Islay comes to Dingle

  • 07 Dec 2018
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Dick Macks pub
  • 10


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Every two years an intrepid duo from Dingle visit the Islay Whiskey Festival in Scotland and return with bounty galore  for our Dingle members to enjoy and this year is no different, except that this time they were joined in their quest by the legendary cyclist; Dowdy.

For those unfamiliar with the style, the small Hebridean island of Islay has been considered the heart of smoky, iodine tinted, phenol-forward malts virtually since the middle ages and continues to hold an almost cult like standing in the hearts of single malt drinkers to this day. For those who are familiar with the style, rest assured that these won’t be your typical Illeachs either. Once a year at the end of May, Islay throws itself a good old-fashioned ceilidh oiled with music, dance, Gàidhlig lessons, dining and specially seasoned masterpieces from each of its proud distilleries. Last May/June, Peter, Finn & Eamonn set out to collect as many of these once-off bottlings as possible to share with our membership and the three of them will walk us through the wonders of the bottles they’ve returned with. So don't miss out on what we’re confident will stand as one of the finest scotch tastings our society has ever run as we toast the achievements of our old Celtic cousins with the finest cuts from their legendary casks.

Join IWS Dingle in their final tasting of 2018 where we will get an opportunity to taste one-off whiskeys distilled for the festival and which have been lovingly returned to Dingle for this special occasion. We will also have a couple of very, very special bottlings to release on an unsuspecting membership.

Members are guaranteed never to taste some of these special drams again.

NB. No cash accepted on the night.

Book on line at under 'Events'

 Whiskeys Tasted

1 Redbreast Dream Cask 32 year old abv 46.5%

2 Irishman/Dick Macks Coffee Stout collaboration abv 48%

3 Finlaggan 2009 Feis Ile release abv 50%

4 Kilchoman 11 year old Feis Ile 2018 release abv 55.5%

5 Bowmore 15 year old Oloroso Feis Ile 2018 release abv 52.5%

6 Laphroaig Batch 10 c/s Feis Ile 2018 release abv 55.8%

7 Port Charlotte Oloroso 2005 Feis Ile 2018 valinch abv 59.3%

8 Bunnahabhain Moine Oloroso 2007 Feis Ile release abv 59.5%

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