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The Whiskeys of Ireland


This beautifully produced book, with full-colour photographs throughout, will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about Irish whiskey.

The History of Irish Whiskey - There is a strong connection between the history of distilling in Ireland and the history of the island itself. It's as if whiskey were the lifeblood of the people.

The Rise and Fall - A hundred years ago Irish Whiskey was so prized that Scottish distillers often shipped their whiskey to Dublin, where it was mixed with a little Irish, re-exported as 'Irish Whiskey' and sold at a premium!

The Fall and Rise - Ireland's distillers reacted to the threat of blended Scotch exactly as you would expect, they fought amongst themselves to the edge of extinction! But today Irish Whiskey is the fastest-growing drink segment in the world. A generation ago there were only two distilleries in Ireland: now it's 31, with seven new ones this year alone.

How Whiskey is made - Understand the difference between Single Malts, Blends, Pot-still whiskeys, and the art of distilling and blending.

Tasting Whiskey - How to explore the different flavours found in Irish Whiskey and where they come from. Learn how to taste as well as drink!

Written By: Peter Mulryan

Hardback: 192 pages

Size: 216mm x 135mm