New York Irish Whiskey Festival to take place March 11 (Getty Images)
New York Irish Whiskey Festival (NYIWF) returns to Manhattan on March 11, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
The festival, which was established in 2019, is dedicated to the celebration of the growing category of Irish whiskey.
NYIWF is hosted in partnership with Irish whiskey expert Jack McGarry, a barman and co-founder of The Dead Rabbit pub in Lower Manhattan, and Sean Muldoon of Charleston’s new bar Hazel & Apple, to present over 25 brands of Irish whiskey. The lineup will include large brands, like Bushmills, Powers and Teeling, but will also provide a platform to lesser-known and emerging brands.
Along with the whiskey, the festival will feature live music and traditional Irish bites.
“We approached Jack to discuss the idea of a festival dedicated to Irish Whiskey as we all felt that the category was greatly under served. We wanted to create an experience where Irish Whiskey could be celebrated on its own and we could show the depth and versatility of the category,” said Moira Breslin, NYIWF founder.
NYIWF invites those familiar with and those new to the Irish whiskey scene to kick-start their St. Patrick’s Day celebrations by enjoying the whiskey, community, and atmosphere at the event.
The festival will be held at The View at The Battery located at 1 Battery Place. Tickets start at $75 and are available for afternoon and evening sessions. The afternoon session is from 1:30-4:00 p.m., and the evening session is from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older.
Ex-Brit turned Manhattan resident since 2008.