The most influential people in Irish whiskey

15th March, 2015 by Amy Hopkins

Barry Crocket

Barry-CrocketHaving just retired last year, Barry Crocket worked at Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard’s Midleton distillery for 47 years. As 37 years as master distiller, he helped take Jameson as a fledging brand to the world’s leading Irish whiskey, and also pioneered the introduction of single pot still Irish whiskey.

“These have added significantly to the whole image of Irish whiskey,” he told The Spirits Business. Crockett became an apprentice to his father and Midleton master distiller Max Crockett at the age of 17, before taking over in 1981.

Crockett’s final whiskey launch, Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy in 2011, marked the first time an Irish Distiller’s product has been named after the master distiller since John Jameson. He was succeeded by Brian Nation.

One Response to “The most influential people in Irish whiskey”

  1. Another one to watch is Irish Whiskey Writer Stuart McNamara who recently launched IrishWhiskey.com.

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