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Ireland's Famous Distilleries
With the opening of the Teeling distillery in 2012, whiskey making has came back to the World's original whisky capital. Following the relocation of Powers to Midleton in Co.Cork in the 1970’s, not one drop of whiskey had been distilled in the Irish capital for almost 40 years, and not one new distillery had opened in 125 years.
Midleton distillery was founded in 1825, when 3 brothers from Cork took ownership of a building next to the Dungourney River in Midleton, Co. Cork. They expanded the distillery by constructing a huge 31,618 gallon Pot Still (approx. 140,000L) in 1827.
The Bushmills distillery is set in the idyllic surroundings of the North Antrim Coast, considered an area of outstanding beauty and with the UNESCO world heritage sight of the the Giants Causeway just a short distance away from the distillery.
Growing up in Ireland and living in Scotland has given us a unique perspective on these two great whiskey traditions. Excellent whiskeys (or whiskies in Scotland) can be found in both countries, but where-as Scotch is all pervasive and can be found all around the world, most people in Asia would be hard pressed to name an Irish whiskey other than Jameson. We feel this is such as shame, as Irish whiskey really is just as good, if not better. Whiskey was first produced in Ireland, and the whiskey making tradition goes back almost 1000 years, resulting in some truly unique expressions which cannot be found anywhere else.
At Original Whiskeys we are committed to bringing you the finest award winning Irish whiskeys. Ranging from peated single malts to spicy, fruity single pot still whiskeys and everything in between, the range of Irish whiskey is staggering.
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