29 September, Wynn's Hotel, 7:30pm
Tickets also available for members' guests and non-members
Back by popular demand, following her first sell out IWS tasting Cathryn Bell returns to compare whiskies finished or matured in sherry casks with the sherry they were aged in.
The multi-award winning sommelier Cathryn Bell (@CathrynBellsomm) originally from Wales, has expertly matched wine and cuisine in some of the best establishments in Ireland such as Ashford Castle, Chapter One, and most recently at the double Michelin starred Aimsir.
Now based in Dublin, she runs the wine consultancy winerover.ie. As a sommelier, she has always loved connecting with people, and the vinous match-making between people and food.
For this event Cathryn has carefully selected four rare and unusual sherries, from the 7 different sherry styles. These range from the bone dry to the sweetest, and she has selected the best examples of each style to compare to their relative whiskies so that we can better see and understand the impact of these sherries on the whiskies.
This will not be a winter's tale that Harvey tells his uncle Pepe, but an exploration of the finest wines from Jerez and how they have contributed to the whiskey tradition.
The line up includes:
Bodegas de La Riva Manzanilla Fina Miraflores
Valdespino Oloroso Don Gonzalo VOS
Equipos La Bota 102 Palo Cortado
Callejuela Pedro Ximenez
OBAN Distillers Edition 2007 - 2021 (Fino finish)
Equipo Navazos La Bota de Malt Whisky (Oloroso finish)
Royal Brackla 18 Year Old Palo Cortado Sherry Cask Finish
Teeling Whiskey CWS Single Pot Still Single Cask (Chestnut PX finish)
Event Booking Terms & Conditions:
It's that time of the year again when the ambassadors who have been plodding the country and globe to raise awareness of what we already know, that Irish whiskey is the best in the world, return to Dingle to show us just what they have been showcasing and perhaps give us a sneak preview of what may coming down the tracks. With a twist.
IWS Dingle Chapter hope to have several of our industry's most affable, entertaining and knowledgeable whiskey ambassadors 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.
We may also be fortunate enough to witness Crystal Master Craftsman, Sean Daly demonstrate just how he produces those beautiful Dingle Crystal whiskey glasses..
When signing up you will be asked to agree to the Dingle Chapter In-Person Event Terms & Conditions.
We would like to extend a very special thanks to both Sean & Adam Daly for hosting this event for us.
There will be a bus provided to bring attendees to the event from both Inch and Dingle and back to the town afterwards and this will leave Inch at a time and location to be arranged and John Bennys pub on Strand Street at 19.15.