Mon 28 May 2012
Whisky Live Dublin 2012 Event Review
Whiskey & whisky lovers from Ireland, the UK, Europe and America gathered in the Round Room at the Mansion House in Dublin's city centre to experience the best of Irish whiskey, Scotch and other whiskies from around the globe.
Organisers, Whisky Magazine, recorded an attendance uplift of approximately 300% in the second year the show has been to Dublin, with Ireland's biggest whiskey producers showcasing over a hundred different whiskies and cocktails.
Masterclasses from Jameson, Cooley Distillery, Tullamore Dew & Green Spot were available for the true enthusiasts and those looking to learn more about the golden spirit; a highlight for many came from Beam Global in the form of Scotch Master Ambassador; Simon Brooking, Fred Brooker Noe, Jim Beam Small Batch Bourbon Distiller & John Cashman, Global Ambassador for Irish whiskey in the same room, each giving a deep insight into their specific brands.
Crowds gathered for whiskey cocktails and 'whiskuits' (whiskey biscuits) from Four Season's Hotel, a taste of the new Yellow Spot whiskey from Irish Distillers Ltd & in particular a sealed malaga butt that had been full until it was emptied for Yellow Spot just two weeks ago, which was opened on the exhibition floor for all to inspect and drink in the aroma!
Dawson Street's Celtic Whiskey Shop displayed a huge range of Irish, Scotch & New World whiskies including Bowmore, Auchentoshan, Glen Garioch, Suntory, BenRiach, GlenDronach, Isle of Arran, Springbank, Knappogue Castle, Jeffersons Bourbon, Inish Turk Beg, as well as some Celtic Whiskey Shop Exclusives.
VIPs experienced Masterclasses from Whisky Magazine's editor, Rob Allanson, who took them on a journey to discover the newest and most exciting whiskies around the globe, and gave a detailed food and whisky pairing Masterclass using locally sourced produce. Michael Foggarty, from Dublin's hotspots L Mulligan Grocer & W J Kavanagh's delighted VIPs with a miniature still, from which they could experience the distillation process first-hand.
Hosted in 17 countries around the world, Whisky Live is the international celebration of whisky bringing all the whiskies of the world under one roof. Offering the unique opportunity to sample the greatest whiskies in the world, Whisky Live has something for everyone from the uninitiated newcomer to the whisky enthusiast.