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 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!

Join Louth Whiskey Society on Thursday, May 23rd, at 7:30 pm, in Russells Saloon, as we embark on an exploration of Waterford Distillery and the concept of terroir in whisky. Terroir, a term traditionally associated with wine, refers to the environmental factors such as soil, climate, and geography that impart unique characteristics to agricultural products. In the context of whisky, terroir encompasses how the local environment influences every step of the production process, from the cultivation of barley to the maturation of the spirit.
During this event, Brand Ambassador Adrian Zganiacz will guide us through six expressions, delving into how the distinctive qualities of the land, the specific barley varieties grown, the nuances of fermentation, and the meticulous process of slow distillation all play a role in shaping the flavor profile of Waterford whisky. We'll learn how the combination of these elements results in whiskies that reflect the true essence of their place of origin, capturing the essence of the Irish landscape in every sip.

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At Louth Whiskey Society, we pride ourselves on not imposing an annual membership fee. Our society is dedicated to hosting engaging tasting events, and we have no intentions of delving into costly ventures like cask shares. We believe in keeping things straightforward: our focus is on providing enjoyable and affordable tasting experiences. As a non-profit society, all proceeds from ticket sales are allocated towards covering the expenses of running our monthly events.

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