All Ireland

Annual Dinner 2020

Annual Dinner 2020
  • Date From 5th March 2020
  • Date To 5th March 2020
  • Price €65 per person / €650 per table of ten
  • Location Maryborough Hotel, Maryborough Hill, Douglas, Cork, Ireland, T12XR12

The All Ireland Members Group dinner in Cork offers an ideal opportunity to meet up with colleagues and friends, provides an opportunity to recognise and reward staff and to network across the industry, or perhaps entertain key clients.


Brian Nation, Master Distiller, Irish Distillers

Responsible for maintaining the quality of all new pot and grain distillates produced at Midleton Distillery; Brian oversees the production process from brewing to distillation and holds the position of tasting all whiskeys daily, to ensure the correct flavours and that pot still spiciness is present.

Brian joined the Irish Distillers team in December 1997, as an Environmental Engineer. From there he moved into the Engineering Department working with the Group Engineering Manager overseeing various projects until 2002. Brian then moved on to train as a distiller, working under former Master Distiller Barry Crockett for 10 years before finally being appointed as Master Distiller in 2013. Brian also won the Worshipful Company Distillers Award for achieving the highest IBD distilling exam results in the world in 2006 – the first Irish distiller to receive the award.

Brian graduated from Cork Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Engineering and later received a post graduate diploma in Project Management from University of Limerick.



Dinner to be served from 20:00.


Individual and table bookings are welcome, this dinner is open to all. This is an unaccompanied event.

  • €65 per person (inc VAT at 23%)
  • €650 table of ten (inc VAT at 23%)

Dress code



If you are interested in getting your company’s branding associated with this event there are a variety of opportunities available. Sponsorship is a vital component of making this dinner cost effective and more enjoyable for attendees. All sponsorship received will go towards growing this event, as well as other future events organised by the All Ireland Members Group. Please email for further details.

Venue information

The Maryborough Hotel is easily reachable by public transport, just ten minute from Cork airport. Car parking is available at the hotel for dinner guests.


To register for this event please email

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