The inaugural Whiskey Week, a celebration of one of Ireland’s most successful products, was launched at the beginning of May by representatives of 3 of the country’s leading distilleries – Irish Distillers, Grants and Cooley Distilleries. Running from 21-26th May,2012, Whiskey week will feature events celebrating uisce beatha at the country’s leading distilleries as well as whiskey pubs and hotels around the country.

Activities will include whiskey showcase events, tastings, food pairings, promotions and much more. The week commences with a unique tasting session in the Old Jameson Distillery led by master distiller Liam Donegan.

Whiskey Week Ireland – 21st- 26th May 2012

Day Event Host
Monday 21st The Old Jameson Distillery,

Time:6.30pm Arrival for finger food. 7pm: Tasting of the Jameson range from Original through to Rarest Vintage Reserve led by distiller Liam Donegan. There will be time for a general whiskey conversation after the tasting.

End: 8.30pm, evening concludes.

Max attendance is 40 pax.

The Old Jameson Distillery, Bow Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7.

For further details email Jenna;jenna@whiskylive.com

Tuesday 22nd Single Malt Tuesday

Join Patsy Doyle and his team for some chat, sampling and general good craic.

Patsy Doyle, Bowes Bar, Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

For further details email:

Michael Foggartymichael@lmulligangrocer.com

Wednesday 23rd Pot Stills and Cigars

Outdoor event. Paul Quinn, Irelands cigar and whiskey aficionado, guides you through a tutor whisky and cigar matching. Places still available. Starts at 7:30pm. Tickets €50

Paul Quinn, L Mulligan Grocer, 18 Stoneybatter, Dublin 7

For further details email:

Michael Foggartymichael@lmulligangrocer.com

Thursday 24th Scotland v Ireland

Food & Whisky Tasting

Rob Allanson and Michael Foggarty go head to head again this year but have the added twist of matching different foods also. Do you know your Irish from your Scottish black pudding? Price €25. Places still available. Starts at 7:30pm. Tickets €25

Michael Foggarty and Rob Allanson, WJ Kavanaghs, Lower Dorset Street, Dublin 1

For further details email:

Michael Foggartymichael@lmulligangrocer.com

Friday 25th Whiskey Dinners at

WJ Kavanaghs

Two whiskey dinners, one venue. Join the global brand ambassadors for great food and great whiskey. Places limited to 20 people per dinner, price TBC.

Global Brand Ambassadors, WJ Kavanaghs, Lower Dorset Street, Dublin 1

For further details email:

Michael Foggartymichael@lmulligangrocer.com

Friday 25th William Grant Tasting Evening

To be Confirmed…

Brooks Hotel, Drury Street, Dublin 2

For further details email:

Jenna Leeds

jenna@whiskylive.com

Saturday 26th Whisky Live Dublin 2012

Ireland’s premier whiskey tasting show, Whisky Live Dublin, will make a return to The Round Room at The Mansion House in the heart of Dublin’s city centre on Saturday 26th May 2012.We have expert advice on hand and the opportunity to learn about the whisky basics as well as delve deeper into the hearts and minds of those who create the products every day; with great entertainment, appetising food and an amazing range of tastings, Whisky Live will be the whiskey event of 2012. 

The Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

For further details email:

Jenna Leeds

jenna@whiskylive.com

The inaugural Whiskey Week, a celebration of one of Ireland’s most successful products, was launched at the beginning of May by representatives of 3 of the country’s leading distilleries – Irish Distillers, Grants and Cooley Distilleries. Running from 21-26th May,2012, Whiskey week will feature events celebrating uisce beatha at the country’s leading distilleries as well as whiskey pubs and hotels around the country.

Activities will include whiskey showcase events, tastings, food pairings, promotions and much more. The week commences with a unique tasting session in the Old Jameson Distillery led by master distiller Liam Donegan.

See News/ Archive section for further details.