We aim to expand the appreciation and awareness of the full range of Irish whiskey through the responsible and congenial enjoyment of Ireland’s signature spirit.
Our monthly tastings events are as much an exploration of whiskey as it is Irish history, heritage and culture. Irish whiskey evokes Irish wit, music, conversation and congeniality – the “craic” – and has a personal ancestral connection for the millions of people of Irish descent worldwide.
Membership is open to anyone 21 years of age or older who appreciates sharing and learning more about Irish whiskey in a fun and casual environment.
Formed and based in Boston area, we are affiliated with the original Irish Whiskey Society in Dublin. The IWSA is developing a framework for the formation of IWSA chapters across America, including procedures for membership, communication, tastings and other resources to ensure consistency and promote growth.
Our goals include arranging visits to IWSA meetings by Ireland’s leading whiskey producers and experts, organizing trips to Ireland to explore its rich whiskey history and Irish distilleries, and to commission our own special-issue whiskey.
NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
FALL AND WINTER TASTINGS SET!
We've just set our initial schedule of Fall and Winter tastings. We expect to add a number of dates and venues in the Boston area and beyond. So check back on our calendar for new additions.
Nov. 12 -- The Blarney Stone, Dorchester, MA
Nov. 20 -- Hugh O'Neill's, Malden, MA
Bourbon & Rye
Jan. 15 -- Hugh O'Neill's, Malden, MA
Feb. 12 -- Hugh O'Neill's, Malden, MA
St. Valentine's Day
You can still sign up for the 2013 calendar year and have it carry through the 2014 calendar year for now additional fee. Reap the rewards of membership now! We're happy to offer an expanded choice of items included with your membership this year including engraved Glencairn glasses and glass water pitchers, our new white porcelain pitchers and Jim Murray's 2013 Whisky Bible:
Gift memberships and gift certificates also are available to help you sip with friends and family.Gift Membership
For more information, please contact us at the Irish Whiskey Society of America.