Irish Whiskey Scoops Irish Blog Award

Irish Whiskey Scoops Irish Blog Award

It has been an exciting few months since first being longlisted and then being shortlisted for two award categories out of over 2,000 entries  in the Irish Blog Awards before finally being selected for the Final in the Best Food and Drink Blog in Ireland Award with Irish Whiskey.

We were one of twelve finalists in a combined list of Commercial and Non Commercial Irish Food and Drink Blogs so being realistic, we were just looking forward to a fun night out and were thrilled to have even made the final, especially given the sheer quality of our fellow finalists with blogs on Wine, Gin, Meat, Sea Food, Baking, Restaurant Reviews, Cooking, Diet and Nutrition and Recipes.

The Blog Awards Ireland 2018,Dublin. October 2018 Irish Whiskey Blogger Stuart McNamara

The Blog Awards Ireland 2018,Dublin. October 2018

Being honest, I was surprised to be there in the first place as can clearly be seen by my lamped rabbit look on the entrance photo shoot.

But it was great fun to hear Irish Whiskey mentioned when the compere did his Oscars piece “And, the 2018 Nominations are…..”

It all seemed a bit surreal therefore as he announced Irish Whiskey as the Bronze Award winner  for Best Food and Drink Blog in Ireland for 2018.

Once again, many thanks to all of our readers and social media followers for your support and good wishes and congratulations too, to all of our fellow blogs and bloggers in the Irish Blog Award Finals.

Many thanks also to the Judges, Sponsors and Organisers for a great competition and a great Awards eveningin Dubin.

Now, I think that it’s time that I got back to writing about Irish Whiskey!

Thanks again Folks!

Kind regards,


Whiskey Blogger
Whiskey Blogger

Stuart McNamara (@WhiskeyBlogger) is an international Whiskey Blogger who edits several International Whisk(e)y and Whiskey Tourism sites including and He is Chair of the Irish Craft And Artisan Distilleries Association (ICADA) and is an elected member of the National Council of ISME, the Irish SME Association. He is also the creator and editor of International Irish Whiskey Day which is celebrated on 3/3 or 3rd March each year and had a global social media reach in 2021 of over 20 Million. He is a Director of Portmagee Whiskey and has also acted as both a brand and product development consultant to several other Irish Whiskey and other spirits producers.

International Whiskey Reviews by Irish Whiskey Blogger Stuart McNamara