The Whiskeys of Ireland

The Whiskeys of Ireland

Everything you always wanted to know about Irish Whiskey, the lifeblood of the people! The history, the difference between single malts and blends, the art of distilling and blending, and the explosion of new distilleries - learn how to taste as well as drink the water of life!

Hardback: €19.99
Hardback: 192 pages
Size:216x135 mm
ISBN: 9781847177810

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!

Peter Mulryan

Peter Mulryan became interested in the world of food and drink over a decade ago while filming in France and went on to make numerous programmes about cooking and, of course, alcohol. After visiting just about every distillery in Scotland and Ireland, Peter married his Scottish bride on the Isle of Skye last year. They now have a baby son Tadhg and live in Cork where he is a senior producer with RTÉ Television.

Peter is a director of the Blackwater Distillery in Waterford, one of the growing number of independent whiskey distilleries throughout Ireland.

the definitive guide to Whiskey should be in all spirits and wine libraries

Gourmand World Cookbook Awards


Irish Farmers Journal


Galway City Tribune

a handsome hardback … the perfect gift

History Ireland

a thoughtful present for the whiskey aficionado in your life


a truly comprehensive guide … a must-read for anyone partial to a drop of the auld uisce beatha

Easy Food Magazine

beautifully illustrated

Sunday Business Post

fascinating and entertaining … a fine book, well-illustrated and a great gift for anyone who enjoys a nice ball o’malt

Tuam Herald

a beautiful production

Sean O’Rourke Show

an entertaining romp through the history of Irish whiskey

Irish Examiner

will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about Irish whiskey

Waterford Today

'A must for every lover of usice beatha.'

Food and Wine magazine

'independent, authoritative and thorough...'

The Irish Examiner Irish Examiner
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