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    • 25 Nov 2015
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Coughlan's of Douglas Street, Cork, Ireland,

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    - Hosted by John Cashman in Coughlan's of Douglas Street

    The Irish Whiskey Society Cork Chapter are pleased to announce another exclusive tasting. To celebrate the 200 year anniversary of the legendary Islay whisky Laphroaig, Mr John Cashman of Beam Suntory will guide us through the eccentricities of some of the finest peated whiskies money can buy.

    The venue is historical, the whisky is historical and we're quite sure that this event will also register as historical in the record books of our southern Chapter.

     As an added incentive, we are offering an EARLY BIRD discounted rate until the 10th November. To book your space, please click into the booking engine below:

    MORE DETAIL (with your whiskey?)
    Members of the Cork Chapter might well remember the Kilbeggan tasting of 2014 as hosted by John Cashman. The man from Cooley treated us to a fantastic presentation and even brought along some well aged whiskeys freshly drawn from the bonded warehouses. You may also recall that the Connemara 22 and Kilbeggan 21 expressions were bottled for sale soon after that nugget of market research in the Franciscan Well.

    Since those embryonic stages in the development of our own little chapter, Cooley/Kilbeggan have grown from strength to strength. First our northerly friends were attached to the ample bosom of Jim Beam, before that veritable American institution with Kilbeggan along for the ride, was subsequently swallowed Japanese style by Suntory to form the enlarged Beam Suntory.

    Jim Cashman now found himself in the peculiar, and quite enviable, position of having to familiarize himself with the history, production and flavour characteristics of whiskeys from as far afield as Japan, Scotland and the United States. One of these whiskeys is the worlds best-selling Islay single malt whisky, known simply as Laphroaig.

    Jim has kindly agreed to visit us on Wednesday November 25th at Coughlan's Bar & Beer Garden. Established almost two centuries ago on Douglas Street; Coughlans is a pub steeped in history, unspoiled and untarnished by the passage of time, held fondly in the hearts of regular patrons and loved in equal measure by new visitors alike. Since the early 1800's the Coughlan and Ellis families have plied their trade as Stone Masons, Publicans and Medical Practitioners on Douglas Street. As a listed building, elements of this history echo throughout; from the 1860's built stone walled beer garden, the original medical memorabilia and to the old bottling equipment which was once used to bottle "The Black Stuff" on these very premises.

    Such an historic venue will provide the ideal vintage atmosphere for a tasting that celebrates the 200th anniversary of Laphroaig whisky and will best showcase what Islay has to offer the whiskey lover.

    Laphroaig launched an unusual video, in celebration of its anniversary, as part of the brands popular and brutally honest "Opinions Welcome" campaign. The video stars a selection of locals from the island of Islay, off the west coast of Scotland, and their candid opinions on what Laphroaig tastes like to them personally.

    The locals wonderful remarks and opinion cover everything from "dark salted chocolate" to "the back of a dog's paw". Of all the smoke infused malts of Islay, it is Laphroaig that attracts the most extreme reactions, as shown in that film.

    Judging by his previous visit, Jim can be expected to bring along some serious whisky to taste on the night. Although we do not have details on the proposed whisky platter, a betting man would wager that of his selection, we will certainly sample the Laphroaig 200-Year Anniversary, Limited Edition 15 Year Old whisky.

    Reserve your spot now:

    • 26 Nov 2015
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Wynn's Hotel, Lower Abbey St., Dublin 1.
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    Dublin: IWS AGM & Presidents Tasting , Thursday November 26th

    It’s that time of year again! – When we throw out the budget, let our current president wow us with whatever whiskeys he choses, and all privately rush to the booking site to be sure of a seat for the well watered night of our annual (h)ard fheis. Peter has been working on this year’s lineup since his vice-presidency and, along with a Q&A overview of the society’s progress and future direction, attendees will be treated to some of the finest uisce beatha he could lay his fingers on this year. If you have any questions, concerns, or even roaring demands, now is the time to voice them as we invite all paid-up members to look inside the committee’s internal workings and offer your own opinions on the future of our shared society.

    This is a members-only event but all members from all society chapters are free to attend the pre-tasting AGM (19:00) free of charge.

    The tasting itself will begin at the regular time (20:00) and requires the usual booking and fee. Both events take place at Wynn’s Hotel and we invite any members interested in running for the open spots on next year’s committee (to be elected on the night) to get in touch with either the President or Vice-President as soon as possible. Hope to see you all there for some rather special small ones and some rather staggering announcements for our big plans next year!

