Today in ‘Things I Wasn’t Invited To’

A quick post about The Irish Whiskey Awards: All of my internet friends were there, and yet somehow my e-vite failed to make it through the firewall on my dial-up Windows 95 PC. Ah well, I couldn’t have gone anyway as I had a previous engagement – sitting watching it unfold on Twitter whilst crying.

Here are the details:

Gold Medals for Jameson at this year’s Irish Whiskey Awards

Jameson scooped a number of gold medal accolades at last nights Irish Whiskey Awards. Jameson Black Barrel and Jameson Crested won 2 gold medals in the Irish Blended Whiskey (RRP of less than €60) category and Jameson The Distillers Safe and Jameson The Blender’s Dog won 2 more gold medals in the Irish Blended Whiskey (RRP of €60 or more) category. Teeling Small Batch and Midleton Very Rare won the overall awards in each category respectively.

The Irish Whiskey Awards, which are in their fourth year, recognises the excellence and innovation from indigenous producers and distillers. The awards spanned a total of 20 categories, including recognition of the best in Irish gin, Irish vodka, Irish liqueur, craft beer and Whiskey Bar of the Year.

Ally Alpine, Managing Director of Celtic Whiskey Shop and the Irish Whiskey Awards, said: “Each year the Irish Whiskey Awards have gone from strength to strength and with over 100 entries to this year’s awards, it made the competition tougher than ever. We are proud to have this platform to showcase the very best in the industry.”

The winners of the Irish Whiskey Awards will be celebrated at Ireland’s premier whiskey tasting event, Whiskey Live Dublin in The Printworks, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2, on Saturday the 5th of November. The showcase will be divided into two sessions (13:30-17:00 and 18:00- 21:30), tickets are priced at €42 plus booking fee with the Celtic Whiskey Shop donating €10 per ticket to Down Syndrome Dublin. Masterclass tickets are an additional €5, with all money donated to Down Syndrome Dublin. Visit for more details.

And the full list of winners:


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