The 2022 Irish Whiskey Awards

Entries are now OPEN for the 2022 Irish Whiskey Awards — which are now in their ninth year — at the Pearse Lyon’s Distillery, Dublin on Thursday November 10th 2022. The closing dates for all entries is Friday July 15th 2022. Please SEND bottles to the Celtic Whiskey Shop warehouse not the shop on Dawson Street. For contact information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For each entry we will require 3 x 70cl bottles for judging and if the product wins an award we will also require an additional 3 x 70cl for the awards night. Please note that each product can only be entered in the one category and the categories this year are as follows:

Irish Whiskey

  • Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey (11 Years & Younger, inc Non Age Statement)
  • Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey (12 Years & Older)
  • Irish Single Malt Whiskey (11 Years & Younger, inc Non Age Statement)
  • Irish Single Malt Whiskey (12 - 15 Years)
  • Irish Single Malt Whiskey (16 Years & Older)
  • Irish Blended Whiskey (Non-Age Statement)
  • Irish Blended Whiskey (Age Statement)
  • Irish Blended Whiskey (Limited Release)
  • Irish Single Cask Whiskey (11 Years & Younger, inc Non Age Statement)
  • Irish Single Cask Whiskey (12 Years & Older)
  • Irish Cask Strength Whiskey
  • Irish Grain Whiskey
  • NEW Irish Whiskey — only distilleries open 3-6 years can enter and it must be distilled on site.

White Spirits & Irish Liqueurs:

  • Whiskey Liqueur
  • Cream Liqueur
  • Poitin
  • Vodka
  • Gin
  • Best Other Irish Spirit (liqueurs, apple spirits, bitters, aperitifs, rum, etc)
If you have produced a whiskey that does not fit into one of these categories, then please let us know and we will evaluate this further.

Irish Whiskey of the Year (Overall Winner) — please note that you cannot enter this category, this whiskey will be awarded to the whiskey with the highest overall score.

This year the White Spirits & Other Irish Liqueurs categories will be blind tasted and judged by an expert panel of 6-8 bartenders and mixologists.

Judging of the awards will take place early Summer to a select number of members (available on a first come, first serve basis) in the Celtic Whiskey Club (Irish and Overseas members), Irish Whiskey Society — Dublin & Dingle, Cork Whiskey Society, Ennis Whiskey Society, Kilkenny Whiskey Guild, Waterford Whiskey Society and Belfast Whiskey Club.

REQUIREMENTS for Friday July 15th

  • Entry Form
  • Judging Stock (3 x 70cl bottles or 5 x 50cl bottles)
  • High Resolution Image of the bottle/ bottles

ADDRESS FOR BOTTLES — DO NOT SEND TO DUBLIN STORE

Celtic Whiskey Limited

Unit 3 Naas Road Business Park Murifield Drive Inchicore Dublin 12

Social Media

Twitter:@whiskeyawardsIE

#IWA22 - This will be this year's hashtag for the awards, please get involved.

Tickets

We will notify you early September to purchase tickets for this year's awards. Tickets are always very limited for this event and will be sold from Celtic Whiskey Shop on a first come, first serve basis.

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Contact Us

If you require any further information re. entries or PR enquiries, please contact:

Katie Gibson - Head of Marketing

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Hannah Osborne - Content Creator

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Tel: 01 675 9744

The Irish Whiskey Awards is a division of the Celtic Whiskey Shop Limited — a company registered in Ireland under company number 367358 whose registered office is at 27-28 Dawson St, Dublin, D2, Ireland.

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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Contacts

For general information about the Irish Whiskey Awards please contact us at:
  katie (@) celticwhiskey.com
  +353 1675 9744
  +353 1675 9768
 Celtic Whiskey Shop, 27-28 Dawson St, Dublin 2, Ireland