Once the most popular style of whiskey in the world and then nearly lost to the ravages of war and prohibition, single pot still Irish whiskey is now back in the limelight. It’s even winning global whiskey competitions!
Defined as a whiskey made in the one Irish distillery with a mix of malted and unmalted barley, in a copper pot still. It is unique to Ireland, represents how Irish whiskey was first made and features some of the best whiskies to be ever made here. We here at Great Irish Beverages felt it was time to honour this incredibly spicy, rich and robust liquid gold and its incredible legacy. So we teamed up with our favourite single pot still brands and rolled out a very special festival, Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey Week.
It was on from November 9th – 16th 2019 and it was all about celebrating all the fantastic ways to enjoy single pot still Irish whiskies. Whether served alongside a beer, paired with a food dish, mixed into a cocktail, or of course neat!
Through our festival whiskey partners, any venue across Ireland was allowed to participate. Ninety venues got on board in 14 different counties. By doing so, their venue got its own page on our site and was actively promoted by our team for being part of a brand new, nationwide initiative. And when the festival started, the public could vote for their favourite venue by using the hashtag #PotStillHero on social media. The winning venue was Taylor’s Bar & Beer Garden in Galway. It received huge coverage including national newspapers, a slot on Virgin Media’s Ireland AM as well as interviews on Newstalk and Today FM.