The most influential people in Irish whiskey

15th March, 2015 by Amy Hopkins

As the world toasts St Patrick with a dram of Irish whiskey next week, we pay homage to some of the most influential figures in the booming spirit sector.


From John Jameson to two revered New York bartenders, this is our pick of the most influential people in Irish whiskey

The soaring consumer interest in Irish whiskey has been well documented, and has recently spurred a outpouring of unparalleled investment in the industry.

Producers may have been hit by a slowdown in certain markets around the world, and continue to struggle against Ireland high tax regime, but the future looks undeniably bright for uisce beatha.

Throughout centuries, Irish whiskey has experienced extensive reinvention and growth, as well as its fair share of challenges.

But the category wouldn’t be the success it is today without the vision, determination and skill of a select few passionate individuals who have sought to make the industry the best it can be.

Click through the following pages to discover our pick the most influential people in the Irish whiskey industry. If you disagree, or have a name to add to the list, let us know by leaving a comment below.

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

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

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