Selection of Irish whiskeys available in Irish Whiskey Museum store

Last night, the 2019 Irish Whiskey Awards took place at the Dingle Distillery in County Kerry.

Now in its seventh year, the awards represent the renaissance of the Irish Whiskey Industry both in Ireland and abroad. The awards span over an impressive range of categories, with over 20 celebrating different types of whiskey, whiskey bars and even other spirits produced by distilleries. The Irish Whiskey Awards celebrate both established and emerging distilleries and whiskey producers. This year also celebrated a huge achievement for the Irish whiskey industry as a whole. 2019 shipments reached a record level in excess of one billion dollars.

The awards were blind judged in July and August of this year by various Whiskey Clubs and Societies. Both national and regional chapters took part, alongside overseas members and of the trade and whiskey media. There were around 130 entrants in total.

Here is the full list of winners available in the Irish Whiskey Museum Bar and Whiskey Store:

Irish Pot Still

WINNER Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy

GOLD MEDALS Redbreast 15 Year Old, Green Spot

Irish Single Malt

12 YEARS & YOUNGER GOLD MEDALS Tyrconnell 10 Year Old Port Finish, Tyrconnell Single Malt

13 YEARS & OLDER WINNER Teeling Brabazon Volume 1

13 YEARS & OLDER GOLD MEDAL Knappogue Castle 16 Year Old

Blended Irish Whiskey

RRP LESS THAN €60/$66 WINNER Jameson Black Barrel

RRP LESS THAN €60/$66 GOLD MEDALS Slane Triple Casked Irish Whiskey, Tullamore D.E.W 12 Year Old Special Reserve

Irish Cask Strength

WINNER Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength

GOLD MEDALS The Whistler 7 Year Old Cask Strength, Writers’ Tears Cask Strength 2019 Release

Irish Single Grain

GOLD MEDALS Glendalough Triple Barrel, Kilbeggan Single Grain

New Irish Whiskey

GOLD MEDAL Dingle Single Malt Batch 4


The Irish Whiskey Museum Bar & Whiskey Store are both based on the 1st floor of the Museum, 119 Grafton Street, Dublin.

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