Irish Whiskey News

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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Five Most Memorable Irish Whiskey Events of 2020

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Five Most Memorable Irish Whiskey Events of 2020

I think we can all admit that 2020 was a very trying year in so many ways.  Hopefully when we look back in many years 2020 will have been an aberration.  Here are five memorable ocurrences during 2020 that related in some way to Irish Whiskey. #1:  Saint Patrick's Day gets "cancelled" Arguably the biggest day of the year for celebrating all things Irish was muted to say the least.  As news of Covid spread intensified in February not many could have foreseen the extent of what was to come.  One of the early indications that this was serious was...

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The Resurgence of Irish Whiskey 2010-2020

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The Resurgence of Irish Whiskey 2010-2020

Drinks Ireland/Irish Whiskey Association last week released their report summarizing the past 10 years of the Irish Whiskey industry.  It's a great read for those who want to learn about the tremendous growth experienced over the past decade, the new movers and shakers, and what the next 10 years may hold for the Irish whiskey industry. At the beginning of the decade there were only 4 distilleries operating in Ireland. There are now 38 working distilleries!  The Irish Whiskey Society of America launched in October 2010 so we witnessed the renaissance at the onset.  We are now starting to see...

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