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Winners Announced For Irish Whiskey Awards 2019

 The Irishman 17 Year Old Single Malt took home the biggest award of the night.

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The Irish Whiskey Awards took place in Dublin recently and a slew of delicious native tipples took home new titles. 

Irish whiskey is having a real moment right now, with more than 35 distilleries now dotted around the country, which is the most that the country has had since the whiskey boom of the 1800s. Sales to the US alone exceeded more than one billion dollars last year, showing how financially rewarding the sector is right now. 

The event highlighted the very best of Irish whiskey in a number of different categories, including Best Irish Single Pot Still, Best New Irish Whiskey and Best Irish Single Grain. Other spirits and outlets were also highlighted in a variety of categories, including Best Irish Gin, Best Irish Poitín and Best Irish Whiskey Bar.

The big winners of the night were Bowe's in Dublin, which won Best Irish Whiskey Bar, The Irishman 17 Year Old Single Malt, which was named Best Irish Whiskey Overall, and The Dead Rabbit in NYC, which was named Best Irish Whiskey Bar International. 

See below for the full list of winners.

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Best Irish Single Pot Still

Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy

Gold medal winners: Redbreast 15 Year Old & Green Spot.

Best Irish Single Malt (12 years and younger)

Dunville's PX Cask 12 Year Old

Gold medal winners: Tyrconnell 10-Year-Old Port Finish & Tyrconnell Single Malt

Best Irish Single Malt (13 years and older)

Teeling Brabazon Volume 1

Gold medal winners: Dublin Liberties Keeper's Coin & Knappogue Castle 16-Year-Old

Best Irish Blended Whiskey (RRP of less than €60)

Jameson Black Barrel

Gold medal winners: Slane Triple Casked Irish Whiskey & Tullamore D.E.W. 12-Year-Old

Best Irish Blended Whiskey (RRP of more than €60) 

Jameson 18 Year Old Bow Street

Gold medal winners: J.J. Corry AN FA & Writers' Tears Copper Pot Japanese Mizunara Finish

Best Irish Single Cask

The Irishman 17 Year Old

Gold medal winners: Sonny Molloy's Redbreast 16 Year Old & Celtic Cask 27

Best Irish Cask Strength

Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength 

Gold medal winners: The Whistler 7-Year-Old Cask Strength & Writers' Tears Cask Strength 2019 Release

Best Irish Single Grain

Method & Madness Single Grain Virgin Spanish Oak Finish

Gold medal winners: Glendalough Triple Barrel & Kilbeggan Single Grain

Best New Irish Whiskey

Kilbeggan Small Batch Rye

Gold medal winners: Dingle Single Malt Batch 4 & Teeling Single Pot Still Batch 3

Best Irish Whiskey Overall

The Irishman 17 Year Old

Best Irish Vodka

Lough Ree Zesty Citrus Vodka

Gold medal winners: Assaranca Vodka & Loch Measc Vodca

Best Irish Poitín

Mad March Hare Poitín

Gold medal winners: Straw Boys Poitín & Bán Poitín

Best Irish Gin

Beara Ocean Gin

Gold medal winners: Echlinville Single Estate Irish Pot Still Gin & Dingle Gin

Best Irish Liqueur

DV8 Gold Cream Liqueur

Gold medal winners: Five Farms Irish Cream Liqueur & Coole Swan

Best Irish Barrel-Aged Beer

Dingle Celebration Stout

Gold medal winners: Crann Beatha Imperial Stout & DOT Brew Easy Malt Dipa

Best Irish Whiskey Bar Munster

Dick Mack's, Dingle

Gold medal winners:The Shelbourne Bar, Cork & The Folk House, Kinsale

Best Irish Whiskey Bar Leinster 

Bowe's, Dublin

Gold medal winners:The Palace Bar, Dublin & The Sky & The Ground, Wexford

Best Irish Whiskey Bar Connacht

Garavan's, Galway 

Gold medal winners: Sonny Molloy's, Galway & Sean's Bar, Athlone.

Best Irish Whiskey Bar Ulster

The Duke of York, Belfast

Gold medal winners: Bittle's Bar, Belfast & Madden's, Belfast.

Best Irish Whiskey Bar International

The Dead Rabbit, New York

Gold medal winners: Milroy's of Soho, London & Vermont & The Dillon, Iceland

Best Irish Whiskey Bar Overall

Bowe's, Dublin

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