Irish Whiskey Awards 2019!
Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey
Irish Single Malt Whiskey (12 Years & Younger)
Irish 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
NEW Irish Whiskey Award (Only distilleries open 3-8 years can enter and it must be distilled on site)
The whiskey with the highest overall score will become Irish Whiskey of the Year.
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)
The bar with the most votes will become Irish Whiskey Bar of the Year.
Irish Whiskey Barrel Aged Beer
Judging of the Awards will take place in July and August by members of the Celtic Whiskey Club, Irish Whiskey Society, Kilkenny Whiskey Guild, Waterford Whiskey Society & Cork Whiskey Society. The judging sessions will take place on the following dates:
Dublin Tasting 1 - Saturday 20th July (12-5.30pm) TBC
Cork Tasting 1 - Saturday 20th July (12-5pm) TBC
Dingle Tasting - Saturday 25th July (6-9.30pm) TBC
Waterford Tasting - Saturday 27th July (12-5.30pm) TBC
Dublin Tasting 2 - Thursday 1st August (5.30-9pm) TBC
Cork Tasting 2 - Thursday 1st August (5.30-9pm) TBC
Kilkenny Tasting - Saturday 3rd August (12-5.30pm) TBC
Members of the trade will be responsible for judging the white spirit categories (Gin, Vodka & Poitín) as well as barrel-aged beers and liqueurs, which will take place in separate tasting sessions.
Last year's awards saw the Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength win the prestigious award for Irish Whiskey of the Year, whilst Dick Mack's in Dingle won Irish Whiskey Bar of the Year.
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 everyday whilst ensuring they attend school. For many it is their only meal of the day and this year we are very proud to announce that the Irish Whiskey Awards and Celtic Whiskey will join forces to sponsor the Kapatamoyo school in Zambia. €10951.20 will be required yearly to feed the 702 pupils.
#IWA19 - is this year's hashtag, please get involved!
Tickets will be available for purchase to this year's Irish Whiskey Awards week beginning 16th September. They are extremely limited for this event and available from Celtic Whiskey Shop on a first come, first serve basis.
For further information re. entries or PR enquiries, please contact: