Dublin’s ‘Golden Triangle’ in The Liberties area of the city was the largest production centre of whiskey in the world in the 1800s.
There are currently over 3.5 million barrels of Irish whiskey spirit maturing on the island of Ireland.
It is reported that Peter the Great, Tzar of Russia said “of all the wines, the Irish whiskey is the best”.
Whiskey in Ireland does not necessarily have to be spelled with an ‘e’. While historically Irish distillers adopted the spelling as a point of distinction from the then low-quality Scotch whisky, both spellings are still allowed under current rules.
Learn more about Irish whiskey including guides to Irish whiskey cocktails and food pairings.