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Galway Branch of Irish Whiskey Society

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Thu May 07, 2009 8:36 pm

Okay I've decided that it is time for a break away group already ;)

I know there are a few people in Galway that are into Irish Whiskey or even just WHisk(e)y. SO I hope that we can get a few more people to join the Irish Whiskey Society.

So I am hoping to get this going so I won't have to trek up and down to Dublin all the time.

Whether or not join the society it would be nice to be able to meet up with a fwe like mind individuals here in the west.

I have so far been in contact with McCambridge's, Harvest, Neachtain's pub & Freeney's pub. I have posted flyers and hope that I may get some response.

I am also going to advertise on the Galway part of boards.ie

Hopefully in time we may be able to get a nice group going.

I had a good conversation with Luke in McCambridge's and he has hinted that there could well be a few whiskey tasting in store shortly anyway so that is a positive.

So if your interested and Galway based get in contact and lets try and get this going.

This is obviously not going to happen over night and will require some organising so please have patience.
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Re: Galway Branch of Irish Whiskey Society

Postby cathach » Fri May 15, 2009 5:43 pm

Hi IWS,

I know I was in contact earlier, just to let you know that I'm still keen on this and have a couple of open bottles that I wouldn't mind bringing along to a tasting incl. Bushmills 10 and maybe a Rosebank 12yo if ye're nice to me.... ;)
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Re: Galway Branch of Irish Whiskey Society

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Fri May 15, 2009 6:02 pm

It could be a while before this happens as I need to see if it generates enough interest.

I was talking to one of the Managers in McCambridges though, and he was saying that they would hopefully start doing some tasting themselves. So if the IWS in Galway comes to naught we can latch onto them.
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Re: Galway Branch of Irish Whiskey Society

Postby TheWhiskeyBro » Sat May 16, 2009 9:30 pm

Hi there IWS, keep flying the flag. If you can't find enough members for the galway branch you could also just go out and convert some! :)
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Re: Galway Branch of Irish Whiskey Society

Postby cathach » Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:21 pm

Hi IWS,

How was the the McCambridges tasting? Sadly I couldn't make it, as per usual the one event west of the Shannon of this type in years and I had to go off west for the day.
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Re: Galway Branch of Irish Whiskey Society

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:01 pm

Very good tasting and Colum was very informative and answered all my questions. Will post details later when I get a chance.
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Re: Galway Branch of Irish Whiskey Society

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:42 am

Okay, we've had a few rumblings from the Bar industry in Galway in relation to holding some tastings whom I am glad to say are taking their whiskey bars very seriously. :thumbsup:

I am opening this thread again nigh after over 4years in the wilderness.

Basically I'm putting a call out for any Galway based people who would like to start up a chapter of the irish Whiskey Society in Galway.

We will already have support (in theory) from various bars so we'll not be in any difficulty for places to try.
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Re: Galway Branch of Irish Whiskey Society

Postby paddy1 » Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:47 pm

Galway chapter! Interest here for sure.

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Re: Galway Branch of Irish Whiskey Society

Postby Alicja » Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:08 pm

Im still in Galway and still interested :) My English isnt that good as I want it to be but I hope Ill manage somehow.
Hopefully see you soon on next meeting somewhere.
Ive been to Garvans recently - nice choice of whiskies and very nice and informative staff (big cheers for guy who gave me some sips of very nice whiskies and wasnt surprised when I asked for paper for notes. I used around a meter of his till paper).
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Re: Galway Branch of Irish Whiskey Society

Postby An Púcán Whiskey » Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:27 pm

Great that there's interest in a Galway chapter.

I'm helping with An Púcán's whiskey and we're having an event this month - it's a talk on The History of GAlway Distilling and consider yourselves invited!!

It's a free event but numbers are limited so please visit to following link to secure a place - http://guestli.st/309729

All the best

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ps - do share this with anyone here who might be interested or should I make a new thread for it?
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Re: Galway Branch of Irish Whiskey Society

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:37 pm

Hi Cyril,

I'll try and make it.

Sounds very interesting. I was researching Persse's myself at one stage but Family life unfortunately took over.

