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Entries are now being accepted for Irish Whiskey Awards 2021

The 2021 Irish Whiskey Awards will take place at the Powerscourt Distillery, Co. Wicklow on Thursday 14th October.

Entries are now being accepted for this year’s Irish Whiskey Awards, which will take place at the Powerscourt Distillery, Co. Wicklow on Thursday 14th October, Covid-19 permitting.

The awards, which are now in their eighth year, will include twelve categories. The whiskey with the highest overall score will become Irish Whiskey of the Year. Unfortunately, entries and judging of the white spirits, liqueurs, beer and bar categories will not go ahead this year due to a lack of resources and Covid-19 current restrictions but will look to resume in 2022.

The categories are as follows:

  1. Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey (11 Years & Younger, including Non-Age Statement)
  2. Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey (12 Years & Older)
  3. Irish Single Malt Whiskey (11 Years & Younger, including Non-Age Statement)
  4. Irish Single Malt Whiskey (12 – 15 Years)
  5. Irish Single Malt Whiskey (16 Years & Older)
  6. Irish Blended Whiskey (Non-Age Statement)
  7. Irish Blended Whiskey (Age Statement)
  8. Irish Blended Whiskey (Limited Release)
  9. Irish Single Cask Whiskey
  10. Irish Cask Strength Whiskey
  11. Irish Grain Whiskey
  12. NEW Irish Whiskey (only distilleries open 3-6 years can enter and it must be distilled on-site)
The closing date for all entries is Friday 7th May and for details on how to enter, please visit www.irishwhiskeyawards.com
Judging of the awards will be blind tasted and take place in the Summer with posted out tasting packs to members of the Celtic Whiskey Club, Irish Whiskey Society — Dublin and Dingle, Cork Whiskey Society, Waterford Whiskey Society, Kilkenny Whiskey Guild and Belfast Whiskey Club. The Irish Whiskey Awards has been created by Celtic Whiskey Shop who are also behind Whiskey Live Dublin and Gin Experience Dublin.

 

Managing Director Ally Alpine said:
“We were very disappointed to cancel last year’s event due to Covid-19. Although, it is still unclear what restrictions will be in place for later this year, we wanted to recognise the emerging and established producers in the industry and raise much needed funds for our charity partner, Mary’s Meals.”
Last year due to Covid-19 the Irish Whiskey Awards were unable to go ahead, however, producers and consumers rallied together to submit and bid on rare bottles on Celtic Whiskey’s sister site, Celtic Whiskey Auction. A total of €10,953 was raised for the event’s charity partner Mary’s Meals who help feed children in impoverished areas of the world.

 

The Irish Whiskey Awards takes place at the Powerscourt Distillery, Co. Wicklow on October 14th 2021, Covid-19 permitting. Organised by the Celtic Whiskey Shop on Dawson Street in Dublin City Centre. Tickets will be available in early September from the Celtic Whiskey Shop on Dawson Street, Dublin 2. www.irishwhiskeyawards.com *STRICTLY OVER 18s Event. I.D. required  Visit www.drinkaware.ie

 

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