The inaugural event was held on Saturday November 2, 2019 at Pier A Harbor House.
Where Battery Park meets the Hudson River - Pier A offers unparalleled views of the Lower Manhattan waterfront and the Financial District skyline and has an area dedicated to special events such as this. The Whiskey Festival was spread out over the three floors with areas allocated to individual brands across the space.
2020: Like with many other festivals we have made the hard decision to cancel this year's event. We looked long and hard at doing something virtually, but we established the NYIWF to bring to life the category, the taste, the smell, the sounds, the characters...a true manifestation of the island of Ireland...and so a watered-down virtual version simply would not do!
Fear not, as rather than lament the year that never was, we'll be working to bring NYIWF back with a vengeance next year.
Check back for 2021 dates.
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