A whiskey nation once again

The intrepid revivalists of Irish whiskey look to powerhouse wine terroirs for the way ahead

26th March, 2017
Bernard and Rosie Walsh of the Walsh Distillery in Royal Oak, Co Carlow Pic: James Fennell

‘I wanted to be involved in something that looked not at the short term, nor even the medium term, but the long term.” So says Bernard Walsh as he looks out from the glass-walled architectural triumph that is the Walsh Distillery in Royal Oak, Co Carlow, on the banks of the River Barrow.

From the vast stillroom, where gleaming copper stills four storeys tall pulse with warmth and hot spirit, you look out...

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