Irish Whiskey Awards 2014

Congratulations to all winners at this year's Awards and thanks to all entrants. We are also grateful to all members of the Celtic Whiskey Club and Irish Whiskey Society for voting. A special 'Thank You' to the Kilbeggan distillery for being such excellent hosts on the night and we hope to see you all at a new location next year.

The Winners on the Night were as Follows:

Irish Poitín of the Year 

Gold Medals: Glendalough Poitín & Glendalough Mountain Strength
Winner: Teeling Whiskey Company Poitín

Irish Single Grain Whiskey of the Year 

Gold Medal: Greenore Single Grain
Winner: Teeling Single Grain

Blended Irish Whiskey Under €60 

Gold Medal: Tullamore Phoenix & Tullamore 12 Year Old
Winner: Powers 12 Year Old Special Reserve

Blended Irish Whiskey over €60 

Gold Medal: Irishman Cask Strength & Midleton Very Rare 2014
Winner: Jameson Gold Reserve

Irish Single Malt of the Year 12 Year Old & Under 

Gold Medal: Tyrconnell Madeira Finish 10 Year Old & Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old
Winner: Jack Ryan’s 12 Year Old

Irish Single Malt of the Year 13 Year Old & Over 

Gold Medal: Knappogue Castle 14 Year Old & Bushmills 21 Year old
Winner: Teeling 21 Year Old Vintage Reserve

Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey of the Year 

Gold Medal: Midleton Barry Crockett & Redbreast 15 Year Old
Winner: Redbreast 21 Year Old

Irish Cask Strength Whiskey of the Year 

Gold: Writer’s Tears Cask Strength
Winner: Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength

Irish Single Cask Whiskey of the Year 

Gold: Celtic Cask Sé
Winner: Celtic Cask Naoi

Irish Whiskey Barrel Aged Irish Craft Beer of the Year

Gold: O’Hara’s Leann Follain & Franciscan Well Pale Ale
Winner: Franciscan Well Jameson Stout

Irish Liqueur of the Year

Gold: Muldoon & Celtic Honey Liqueurs
Winner: Coole Swan Cream Liqueur

Overall Irish Whiskey of the Year

Redbreast 21 Year Old

Best Irish Whiskey Bar in Leinster

Gold: L Mulligan Grocer & Bowe’s of Fleet Street
Winner: Palace Bar

Best Irish Whiskey Bar in Connaught

Gold: Freeny’s, The Salt House & Lowry’s, Clifden
Winner: Garavans

Best Irish Whiskey Bar in Munster

Gold Medals: Folkhouse Kinsale & O’Loclainn’s Bar Ballyvaughan
Winner: Dick Mack’s Dingle

Best Irish Whiskey Bar in Ulster

Gold Medals: John Hewitts, Bittles Bar and the Hudson Bar all in Belfast
Winner: The Duke Of York, Belfast

Best International Whiskey Bar

Gold Medals: The Whiskey Jar, Manchester and The Dead Rabbit, New York
Winner: Whisky and Alement, Melbourne, Australia

Overall Irish Whiskey Bar of the Year

Dick Mack’s Dingle


About Us

The Irish Whiskey Awards started in 2013 and the event has gone on to be one of the biggest celebrations of Irish whiskey in the world.

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