For our June tasting, IWS Dingle are both delighted & privileged to welcome back the Midleton Masters: Kevin O Gorman, Master of Maturation; Ger Buckley, 5th Generation Midleton Master Cooper; Dave McCabe of Midleton Academy and Ireland's legendary whiskey Icon, Ger Garland to the town.
We say privileged because it is only possible to get these legends together on just a very few occasions during the year and for us to be able to welcome them all back to Dingle after last year's extravaganza is extremely fortunate indeed. Each will explain just how Midleton make their precious whiskey and Ger Buckley will disassemble and assemble a cask for us, using the tools handed down to him by his predecessors. This generated huge interest in Dick Macks yard last year and given that Ger may consider retirement over the next few years, this is a rare opportunity indeed for us to witness a cask deconstruction a second time.
We will also get a unique opportunity to sample some whiskeys which we may never get to taste again. There will be some very cracking whiskeys to be imbibed which will be truly special and perhaps an idea of what Irish Distillers have coming down the line!!! Nobody who attended last years event will forget the excellent 31 year old grain whiskey which we devoured on the night.
The evening will begin with the cask demonstration by Ger Buckley in the yard of Dick Macks and this part of the evening is free to all. The tasting will take place after this in Benners Hotel which is a short walk away on Main Street.
We cannot implore you all enough to get booking asap as this event will sell out in record time. This will be a very special evening indeed.
NB. No cash accepted on the night.
Book on line at www.irishwhiskeysociety.com under 'Events'
1 Jameson 18 Batch 2 abv 55.1%
2 Marsala Red Spot component sample 20 year old abv 57.9%
3 Red Spot Cask Strength 15 year old abv 56.8%
4 Redbreast Lustau Cask Strength 11 year old abv 57.6%
5 Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve abv 46%
6 Redbreast Dreamcask 32 abv 46.5%