The Evolution of Irish Pot Still Whiskey

The Evolution of Irish Pot Still Whiskey

Barry Crockett is Master Distiller Emeritus at Irish Distillers. He worked at the distillery in Midleton for 47 years, 31 of which he spent as Master Distiller, retiring in 2013. I am often asked as to how Irish Pot Still Whiskey evolved and how the definition used to...
Bow Street Origins – A Tale of John Jamesons

Bow Street Origins – A Tale of John Jamesons

Back in the late 1770s an enterprising young Scotsman, John Jameson, first arrived in Dublin looking to invest in the developing distillery business in the city. Records are sparse for this period, but we know that like all good entrepreneurs he sought to network in...
James Joyce and his relationship with Irish Distillers

James Joyce and his relationship with Irish Distillers

“The light music of whisky falling into glasses made an agreeable interlude.” ― James Joyce, Dubliners James Joyce has a long and storied relationship with Irish Distillers. John Murray, Joyce’s maternal grandfather, acted as a sales rep with Powers. Joyce’s father,...