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    • 05 May 2016
    • You will be able to collect your bottle in Dublin.
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    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.  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 .

    Bottles can be collected in Dublin once they are available, no later than 4 weeks after they are made available.

    • 26 May 2016
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Wynn's Hotel, Lower Abbey St., Dublin 1.
    • 80
    During Irish whiskey’s first great rise (or drop) into international glasses, Richard Allman of the Bandon distillery claimed that his company had been the first
    to commission specially selected sherry-seasoned casks from Cadiz. As with maturation itself, no one is ever likely to know for certain when Irish whiskey first
    fell in love with Iberian wines like sherry or its fortified sisters Port and Madeira, but the practice of using wine-tinted wood was already common by Allman’s heyday and, if the histories of Mitchells, Gilbey’s, and other winey establishments are to be believed, the relationship hasn't exactly soured from his day to ours. Many still regard the sherry cask as the quintessential companion of the classical dram, but even a brief look into the past will show that pot still and port have been flirting almost as long and, indeed, the flavour effects of various seasonings are being explored today with greater precision and ingenuity than they ever have in that same long history. So how did we get here? Why did we chose an obscure cocktail of unaged brandy and barely (or un-)finished wine as the perfect finish to our own spirit’s coming of age? And where are the best of these headed today? On Thursday, May 26 th , society member Fionnán O’Connor will be taking a long loving look at the effects of fortified wine on the drams we love, on the actual nature of the wines in question, and at the cutting edge casks of that love affair today.
    Indeed, Allman’s age may be closer to ours than we think. During the earliest rumbles of today’s Irish whiskey explosion, a group of likeminded spirits sat down in Bowe’s pub for the first meeting of a shared society, lubricated with donations of the Tyrconnell Port, Madeira, and Sherry cask finishes. At the time, this trio represented the creative fringe of purchasable Irish cask work. Today, our options have blossomed into a wide range of bodega-specific casks and creative barrel mixtures that remind us why Allman and his contemporaries were so keen to use the barrels in the first place. So come join us at the latest event in what we hope to be our greatest calendar since that foundation. In a sense, these finishes were with us right from the start.

    Doors open: 7:30pm (please wait in the bar before this time so we can set up the room) Tasting begins: 8:00pm sharp

Past events

03 May 2016 2016 Marrowbone Lane Pot Still (Bottle 2)
02 May 2016 2016 Marrowbone Lane Pot Still (Bottle 1)
28 Apr 2016 Dublin Chapter: Navigating High End Blends
25 Apr 2016 1916 Rising Centenary - Rebels & Whiskey
21 Apr 2016 Dingle Chapter: Teeling distillery visits Dingle
14 Apr 2016 South East Tasting: the Sky &The Ground in Wexford town.
01 Apr 2016 Dingle Event: 2016 IWS John Benny’s pub
31 Mar 2016 Dublin Tasting: Bushmills Tasting
30 Mar 2016 The Month for the Irishman!
25 Feb 2016 Dublin Event: Earthly Powers
24 Feb 2016 Cork Tasting - CUPID comes calling to CANADA! (Shelbourne Bar - Wed Feb 24th 2016)
08 Feb 2016 South East Tasting:
28 Jan 2016 Dublin Tasting: Charles MacLean and the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society
28 Jan 2016 Cork Tasting - "OLD BUSHMILLS" A Taste of Whiskey History - Hosted by Seamus Lowry
16 Dec 2015 Cork Tasting - A Christmas Tasting Pot Still Whiskeys of Midleton - the Influence of Oak Maturation
08 Dec 2015 Dublin: IWS Christmas Party 2015
26 Nov 2015 Dublin: IWS 2015 AGM & President's Selection
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: 2015 IWS Benner's Hotel
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 Event: 2014 IWS 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 2013-1st Dingle Tasting; IWS Dick Macks pub
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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