Whiskey Special: Let the spirit move you

Why it’s not a business for those who just want to make a quick buck

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
4th September, 2016
John Teeling, founder of the Great Northern Distillery, Dundalk, Co Louth Picture: Barry Cronin

Irish whiskey has had a rough century-and-a-half.

Despite the hype around the spirit – the claims to be the original of the species; that it was once the favourite drink of Tsar Peter the Great; or that Queen Elizabeth I preferred it because it was less fiery and easier to drink, or that it once accounted for 60 per cent of all the whiskey sold in the...

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