Now accepting entries for the 2018 Irish Whiskey Awards!
The closing date for all entries is Monday 30th July.
The categories for this year are as follows:
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 August and September by members of the Celtic Whiskey Club, Irish Whiskey Society & Cork Whiskey Society. We are also hoping to include the Kilkenny Whiskey Guild and Galway Whiskey Trail. 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 the white spirit categories (Gin, Vodka & Poitín) as well as barrel-aged beers and liqueurs, which will take place in a separate tasting session.
Last year's awards saw the Teeling Revival IV win the prestigious award for Irish Whiskey of the Year, whilst Garavan's in Galway 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 in impoverished areas of the world.
REQUIREMENTS by 30th July
- Entry Form
- Judging Stock (4x70cl bottles)
- High Resolution Image
#IWA18 - is this year's hashtag, please get involved!
Tickets will be available for purchase to this year's Irish Whiskey Awards on the first week of October. They are extremely limited for this event and available from Celtic Whiskey Shop on a first come, first serve basis.
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