The 2019 Irish Whiskey Awards

Irish Whiskey Awards 2019!
 
Entries are now open for this year's Irish Whiskey Awards — which are now in their seventh year — at the Dingle Distillery in Co. Kerry on Thursday 17th October. 
 
The closing dates for all entries is Monday 24th June and for details on how to enter, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For each entry we will require 4 x 70cl bottles for judging and if the product wins on the night we will also require an additional 4 x 70cl bottles for the awards night. Please also note that each product can only be entered in one category, 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 Poitín
Irish Liqueur
Irish Gin
Irish Vodka
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 whiskey judging sessions will take place on the following dates:
 
Cork Tasting 1 - Saturday 20th July (12-5.30pm) TBC
Dingle Tasting - Saturday 25th July (6-9.30pm) Dick Mack's Brewhouse
Dublin Tasting 1 - Saturday 27th July (12-5.30pm) Lost Lane, Dublin 2
Waterford Tasting - Saturday 27th July (12-5.30pm) TBC
Dublin Tasting 2 - Thursday 1st August (5.30-9pm) Lost Lane, Dublin 2 
Cork Tasting 2 - Thursday 1st August (5.30-9pm) TBC
Kilkenny Tasting - Saturday 3rd August (12-5.30pm) TBC
Belfast Tasting - Saturday 3rd August (12-5.30pm) Upstairs in the Duke of York
 
Overseas members of the Celtic Whiskey Club will also have the chance to purchase sample packs and vote without having to travel to Ireland, the scoring for this has to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the 19th August.
 
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.
 
The Irish spirit and liqueur judging sessions will take place on the following dates:
 
Tuesday 13th August (2-5pm) - 1661 Bar, 1-5 Green St, Dublin
Monday 19th August (2-5pm) - 1661 Bar, 1-5 Green St, Dublin
 
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 686 pupils.  
 
SOCIAL MEDIA
#IWA19 - is this year's hashtag, please get involved!
 
TICKETS
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.
 
CONTACTS
For further information re. entries or PR enquiries, please contact:
Julie Christie
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Tel: 016759744
 
OR
 
Katie Gibson
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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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For general information about the Irish Whiskey Awards please contact us at:
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  +353 1675 9744
  +353 1675 9768
 Celtic Whiskey Shop, 27-28 Dawson St, Dublin 2, Ireland