Past events

29 Oct 2015 Is Three the Magic Number? Triple Distillation in Ireland, Scotland and the USA
28 Oct 2015 Cork Tasting - Technical Tasting + Hyde & Ryan
30 Sep 2015 Cork Tasting - An Exclusive Evening of Luxury Irish Whiskey's @ The CoqBull
24 Sep 2015 Meet the Distillery: The Teeling Whiskey Company
04 Sep 2015 Tullamore & Kilbeggan Distillery Visit
26 Aug 2015 Galway Event: At An Púcán
26 Aug 2015 Dublin Event: Summertime, Cocktail time at KOH
26 Aug 2015 Cork Event: Tennessee & Bourbon Whiskey, Cocktails & BBQ Event
30 Jul 2015 Dublin Event: New Distilleries Tasting
23 Jul 2015 Cork Event: Rum by the Sea
27 Jun 2015 Cork Event: BACK to the FUTURE @ Old Midleton Distillery
25 Jun 2015 Dublin Event: The American Rye Experience
06 Jun 2015 Dublin Event: Dublin Whiskey Walk
28 May 2015 Dublin Event: Revolutions in Grain & Mash
27 May 2015 Cork Event: Teeling at the Porterhouse: Take II!
18 May 2015 Dublin Event: Live Meet the Masters in The Foundry
30 Apr 2015 Dublin Event: Whiskey & Food Pairing
29 Apr 2015 Cork Event: Tullamore Dew & Chapter AGM
10 Apr 2015 Dingle Event: IWS Trip to Dingle
26 Mar 2015 Dublin Event: An introduction to Peated Whiskey
25 Mar 2015 Cork Event: “Sherry Amour” – The Love Affair between Whiskey & Sherry.
26 Feb 2015 Dublin Event: Meet the Distiller: Cooley’s Noel Sweeney
25 Feb 2015 Cork Tasting - Introduction to Grain Whiskey
29 Jan 2015 Dublin Event: Whiskey Recap of 2014
28 Jan 2015 Cork Event: Tribute to Burns night
10 Dec 2014 Cork Event: Christmas Party - Whiskey all Roundy
30 Nov 2014 Cork Event: Best of Irish
27 Nov 2014 Dublin Event: 2014 AGM & Presidents Selection
26 Nov 2014 Cork Event: Eight Degrees outside and inside
30 Oct 2014 Dublin Event: Meet the Distiller - The Teeling Whiskey Company
29 Oct 2014 Cork Event: Rising Sun over Cork
02 Oct 2014 Dublin Event: Tullamore D.E.W., the new distillery & Irish Whiskey in the US
25 Sep 2014 Dublin Event: Whiskey and Craft Beers
25 Sep 2014 Cork Event: A Taste of Cork's Whiskey History
28 Aug 2014 Dublin Event: A Trip to the Speyside
13 Aug 2014 Cork Event: Bourbon BBQ
31 Jul 2014 Dublin Event: Drink like a Dictator
09 Jul 2014 Dublin Event: Whiskey Cocktails
25 Jun 2014 Cork Event: Kilbeggan Experience
19 Jun 2014 Dublin Event: A very Dutch evening
29 May 2014 Dublin Event: Dominics World Tasting
21 May 2014 Cork Event: An evening with The Irishman
24 Apr 2014 Dublin Event: A trip to the Land of the Rising Sun
23 Apr 2014 Cork Event: Teeling Tasting at the Porterhouse
04 Apr 2014 Dingle Tasting - Dick Macks Pub
27 Mar 2014 Dublin Event: Single Pot Still Evening
07 Mar 2014 Wexford Tasting - The Wren's Nest
27 Feb 2014 Whiskey & Wine: The Craft of the Cask
30 Jan 2014 Dublin Event: Meet the Distiller Series - Midleton Masters
28 Nov 2013 Dublin Event: AGM & President's Selection
06 Nov 2013 Cork Event: Whiskey & Stout
31 Oct 2013 Dublin Event: Tri-nations Face off
25 Oct 2013 Carlingford Event: Carlingford Tasting
02 Oct 2013 Dublin Event: Exclusive Midleton Preview Evening
26 Sep 2013 Dublin Event: Celtic Whiskey Shop Selection
29 Aug 2013 Dublin Event: The Irish Distillery Tour
25 Jul 2013 Dublin Event: Whiskey and Beer
27 Jun 2013 Dublin Event: Canadian Whisky
05 Jun 2013 Dublin Event: Become a Master Whiskey Blender!
30 May 2013 Dublin Event: Bourbon and Beyond
25 Apr 2013 Dublin Event: An Evening with Dominic Roskrow
05 Apr 2013 Dingle Event: Dingle Tasting
28 Mar 2013 Dublin Event: Rebreast Revival
28 Feb 2013 Dublin Event: Whiskey & Chocolate
31 Jan 2013 Dublin Event: Whiskey Journeys
29 Nov 2012 Dublin Event: AGM and President's Selection
30 Oct 2012 Dublin Event: Launch of the exclusive Society bottle
25 Oct 2012 Dublin Event: My heart's in the Highlands
27 Sep 2012 Dublin Event: A Day at the Castle
30 Aug 2012 Dublin Event: Twelve is the magic number
26 Jul 2012 Dublin Event: US Micro Distilleries
28 Jun 2012 Dublin Event: The Society's favourite Scotch
26 Jun 2012 Dublin Event: WhiskyLive
31 May 2012 Dublin Event: The Irishman
26 Apr 2012 Dublin Event: Turning Japanese
05 Apr 2012 Dublin Event: Trip to the IDL Bottling Facility and tasting at the Old Jameson Distillery
29 Mar 2012 Dublin Event: Power to the People
27 Feb 2012 Dublin Event: Whiskey & Chocolate
26 Jan 2012 Dublin Event: An Evening with Mitchell & Son
08 Dec 2011 Dublin Event: The Christmas Party
04 Nov 2011 Dublin Event: The President's Selection / AGM
27 Oct 2011 Dublin Event: Give Every Man His Dew
14 Oct 2011 Kilkenny Event: Kilkenny Road Trip
29 Sep 2011 Dublin Event: Battle of the Blends
21 Sep 2011 Dublin Event: Pot Still Evening with Irish Distillers
25 Aug 2011 Dublin Event: Tyrconnell: Past, Present & Future
28 Jul 2011 Dublin Event: Lowland Ladies
30 Jun 2011 Dublin Event: Beating around the Bush
26 May 2011 Dublin Event: American Rye
28 Apr 2011 Dublin Event: Past & Present
31 Mar 2011 Dublin Event: European Whiskey
24 Feb 2011 Dublin Event: Whiskey & Chocolate
27 Jan 2011 Dublin Event: Terminal 2: Judgment Day

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