Fair play for setting this up as it is a great idea to get people interested and we may even see a few whiskey enthusiasts there that may be interested in setting up a Society branch.
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Re: Galway Branch of Irish Whiskey Society

Postby Alicja » Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:59 pm

I booked my ticket - and hopefully my friend will come with me. Cant wait :)
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Re: Galway Branch of Irish Whiskey Society

Postby An Púcán Whiskey » Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:47 pm

Great - all very welcome.

Just follow this link for event (or just turn up on Thursday and ask for me)

http://guestli.st/309729

All the best

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Re: Galway Branch of Irish Whiskey Society

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:30 pm

Really Sorry Cyril, I have to Cancel as I have to head to Dublin with my work. I was really looking forward to it too :cry:

Will try and catch up at some stage though.
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Re: Galway Branch of Irish Whiskey Society

Postby IrishWhiskey.Com » Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:15 pm

There's a nicely growing interest in and development of whiskey tourism in Galway in the last year or so through An Pucan, Garavans, Freeneys and the G Hotel, all of whom are offering a nice range of whiskey tasting platters backed up by very helpful and knowledgeable bar staff.

Many Dublin bars would do well to pay a visit down West and see what's going on!

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Re: Galway Branch of Irish Whiskey Society

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:53 pm

The Púcán got a nice write up in the Galway Advertiser.
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Re: Galway Branch of Irish Whiskey Society

Postby IainB » Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:31 pm

I had to stay in the Ardilaun in Galway on business a few times recently - they've got a pretty decent collection of Irish Whiskey too - especially Midleton whiskeys. IDL seem to be putting a lot more effort into visibility in hotels/bars these days.
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Re: Galway Branch of Irish Whiskey Society

Postby Alicja » Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:23 am

Is someone going to An Pucan on the 6th of April? They host an evening of Irish food and whiskey pairing with Teeling Irish Whiskey.
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Re: Galway Branch of Irish Whiskey Society

Postby An Púcán Whiskey » Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:17 pm

Hi all.

The tasting with An Púcán went really well. The food was excellent as were the drinks and pairings.

Hopefully events like this will get more interest in Irish Whiskey and IWS.

The chapter is / was in discussion - there is already support from Galway bars and retail offering venues for events and discount for IWS Members.

There is an IWS comittee member looking into it and I think a subcomittee too.

In the meantime there will still be events going on for Galway people to attend.

All the very best from Galway

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Re: Galway Branch of Irish Whiskey Society

Postby An Púcán Whiskey » Wed May 13, 2015 7:36 pm

Galway really is getting into gear with all things Whiskey - and there's an IWS Chapter imminent as well it seems, which really is super. I'm sure we can grow the profile of the Society out west, which has been a long time coming - thanks to Peter, Ken and Adrian for making it possible.
More soon.
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Re: Galway Branch of Irish Whiskey Society

Postby An Púcán Whiskey » Thu May 14, 2015 9:10 am

Thanks to Peter, Ken, Adrian and Willie for all their help. IWS Galway Chapter is go!

Any members in the are with an interest in being invoved in setting up events please let me know.

Delighted!!

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Re: Galway Branch of Irish Whiskey Society

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Thu May 14, 2015 11:33 am

Congratulations on launching your chapter in Galway. I've needed a excuse to go to the West more.
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Re: Galway Branch of Irish Whiskey Society

Postby Alicja » Thu May 14, 2015 9:53 pm

Im in :D Anyway probably its wrong place to ask but Ive been a paid IWS member and I ordered IWS Teelings Blend. Martin Bolsinger emailed me last August that my bottle is ready to order but I wasnt in Dublin since. And I have no idea when Ill be there. And IWS decided to not to post. Will anyone from Galway be there and can collect that bottle for me please?

Alicja

PS Does Galway Chapter of IWS have a fb profile?
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Re: Galway Branch of Irish Whiskey Society

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Fri May 15, 2015 1:17 am

Here's the Facebook & Twitter.

Sorry I'm no help with the bottle.
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Re: Galway Branch of Irish Whiskey Society

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Sat May 16, 2015 12:58 pm

Hi Alicja, I'm in Dublin regular but meeting up with one of the lads is the hard part. I'll see what I can do for you over the next fwe weeks.

As regards to the Galway branch ... I've really have had a hetic few months and have not been able to focus on any Society related stuff so sorry aboyut that.
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