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
IT'S MARCH AND OF COURSE THAT MEANS...
...It's time to chase away this overly persistent winter weather with some good cheer and good company at our March tasting events:
Friday, March 7, 7:30 p.m.
The Irish Cultural Center of New England
200 New Boston Drive
$35/person. We're not serving dinner at this tasting but you can grab a delicious meal at the ICC Pub on site if you arrive a little early. Please book your spot directly via the ICC website events page or contact info at:
Wednesday, March 12, 7 p.m.
Hugh O'Neill's Irish Pub
45 Pleasant Street
$50/person (and with the customary "Pioneer" and IWSA member discounts)
Book your spot now at bookwhen.com/thecraic
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 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.