Irish Whiskey Awards 2021

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The 2021 Irish Whiskey Awards were held on November 11th at Powerscourt Distillery.  This was the eighth year for the awards which saw them return in person to an Irish distillery.  Previous award shows were held at Jameson, Dingle, and Kilbeggan to name a few.  Voters were comprised from various whiskey clubs in Ireland.  Results were compiled from blind tastings and announced at the Powerscourt Distillery event.

The winners of the 2021 Irish Whiskey Awards are as follows:

Overall Winner- Irish Whiskey of the Year 2021
Best Irish Whiskey of the Year – Celtic Cask 1999 – Tríocha a Cúig – 35


Single Pot Still 11 and Under
Winner: Method & Madness Single Pot Still French Chestnut
Gold: Busker Single Pot Still
Gold: Teeling Single Pot Still

Single Pot Still 12 Year and Over (only two entrants)
Winner: Powers Johns Lane
Gold: Redbreast 12 Year Old

Blended Limited Release
Winner: Writers’ Tears Inniskillen Icewine Cask Finish
Gold: Dubliner Old Fashioned Beer Cask
Gold: Eiregold Special Reserve

Blended No Age Statement
Winner: Jameson Black Barrel
Gold: Sailors Home The Journey
Gold: The Irishman Founder’s Reserve Rum Finish

Blended With Age Statement
Winner: Jameson Bow Street 18 Year Old
Gold: Pearse 7 Year Old Distillers Choice
Gold: Tullamore DEW 12 Year Old

Single Malt 11 and Under
Winner: The Irishman Single Malt Marsala Cask Finish
Gold: Writers Tears Red Head
Gold: Jack Ryan Haddington

Single Malt 12-15 Years Old
Winner: Gelston’s 15 YO Sherry Cask
Gold: Method & Madness Single Malt
Gold: The Irishman 12-Year-Old Single Malt

Single Malt 16 Years and Over
Winner: The Irishman 17-Year-Old Single Malt
Gold: Tullamore DEW 18 Year Old
Gold: Dublin Liberties Keepers Coin Batch 2

Single Grain
Winner: Teeling Single Grain (Vintage 13YO)
Gold: The Bridge Bethlehem Release
Gold: Method & Madness Single Grain

Single Cask
Winner: Celtic Cask 1999 – Tríocha a Cúig – 35
Gold: Dunville’s 18 Year Old Cask 989
Gold: The Irishman Peated Red Ale Cask

Cask Strength
Winner: Dunvilles 12 Year Old PX Cask Strength
Gold: Redbreast 27 Year Old
Gold: Writers’ Tears Cask Strength 2021

New Irish Whiskey
Winner: Shortcross Single Malt
Gold: Connacht Whiskey Single Malt
Gold: Teeling Black Pitts

Congratulations to everyone who participated and celebrated the year in Irish Whiskey.  Above results and further details of the event can be found here


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