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.
- Hardcover : 192 pages
- Dimensions : 13.46 x 2.29 x 21.59 cm