Saturday December 7, 2019

Galway’s all-Ireland whiskey triumph

Tapping into its rich history in whiskey production, a new Galwegian initiative is reclaiming the drink for the West

21st August, 2015
Zen master distiller Phillip Sweeney launches the Galway Irish Whiskey Trail. Picture: Andrew Downes

Galway made a bold and brilliant claim last week to being a whiskey city at the launch of the Galway Whiskey Trail. It was a city-wide event attended by thousands that began with academics and historians, and culminated on the banks of the Corrib at Spanish Arch with a theatrical performance celebrating uisce beatha in a fashion that made prehistoric Newgrange rituals seem tame.

The crowd watched, mesmerised, as giant cunning foxes and jittery rabbits...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Ageism is not okay, whether it’s directed at a younger generation or an older one, as an ‘Ok boomer’-spouting Generation Z should know

Nadine O’Regan | 2 weeks ago

Memories of a rural childhood come flooding back on discovery of a curated Twitter account called Ireland’s Farmers

Emer McLysaght | 2 weeks ago

In a career of highs and lows coaching Ireland and then Wales, Warren Gatland has never shied away from making tough or unpopular decisions. Garry Doyle finds him ready to engage

Garry Doyle | 2 weeks ago