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    • 24 Jun 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • IWS Online
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    IWS Online: World  Whiskey Tasting 

    Thursday 24th June 2021 at 7:30pm IST

    IWS Online LiveStream 

    We are delighted to announce our next June tasting, which focuses on the "World" whiskeys. Each expression distilled in countries, which are not usually associated with whiskey production.

    We will have a chanceto taste amazing expressions from Japan, Australia, Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Each expression will be presented by the representative from the brand, which will give our members a chance to learn about the distillery and the history of the brand.

    All expressionare unique not only due to location of distillery but also the innovation in whiskey production or maturation. Some whiskeys we will try during the tasting are already sold out and unavailable to purchase due to high demand.

    Line Up:

    1. Nikka (Japan)

    Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky. 100% malt distilled in a Coffey (continuous) still. 45% ABV

    2. Belgrove (Tasmania)

    Belgrove Oat Whisky Batch 5. Blend of 2 casks, one previously held a Tasmanian Malt Whisky and the other a Tasmanian Pinot Noir. 52.3% ABV

    3. Mackmyra (Sweden)

    Mackmyra Svensk Ek. Matured in Swedish oak trees planted on the island of Visingsö. 46.1% ABV

    4. Stauning(Denmark)

    Stauning El Clásico. First Rye whiskey matured in Vermouth casks 45.7% ABV

    5. Bivrost - Aurora Spirits (Norway)

    Bivrost Muspelheim Single Malt Whisky is handcrafted under the glow of the Northern Lights, at the foot of the majestic Lyngen Alps, at 69 °N. Made from peated barley, fermented with glacial meltwater and distilled in hi-tech still. Matured in Bourbon and ex Islay casks. 46% ABV

    Booking opens on Monday 14th of June at 6.00pm. The packs will be dispatched the week before the event so please book your place in good time. Please ensure to complete the event registration delivery form correctly to ensure your sample pack is delivered on time.

    Our thanks to Bart & Garrett for filling, packing and dispatching the packs, Michael for his assistance with shipping and Brian for general event support.

    Once you have registered it is necessary to complete payment via PayPal to secure your booking. Please read the Terms & Conditions:  https://www.irishwhiskeysociety.com/Virtual-tasting-terms-conditions/

    The event LiveStream will begin at 7:30pm on Thursday 24th of June and is for members only. You will receive a link to the live stream in advance of the tasting. Make sure you are ready with your whiskey tasting glass(es), water and think about any questions you might like to ask on the night or you can email them in beforehand to: info@irishwhiskeysociety.com

    We are looking forward to seeing you there.

    IWS Events Team

    • 05 Jul 2021
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+01:00)
    • 09 Aug 2021
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • At Home
    • 0

    Irish Whiskey Awards Virtual Judging (Blind Tasting)

    We are delighted to let you know the Society has been invited to participate in this year’s Irish Whiskey Awards Judging (Blind Tasting). The Irish Whiskey Society and the Dingle Chapter have been offered the opportunity to take part.

    There were limited packs available, waiting list is now full.

    Please Note: By signing up you are committing to completing and submitting your score sheets for the Irish Whiskey Awards before Aug 9th 2021. As part of the registration process you are agreeing to you name and email being shared with the Irish Whisky Awards.

    Please, only register if you are willing to take on the judging task and agree to complete and submit your score sheets before Aug 9th. The Irish Whiskey Awards team have worked very hard preparing the samples and are providing them to the society at no cost, you cannot participate in sampling the whiskies without judging and submitting your score sheet on time.

    We are being invited to participate in this event virtually this year, packs will be available for collection from Dublin City Centre (free) or shipped (cost to cover shipping) during the second week of July, more details will be provided to those registered.

    For those selecting the shipping option your address and Eircode/Post code will be required in order to ship a pack to you. Packs can only be dispatched on the Island of Ireland. Please read the Terms & Conditions

    The awards team have decanted the sample bottles (20ml measures) into sets so that society members can taste these in the comfort of their own home. The categories are split up into 4 separate packs. Members will receive one pack and not know what categories they are judging so the tasting is 100% blind. There will be roughly 33-44 whiskies in a pack. 

    The sample pack will be clearly outlined for the society members which will include a score sheet and guidelines for judging. We recommend all members to judge on a full stomach, have water to hand and use spittoons.

    Irish Whiskey Awards categories are as follows:

    • Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey (11 Years & Younger, inc Non-Age Statement)
    • Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey (12 Years & Older)
    • Irish Single Malt Whiskey (11 Years & Younger, inc Non Age Statement)
    • Irish Single Malt Whiskey (12 - 15 Years)
    • Irish Single Malt Whiskey (16 Years & Older)
    • Irish Blended Whiskey (Non-Age Statement)
    • Irish Blended Whiskey (Age Statement)
    • Irish Blended Whiskey (Limited Release)
    • Irish Single Cask Whiskey
    • Irish Cask Strength Whiskey
    • Irish Grain Whiskey
    • NEW Irish Whiskey — only distilleries open 3-6 years can enter and it must be distilled on site.

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