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Irish whiskey is making a strong resurgence in the whiskey industry as the Irish are intent on reclaiming the title of the finest whiskey makers in the world.

At its height in the mid-19th century 88 licensed distilleries, producing more than 12m 9-liter cases annually, made Irish Whiskey the largest global spirits category of the time. However, by the mid-1980s only two Irish whiskey distilleries remained. When Cooley Distillery opened in 1987, it was the first independent distillery to begin distilling Irish Whiskey in over 100 years

Even as late as 2010, there were still only four distilleries in Ireland in operation producing and selling Irish Whiskey. However, by April 2019 the number of operational whiskey distilleries in Ireland had increased to 24, demonstrating the scale of Ireland’s Whiskey Renaissance.

On the 16th we’ll sample five types of Irish whiskey:

· Single Malt
· Single Grain
· Pot Still
· Blend
· Peated Single Malt

Glassware and light lunch will be provided.

Space is limited to 8 whiskey enthusiasts so please reserve a space as soon as possible.

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