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.
We are also very excited to announce the involvement of the Cork Whiskey Society this year, who will also be judging all whiskeys. 
Lillie's Bordello, Dublin and Coughlans, Cork have very kindly given us the venues for the blind tastings and judges will be attending the sessions on the following dates:
 
Dublin: Lillie's Bordello                                              Cork: Coughlans
Sat August 26th                                                       Sat 2nd September
Sat 2nd September                                                   Sat 9th September
Sat 9th September
 
This will be the first year where we have organised tastings in both Dublin and Cork, with the hope of increasing involvement and making it easier for all members of these societies to have the opportunity to judge. 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 Overall Winners of the Irish Whiskey Awards 2017

                                     

Teeling win Irish Whiskey of the Year, Irish Single Malt (13 Years & Over) & a Gold Medal for Irish Single Malt (12 Years & Under).

Garavan's in Galway win Irish Whiskey Bar of the Year & Best Irish Whiskey Bar in Connacht.


Other Whiskey Winners at the Irish Whiskey Awards 2017

Irish Distiller's win Best Irish Pot Still Whiskey for Powers John's Lane and Gold Medals for Midleton Dair Ghaelach Bluebell Forest & Powers 1817 

Tyrconnell win Best Irish Single Malt (12 Years & Under) for Tyrconnell Madeira

Teeling win a Gold Medal n the Irish Single Malt (12 Years & under) for Teeling Brabazon Series 2

Boann win a Gold Medal in the Irish Single Malt (12 Years & under) for the Whistler Single Malt Aged 7 Years

Teeling win Best Irish Single Malt (13 Years & over) for the Teeling Revival IV

Walsh win a Gold Medal in the Irish Single Malt (13 Years & over) for the Irishman 17 Year Old

Irish Distiller's win Best Irish Blended Whiskey (under €60) for Jameson Black Barrel 

Walsh win a Gold Medal in the Irish Blended Whiskey (under €60) category for Irishman Founder's Reserve

Shane win a Gold Medal in the Irish Blended Whiskey (under €60) category for Slane Irish Whiskey

Chapel Gate win a Gold Medal in the Irish Blended Whiskey (over €60) for J.J Corry 'The Gael'

    

Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder win Best Irish Single Cask Whiskey for Cill Airne Cask PX & a Gold Medal for Cill Airne Oloroso

Walsh win a Gold Medal for Irish Single Cask Whiskey category for Irishman Founder's Reserve Marsala Cask

Tullamore win Best Irish Cask Strength Whiskey for Tullamore Phoenix

   

Glendalough win Best Irish Single Grain for Glendalough Triple Barrel & a Gold Medal for Glendalough Double Barrel


Other Spirits, Liqueur & Beer Category Winners at Irish Whiskey Awards 2017

    

Dingle win Best Irish Vodka

Straw Boys Vodka win a Gold Medal in the Irish Vodka category

Dingle win Best Irish Gin

Brennan's Old House Irish Gin win a Gold Medal in the Irish Gin category

Thin Gin win a Gold Medal in the Irish Gin category

Merry win Best Irish Liqueur with their Salted Caramel & Gold Medals for their Toffee Buttermint & Pumpkin Spice

Ban Poitin win Best Irish Poitin 

Straw Boys win a Gold Medal in the Irish Poitin category

Mad March Hare Poitin win a Gold Medal for the Irish Poitin category

  

DOT Brew Best Irish Barrel Aged Beer for their Cab Sauv Session & a Gold Medal for their Cab Sauv Grain Rye

Boann win a Gold Medal in the Irish Barrel Aged Beers Category for their Boyne Brewhouse Imperial Stout


Bar Winners at the Irish Whiskey Awards 2017

The Folkhouse in Kinsale win Best Irish Whiskey Bar (Munster)

Dick Mack's win a Gold Medal for Irish Whiskey Bar (Munster)

The Dylan Whisky Bar win Best Irish Whiskey Bar (Leinster)

Garavan's win Best Irish Whiskey Bar (Connacht)

Sonny Molloy's win a Gold Medal for Irish Whiskey Bar (Connacht)

Duke of York win Best Irish Whiskey Bar (Ulster)

McCauls win a Gold Medal for Irish Whiskey Bar (Ulster)


Previous Winners at the Irish Whiskey Awards over the years

  Redbreast Jack Ryan's Bar 12 Year Old Single Malt wins Best Single Malt 12 Years and Under

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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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