Dublin’s New Whiskey Museum

By Richard Thomas Although they account for only 6% of global whiskey sales today, the Irish were once the world’s top whiskey producers, and during their 19th Century heyday the center of this dominant industry was Dublin. Hand in hand with the revival of interest in Ireland’s native spirit has come the desire to return the whiskey business to the ...

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Irish Distillers Opens Irish Whiskey Academy In Midleton

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard is opening the doors to its acclaimed Irish Whiskey Academy to the general public for the first time, with in-depth courses available to spirits enthusiasts from December this year. The Irish Whiskey Academy, which was unveiled to the trade in September 2013, aims to improve understanding about the quality and provenance of Irish whiskey by teaching ...

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Old Forester To Get Distillery In Downtown Louisville

By Richard Thomas Rumors that another urban distillery was set to join the completed Evan Williams Bourbon Experience and the planned Michter’s and Angel’s Envy projects were confirmed last week, when the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority approved $1.3 million in tax incentives for Brown-Forman’s construction of an Old Forester distillery and visitors center. The new home for Old Forester ...

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Lyon Distilling: Getting Maryland Back Into The Rye Whiskey Game

Lyon Distilling

By Jake Emen It took just a few months of operation for Lyon Distilling Company of St. Michaels, Maryland to break a 42-year streak which stood as a stain against a state with ties to whiskey distilling dating to the colonial days. When they introduced Maryland Free State Rye Whiskey, it became the first rye made in Maryland since 1972, ...

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