Top 10 little-known Irish whiskey facts

15th March, 2017 by Annie Hayes

At one time Irish whiskey was the most popular spirit in the world. In 1779, there were 1,228 registered distilleries in Ireland – though this was slashed after an Act of Parliament was introduced to reform how the taxes payable on whiskey production were calculated. As a result, by 1790, this number had fallen to 246, and by 1821, there were just 32 licensed distilleries in operation.

One Response to “Top 10 little-known Irish whiskey facts”

  1. John Moriarty says:

    Interesting. However the largest still at Midleton of old sits in the distillery. I think the one outside is a replica of it.

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