The 2017 Irish Whiskey Awards

Now accepting entries for the 2017 Irish Whiskey Awards
Entries are now being accepted for this year’s Irish Whiskey Awards. Which will be held at the Bow St Jameson Distillery on October 19th. 
The awards, which are now in their fifth year, span a total of 20 categories. 
The closing date for all entries is Tuesday 1st August and details on how to enter are on the attached entry form.
Judging of the Awards will take place over several sessions. Like other years, members of the Celtic Whiskey Club & Irish Whiskey Society will judge all whiskeys.
Lillies Bordello have very kindly given us the venue for the blind tastings and judges will be attending the sessions on the following dates:
Sat August 26th
Sat 2nd September
Sat 9th September
Overseas members of the Celtic Whiskey Club will also have the chance to purchase sample packs and vote without having to travel to Ireland. 
Members of the trade will be responsible for judging white spirit categories (Gin, Vodka & Poitin), which will take place in a separate tasting session.
Last year’s awards saw Knappogue Castle 14 Year-Old win the coveted award for Irish Whiskey of the Year, while Dick Mack’s in Dingle won the gong for Irish Whiskey Bar of the Year. 
The categories for this year are as follows:
Irish Whiskey of the Year
Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey
Irish Single Malt Whiskey (12 Years & Younger)
Single Malt Whiskey (13 Years & Older)
Irish Blended Whiskey (RRP of less than €60)
Irish Blended Whiskey (RRP of €60 or more)
Irish Single Cask Whiskey
Irish Cask Strength Whiskey
Irish Single Grain Whiskey
Irish Whiskey Bar of the Year (Leinster)
Irish Whiskey Bar of the Year (Munster)
Irish Whiskey Bar of the Year (Connaught)
Irish Whiskey Bar of the Year (Ulster)
Irish Whiskey Bar of the Year (International)
Irish Whiskey Bar of the Year (Overall Winner)
Irish Poitin
Irish Liqueur
Irish Gin
Irish Vodka
Irish Whiskey Barrel Aged Irish Craft Beer
For each entry we will require 4x70cl bottles and if the product wins an award we will also require a similar amount for the awards night. Details are on a separate product entry form.
As always, we will be working with our charity partner Mary’s Meals and all proceeds from the awards night will go towards helping feed children in impoverished areas of the world.
For further information, please contact:
Al Higgins
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Tel: 016759744

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The Irish Whiskey Awards started in 2013 and the event has gone on to be one of the biggest celebrations of Irish whiskey in the world.

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