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Virtual IWSA Member Review of Slane Irish Whiskey

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Virtual IWSA Member Review of Slane Irish Whiskey

Join us for a virtual review of Slane Irish Whiskey on Thursday April 1st at 8pm eastern.  Experience the cráic of a group review tasting led by the crack IWSA team. Rather than just a written or video review that you watch on your own, we wanted to make this a more inclusive experience with other IWSA members.  While not required, those participating will be encouraged to participate with thoughts and discussion about the whiskey.  This is intended to be the first in an ongoing series which will focus on different whiskies. Slane Irish Whiskey is a triple casked blend from the...

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IWSA Virtual Tasting with Conakilty Distillery

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IWSA Virtual Tasting with Conakilty Distillery

The IWSA is excited to host a virtual tasting on Friday April 23rd at 9pm eastern with special guest Padraic Coll of Clonakilty Distillery.  During the tasting event we will sample three 50ml whiskies representing the core range from Conakilty Distillery.  The cost of the event is $35.  Free Shipping.  Whiskey kits containing the 3 samples will be sent to IWSA members signing up for the event.  Purchase deadline is Sunday April 4th to ensure on time delivery of the whiskey kits (see below, glass/tray not included).   The Clonakilty Distillery opened in 2018 along the Wild Atlantic Way in Clonakilty town, County...

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IWSA March Madness

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IWSA March Madness

During the month of March we will be offering promotional awards for both new and existing members.  For any friends thinking of joining, we are offering the following: New member sign-ups receive a $5 gift certificate good toward any future purchase in the IWSA member store. Existing members who spend $30 in the IWSA store receive a $5 gift certificate good toward any future purchase; $50+ purchases receive a $10 gift certificate. Total funds spent during March will be totalled to determine gift certificate award.   Gift cards never expire and can be accumulated for use in the IWSA store and for future tasting...

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IWSA Saint Patrick's Day Member Toast

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IWSA Saint Patrick's Day Member Toast

We are hosting a virtual toast on Saint Patrick's Day night for IWSA members.  Please join us to say hello and chat with fellow members and lovers of Irish Whiskey.  Share with us what you are drinking and participate in some lively craic.  We will also be discussing upcoming events and plans for 2021.  Members can sign up here to receive the zoom link. If not a member yet there is still time to join our growing group on the website.  Look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday night.  Sláinte

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Redbreast Small Batch Cask Strength released exclusively for US Market

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Redbreast Small Batch Cask Strength released exclusively for US Market

In mid January, Midleton distillery released their latest iteration of the Redbreast Irish whiskey range.  The Redbreast Small Batch Cask strength is a limited release exclusive to the US market.  Information regarding the release was slow to emerge sparking much speculation as a result.  Having participated in a virtual tasting with the makers from Midelton distillery, we can relay what this release is all about and dispel some of the rumors. First, this release is a one off.  It is not going to replace the existing 12 year age statement cask strength version.  It is not liquid from the prior...

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