County Louth is known as 'the Wee County' - the smallest in Leinster. The art of distillation in the county is anything but small though, with whiskey production happening in Listoke, Cooley and The Great Northern Distillery.

Louth Whiskey Society hosts regular tastings throughout Louth to enjoy, celebrate and learn about our native spirit. Founded by Lorcan Dunne, the Louth Whiskey Society team also includes Robert Johnson and Sean Keegan. The purpose of the society is to open the world of whiskey to fellow whiskey-lovers who share their passion of the amber liquid with tastings and whiskey events in the region.

It can be easier to learn what you like and dislike by comparing whiskey samples side by side. Tasting whiskey here and there, unless you are an aficionado, fragments the experience. Trying whiskey in a tasting setting, rather than one by one is a great way to sharpen your palate, compare samples directly, and have some criac with fellow Irish whiskey fans.

The goal of tasting whiskey is to enjoy the spirit in a way that is meaningful to you; that might be learning about the history, exploring different flavour profiles, trying a rare whiskey or comparing a series of drams to figure out which bottles to add to your collection.

At the society events you will find many different people with varying levels of whiskey knowledge and experience, we pride ourselves on creating fun, educational experiences. All our members were once complete novices to the world of whiskey.

So whether you’re a seasoned aficionado, or enjoy the occasional drop, we’d like to offer you a big céad míle fáilte to the Louth Whiskey Society. Sláinte!
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Louth whiskey society membership benefits currently include:

A three month trail of the hugely successful and helpful Whiskey Companion app, this app is essential to any whiskey collector. This app is also a must have if you like to stay up to date with all the latest releases and to be the first to know about Irish whiskey news.

Discounted tickets to ALL Louth whiskey society tastings, as a member you get a discount code sent to you for each tasting event that you can use to save those all important €€€€ on tickets. Just add the discount code when you buy tickets through our payment partner.

Priority tickets - As a member you'll have access to buy tickets to popular tasting events before tickets are made available to the general public.

Member only events - Members will also attend member only events, these exclusive events will be unique experiences throughout the year. We hope to be able to get access to areas of the Irish whiskey world not open to the public.

As the society grows we hope to add more benefits to being a member, discounts for whiskey, tours and more will be announced throughout the year.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our events very soon.

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One more sold out event to add to the books, Louth must have a serious thirst for the Spirit of Belfast.
The team from Echlinville will be with us tomorrow night to showcase the very best of Dunville's Irish Whiskey.
Greenore Railway Saloon
16 Quay Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth A91 TX88
Wednesday 29nd June 7:30pm
T&C's Apply, Strictly over 18's

  • 51 The Brewery Business Park, Ardee Road, Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland