Following on from the news of Food & Wine Magazine's Tullamore Dew tastings, which takes place this Wednesday and Thursday, I have also received word of some more "Whiskey Week" events. These events will be hosted by whiskey-loving L. Mulligan Grocer and W.J. Kavanagh's.
Single Pot Still Tasting
Wednesday, May 23rd @ 7.30 p.m. €12.50
Seamus Lowry from Irish Distilleries will conduct a single pot still evening where attendees will get to sample a Redbreast 12 year old, Redbreast 12 year old cask strength, Power 12 year old John's Lane Release and finally, the fantastic Middleton Barry Crocket Legacy. Our representative from the Midleton Distillery will also have some cask samples of age single pot stills for you to try and who knows, may also pull a rabbit out of the hat.
Ireland vs Scotland Head to Head
Thursday, May 24th @ 7.30 p.m. €17.50
Whisky Magazine editor Rob Allanson and L. Mulligan Grocer / W.J. Kavangh's Michael Fogarty go head to head in a Scotland vs Ireland Whisk(e)y tasting to determine whether the spirit with an 'e' or without is superior. Last year, the introduction of a surprise (and illegal!) fifth whiskey sealed the deal for the home nation. This year, a food element has been added to the tasting. Will Fivemiletown Irish Goat's Cheese inch out Black Crowdie? Or Burren Smoked salmon trump over Lochmuir Smoked Salmon in this inter-Celt showdown?
Two Whisk(e)y Dinners
Friday, May 25th @ 7.00 p.m. €35.00
On the eve of Whiskey Live, W.J. Kavanagh's are delighted to host the global brand ambassadors from two of the world's leading distillery groups for two very distinct dinners.
Around the Whisky World with Beam Global Whisky Dinner
A special evening treat with the chance to meet John Cashman (Global Brand Ambassador for Irish whiskey within Beam Global), Simon Brooking (Scotch Master Ambassador) and Fred Booker Noe (great grandson of Jim Beam and the Jim Beam Small Batch Bourbon Distiller) for an evening of fine food matched with whiskies from the Beam portfolio. All food and whiskey is included in the price.
Bowmore Whisky Dinner
Join Gordon Dundas from Islay's oldest working distillery, Bowmore, as he guides you through this magical smokey dram matched with fine food and sample some edible peat. All food and whisky is included in the price.
For menus, please visit the W.J. Kavanagh's website
All of the above Whiskey Week Events can be booked through www.bookwhen.com/d25us