Cork Whiskey Society

Cork Whiskey Society host regular whiskey tasting events in Cork. We meet regularly to learn about the rich heritage of distilling our native spirit in Ireland, to enjoy the company of fellow whiskey-lovers and to sample interesting whiskeys that are often prohibitively rare and expensive for the individual consumer. In addition, we lay down casks of whiskey with various distilleries and plan, in the future, to bottle Cork Whiskey Society expressions for the benefit of our members.

Upcoming events


Cork Whiskey Society Single Casks

Cork Whiskey Society now hold casks, or a share of casks, from the below distilleries. At some point these will be bottled for members-only. 

  • 2015 - Dingle Distillery, Co. Kerry (Single Pot Still)
  • 2016 - West Cork Distillery, Co. Cork (Single Pot Still)
  • 2017 - Walsh Distillery, Co. Carlow (Single Pot Still)
  • 2018 - Pearse Lyons Distillery, Dublin (Single Malt)
  • 2019 - Clonakilty Distillery, Co. Cork (Single Pot Still)
  • 2020 - Great Northern Distillery, Co. Louth (Peated Single Malt)

"Quite simply, we're all about whiskey"

Come to a Tasting

Tasting attendee's, including non-members, are a diverse bunch who share the enjoyment of rare whiskeys in a social setting. You'll be pleasantly surprised by the cordial, fun atmosphere. The days of stuffy, boring Society's are long gone!


Cork Whiskey Society membership is a great way to enhance your knowledge and enjoyment of mostly Irish whiskeys in the company of  like-minded individuals. We've yet to find a more enjoyable way to sip fine whiskey.

Sell your Whiskey

We're always on the lookout for vintage Irish whiskeys to include in our tastings. We provide, at no obligation, expert appraisal and a means to sell on your old Irish whiskey. You may even opt to join us when we finally sample that old relic!


Cork Whiskey Society host monthly tastings in pleasant city venues e.g.  Shelbourne Bar, The Oliver Plunkett, Nana's, Clancy's, The Roundy, CoqBull, Crawford & Co, Coughlan's, Costigan's, Rearden's, The Franciscan Well etc.

Contact us

Phone: Laurie +353 (0)87 287 6143 (Society Secretary)



Join us                               

Be assured that most any questions you have on Irish whiskey will be answered. We have a panel of experts that work within the whiskey industry; publicans and whiskey retailers, yet rest assured we don't take ourselves too seriously. Our tastings are  relaxed, informative affairs with plenty of banter.                               


Cork Whiskey Society is a registered trademark

Cork Whiskey Society is a non-profit organization

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