A Glass Apart

Author: Fionnán O’Connor
Publisher: Images Publishing
ISBN: 1864705493
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Irish single pot still whiskey has a romantic mystique for many whiskey critics because of its tragic history as the ‘lost sister’ of single malt scotch. Ireland’s history and politics resulted in the near-annihilation of the national drink and there’s an almost eerie beauty to the ‘silent’ distilleries that still dot the Irish countryside. These distilleries inform the aesthetic of the title and, indeed, there is visual poetry in the barrels, pot stills and photogenic amber spirits that convey the Irish whiskey world. Although Irish whiskey is currently the fastest-growing global spirits category and Irish ‘pure pot still’ has long been a favourite drink among whiskey critics and connoisseurs, the existing literature is still surprisingly sparse. This book illustrates the production, history, and appreciation of Irish pot still whiskey and will introduce casual drinkers to the richness of these whiskeys as well as being a collectors’ item for established whiskey connoisseurs.

A Glass Apart

Author: Fionnán O'Connor
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781864707236
Size: 51.30 MB
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-A full history of the production and appreciation of Irish pot still whiskey -Revised to include listings of a number of new and mentionable distillers "Quickly being recognised as the most comprehensive guide to Irish whiskey." - Gary Quinn, The Irish Times "A must read book for any fan of Irish whiskey. At a time when the category is making the mightiest of comebacks Fionnan O'Connor has written a gem of a book, digging deep in to the heart of his country's whiskey history and telling its story with style and authority. Excellent." Dominic Roskrow, Founding Director, The Craft Distillers Alliance Irish single pot still whiskey has a romantic mystique for many whiskey critics because of its tragic history as the lost sister of single malt scotch. Ireland's history and politics resulted in the near-annihilation of the national drink and there's an almost eerie beauty to the silent distilleries that still dot the Irish countryside. These distilleries inform the aesthetic of the title and, indeed, there is visual poetry in the barrels, pot stills and photogenic amber spirits that convey the Irish whiskey world. Although Irish whiskey is currently the fastest-growing global spirits category and Irish pure pot still has long been a favorite drink among whiskey critics and connoisseurs, the existing literature is still surprisingly sparse. This book illustrates the production, history, and appreciation of Irish pot still whiskey and will introduce casual drinkers to the richness of these whiskeys as well as being a collector's item for established whiskey connoisseurs. Contents: Appreciation; Production; The Pot Still Profiles; History: The Story of a Spirit; A Guide to the Revival.

The Whiskeys Of Ireland

Author: Peter Mulryan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781847177810
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This beautifully produced book, with full-colour photographs throughout, will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about Irish whiskey. Includes chapters on The History of Irish Whiskey, Its Rise and Fall, The Fall and Rise, How Whiskey is Made and How to Taste Whiskey. All by acknowledged food and drink expert Peter Mulryan, who is a producer with RTE Television and has made numerous programmes on food and drink.

Classic Irish Whiskey

Author: Jim Murray
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing
ISBN: 9781853752414
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Whiskey's origins -- Distilling history -- Making whiskey -- An A-Z of distilleries & brands -- Poteen -- Where to visit.

Irish Whiskey

Author: Malachy Magee
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780862782283
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This book examines the misty origins of uisce beatha -- the "water of life" -- and tells the intriguing, colorful and controversial story of Irish whiskey before it earned its place as a world-renowned spirit. It is a story of passion and violence, corruption and skullduggery, of political intrigue and commercial duplicity. The illicit liquor industry of nineteenth-century, impoverished Ireland, the source of many a yarn, is remembered with affection. A section of the book deals with the most famous distilleries and the more than two-centuries-old Dublin distilling tradition.

The Lost Distilleries Of Ireland

Author: Brian Townsend
Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing
ISBN: 1906000093
Size: 76.50 MB
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Scotch may be the most popular whisky in the world today, but over a century ago, it was Irish whiskey which was most commonly drunk throughout the world. At the time of writing only three producing units exist at Midleton, Co Cork; Bushmills, Co Antrim and Cooley at Dundalk, Co Louth. In this book, Brian Townsend has meticulously researched the lost distilleries of Ireland and details what happened to them. In part I, he relates the origins of distilling in Ireland (an Arabic hand-down to Irish monks); the links with Scotland; the wild years when illicit distilling was rampant and shebeens proliferated as corruption increased; the coming of legitimacy and temperance; the development of the Coffey still (which ultimately helped to sink the industry); the golden years; and, prohibition in the USA and the emergence of the Free State in 1922. In part II, each distillery is listed and accompanied with archive photos and etchings. The list will include: Bow Street, John's Lane, Thomas Street, Marrowbone Lane, Jones Road and Phoenix Park (all Dublin); Monasterevan, Co Kildare; Tullamore, Brusna and Birr (all Co Offaly); Nun's Island, Galway; Limerick, Co Limerick; North Mall, Cork; Midleton, Glen and Bandon (all Co Cork); Bishop's Water, Wexford; Dundalk, Co Louth; Royal Irish, Avoniel and Irish, Belfast; Upper and Lower, Comber, Co Down; and, Coleraine and Limavady, Co Londonderry and Abbey Street and Waterside, Londonderry. Black and white contemporary and archive photographs accompany the text.

A Double Scotch

Author: F. Paul Pacult
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118045831
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Saints And Sinners

Author: Edna O'Brien
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 057127093X
Size: 36.54 MB
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A woman walks the streets of Manhattan and contemplates with exquisite longing the precarious affair she has embarked on, amidst the grandeur and cacophony of the cityscape; a young Irish girl and her mother are thrilled to be invited to visit the glamorous Coughlan's but find - for all the promise of their green gorgette, silver shoes and fancy dinner parties - they leave disappointed; an Irishman in north London retraces his life as a young lad with his mates digging the streets and dreaming of the apocryphal gold, an outside both in Ireland and England, yet he carries the lodestar of his native land. A collection characterised by all of Edna O'Brien's trademark lyricism, powerful evocations of place and a glorious and an often heart-breaking grasp of people and their desires and contradictions.

The Little Book Of Fika

Author: Lynda Balslev
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449493351
Size: 43.47 MB
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While the Danish concept of hygge as caught on around the globe, so has lagom—its Swedish counterpart. An essential part of the lagom lifestyle, fika is the simple art of taking a break—sometimes twice a day—to enjoy a warm beverage and sweet treat with friends. This delightful gift book offers an introduction to the tradition along with recipes to help you establish your own fika practice.