The first IrishWhiskey360°/Taste the Island four-day Festival of Irish Whiskey, took place from 10–13 October 2019.
The Festival of Irish Whiskey was a celebration of the culture and rich heritage of Irish Whiskey and offered visitors a chance to explore the places, meet the people and experience the processes behind the making of Irish whiskey.
The festival featured nearly 40 events and promotions in distilleries, brand homes and Irish whiskey visitor centres across the country and in conjunction with the on-trade. The events and promotions ranged across free and discounted tours, open days, whiskey tastings and food pairings, cooperage demonstrations, meet the distillers talks and much more.
Minister Andrew Doyle TD visited Teeling Distillery in Dublin to mark the launch of the festival.