Dublin Event: The President's Selection / AGM

  • 04 Nov 2011
  • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Brooks Hotel, Drury Street, Dublin 2
  • 40


  • Special price for members

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Another year passes for the society and it's time for our annual general meeting. The IWS exists for its members, and we would be delighted to see as many as possible come along to this year's AGM. This is when we establish the committee and begin to formulate our plans for next year, and we would be keen to hear from any member who has ideas for improving the society or who would like to take a more hands-on role by joining the IWS committee.

We have some amendments to the constitution which have been proposed and will be debated at the AGM. Any member in good standing who has an amendment to propose should forward it as soon as possible to the committee.

We'll give an update on the progress of the society to date, we'll have a review of the years events, discuss what went well, what could be improved upon and discuss what the future might hold for the society. We welcome everybody's ideas for growing the society.

We appreciate that meetings can sometimes be boring so, by way of incentive, we couple the AGM with the President's Selection, an extra-special tasting designed by our president, Leo Phelan.

We have a much increased budget for the President's Selection compared to our usual monthly tastings, so you can be assured of sampling some truly amazing whiskeys on the night. This tasting is exclusively for MEMBERS ONLY and seating is limited, so please book as soon as possible.

All members will be admitted to the AGM, but only those who have booked in advance will be able to remain for the President's Tasting.


Note: At the end of the night we vote for our favourite whiskey. Number of votes and placing are included in the tables below.

1. Midleton Single Cask Pot Still

ABV 46% Age 14
Type Single pot still Finish -
Distillery Midleton Region Ireland
Distilled 8 March 1995 Bottled 17 November 2009
Votes 4 Place 3
  • Bottled for the Celtic Whiskey Shop
  • First fill bourbon cask (B1)
  • Cask #15738
  • New Midleton distillery warehouse M11 Bay 8
  • Non-chill filtered
  • < 300 bottles

2. Jameson 15 year old

ABV 40% Age 15
Type Single pot still Finish -
Distillery Midleton Region Ireland
Distilled 1984 Bottled 1999
Votes 20 Place 1
  • Bottled for the Millennium
  • Blended from 200 bourbon and sherry casks
  • Bottle code: L91735081, L91745081
  • Chill-filtered
  • < 60,000 bottles
  • The first single pot still with the Jameson name since 1968
  • Further version released in 2000, discontinued in 2001
  • Supplied by Leo Phelan to the society

3. Dungourney 1964

ABV 40% Age 30
Type Single pot still Finish -
Distillery Old Midleton Distillery Region Ireland
Distilled 1964 Bottled 1994
Votes 10 Place 2
  • Chill filtered
  • From old warehouse #11
  • At least 1182 bottles (from bottle numbering)
  • Donated by Luke Gough to the society

4. Old Irish Gold

ABV 43% Age 15
Type Single pot still Finish -
Distillery ? Region Ireland
Distilled latest 1957 Bottled 30 March 1972 (export date)
Votes 3 Place 5
  • Bottled for A.D.P. Whisky Exports Ltd (UK) / Mootz Import (Germany)
  • Label states "From Dublin, the heart of Ireland"
  • Distillery unknown. Tullamore? Jones' Road?
  • Spent 15 years at bonded warehouse No. 2, Grangemouth, Falkirk, Scotland before export to Munich
  • Supplied by Adrian Phelan to the society

5. Old Comber

ABV 40% Age 30
Type Single pot still Finish -
Distillery Comber Region Ireland
Distilled Prior to February 1953 Bottled 1983
Votes 1 Place 6
  • Launched in 1983 by James E. McCabe, Distillers Agent & Spirit Merchants, Portadown who scoured Ireland’s bonded warehouses for the remaining stock of Old Comber whiskey and bottled under the mark of the Comber Distilleries Co Ltd.

6. William Jameson Original Irish American Brand Whiskey

ABV 43% Age See below
Type Blend of Irish and American styles Finish -
Distillery William Jameson and ...? Region Ireland / US
Distilled 1914 (Irish) 1931/1932 (US) Bottled from December 1934
Votes 4 Place 3
  • Contains 20yo sherry cask pot still (25%)
  • 2-3yo straight whiskey (rye? bourbon?) aged in charred new oak casks, from Louisville, Kentucky
  • Launched in December 1934 by William Jameson & Co. Inc, New York
  • Components were first blended and then mellowed for a further period in charred oak barrels
  • Donated by Leo Phelan to the society

7. Kilbeggan Single Pot Still Spirit

ABV ~67% Age 3 months
Type Single pot still Finish -
Distillery Kilbeggan Region Ireland
Distilled August 2011 Bottled 23 November 2011
  • Old Locke's mashbill of 60% malted barley, 35% spring barley, 5% oats
  • Aged in a first-fill bourbon cask

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