards 2017 - "Session 2" Blind Tasting/Judging & BBQ for Members @ Coughlan's
2 Sep 2017 Irish Whiskey Awards 2017 - "Session 1" Blind Tasting/Judging & BBQ for Members @ Coughlan's
23 Aug 2017 CRAFT MATES & Pizza @ The Franciscan Well, Cork
9 Aug 2017 Pearse Irish Whiskey @ The Shelbourne, Cork
31 Jul 2017 Summer ROAD Trip to West Cork Distillers in Skibbereen
15 Jul 2017 Summer TRAIN Trip to Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder, Killarney
23 Jun 2017 Cork Whiskey Walk & Heritage Pubs
8 Jun 2017 "Hennessy by the Sea" @ The Folkhouse, Kinsale
8 May 2017 A Tribute to "Jameson 12"
10 Apr 2017 A Sensory Journey through Irish Whiskey History
27 Mar 2017 "Wonderful Woods" - A Global Investigation
13 Mar 2017 Road Trip to Walsh Distillery in Carlow
8 Mar 2017 METHOD & MADNESS Flash Tasting
28 Feb 2017 A Taste of "Royal Oak" - Writers Tears, Irishman
8 Feb 2017 Bruichladdich - Progressive Hebridean Distillers
23 Jan 2017 Tullamore Dew - the Legendary Irish Whiskey
14 Dec 2016 A Taste of "West Cork Distillers" Finest
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