Celebrating Irish Whiskey. Together.

More than the liquid in a bottle....

Whiskey - invented by the Irish and copied the world over, yet nothing comes close to the original. More than the liquid in a bottle alone, Irish whiskey sparks conversation, builds friendships, inspires stories and gives us the sips we deserve.

Irish whiskey has been bringing people together for centuries - to laugh, to cry, to connect, to build community. We may find ourselves in a world that feels very different today than it did a year ago, but one constant remains - Irish whiskey’s ability to connect us, to engage us, to inspire us.

At Stories & Sips, we value “togetherness” above all else. Everything we do, from podcasts to livestreams to virtual events, is designed to bring us closer to one another and to the people and places that give us the Irish whiskey we treasure.

Let’s get our sips on, let’s raise a glass - to each other and to the next glass and the next one.


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We've got many ways for you to dive deeply into Irish whiskey, make new connections and have the craic.

The Stories & Sips Podcast

Every Irish whiskey has a story. You’ll learn more about the whiskeys you love and the people behind them.

The Lock-in Livestream

No matter where you are, join 1000s of Irish whiskey fans from around the world for our weekly virtual get-together.

Group & Private Events

Book a virtual experience for your group or join our growing range of events, online and in-person.


Virtual and in-person Irish whiskey events,
tastings and experiences hosted so far in 2020


Attendees of virtual and in-person Stories & Sips
Irish whiskey experiences in 2020


Fionnán O’Connor – Ireland’s Pot Still Whiskey Historian – Part 2

Irish single pot still whiskey is in the midst of a welcome resurgence. Once one of the best selling styles of whiskey in the world, its rollercoaster journey has been well documented on this podcast and elsewhere. Though the Midleton distillery was the only distillery in Ireland producing this style from the early 1970s until 2012 when Dingle Distillery began production, today there are more than a dozen producers of Ireland’s unique style of whiskey with more in the pipeline. Before the available choices of single post still whiskey stretched beyond two - Green Spot and Redbreast 12, one man had fallen in love with both the spirit and its history. Today, Fionnán O’Connor, my guest on the podcast, is recognized as one of the foremost experts on the history of single pot still whiskey.

The Shamrock Club of Columbus, Ohio: Lock-in Livestream

This Lock-in is the first ever meetup of the first ever local chapter of the Irish Whiskey fans of America Group live from The Shamrock Club in Columbus, Ohio. . We learn the history of this proud Irish club from Club President Andrew Shuman, we chat with Stacie Stearns and Scott Robinson, founders of the […]