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A nice PR shot of me mincing across the floor at last year’s Irish Whiskey Live with some sheets of paper and zero mates. This year I am going to be there again, but this time I am dragging my brother in law along so I don’t look like a total sad case. That said, I had a ball last year, having the bants with stallholders from far and wide and chatting to other geeks about whisk(e)y. Anyway, this year sounds rocking: Here’s the deets –

The best of Irish and International whiskey will be celebrated as Whiskey Live returns to Dublin for the fifth time on Saturday 24th October in its new city centre location of The Printworks at Dublin Castle, Dublin 2. The move to this new location has allowed the event to grow to accommodate up to 1200 visitors over two sessions 1.30-5.00pm and 6.00-9.30pm. Tickets are limited and available from www.whiskeylivedublin.com.


Whiskey Live Dublin showcases an eclectic collection of whiskeys from around the world, along with great food pairings, cocktails and a range of entertaining master classes to learn more about whiskey. This year also sees the introduction of craft gins and vodkas, reflecting the continuing growth of distilleries and the whiskey industry in Ireland.


Visitors will have the unique opportunity to sample whiskeys, whiskey cask-matured craft beers, whiskey cocktails and other Irish spirits and liqueurs whilst mingling with their producers and distillers. Among the large variety of exhibitors are Nikka Japanese, Wild Beech Leaf Liqueur, Kilbeggan Distillery, Teeling Distillery, Dingle Gin & Vodka, Glendalough, Longueville House Apple Brandy, Single Pot Still Whiskeys of Ireland (Midleton, Redbreast, Powers), Isle of Arran, Saint Patricks Distillery, Walsh Whiskey and Bulleit Bourbon.


Mixologists from Koh Bar, Bull & Castle and Native Blenders will be at hand serving up samples of delicious Irish whiskey cocktails. A selection of Dublin’s best restaurants, including Koh Bar, L Mulligan Grocer and FXBs will present a menu of delicious food pairings to match the excellent whiskeys. Whether you are a whiskey enthusiast, an uninitiated newcomer or just looking for a day out that offers you something different, Whiskey Live is an inspiring experience.


Organiser Ally Alpine of The Celtic Whiskey Shop commenting on the event says; “This year’s line up of exhibitors is the strongest Dublin has ever seen and it really reflects the new investment and energy in the Irish whiskey category. Over recent years there has been significant interest in Irish whiskey globally and this is evident in how this indigenous industry has grown and will flourish over the next decade.”


Tickets for Whiskey Live Dublin are priced at €39.50 plus booking fee with The Celtic Whiskey Shop donating €10 per ticket to Down Syndrome Dublin. Tickets are available via www.whiskeylivedublin.com or from the Celtic Whiskey Shop, 27-28 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, or by phone at 01-675 9744.     Visit www.whiskeylivedublin.com for more details

Confirmed exhibitors to date include:


  • Adam Elmegirab Bitters
  • Auchentoshan
  • BenRiach
  • GlenDronach
  • Benromach
  • Boann Distillery
  • Bowmore
  • Bulleit Bourbon
  • Bushmills
  • Celtic Cask
  • Celtic Whiskey Club
  • Celtic Whiskey Shop
  • Cocoa Atelier
  • Coole Swan
  • Dingle Gin & Vodka
  • Echlinville Distillery
  • Gaelic Whiskies
  • Glendalough
  • GlenGlassaugh
  • Glengoyne
  • Glenmorangie
  • Gonzalez Byass
  • Gordon & MacPhail
  • Great Northern Distillery
  • Greenspot
  • Hyde Whiskey
  • Irish Whiskey Awards
  • Irish Whiskey Society
  • Isle of Arran
  • Jack Daniels
  • Jack Ryans
  • Jefferson Bourbon
  • Kalak Vodka
  • Kilbeggan Distillery
  • Knappogue Castle
  • Laphroaig
  • Lexington Brewing  & Distilling
  • Longueville House Apple Brandy
  • Muldoon
  • Nikka Japanese
  • Palace Bar
  • Quiet Man
  • Saint Patricks Distillery
  • Single Pot Still Whiskeys of Ireland (Midleton, Redbreast, Powers)
  • Teeling Whiskey Co
  • Tullamore Dew
  • Walsh Whiskey
  • Whisky Magazine Wild Beech Leaf Liqueur
  • Woodford Bourne
  • Yellowspot

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