Have you opened your bottle yet? Well then. If you have, you know exactly why we want to celebrate. If you haven’t and you don't know, good news! You don’t need to because we’re having a launch! On Thursday June 2nd, we’ll be inviting our members and distilling industry colleagues to Wynn’s Hotel for a taste of some lovely pot still and the first official pouring from our own 2016 Marrowbone Lane commemorative bottling. This launch, along with the bottling itself, marks the second and centerpiece event in our four part 2016 commemoration of Dublin’s historical “big four” distilleries. During the era of the Easter Rising, old legends like John’s Lane and Bow Street would have been regarded as the crème de la craythur of old Irish pot still while their bulbous pots and tall chimneys cast a long shadow over both international glasses and the landscape of Dublin itself.
Today, all four of these distilleries have ceased production along with the city’s smaller operations and although brands like Jameson of Bow Street survived in blended form, all that's left of their cousins across the Liffey are the street name itself and a couple of stone walls that survived demolition. Those walls, which also sheltered the last rebel garrison to lay down its arms, still stand as a ghostly reminder of the world class liquids once produced within them but nothing liquid now remains with which to toast that old pot still heritage that came so close to extinction. Until today. So join us on the 2nd as we raise a glass of trad pot to old Dublin distilling and to the viscous oils, musty aromas, and pot still spices that first put Marrowbone Lane (and Dublin itself) on the fine spirits map.
This is a member's only event, so take advantage of the opportunity to share in this celebration of our society's new exclusive bottling! The launch starts at 7:30PM.
Please wait in the Bar to allow us to set up the event.
Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.
The Irish Whiskey Society is proud to offer the right to subscribe to one bottle of Pot Still inspired by the centenary of 1916.
We expect the bottles to be available after Easter which is time appropriate given the theme of this bottling, commemorating the events of 1916, during this special year.
A liquid brief was drawn up and submitted to IDL. Our intention was to attempt to replicate the whiskey which would have been consumed in Dublin around that time. IDL took this on board and supplied us with 3 samples for a blind tasting and Option 1 was selected after taking all factors into consideration and is now available for member subscriptions.
When supplying this brief to IDL, we had to bear in mind that whiskey of that era would not have been aged for a substantial period of time before it was consumed. Therefore the whiskey we have chosen is 11 years old and is a heavy pot still in keeping with tradition. It was distilled in January 2005 and spent 7 years in a refill bourbon cask and then in March 2012 it was re-casked into a first fill Oloroso sherry butt for 4 more years of aging. The initial Pot spices are balanced with the 4 years finishing in the sherry cask.
In order to properly manage cash flow, ALL bottles will be offered by pre-subscription only. Everyone will be offered the chance to subscribe to up to 2 bottles each on a 'first come, first serve basis.' and the subscription per bottle is €125 .
Bottles can be collected in Dublin once they are available, no later than 4 weeks after they are made available.
The Irish Whiskey Society is proud to offer the right to subscribe to one bottle of Single Pot Still inspired by the centenary of 1916.
In order to properly manage cash flow, ALL bottles will be offered by pre-subscription only. Everyone will be offered the chance to subscribe to up to 2 bottles each on a 'first come, first served basis.' and the subscription per bottle is €125 .
In order to properly manage cash flow, ALL bottles will be offered by pre-subscription only. Bottles are offered on a 'first come, first serve basis.' and the subscription per bottle is €125 and payment must be completed within 24 hours .